Love this app! 5/5
By the mini critic
I’m using this app to read some of the classics that I have avoided due to their imposing length. I love the easily read small bites that come every day. If I feel like reading longer I can, but I am at least making progress if all I read is that days fragment. I’m finally finishing books I’ve been intimidated by.
I really enjoy it 5/5
What a wonderful idea. I've been able to get literature I never thought I'd have the patience to read because of this app. It gives me one issue from the book a day. Gradually I'm able to read famous written works and I'm starting to feel proud of myself.
I am obsessed with this app. For years I have been saying that I want to read more of the classics, but I always start them and then stop. I love that this app gives me bite-sized chunks of these books I've been meaning to read. I look forward to my subscriptions every day. Keep up the good work! This is definitely a labor of love.
A great app created by one person. 5/5
A fantastic app that provides free books on a daily basis with no IAPs unless you choose to add some well-worth-it premium features to your account for a mere $2.99. The app is updated regularly, the UI is simple and clean, and the reading list is dense, well-picked, and continuously updated. Basically any feature you could want is already thought of and integrated, including Goodreads account syncing, night mode, and a selection of great fonts to choose from. A fantastic app!
Serial reader 5/5
Truly perfect and amazing and easy to use.
I was disappointed to find that I have to “support” the app by paying to finish books.
Absolutely love it 5/5
Serial Reader is the perfect app for someone who enjoys reading classic literature but doesn’t necessarily have the time to pick up a book. I love getting a 10-20 minute read delivered to my phone each day with a little notification. The app is free, but for $2.99 you can add cloud sync, highlighting, read ahead, pause and read later, unlock more fonts, and support Michael! That’s right—this app was created by one man who is devoted to bringing great literature right to your hands. 5/5 stars!
Great App 5/5
By Morghan Vaughn
Love This app! I love the premise and the layout is very pleasing.
I’m actually reading again! 5/5
Yup. This app is excellent. And in my opinion, the paid version is totally worth it. For less than the cost of a mass market paperback, I now have access to an entire library of classics. I’ve been using this app to replace my social media habit, and I’ve already read 3 books, that I might never have considered picking up otherwise! There’s also a “tip jar” where you can encourage the developer.
Also, shoutout to Michael, because he does a great job of managing the content. I emailed him about a confusing typo, and he fixed it that same day.
Reading...in bite-sized chunks 5/5
I love reading. I can read for hours and days at a time; unfortunately as an adult, who works, goes to school and is a single mom, my time for reading is far and few between. This app is an answer to that need...reading the classics in small chunks for a few minutes at a time. Love it!!
Perfect if you like to read more than one book at a time! 5/5
I am one of those who likes to read multiple books at once, but never knows when to put one down and pick up another. This app gives me just enough pages of a book, then I can read another. Bonus that it connects to Goodreads! LOVE IT.
Wonderful app 5/5
You’ll be reading more than you thought you could in no time. The $2.99 for highlights and reading ahead is absolutely worth it. Reading Shakespeare is great: you’ll realize, after only a few minutes, that the language starts to seem normal without all the footnotes that are usually there to complicate things unnecessarily.
Reading stuff I’ve always meant to read 5/5
Really nice app, takes away the work of remembering to read. The app presents the material very nicely and it has a great selection. Good stuff.
By smittydogs palace
Love the app
Good job! Worth the time. 5/5
I’ve always wanted to find time to read “the classics” and now I can do that. All in pre-set, pre-proportioned snippets of indulgence, this app takes away the gap of intimidation projected by these books.
I am so happy to be reading such well written, original, and moving stories. All conveniently located on my phone. I can immerse myself within a matter of seconds, any where- any time. I highly recommend this app!
Excellent app 5/5
Really love the concept of this app, as well as the implementation. The design is clean and intuitive, and it’s got me back in a habit of reading everyday. It’s hard to sit down and pick up a book with all of life, but this simplifies and initiates that time for me each morning.
By ipod geek
I have enjoyed using Serial Reader for the past few weeks and I ended up purchasing the extra features. Two things I'd love to see addressed; the sync, while it works, is a little off. I complete a serial on my phone and sync. I pick up the iPad and tap sync, and it still shows the serial not completed. I would assume it would state I was done with that one for the day. I would also like to see some marking, a badge or similar on finished books, maybe I'm just getting old but I've read 12 books already and I'm forgetting which ones they were when browsing something new to read. I can just see this getting worse. I'd still like to see the detail for the summary and other similar books, so I wouldn't want them hidden.
Update: I just opened this up today from an extended beak and the books I’ve read now have a check mark on them, awesome. I’ll have to check out the sync and if that’s better it will be worth a star bump! Thanks!!
Great Fun! 5/5
By Ahmet Work
I look forward to it each day. Thanks for the terrific app!
Excellent motivation 4/5
I really enjoy waking up and having a bite sized piece of good literature to read each day. I also like that there is a meter to measure what kind of a streak I am on, which motivates me to keep it at 100 percent. There is a wide variety of books to choose from, and it helps me get through some of the more difficult reading, such as Dantes Inferno.
Easy way to read great books! 5/5
I love this app so far!
Love this app! It keeps me reading daily 5/5
This is a fantastic app! After using it to read one book I bought the upgrade to paid version because it just simply is that good. I love how it sets the book out in blocks of time under 20 minutes For me to read each day. This is practical and easy for a busy mom like me. The books are free! Can’t get any better then that! I recommend this app to the reader who’s just too busy to read, once you have this app, you will find the time! Trust me!
Best purchase I’ve made in the App Store in a long time!
By Lulu Bloodrose
Breaking down a story into bite sizes that I can read everyday has been encouraging! I’m reading the classics I’ve always wanted to read and I don’t feel it’s taking too much time out of my busy day. I do it during my lunch break or just a few minutes before bed. I hope more books get added or maybe let us recommend book lists.
Best Reading App 5/5
This is the best app for reading I have ever found. Finally an app that can help me stock to my reading goals in a seriously fun manner. I love it.
What a great app! 5/5
I’ve only been using Serial Reader for a few days, but I’m hooked! The interface is clean and intuitive, as well as being easy to navigate. The accomplishment badges and words of encouragement are a tad bit cheesy, but they can be toggled off if you like.
Overall though, this is a great way to read a book. I started with “The Count of Monte Cristo”, a classic that I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time now, but just haven’t found time to fit into my reading schedule. The notifications come each morning, (you can set them to your own personal preference), to remind me that the next installment of my novel is available. It’s typically a 10-15 minute portion that I can read with my morning coffee.
The number of titles is somewhat limited to what, I assume, is in the public domain. But that still amounts to hundreds of the great classics! These books are available through other apps, but I really love the idea of serving it up in daily bite-size portions that don’t take up too much of my day but always leave me wanting more. Kudos to the developer for a great idea.
I would certainly recommend this app!
A great 10 minuets a day 5/5
I am much happier with myself when I spend 10 minuets reading A Room With a View than after 10 minuets trolling on Facebook.... honestly a worthwhile app.
Wonderful and Unique 5/5
This is an excellent app for readers. A wide range of classic literature is available at your fingertips - delivered in bite size chunks every day.
I have always wondered what it would have been like to read Charles Dickens as it was originally released as a serial. With this app I can now do this. Additionally, there are several authors that would have never been on my radar had it not been for this app.
The e-reader is fully featured with the ability to look up words, highlighting, changing font size and type, etc. You also earn uniquely named badges to encourage you in your reading. It is worth checking out! Now back to my current issue...
Loving every second of it!
Non stop notifications 2/5
I usually love this app but today I started getting notifications literally every second! The "25 new Halloween stories" message kept on sending and wouldn't stop until I turned off notifications in my settings. Please fix this bc I like getting a reminder in the morning for my new chapters!
Serial Reader is currently sending me notification after notification. Literally one right after another. This is crazy and horrible!! Rendering the app and my whole tablet unusable. Will have to delete it.
Major malfunction 1/5
Can’t turn a page without having to readjust the font settings
Great app! One of the best I've found. Only complaint is that the rewards for reading a certain number of words pop up randomly in the middle of reading, which breaks concentration. A little counterintuitive.
Favorite Reading 5/5
By sidi 345
Great concept - App works without flaws. Perfect break for my busy days - just the right “ bite” of reading .
By Chris Doherty
Awesome app! I concurrently read two books. One long one and a short quick one. The format allows me to read anywhere anytime. I might even take a shot at War and Peace again.
Amazing concept & execution 5/5
All the books you know you should have read by now, delivered in accessible, bite-sized chunks. It becomes a pleasant mission to keep up with each day's 10-15 minute section, which are delivered automatically at whatever time of day you choose. So far my experience has been that the books are sensibly and logically divided into sections almost as if that was the way they were intended to be read. I can't say enough about the work Michael has put into his continuing project.
Use this app. The books are public domain and daily delivery is free. So pay the onetime $2.99 upgrade, which is the only support for the work he puts into it.
I've only had this app for about a week, and really like it. I'm able to read classics in shorter chucks...very doable. I love the reminders, badges and encouragement. I paid for the upgrade, which is a reasonable price, to be able to highlight, read ahead, etc.
My new favorite app 5/5
10/10 Serial Reader is my new favorite app. There's nothing I love more than having endless stories available (for FREE) in digestible bites which I can access any second of the day. This app makes reading in your spare time accessible and fun. Plus, the UI is gorgeous. Couldn't recommend it any more.
Great reading app 5/5
I enjoy looking forward to getting the next installment of the books that I am reading. Great idea and great app
Great App Clean Design 5/5
This is a really neat app. I enjoy the excitement of getting more pages to read on a daily basis. It helps keep me disciplined to read consistently every day.
Awesome app it really motivates me to read i hope that it will add books in other languages like arabic and french in the future
Chip away at some classics 5/5
This is a great app that lets you chip away at some classics. It's a perfect way to get through the must reads by having a small manageable section delivered to you as you see fit. And then before you know it. You've finished several great reads!
Such a great idea! 5/5
This has really helped motivate me to read some classics! It's super motivating to get through each issue.
I love this app! I love the titles to choose from and the options for fonts and background color. Very nice!
Super great!! 5/5
This is the first time I feel like writing a review, because this app is worth it!! No adds, no boundaries on what you can and cannot read, and it's all free!! You can change the font of the letters, the color of the page, and it has a great variety of books!
I highly recommend this app!! :))
Really like it so far! 5/5
By Calvin Shoop
Great reading app. I like that I can highlight and take notes too. Free material!
Makes finding time to read easy! 5/5
I love that you can move ahead if you want (with purchase)...also like the daily notification. Great app!
Just excellent 5/5
By Chess aficionado
Not as slick a layout as big-developer apps but such a great concept and the app works without a hitch. Highly recommend. (I do wish that for translated works (like the Russian literature) it said what version was used.)
I love that Goodreads is connected! 5/5
I just tried out the new connection between SerialReader and Goodreads, and it works perfectly! It's so convenient!