This app for Apple and Android is soaring up the charts and will have you absolutely hooked 5 years ago

This app for Apple and Android is soaring up the charts and will have you absolutely hooked

See what we did there? It's a play on the name... that's the joke.

There is a highly addictive reading app soaring up the charts on the App Store and in the Google Play Store.

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It's a nifty little app called Hooked, which offers users small stories in text form, which as it turns out, is a highly addictive and engaging way to read new stories, especially if you don't have the time or patience to sit down and read a book.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store under the name "Hooked - Chat Stories".

Hooked doesn't give you any information on the characters involved in the story before you begin, so you're thrown right in at the deep end. But the stories have a way of dragging you into them before leaving you wanting more.

Just so we're clear, only some of them have their words spelled in text message-style, just incase that small detail would drive you insane.

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But the screenshot below will give you an insight into the app...

Every time you tap the screen, a new message appears, as if in real-time. You can feel the tension building as the stories progress.

The app was originally launched in 2015 but has taken off over the last few months with as many as 2.2 million downloads in March this year.

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There's a whole host of stories you can choose from, so you're not going to be short of choice.

Unfortunately, there's a limit to how many you can read at once, and you will be greeted with this message if you're over-tapping... unless you want to upgrade to a paid version.

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It's well worth checking out.