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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Read.it! - App Review



According to the developer "Read.it is your personalised and curated media experience".

The first thing that stuck me is that I hadn't thought of 'curate' as a verb... and hadn't immediately made the rapprochement with the noun 'curator'. My curiosity was aroused, and made further investigation an absolute must.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The home screen allows you to pick from a variety of topics:

Technology
Design
Social Media
Art & Culture
Travel & Tourism
Green & Sustainability
Health
Food & Lifestyle
Education

Picking any of the above topics then brings you subsections below, and a selection of articles on the right of the screen. You can choose to 'follow' any of these sub topics and/or look at a detailed article and then 'follow' just that item.

You are then free to edit your interests and followed topics, as and when you like.

The whole thing is uncluttered so you can concentrate on the content.

Cost
The App is free, as is usage. You just need to remember data charges from your ISP, where these apply, especially when roaming.

Indispensability
It's an easy way to access topics but, the information is out there anyway.

Dependability
The App requires an Internet connection.

Security
No issues, except the usual Facebook and Twitter reservations if logging in with these services.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Elegant information retrieval.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Read.it! here and support for the App here.


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