Readup

Track and improve your online reading habits.

Readup was built to improve the experience of reading articles and stories on the internet. The platform incentivizes deep, focused reading. On Readup, you can only comment on articles you have fully read, so conversations are interesting and insightful.
Reviews
  • Jillian Camera
    Jillian CameraOwner Toad Style
    Pros: 

    Ease of use, well curated journalism, user generated, integral incentive to be more thoughtful when using my phone

    Cons: 

    The more users the better the content will be!

    When I find myself on a commute or waiting for a friend and I previously would have been scrolling on social media and feeling bad about it, now I open Readup and read! I feel so much less anxious and more meditative. It helps me stick to the task at hand in a way that nothing else on my phone ever has.

    Jillian Camera has used this product for one year.
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  • Pros: 

    the tech

    Cons: 

    looks like they could use additional cap to build it out the way they want

    been following them for a min and I LOVE their progress! This is awesome!

    Ayinde Alakoye has used this product for one week.
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Discussion
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Bill Loundy
Bill LoundyMaker@wloundy · co-founder | reallyread.it
Hey everyone! Jeff and I have been working on this idea for over two years. Our vision is to move the entire social media and news industries away from ads and distractions. We have some initial traction and would love your feedback!
Vaibhavi Patil
Vaibhavi Patil@vaio_0819 · Growth Marketer
Can you enable social log in?
Bill Loundy
Bill LoundyMaker@wloundy · co-founder | reallyread.it
@vaio_0819 Yup! Great idea. We're working on a few other social integrations with Twitter rn anyway.
Eugene Tochilin
Eugene Tochilin@eugene_tochilin
Design of the main website could be improved. Small suggestion, increase the line height of the paragraph text on the main website. The app is about "reading" but the text on the main website is a bit challenging to read. :)
Bill Loundy
Bill LoundyMaker@wloundy · co-founder | reallyread.it
@eugene_tochilin On it! FYI: Our first hire will be someone with front-end design chops! Believe it or not, things looked wayyyy uglier even just a month ago. :P
Eugene Tochilin
Eugene Tochilin@eugene_tochilin
I don't think the app is accurate. I read an article on Medium but the app is still showing 55% completion.
Bill Loundy
Bill LoundyMaker@wloundy · co-founder | reallyread.it
@eugene_tochilin - Oh no! Medium should *definitely* work. Did you actually read the entire article or just skim to the bottom? Can you send me an email with a link to the article in question? I'm bill@readup.com
Christopher Lee
Christopher LeePro@christopher_lee4
Love the concept, but you lost me at "resist the urge to skim" followed by 3 lengthy paragraphs of text :(
Bill Loundy
Bill LoundyMaker@wloundy · co-founder | reallyread.it
@christopher_lee4 lol NOOO! So is this whole endeavor totally doomed?
Christopher Lee
Christopher LeePro@christopher_lee4
@wloundy Don't give up! I DO love the concept, e.g. "reads" on medium is bogus, and I think there's a good slice of people who want deep, engaging conversations of content they ACTUALLY read. On that note, I actually just launched a service where for $12 you can ask 100 random people a question, and then follow-up and interview them based on how they answered. https://scoops.io/. You could ask "How often do you skim articles on the internet?" or "Would you pay for a service that tracks your reading over the internet and gives you actionable statistics you can use to improve?" Anyway if you try it out let me know, I'll give you the first question $12 in free credits cus I want to know where you go with it :) Best of luck, hope that helps.