clean-reader-appWhen the daughter of LDS couple Jared and Kirsten Maughan came home from grade school with books containing swear words, they were inspired to create an mobile app to solve the problem.

They developed Clean Reader, a free mobile app that removes profanity and offensive phrases from e-books.

You can select from three settings to determine how clean you want your books to appear: (1) Clean, which takes out the major swear words, (2) Cleaner, and (3) Squeaky Clean, which essentially takes out all things offensive.

Clean Reader then scans your books and hides the swear words and displays less offensive alternatives with the same general meaning.


It is a full featured e-reader application that lets you do the following:

  • Remove profanity from books with the touch of a button.
  • Browse, purchase, and read in a single environment.
  • Read over 1 million books in the built-in library or add any e-book you want.
  • Read without ads.
  • Filter the catalog by preferred price.
  • Shop popular authors, NY Times best sellers, and other popular categories.
  • Customize your display settings, notes, highlights, and bookmarks.
  • Access all of your titles in your cloud-based library for synched reading on multiple devices.

Clean-Reader-MaughanAfter extensive meetings with attorneys, the Maughans have ensured that their app doesn’t infringe on copyright laws.

The Clean Reader app is available for Apple iOS and Android.

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