What is Zenreader

Zenreader helps you extract and organise information from your sources to produce great quality assignments up to three times faster than with other tools.

The most efficient, effective and enjoyable way to get information out of documents, organising it in a way that makes sense to you and making use of it wherever and whenever you need it.

Zenreader is designed by experts in research, writing and knowledge management and incorporates the most cutting edge strategies for producing excellent quality work in record time


Document Analysis

Smart algorithms Zenreader analyses the document’s structure allowing you to find what you are looking for rapidly.
  • Automatic detection of: table of content, headings & bibliography
  • Instant recognition of: headings, cations, figures, graphs & formulas
  • Advance search option, find information faster
  • Correct reading order
Zenreader document analysis

Smart Highlights

Extract information Effortless note taking
  • Text selection mode
  • Image crop selection mode
  • Optical character recognition
  • Reference your highlights instantly, Zenreader remembers where they came from making referencing easy.
Zenreader highlights


Information labelling Organize your note taking
  • Label your tags to suit your preferences
  • Easily extract text, images, graphs & formulas
  • Add comments to your highlights
Zenreader highlight tagging


Innovative knowledge organisation Stay organized, use the outliner to structure your notes and plan your essays
  • Drag and drop highlights
  • Comment and jot down ideas
  • Automatically incudes your references
  • Export your notes and essay outlines in PDF, Doc, Markdown or HTML mode.
Zenreader information editor


Reference manager

Add PDFs, webpages, notes to Zenreader, managing them alongside your favourite reference manager.

Powerful Reader

The Reader is packed with features to make it easy to read documents, extract notes & snippets, jump to relevant information. It can present document summaries.

Knowledge Maps

Our powerful outliner and concept editor allow you organise knowledge, helping you with understandind complex topics.

Find anything

Our innovative algorithms enable you to find anything within Zenreader.

Develop your skills

Zenreader implements state-of-the-art learning techniques, enabling you to practice them as you work. Double your reading speed with our PDF Speed Reader!

Automation where possible

We are building algorithms that enable Zenreader to summarise documents, suggest you sections/paragraphs to read, automatically generate maps of knowledge/information, so that you focus on deciding what is relevant to your project.

Key Zenreader components

Interconnected Knowledge

Our tools extract and help organise knowledge from documents immediately. You will never forget where information comes from.

Interface with Knowledge

We are designing better ways for storing, organising and accessing knowledge, through innovative visualisation tools.


As new information comes in, rapidly update the existsing knowledge structure.


We designed a suite of document analysis algorithms, capable of understanding document structure and classify content.

Learning Skills

We are adapting speed reading and memorisation techniques. The objective: bring these into the digital world.


Everything that we do is surrounded by rigorous research, conducted with academic partners and our customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cloud storage is a feature that we are currently working on and it should be available in a future version of Zenreader.

We know that it is important to be able to access your work through mobile devices, including tablets. Plans for mobile apps are in place, with likely releases in the near future.

We are developing collaboration features that will allow you to invite your group to work on your project . These will be available soon.

Yes, currently you can provide a link to a webpage which Zenreader converts into a PDF. This means that you can have a snapshot of that webpage in case it changes in the future. We will be offering browser plugins to make this process much smoother.

We are working on this, currently Zenreader comes with a document metadata detector and you can always point a project to Endnote’s / Mendeley’s library to load the same documents. We offer 1900+ citation styles.

Currently we provide export for Markdown, HTML, PDF, Word.

Absolutely the opposite. With Zenreader, it is easy for a student to avoid unintentional plagiarism, since anything that is copy or pasted from original sources comes with the citation attached to it.

The automation that is built within Zenreader serves the sole purpose of removing tedious and repetitive tasks, such as copy pasting text from one screen to another, finding information, adding tags/labels.

No, Zenreader doesn’t have a magical summarise all button.

No, you will still have to do everything yourself. Zenreader’s smart tools are there to minimise the time taken on low-value tasks such as searching for things, collecting citations/references/text across multiple documents, managing duplication of knowledge and finding connections between pieces of information.

Although the software helps you, as a user you have to decide and choose and perform all of the actions.

Until we launch the product, we will not charge our users. Zenreader is extremely valuable especially since it makes you more productive and effective. We will make sure that thouse who cannot afford to buy Zenreader have access to the technology, since we believe that what we offer should be accessible to everyone.

We have to charge a fee for Zenreader, so that we can continue developing it.

Yes, we are preparing a white paper with all the evidence behind the technology and will publish this soon.

Zenreader cuts repetitive tasks. Because it contains all the tools in one place, you can get your work done very quickly. All of the screens are designed to maximise effeciency at getting tasks done.

Zenreader is beautifully designed, making it a pleasure to work with.

Zenreader will soon have detailed reports and analytics, showing you how much progress you are making week by week.

Yes, we have developed some effective methods to organising information and structuring knowledge. These are part ouf our training material that comes with the software.

Zenreader is extremely valuable especially since it makes you more productive and effective. We will make sure that thouse who cannot afford to buy Zenreader will still have access to the technology. We believe Zenreader should be accessible to everyone.

We want to make this free for the students. Please help us achieve this by letting your department or school know that you want access to Zenreader and have them purchase a license for you.

We aim to serve our customers and users as well as possible. Please get in touch with us if Zenreader doesn't currently do something that you need. We will strive to build that feature for you.

Early Access

We want to work with ambitious people and organisations, to drive faster innovation.

Early Access Details

What is Early Access

The Early Access program is designed to collect qualitative feedback from testers on the extent to which they would use Zenreader as a learning tool for their academic studies.

What do you get by signing for Early Access

  • Access to Zenreader free of charge for the durations of the trial period
  • Concierge support: Leapian will provide tech support on the Software. Tech support will include:
    • Answering any generic questions on the software and on how to best use the features/tools of the Software.
    • Technical support for bugs and issues of the Software.
  • Training: a member of Leapian’s team will provide an onboarding training session.

What we would like from you

  • To complete a 10-15 minute training session with a member of Leapian’s team in person or, should this not be possible, to complete the training session online.
  • To give 5 minutes per week or every 10 days for a phone conversation to review the software and bugs etc

Early Access signup form

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Get Involved

We want to work with ambitious people and organisations, to drive faster innovation.

What we are looking for

R & D Partnerships

We are looking for various partnership organisations:

  • Machine Learning experts, to work on our algorithms
  • Pedagogy experts, to contribute on learning skills developments

Our projects are extremely ambitious and we are looking for ambitious programmers who can join us.

How to get involved

Below are some options on how to get involved. All early access users will receive discounts on Zenreader once we launch!

We are looking for various types of partners: technical, research or product development. Please get in touch with team @ leapian.com and let's see if there is scope to work together.