Like so many others, I spend a lot of time online. The last year has meant that socialising has been basically non-existent, so we’ve all had to come up with new ways to keep ourselves entertained at home. Those of you who know me, know that reading isn’t something I’ve ever really enjoyed, or got in to – because I won’t let my mind switch off enough to enjoy it. Well, not any more! My friend introduced me to Readly, and I haven’t looked back since.
What is Readly?
Readly is an online platform and app that gives you unlimited access to 5000 publications. Knowing my concentration levels are poor (at best!), having such a wide range of content was really appealing, so I took the plunge and signed up.
Here are 5 reasons why I’ve been loving it
Tons of publishers at my fingertips
Readly has over 5000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from News & Politics to Fashion & Beauty- and everything in between. All their publishers are leaders in their fields and always have up-to-date coverage. I can read flip between photography, sports, wellbeing and home interiors; I never run out of anything to read.
Free month trial
Readly costs just £7.99 per month, and right now they have a free month trial. You can redeem the free trial on their website, then download the app on all of your devices. A subscription from Readly is super flexible, you can cancel any time. I used my free month so much that I couldn’t not sign up!
Lots of engaging content on many different topics
After spending way too much time on my phone last year, the one thing about social media that I don’t like is how it is mostly the same thing (and often very negative). With Readly, I can explore and read anything I like, even if it’s just one page from a car magazine. I love having the option to engage and learn on topics I would not usually look at; apart from my favourite magazines.
Convenient- can read anywhere, any time
Even though we’re all mostly working from home right now, Readly is super convenient as you can download the material and ready it anywhere without wifi. Great for those of you with morning commutes (hopefully soon!)
I don’t fall asleep easily and Readly is so convenient in that regard, I can lie in bed with the app and read all I want, even offline, without having to turn on the light. With Readly, I can relax in the evenings reading something informative instead of falling asleep looking at someone’s story on Instagram or watching the same TV series for the 5th time (yes Gavin and Stacey, I’m looking at you!)
Share articles with Family
All my family are readers and we usually share articles/ books we find interesting with each other. It’s a great way to expand my knowledge and with Readly I get to share all the interesting articles I find with the rest of the family at just the click of a button.
Readly is a great service that changed the way I looked at magazines and reading as a whole. Plus, with over 5000 publications spanning every topic to choose from, previous and latest issues, the possibilities of what to read are endless.
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