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Quiet Read Pro
Quiet Read Pro
1.7.2
3.6
0.0
Quiet Read Pro free download for Mac

Quiet Read Pro for Mac1.7.2

27 February 2011

Easily save URLs for viewing later.

What is Quiet Read Pro for Mac

Quiet Read Pro lets you save any link for later. While there are note taking applications and do-everything-buckets that accomplish this, Quiet Read Pro was designed to be light and simple. Its as easy as dragging a link onto the menu bar.

Pro Features:

  • Send links to Instapaper.
  • Send links to Read It Later.
  • Shorten links.
  • Global shortcut.
  • Link list search and filter.
  • Multiple link selection.
  • AppleScript.
  • Extended sorting options.
  • Export to CSV.
  • Tags.
  • Optional dock icon and proper Mac OS X window.

What's new in Quiet Read Pro

Version 1.7.2:
  • Fixes a bug in the "Move to Archive" contextual menu.
  • Fixes a crash in the Spanish localization.
  • Quiet Read and Choosy are better friends now.
  • Adds a contextual menu to the dock icon.
  • Adds a shortcut (⌥+⌘+F) to set the focus on the search field.

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Mosskeeter
Mosskeeter
Jun 26 2015
1.7.2
1.0
Jun 26 2015
1.0
Version: 1.7.2
This is a rip off! Do not buy or download. Not updated since 2011. Can't contact the developer yet it appears he/she continues to collect shareware price.
Discov
Discov
Oct 24 2013
1.7.2
3.0
Oct 24 2013
3.0
Version: 1.7.2
After installing Mavericks on 2 computers, I get this on both when I restart "you can not sync your links" (referring to Quiet Read Pro 1.72) What is happening?
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
Oct 12 2012
1.7.2
3.5
Oct 12 2012
3.5
Version: 1.7.2
Hmmm, no updates or activity on this since Feb. 2011; I guess it's now abandonware. Too bad. I like the concept, but usability needs improvement. Time to move on. Apple's Reading List feature in Safari will be adequate for my needs.
Sun Rocket
Sun Rocket
May 28 2011
1.7.2
0.5
May 28 2011
0.5
Version: 1.7.2
Very disappointed. Buggy -- sometimes lets you edit titles of saved pages, sometimes not -- they show up blank, even though when highlighted, you can see the new title is there. Limited functionality. On the whole, I'm sorry I bought it. I would say it's only useful if you want to save a few pages quickly and don't want to create bookmarks. I'm sure there are better apps out there -- for which I will begin looking.
annie822
annie822
May 19 2011
1.7.2
0.0
May 19 2011
0.0
Version: 1.7.2
What about read it later?
El-Duderino
El-Duderino
May 13 2011
1.7.2
3.5
May 13 2011
3.5
Version: 1.7.2
This type of program is a nice idea. Think it needs: • Translucency adjustment function • Window resize / reposition function • Simpler delete - Command-Del does not delete links as intuitively as it could. Things like this should do stuff like that perfectly • Browser contextual item - would be faster than sometimes fiddly drag'n'drop. Its got to be mega-easy or there's not much point • One-touch hotkey - better still, simply one global hotkey to add the page in a browser as link • Maybe some kind of folders option rather than just tags for those that want that type of organisation
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Apr 23 2011
1.7.2
1.0
Apr 23 2011
1.0
Version: 1.7.2
I've had QuietRead Pro for two months and it is totally useless to me. Tagging does not work as it is supposed to. And this is the reason I bought the pro version! I've written to the developer, who was initially quick to respond, but I have heard nothing further from them in almost a month. If tagging gets fixed, I'll change my rating. Right now, though, it is a one star.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Feb 23 2011
1.7.1
4.5
Feb 23 2011
4.5
Version: 1.7.1
Fantastic way to save temporary URLs as well as archive URLs you don't want to lose in in bookmarks. Integration with Instapaper is genius and works smoothly. Liked it enough to buy a license for the Pro-level features.
Avis
Avis
Feb 22 2011
1.7.1
4.5
Feb 22 2011
4.5
Version: 1.7.1
Quiet Read Pro is an excellent complement to Instapaper and should appeal to anyone who has scrapbook tendencies when it comes to web browsing. I very much like the UI of the dock mode of Quiet Read Pro. The tagging feature is great, but for ease of use the application could cache the most frequently used tags. Overall, Quiet Read Pro has a simple user interface and is a joy to use. I do wish that the menu bar mode had an option to turn off the translucency and to adjust how the menu drops down. Standard Mac OS menu bar items drop down to one side of the menu bar icon rather than the dropdown menu being centered on the menu bar icon. As far as additional features go, I hope that the developer will allow for the creation of multiple collections of URLS, so that I can manage URL sets by topic rather than having to tag everything to keep it organized. Preview images with the option to set the file size of the cached preview would also be a great addition. The developer was quick to respond to my inquiry about whether Readability will be supported in later versions. Readability compatibility is a possibility but not certain yet. I am confident that the application is under active development and look forward to future features.
Px9-855
Px9-855
Nov 1 2010
1.6
0.0
Nov 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6
"Quiet Read _Pro_" isn't free - Pro is $9.95! "Quiet Read" is free but the title says "Pro". Can't have it both ways... That's just iffy. :/
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Sep 29 2010
1.5.2
0.0
Sep 29 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Change the Platform field to Intel only.
Djemp
Djemp
Sep 25 2010
1.5.1
0.0
Sep 25 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
Very useful piece of software.
Jo*
Jo*
Aug 14 2010
1.4.5.1
0.0
Aug 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4.5.1
Pleeeeease add a preview as MOApp did with myBookmarks. Would make an already marvelous piece of SW even better.
James
James
Jul 25 2010
1.4.5.1
0.0
Jul 25 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4.5.1
After doing a bit of research into this product I have drawn the following conclusions which give me some concerns about its long term use: From my understanding of it, the product does not actual save the content of the URL, only the link, whether it be locally or on **Instapaper. Unfortunately many URL's to such things as news articles only exist for a relatively short period of time. So the URL that you saved 6 months ago for some article important to you may no longer be available when you now need it. This is not a fault with the product itself but with its design paradigm. So the bottom line is to me is that for purposes of short term retrieval this seems like an excellent product but for archival purposes you need to fall back to the "old fashion" method of either saving the web page or printing to PDF and saving it locally on your machine. Hopefully if I am incorrect in this assessment, someone will quickly point out my errors. **Instapaper: for those unfamiliar with it is a website that allows storage and retrieval of the content of a URL's to its site by setting up an on-line account with it. This means the URL content is available from any browser on any machine from the this website without actually directly going to the link. However I suspect it suffers from the same issues that Quiet Read does for archival purposes in that it depends on the link for retrieval or display.
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Jun 14 2010
1.4.4
0.0
Jun 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4.4
You're a miserable complaining shower aren't you? QuietRead is that rare thing, a truly useful piece of software for almost everyone- which is more than can be said for the majority of the tiresome stuff that appears on MU- produced by a developer who takes the trouble to communicate with those who use his stuff- and which costs much less than most of you would spend on lunch. Not free? Get a grip.
Frevoi
Frevoi
Apr 22 2010
1.4.2.1
0.0
Apr 22 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4.2.1
Now that it's on MUPromo today, the MacUpdate page for the free version (which should be enough for most users) has disappeared. Not cool.
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Apr 19 2010
1.4
0.0
Apr 19 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4
Since my last posting about this app, which described strange messages popping up, the developer has worked with me to resolve the issue, something he speedily and cheerfully managed to do. This new update, v 1.4, is totally free of such problems and works just as it should. In addition, its been jollied up with favicons and many useful new features. Note that many of these are only available in the 'pro' version, which costs a tad less than $10. But, if you regularly work with lots of webpages and have a desktop cluttered with their icons, you'll be more than happy to pay the shareware fee. (But the free version does a perfectly good job too!) I love this little app and wonder how I managed without it before. Thanks for it, dev.
Dedalus271
Dedalus271
Apr 19 2010
1.4
0.0
Apr 19 2010
0.0
Version: 1.4
Mac Os 10.6.3 ... Quiet Read 1.4 crash : (
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Mar 20 2010
1.3.3
5.0
Mar 20 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
This is very useful in my ongoing campaign to keep cruft off my desktop, where I used to drag Web page icons. I'm glad to have it.
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Mar 18 2010
1.3.2
0.0
Mar 18 2010
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
I liked the sound of this so downloaded it. Getting a lengthy message popping up when attempting to do pretty much anything with it, about "the synch server refused the session for client etc etc... URLs can be dragged to the icon and seem to work ok when double clicked (why not single?) but seeeing that damned message all the time is a no-no for me. I'll perhaps try this again when it works properly. Having to look at the search box message "available only in quiet read pro" was off-putting too. There are subtler ways to persuade people to pay up for shareware. Oh, did this claim to be freeware in the review?
Ijules
Ijules
Mar 17 2010
1.3.2
5.0
Mar 17 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
Just a simple, but very useful application. Love the simple and elegant design. Great application!
No-One
No-One
Feb 6 2010
1.2.4
4.0
Feb 6 2010
4.0
Version: 1.2.4
I really like this application. It is super lightweight and easy to use. I just would make minor changes to it. First, please make this available for leopard users. Not everyone has snow leopard. Second, I wish you could just click the icon and then open the link, instead of actually pressing open. Same goes with the delete button. Third, I wish you could open the link and have it automatically delete the link. Might also be cool if you could make different folders for the links, as I would like to keep my work links in a different spot then my free time links. Otherwise, very good app. Keep up the great work.
No-One
No-One
Jan 24 2010
1.2.4
4.0
Jan 24 2010
4.0
Version: 1.2.4
Please make this available for other versions, not just Snow Leopard. I would love to download this app, but I have still have leopard.
Ploinkr
Ploinkr
Dec 6 2009
1.2
0.0
Dec 6 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2
Very useful. 1 small problem: preferences don't seem to stick - if I uncheck "Show links count", it'll be checked again after the next relaunch.
Iscreen
Iscreen
Nov 22 2009
1.2
0.0
Nov 22 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2
Can be useful to be less distracted while doing a search on the web, without losing possible relevant informations on the other hand...
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Nov 22 2009
1.2
0.0
Nov 22 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2
Quit Read for OS 6 only?!!! Totally absurd! There are many Mac users who, like me, are staying with Leopard OS 5, which works very solidly and reliably, especially in its latest versions, (the current OS 10.5.8 is rock solid) and have no intention of upgrading to Snow Leopard(which still seems to have its problems)....at least not just yet, and maybe not for a good long while. OS 5 is hardly antiquated, "old school" or outdated. Quiet Read looks like a neat, handy app but I don't want it or any other OS 10.6 only apps badly enough to install Snow Leopard.
Iscreen
Iscreen
Nov 6 2009
1.1.1
0.0
Nov 6 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
> MU d/l link: Not Found The requested URL /appcasts/Quiet was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. > bambooapps.com d/l link Works: http://www.bambooapps.com/appcasts/Quiet%20Read.zip @ admins : plz delete post when fixed
Idjster
Idjster
Oct 30 2009
1.1
0.0
Oct 30 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
This looks like a great app, but do things really have to be Snow Leopard only? There are a lot of macs out there that aren't Intel, and people are going to continue using them without updating to the new system. Please, developers! Remember the bulk of users and make these backward compatible!
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
Oct 29 2009
1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
All in all a nice enough app, but it seems easier to just use "Safari/File/Save As..." and save whatever page to docs.
Cortland
Cortland
Oct 27 2009
1.0.3
0.0
Oct 27 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
So we're coming out with 10.6-only apps already? Yikes. Developers, PLEASE knock this off. I'm still waiting for all the others to fix the apps that Snow Leopard's broken so far. Sorry, this just irks me. >_
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Oct 27 2009
1.0.3
5.0
Oct 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This is wonderful! I've yet to come across a browser with decent bookmarking capabilities -- especially when it comes to temporary links that you just want to read later and not store -- so this little app really comes in handy. Very nice GUI too, but I agree with AWADO; the menu should gracefully fade away after the link is dropped rather than requiring an extra click to close it. If you're using Firefox, you can perform a similar action using the Read It Later Addon and more advanced saving, editing, and organization of webpages using Scrapbook: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7661?src=reco https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/427
Awado
Awado
Oct 27 2009
1.0.3
5.0
Oct 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This is one of those apps you will ask yourself how you could have lived without it. The download doesn't work now as its file name contains a space. Take this one: http://www.bambooapps.com/appcasts/Quiet%20Read.zip Would be nice if the menu could disappear after clicking a link. At he moment you have to click the menu icon to make it disappear.
Javiert
Javiert
Oct 17 2009
1.0
5.0
Oct 17 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0
Easy to use. Really simple and it really does the work. Very usefull.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Oct 16 2009
1.0
0.0
Oct 16 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0
nice in layout and it does what you claim it does pretty well. I think this app would be a huge hit if you could somehow make a little screenshot of the website in a rollover so we can see what's on the site. The style of the menu is very nice and I like the "smooth corner" look. A good example of what I am talking about with the screenshot on rollover is the application fantasktik. It has great roll over pictures but uses way to much resource and I don't like the layout, it's always blocking something. A global hotkey to search the urls would be a nice feature when there is a bit of time. Overall I like the simple idea and think it could go for learning lessons from apps that have tried to perform this task. shovebox is also probably going to be the most mentioned comparision but shovebox does much more and is expensive shareware.
$9.95
3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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