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ReadOntouch Pro updated to version 2.0 - Now shows images and more

ReadOnTouch Pro v2.0
By Zach Gilbert on 12 May 2012 04:38 pm EDT
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Just last week I took the time to review a new application for the BlackBerry PlayBook called ReadOnTouch Pro. Now at the time the application had a few missing features like landscape view and the ability to view images in the articles you’ve saved. But do not fret, ReadOnTouch Pro has been updated to version 2.0. The developer of ReadOnTouch Pro reached out to me and let me know a few things about the app and working with the BlackBerry platform. One was that he had had more downloads since it was featured on CrackBerry then its entire time on the WebOS platform, and second that the latest update is available and fixes a lot of the issues I pointed out in the review.

V2.0 Change log

  • Added: finally Images are available in article view!
  • added: special fullscreen mode: tap twice on the article-view to hide/unhide the toolbars!
  • added: portrait mode
  • added: scrollbar for article-view
  • added: new serif font: bbalpha sans
  • added: highlighting of search results in article list
  • added: ability to logout from current account
  • added: create new account from within the app changed: searchbox borders, now integrates seamlessly in article list
  • bugfix: no more accidently selecting article during scroll in article-list
  • and some other bugfixes


If you haven't tried ReadOnTouch Pro it is an application that allows you to save online articles for reading offline later. The application uses the Pocket service to give you the ability to click a bookmark on your computer browser and to immediately have that article sent to your BlackBerry PlayBook.

Sometimes I’m just amazed at the CrackBerry community. We are all downloading apps that are useful to us, and at the same time helping developers reach their goals and realize that the BlackBerry platform is where the potential is. If you haven’t had a chance to read the full review of ReadOnTouch Pro, you can do so here. ReadOnTouch Pro is available in BlackBerry App World and is currently priced at $1.99.

Purchase ReadOnTouch Pro for the BlackBerry Playbook

Reader comments

ReadOntouch Pro updated to version 2.0 - Now shows images and more

7 Comments

I bought ReadOnTouch Pro just yesterday. In addition to using a browser to forward Web pages to my PB I use Newspile on the PB to forward to ReadOnTouch Pro for off-line reading. Nice combo.

I just bought it and synced a few articles. Works great.
I set up my Newspile account too and it integrates well with Google Reader.

Just a sidenote. I got an update for score mobile last night from bb appworld: version 1.9.1. The change log said something about MLB selection being improved, reduced start up time, & bug fixes for the overall performance of the app

I really like this app! It's one of my most common use cases: find interesting article, save it on Pocket, repeat. Go to the train for commute, get my playbook and read all those articles without internet.
Total win!

Also bought it a couple days ago and works perfectly with my read it later account ( now Pocket ).
Also works perfectly with the Pulse news app using pulse.me

Not understanding what this product does that's so special - I thought I could read articles off line that I had saved to ROT-pro, but app doesn't even open (for me to read articles) unless I am wifi connected. What gives?