Duoreader is built to improve the experience of parallel text reading. It has lots of unique features, such as:
While Duoreader is continuously adding more features and supporting more languages, you may find the alternatives also helpful for your particular needs.
If there are features you see in the alternatives that you really want to have in Duoreader, please leave a review in the app store.
Content Type: Short Articles
Language Supported: Chinese, English
Read Chinese Online (RCO) features a few Chinese articles with English translation.
The presentation is quite similar to Duoreader, but includes contextualized dictionary and Pinyin.
It has limited amount of articles available, but for the ones available, the tool is great tool for Chinese learners.
Content Type: 5 classic books
Bilinguis is a bilingual parallel text website with 5 classic books in lots of languages. Audio is available for some languages.
In Duoreader, you can find most of the books in Bilinguis, aligned to sentence level.
Content Type: books and novels
LinguaBooster has a rich collection of books and articles and supports multiple languages. Some of the books are aligned to paragraph. It has a built-in dictionary support.
In Duoreader, you can find many books from LinguaBooster, aligned to sentence level.
Platform: Android, iOS
Content Type: Books
Parallel Texts Reader is a free app for bilingual reading. It also supports several Eastern European languages.
It doesn’t align to sentences, and one has to tap to view translation. The UI is arguably a bit outdated.
Content Type: Bilingual Magazine for Advanced Learners
Languages: English, Spanish
DualTEXTs features lots of magazine articles. It doesn’t do sentence alignment or provide dictionary.
Content Type: Stories
Languages: Many languages to English
lonweb has an old looking UI but decent content.
Learn-Spanish-With-Bilingual-Stories presents stories side-by-side in English, French and Spanish.
There are notes below texts, and sentence alignment is presented using colors.
Content Type: Classics in Public Domain
FarkasTranslations has manually verified parallel texts in multiple European languages (English, French, German, Dutch, etc).