Readability - a 'Favorites' Tool (Free)

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  1. Begonia

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    There are such a lot of 'readers' and also 'writers' on here on AVF's General Chat threads.

    I wondered whether some of you might like to know about the Readability browser add-on for Internet Explorer.

    The add-on turns any web page into a clean and comfortable reading view and so is great for saving things you see on the Internet for reading later on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile Phone, E-Reader or Kindle. (I understand it will also soon be available for the iPhone and iPad too)

    Essentially, the tool is a 'Free Download' and adds two buttons to your 'Favorites'. These are 'Read Now' and 'Send to Kindle'.

    Obviously, when you hit an appropriate article or web page, then you click on the appropriate Favorites button to do whichever you want. ie. either to 'Read Now' or 'Send to Kindle'.

    eg, Suppose you buy something on AVF's Classifieds and want to Copy the thread so as to be able to File it for reference later: Well, just look at the thread in 'Read Now' and then Copy it to a Word Document. Then you won't be bothered by all of the excess formatting and graphics on the particular web page. The whole thing willl be 'cleaned up' to be much better for filing.

    And there's more! It's a truly brilliant Free browser tool, IMHO.

    You can read about it (and maybe try it out) at Learn More | Readability: Enjoy Reading. Support Writing. — Readability

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Could be cool, I'll take a look at home.
     
  3. imightbewrong

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    Hmm - don't quite get it.

    Does it bring the adverts? :p
     
  4. Begonia

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    It definitely does not! Which would seem to be the whole point of it.

    What you do get are the 'pictures associated with the article' (if any) and the article.
     
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    So this is like 'Reader' view in Safari and in iOS? It cuts out everything that isn't necessary to the content - no unnecessary pictures, adverts, flashing crap - and formats it in a simple to read way. Also allows you to build a 'Reading List' to come back to at a later date.

    It works well. Should be native in all browsers, IMO.
     
  6. imightbewrong

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    I smell trouble ;)
     
  7. RobM

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    Check your shoes.
     
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    Clean
     
  9. walleee

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    Do people still use IE?
     
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    It's for Chrome too.
     
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    Turns of stuff like this out there already. Some of it is better supported across more platforms. Read It Later is the one that comes to mind.

    I've personally used iReader in the past for Chrome with great success.
     

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