Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is a complete and beautiful Read It Later client on Windows Phone. It is developed by Read It Later users who wanted to have the same user experience on their phone.

The trial is full featured but contains ads.

Features:

  • Sync with your Read It Later account
  • Metro design
  • Full offline sync of your reading list and its HTML content
  • Web, Mobile Web and text mode display both in online and offline mode
  • Advanced sharing system (templates, url shortener)
  • Ability to save pages in Google Bookmarks
  • Possibility to add new pages to your reading list by clicking a link
  • Search for a web page in your reading list

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  1. i'm now running WP 8.1, and your application crashes - as soon as I open it, after about 10 seconds, it closes on its own

    I do not know why it will not work. I have posted nothing among the ratings as a courtesy. I am very sorry it doesn't work. Feel free to contact me at teddushane@hotmail.com if I might be of help by giving you more information

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    • limit offline downloads to latest N links

      I have a truly large set of links in Pocket that grows every day. I can't afford the storage space for all 40k links, so a setting to down the most recent N links (automatically dropping older downloads in the interest of space) would be very useful. I suggest a default of 250, which gives a number of hours of reading...

      3 votes
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      • 3 votes
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        • 1 vote
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          • Excessive battery drain on Lumia 920

            I notice an excessive battery drain on my Lumia 920 and the phone gets really warm. I suspect the ad component. Is this a known issue?

            3 votes
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            • (bug) Some data causes quit

              Some of my article makes the app quit right after the initial sync. I can open an article, but after 1-2 secs the app quits.

              When I delete the article (in another client), the bug disappears.

              3 votes
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              • Do not change brightness

                Users have already set it at prefs.

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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                • Share bug report

                  - Shortlink template will use bit.ly/sample if no bit.ly account is configured. User shouldn't be able to add the tag if no account is configured

                  - In Share Article View, the google bookmarks textblock goes out of the screen

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                  • include favorite options for pocket

                    Needs favoriting to be a good pocket client

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                    • lock orientation

                      Windows phone does not offer this by default, but many apps have implemented it. I think a reading app like this must have it.

                      5 votes
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                      • The calculator is Awesome, will there be an update for the new trees?

                        The fact that I can plan, save and load skill trees for 19 characters and grab them quickly in game is fantastic, thank you. But they changed the skill trees yesterday, and I wondered if there would be an update to the program?
                        Bob

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                        • Portrait mode on Windows 8 / Windows RT application

                          I'm using a Surface RT. To read an article, I think it would be better if we can use the tablet in portrait mode. As well it could be interesting to be able to change the font size.

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                          • Add new link from app

                            I wish i could simply paste in a new link to add to my reading list. Not all the app I use offer integration with Pocket. That way, it would be possible to add new content from these apps.

                            15 votes
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                              planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • Thumbnail images next to the headline

                              I think it would be neat if you had thumbnails for articles that contain images. Like the native iOS Pocket app does: http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/pocket-ios6-iphone5.png

                              It would bring more life into the app-layout.

                              4 votes
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                              • Add support for marking items as favourite, as well as showing favourites in their own list (like unread)

                                I'm sure burn after reading was once a good read it later client, but as a pocket client it doesn't even support some basic features.

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                                • support for tags

                                  I rely heavily on them, so that would be nice.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • 7 votes
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                                    • 2 bugs and one suggestion

                                      1. I can't acces the last article in the list because it's hidden behind the lower icon bar.
                                      2. The blue progress bar on the top never disappears which is confusing

                                      Experienced under WP8 (Lumia 920)

                                      Apart from that, it would be great if you could delete and mark articles as read/unread via context-menu on the overview pages.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Horizontal pages, black background, full screen mode.

                                        Hi,

                                        i would love to have horizontal pages in text mode. Like if I where reading a book, it has the advantage of separating the text intelligently. So you don't have already read lines on your screen.

                                        Also Black background with white text would be really appreciated in text mode, on amoled screens it consume less energy and in the dark gives better readability.

                                        A full screen mode would be awesome as I still think the header and menu buttons takes to much places !

                                        Finally the possibility to choose font size! On my Lumia 920 the are to big!

                                        7 votes
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                                        • deleting pages

                                          The ability to delete saved pages would make Burn After Reading "almost perfect"

                                          JT

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