This app is an UNOFFICIAL fanfiction Reader for the Archive Of Our Own (AO3) site. I created it because I am a fan of fanfiction, and I wanted to help people access the stories they love. No subscription is needed to use this app. Downloading and using this app is not a substitute for getting an Invitation
to post stories on AO3; nobody needs an Invitation to read stories on AO3, or give kudos. Archive Of Our Own is created, hosted and maintained by a team of volunteers, and they do not ask anyone to pay to share or read stories on the site. If you are kind enough to give me a "tip" that money goes to me, not to The Organization for Transformative Works or AO3.

Thank you for using Unofficial fanfiction Reader for the Archive Of Our Own (AO3) site!

Search your favorite fanfics by multiple tags, exclude tags, search by fandom, fanfic title, author, characters and other options; read fanfics right from the app with no need to open them in separate reader app, download the best fanfics for later offline access.
Log in to AO3 to access your bookmarks (favorite bookmarked fanfics), check your History, leave kudos (likes) and view and leave comments for the fanfics.

Night Reading Mode: switch to day/night theme by using icon on Navigation Bar while reading the fan fiction story.
Fullscreen mode: tap in the centre of the screen while reading the fanfic to enter full screen, tap again to go back to normal view.

When you launch the app, it shows list of fanfics from AO3 main page. To filter results use Search option. To view fanfic, click on the item with its description. Then you will be taken to the fics details page which show all the information including author name, title, number of chapters, kudos, comments, views and other info about the story (fandom, characters, relationships etc).

As AO3 doesn’t have any API, so issues do occur. Thanks for understanding.

The application includes Auto-Renewable Subscription (Prosub).
Once you have purchased it, the subscription starts. Since then every week you will get digitally generated recommendations of fan fics (fan fiction works). Subscription length is 1 month and it its auto-renewable.

The subscription price is 0.99$ per month.

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use link:

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

What's New

Version 1.75

Stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
1.5K Ratings

Search Function Broken


My old version for iOS9 started acting wonky when I searched for fics, returning no results when I typed in the exact author and title. So I upgraded. Now when I search I still get no results when using precise information, and when using incredibly broad search parameters I might get 10 results when on the website I get thousands. Also now I’m not allowed to have more than 30 downloads with the free version. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! It went from UNLIMITED to THIRTY?! Originally this was a 4-Star app, but now that I can’t actually add new fics to my lineup, it’s only ONE-star, and only because at least I still have access to the previous fics I downloaded.

Also, advertisements are getting out of control. It used to be every 15-20 clicks I had to sit through an add, then down to 10, now its every 2-3.

I’ve mostly swapped over to ff . net app anymore these days, even though it has less to pick from for my fandoms. At least it’s usable, though. I’m done with this app when I finish with my previously downloaded stories. It used to be so simple and user-friendly. Now it’s a pay-to-read nightmare of adds and impossible search engines. It wasn’t broken, but the developer tried to find things to fix anyway and made a mess of everything. Less. Is. More.

Needs improvement


This is, overall, a decent app. You can do most of the things you can do on Ao3's mobile site but, if you're anything like me, having an app is much better. That being said, there are a few things that bug me.

#1: the color scheme is purple instead of Ao3's classic red and you can't change it (to my knowledge). This is just me being picky, but I hate that it doesn't match Ao3's regular color palette. I really recommend the developer(s) add a feature where you can change the app's theme.

#2: you can't upload works or edit your profile/pseuds. This is just a reader, but I feel like this app would be MUCH better if you were able to upload works and edit your profile. If there's actual reasons this is an unachievable goal, then that's understandable and I still enjoy using the app. If it's not and the devs are just too lazy to add that feature, then I stg I'm going to start boycotting this app altogether because that's ridiculous.

#3: overall, things just seem a bit... Messy, unorganized. The layout isn't as clean and easy to use as something like Instagram or Wattpad.

That being said, I still think this app is worth downloading! It's good for what it is and I still prefer it over the mobile site.

Developer Response

Thank you for such extended review! If you want to let me know any issues faster please my email is!
With color scheme unfortunately I cannot do anything because AO3 mailed me not to use their colors or any red color that looks like theirs because its US law violation.
Thank you for suggesting uploading works, its a very big work and I wasn't sure if someone needs it, now I can add it to my to do list.
I wish one day my app will be more user-friendly :D sorry for now, I have poor designer skills, I'm trying :)
Thank you again!

Incomprehensible Purchasing


I recently downloaded the fanfic pocket reader and was very satisfied with my experience so to begin with, thank you. My problem occurred when I wanted to use the special “premium” fonts to read in. I paid a “generous tip” of $1.99, yet my nothing of my fanfiction experience changed. I checked in the App Store and the pro subscription is $1.49 so I paid more than enough to be able to access the premium features, yet I have not been granted to access to them. I was hoping for an explanation of why my payment didn’t grant access to the benefits and how I can get those features applied to my account. I also sent an email with this grievance, but it’s been about two days and I still haven’t got a response. I would suggest making the purchasing process clearer to understand as I have spent $2 and have received nothing for it.


Sergei Pekar
58.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© Sergei Pekar
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Subscription $1.49
  2. Pro Version $0.99
  3. Generous Tip $1.99


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