Owl Reader

Owl Reader
96 reviews
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Download size

2 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Supported languages (3)

čeština English українська
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Owl Reader is a feature-rich client and offline reader for Pocket (Read It Later). It allows you to connect to your Pocket account, browse the list of articles you have stored there, and read the articles in a comfortable mobile view directly on your phone. It also allows management of stored articles - adding new links, deleting old ones, tagging articles or marking them as read or favorite.

Owl Reader downloads articles with images for offline reading. It also allows you to browse and edit your Pocket article list even when you are currently offline. This includes operations like archiving, favoriting, deleting, tagging, or even adding new links to the list. All changes made offline are uploaded upon next online synchronization. This makes Own Reader perfect for reading articles from the web while travelling by underground, airplane, or through areas with poor signal.

Note that you need to have a (free) Pocket account in order to use the application. You can get one here: http://getpocket.com/signup


- Multiple themes (dark, light, sepia, teal, custom)
- Handles thousands of articles in the list
- Clean mobile view with fully customizable font and colors
- Two color schemes with easy switching
- Position within an article is remembered
- Scrollbar for quick navigation throughout the article
- Automatic downloading of articles (including images)
- Three alternative services for mobile article parsing
- Support for YouTube videos (including thumbnails), videos can be opened in IE, Metrotube, myTube, or YouTube apps (WP8 only)
- External links can be opened in IE, UC Browser, Surfy, Maxthon, or Nokia Xpress (WP8 only)
- Rich configuration options

Includes a bookmark that allows saving the current page from Internet Explorer even on WP 7.5 devices.

Trial version is fully functional, ad-free, and only displays a message occasionally.

Questions, ideas, bug reports, beta version: owlreader@xperiensis.com
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  • by ahmed 8/19/2014
    Please add right to left alignment to support Arabic language readers Great work go ahead Thanks
  • by Jan 8/6/2014
    Awesome client, it works without any hiccups. I really like that it shows me the length of each article. If I could request a feature, ir would be a bacground sync.
  • by Aravind 7/29/2014
    The best pocket client there is. Feature rich, option rich, fast & way ahead of it's rival (po*i client) in terms of UI & design. Thank you. Keep improving
  • by Jack 7/25/2014
    My favourite so far
  • by Hani 7/21/2014
    Absolutely faultless. Hugs to the developer you literally send me to sleep nightly.
  • by Torrey 7/17/2014
    Poki what?, u gotta be kidding, this is the best and I've tried them all
  • by Rishabh 7/15/2014
    Wow! Just WOW
  • by Theodore E. 7/11/2014
    I have paid the very small price they ask for an app that significantly contributes to my life, much less my productivity. This app is for anyone who reads.PERIOD. Deserves 7 or 8 stars - especially because you can set tags right on the phone, not just add articles. This is huge
  • by Davy 7/10/2014
    Fast, highly customisable and simple to use. It looks good too. I never thought anything would replace Poki as my pocket client but this did after 2 minutes of use. Excellent!
  • by george 7/6/2014
    This is a fantastic app, hasn't crashed once !! Wish it was available for windows 8 too. Update : Everything is great except.. Wish they made a windows 8/RT version as well.