Owl Reader

Owl Reader
133 reviews
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Download size

2 MB

Last updated



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 (5)

čeština English Português русский українська
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Unlimited ad-free trial!

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 Aaron 3/14/2015
    No flaws. What a great app!
  • by Nurdiana 3/7/2015
    Best pocket client. With unlimited trial, I think I will purchase sometime. But, I hope next update, it allows unlimited storage, not 200 Mb articles only.
  • by Jason 3/7/2015
    Best Pocket app on WP. Loads of customization options and features, easy to use, and responsive developer. As another reviewer mentioned in comparison with other Pocket client apps, Owl Reader just always works. Well worth the $2.
  • by Gabrielle 3/6/2015
    Owl Reader has a beautiful UI without being overwhelming. I can delete an article from within or I can use Select in the list view to delete multiple articles. Tags show along with article titles in list view. After I open an article it remains in list view unless I choose to move it. I'm using Latermark for Pocket to save articles. It's fast and lets me add tags before it saves. I tried the Owl Reader plugin which was fine but didn't give me chance to add tags before saving. I tried at least 4 other Pocket reader apps and easily chose Owl Reader. I like it so much I bought it.
  • by Salac 1/31/2015
    It's pleasure to use it
  • by Gerry 1/29/2015
    Absolutely the best!
  • by Gerardo 1/10/2015
    Great pocket client, I love that you can change the themes and background color
  • by Michael 12/29/2014
    Great Pocket app, simple and it just works!
  • by Rachel 12/11/2014
    Better than pocket!
  • by Scott 11/17/2014
    Excellent. Highly configurable.