Readwise vs Snap Reader

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Readwise

Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Education

Pricing

Free

Snap Reader

Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Educaton, Students, Teachers, Parents

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Readwise reviews

It does its fundamental job, to collect clippings from phone to Readwise cloud, but it's painful. Pro: 1. adds webpage clippings to my collection, unified across multiple devices. 2. OCR for clippings from paper sources. Con: 1. Doesn't collect & separate html-tagged metadata (eg, web page title). 2. Disables keyboard (moves cursor to end after every keystroke). 3. Review of collection on phone is just a long list, can't sort/filter.

- Michael Cleary

Didn't appreciate that it got me to sign-up, add my highlights, and overall make me think that I was all done only to realize that it was only a 30-day trial and that I'll lose access unless I pay a monthly subscription. I bet it works at forcing people to just pay the 5 bucks/mo, but I just don't like that. I'm pretty sure it's because they know the price is steep for what you get, so they try to hide it. I just wanted to manage all my highlights in one place. Inflation is not that bad yet...

- Ruben Henriquez

It's an okay highlighter. I want to highlight as I read and for the app to get right out of my way while I do. I'm busy reading! With that in mind, I prefer the chrome extension's "quick highlight". It's not useful for me to have a note called "passages saved from Android" where everything dumps. I don't want to be forced to write a title every time to avoid that. I need to highlight even more quickly, and for it to use the page name by default. I love how simple this is but keep going.

- Dylan Kinnett

Snap Reader reviews

I work as a care giver, and the person I work for goes to college. He is visually impared and some work doesn't have audio, so this app came in handy for taking pics of the work and it reading it. The voice sounds good (trust me I've heard worse) and it did great! Thank you so much!!

- Lauren Johnson

This app is by far the most accurate image reader I have tried. It doesn't confuse the words as long as you take the shot in proper angle and lighting. There some points to improve of course. For example, sometimes there's a mistake in sectioning and pronunciation (proper stressing). Those are tolerable. Despite its lapses, the app still serves its purpose well. I can now hear while I read, and even copy the paragraph quickly whenever I need to forward it to friends for a discourse. Awesome app!

- April Anne Punongbayan

It works! The only issues I have is that it reads the dash (-) as 'minus' when its connecting words. The dash should say not anything when its used to join words. It also separates the page so it reads parts separately that aren't meant to be separate. Besides that it's great for auditory listeners with school and learning. Just reading in general its helpful for processing what its saying.

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Pros & cons

Readwise

Pros
Share images/screenshots directly to the Readwise app
Dark mode
Adds webpage clippings to collection, unified across multiple devices

Cons
Doesn't collect & separate html-tagged metadata
Disables keyboard
Review of collection on phone is just a long list, can't sort/filter.

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