Reading tools for Developers and Geeks

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Reading is as important as breathing for developers and in general, for everybody who wants to be up to date on the career sector or profession you choose to work in.

No matter if you are a baker; reading must be in your priorities list every day. For me it’s difficult, discipline is not my best attribute, but procrastination is. So I like to read what I find on my screen every day, no matter if it comes from my Facebook feed.

That´s why I need a tool to get some help from technology and this are my favorites:

Noosfeer

Offline content bring to you with artificial intelligence

This reading tool is perfect for people who don’t have Internet all the time. Noosfeer allows you to get your selected articles off-line and gives them a minimalist and easy to read layout, not ads: no distractions.
What makes this tool interesting is its algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence you feed with your favorite topics and it delivers you fresh and high quality content from the best web sites of Internet, giving to you read material every day based on you preferences.

  • Chrome extension: Yes
  • Allow offline reading: Yes
  • Distraction free layout: Yes
  • Android App: No
  • iOS App: No

Pocket

getpocket.com

This tool allows you bookmark all your favorite content from internet. Did you lose the last great article you find about your favorite topic? With pocket that is thing of the past: Bookmark, tag and never lose your content again.

  • Chrome extension: Yes
  • Allow offline reading: Yes
  • Distraction free layout: Yes
  • Android App: Yes
  • iOS App: Yes

Feedly

The stories you need to keep ahead

This is more a RSS reader, something like Google Reader. You can go through a news feed, built with your favorites portals and blogs.

  • Chrome extension: Yes
  • Allow offline reading: No
  • Distraction free layout: No
  • Android App: Yes
  • iOS App: Yes

Flipboard

web development reading tools Flipboard

It transforms you cellphone or tablet in a beautiful magazine, and the best is only with your favorite content. This was my favorite news reading tool, but eventually it gets boring for me.

Wrapping up

The best reading tool for developers and geeks needs to have artificial intelligence and a beautiful design. Noosfeer, Pocket, Feedly and Flipboard are my favorites, which one are yours?

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