readsy for the desktop.

The desktop version of readsy is written in Java and will run on OS X, Linux, and Windows systems that support Java version 7. If you don't have Java 7 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.

Installation

OS X

  • Double click the downloaded .dmg file
  • Double click the "readsy Installer" file and follow the prompts

Linux

  • From a command line, execute the downloaded .sh file and follow the prompts

Windows

  • Double click the downloaded .exe file and follow the prompts
If you have any trouble during installation, check out the FAQ page

Configuration

The first time you run readsy, it will prompt you to connect with your Dropbox account. It is recommended that you do this. In order to synchronize what you have read across multiple machines and devices, readsy needs to be connected to Dropbox.

readsy will only have access to a single directory in your Dropbox.

Data Files

Word of the Day

Learn a new word and definition every day. Definitions are provided from multiple dictionaries. This data was provided by Wordnik.

Poem-a-Day, Volume 1,

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.

Source Code

License

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.

Get The Source

Want to see the source code? The project is hosted on github.

Get Involved

If you want to help develop readsy, or if you want to contribute data files you created, send me an email!