- 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. A JRE is included with the download.
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 select a directory where it will keep data files. Follow the prompts to configure readsy.
Read War and Peace a chapter a day. This is the text from the Project Gutenberg edition.
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!