make an app for androids! :)
Did you know that you can install Readlang to your Android home screen as a web app?
I’ve put instructions to do this here: http://readlang.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/346169
It’s not as fast as a native app could be and it doesn’t work offline, but it’s full screen which is much nicer for reading.
Hi Richard. Did you know that you can sign up to emails reminding you to practise your words?
You can enable these emails on the preferences page: http://readlang.com/preferences (also accessible by clicking on your user icon at the top right of the page)
The email will only be sent if you haven't practised in the past 24 hours, and will contain an example question taken from your word list to get you thinking.
Another nice feature of an app would be alert "3 words to drill today, lets do it" :)
I just tend to forget to open readlang and drill my words.
I like the graph of how many words I learned. Alert will warn me no to break the chain of my graph and build the learning habit.
I forgot to tell that it could be any app, most of the aps on Android allow you to share highlighted text to other apps. It could be browser, e-book reader or readers like Flipboard.
I was talking about situation where you read article, book whatever on mobile or tablet (Android). You find a word that you want to learn and want to quickly collect that word (ideally whole sentence) to readlang.
Until now I used Evernote for this (it worked quite nice on desktop too but readlang is in desktop Chrome even better :) ). So with an app, you get the nice feature of Android, you highlight the text you want to share (word, sentence, entire article) and share it to Readling App directly.
I have already done it the way you suggest, but it is really too "manual". I have even switched to reading on Android instead of iOS which doesnt support share to app (it took them quite long to bring sharing to facebook and such / iOS have only predefined apps you can share to - at least 1 year back was so - it's been 1 year I switched to Android and use Evernote for collecting bits of texts).
Hi Richard. I'm just trying to understand your comment properly. Do you want to send bits of texts from other applications to Readlang, or from Readlang to other applications? Are you talking about sending entire articles or single sentences or phrases? Which other apps do you imagine sending from? Browser? Kindle / ebook reader?
If you want to send text to Readlang from other apps, you can:
1. Select the text
2. Copy it to the clipboard
3. Open Readlang
4. Click blue "Add new book" button on Library page
5. Paste your text in the box there
6. Upload text
Now you have a new Readlang document with the pasted text - although this is obviously more suitable for entire articles you wish to read rather than single sentences.
Hello Steve, +1 for the app.
Heart of Readlang is sharing text from where I read. Android has nice feature to share highlighted context to an app, however what you described is not sufficient for this.
At least wrapping your site to an app would be nice.