This. is. awesome. — Brett Terpstra

Slicereader is the most innovative reading app on the Mac yet. — Matthew Guay, Mac Appstorm


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Read the article that started it all

Intro to Slicereader

So what does it do?

Ever wanted to read something and found yourself skipping ahead or getting distracted and trying to remember where you were at? Well, I have this problem a lot! I also read a lot. So? I made an app that broke text into paragraphs and displayed each in a large beautiful font on top of a clean page.

Slicereader remembers which paragraph you were reading for each and every article. So resuming where you left off requires no effort. Just click on the article within the Reading List and Slicereader resumes from where you stopped.

Read this article where I explain my reasons for making Slicereader and why it is the way it is.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start?

First you download the app. Copy it over to your Application Folder. Then you run it.
Once it starts up, it will present an empty page. You can create a new article by pressing Command-N or using the menu (Article > New). Paste the text in and set the title. You're done. The first paragraph will be displayed. You can navigate backwards and forwards using the keyboard. Spacebar moves you naturally forward. Similarly, left and right keys on your keyboard will navigate you one paragraph back or foward respectively. It's that easy.

What do you mean: move naturally?

Some paragraphs are larger than the page can accomodate. Here Slicereader lets you scroll and read the entire paragraph. Moving naturally means that when there's text in the same paragraph that's hidden, pressing the Spacebar will scroll down a line. Similarly pressing Shift-Spacebar will scroll up. However, if there is no content left to scroll, or that the paragraph fits on the page. Pressing Spacebar will move to the next paragraph. Similarly Shift-Spacebar will move you to the previous paragraph.

How do I save/read/resume reading multiple articles?

Slicereader has a Reading List. You can bring it forward by pressing Command-L or using the menu (Window > Reading List). You can view all the articles that Slicereader has stored, and clicking on any one would activate the article. Slicereader remembers where you left off for each article, so whenever you select an article, the paragraph you were reading shows up.


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