Paper Reader for Mobile Phones



Introduction

Ever experienced reading research papers on your phone? It sucked, right? The phone screens are just too small for those magnificant pdf documents people worked so hard to format.

With this app, you could just put in the link to the paper you want to read, wait a little while for the app to parse the pdf document using some advanced text extraction algorithms from indico, and then read the paper like you are reading a normal article on your phone screen. To illustrate, you just went from this:

to this:

And of course, it comes in with the ability to adjust the font size and the background:



Demo

Here's a demo of how to basically use this app:



News & Updates

  • Dec 19, 2017 (v1.0.5): Refactor code for better performance and UX. (Using Rx.ReplaySubject)
  • Dec 8, 2017 (v1.0.4): Add paste from clipboard support.
  • Nov 21, 2017 (v1.0.3):
    • Updated the app to be tab-based instead of the original sidebar-based.
    • Added a history tab showing all previously viewed documents, as well as ability to clear the history.
    • Added preliminary paper title analysis and display support in the history tab for better identification.
  • Sept 30, 2017 (v1.0.2): Indico engineers agreed to make changes to their APIs in order to support better image extraction and presentation. Excited! Will try to incorporate this change as soon as the new features are pushed!
  • Sept 29, 2017 (v1.0.1): Now you are able to view recently-visited documents without additional web requests. It's all stored in the app!
  • Sept 18, 2017 (v1.0.0): App released! Excited!



Up-to-date Screenshoots

home      history      settings      reading experience      clear history


Technologies

  • Indico's pdf_extraction API is used to extract all the texts from a PDF file.
  • This app is written using the Ionic Framwork.



Questions

I appreciate any suggestions! If you want a particular feature, please feel free to create an issue, and I'll address it ASAP!


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