An app that can make reading classic literature fun and easy? – Sign me up. Serial Reader, developed and produced by Michael Schmitt, a web and mobile app developer based in Chicago, has come to make it possible for us to read the classics despite our busy and compressed schedules. Say you want to finally read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. By subscribing to the book, as one would subscribe to a newsletter, Serial Reader will divide it into digestible installments (in this case, there would be 40) to be delivered to your device daily at a time of your choosing. Each installment can be read in 20 minutes or less, making it the perfect lunch-time escape. Want to mix it up a bit? You can subscribe to as many books at a time as you want. Even if the app doesn’t have a book you want, you can request it using a built-in feature, and Schmitt will try to deliver (though it is likely that the book must be public domain).
The app delivers content to you with a sleek, easy to navigate design, and allows you to sort and search through options under a variety of categories such as “Long Reads”, “Philosophy”, and “Retro Futurism”. The app also offers a one-time payment of $2.99 to upgrade to premium, the perks of which let you highlight and take notes in the app, read further if you finish a daily installment, sync your progress to all your devices using iCloud, switch between font options, and more. Chances are if you love 2paragraphs, you’ll love this app. So the next time you consider trying to tackle Anna Karenina, or Moby Dick, stop by your mobile app store and download Serial Reader for a new and exciting way to discover literature.
Serial Reader is available for download for free on the App Store, Google Play Store, and for the Kindle Fire.