- Double click the downloaded .dmg file
- Drag the readsy icon to the Applications folder
The desktop version of readsy is written in Java and will run on MacOS, Linux, and Windows systems that support Java version 8. If you don't have Java 8 installed on your system, you can download an installer that includes Java.
After readsy is installed, you can create your own data files, or you can install data files that have already been created.
Scroll down to find the data file download links.
The first time you run readsy, it will prompt you to connect with your Dropbox account. readsy will only have access to a single directory in your Dropbox.
Learn a new word and definition every day. Definitions are provided from multiple dictionaries. This data was provided by Wordnik.
Read a new poem every day. This is a collection of poems that have entered the public domain. You will probably find some you are already familiar with, and discover some new ones along the way.
readsy is distributed under the terms of the Gnu General Public License, Version 3. You are free to use and modify the code, but your changes must be distributed under the same license.
Want to see the source code? The project is hosted on github:
If you want to help develop readsy, or if you want to contribute data files you created, send me an email!