Readability: The best way to long-read on the web
[tweetmeme]The web has become easier to navigate lately. Tumblr makes it easy to follow great reads, Instapaper and Read it Later makes it possible to catch up with reading material on the go. But there’s always that article on the web, that you want to read at that moment, but is filled with clutter and ads. And for that, let me introduce to you, Readability.
Readability, an experiment by Arc9, is very much like Instapaper and Read it Later, except it’s more like Read it Now. There’s absolutely no sign up required. Simply go to the Readability website, choose your preferred reading styles including typography, margins, and font size—while seeing a preview of what content will look like in at the bottom. From thereon, whenever you want to read something, just hit the Readability bookmarklet and you’ll be presented with a clean, well formatted page, including all major formatting and graphics, but stripped out of all its clutter.
Moreover, when that bookmark is synced over to your iPhone, it works there as well (although, usability dictates that you have a different bookmarklet with a narrower margin). With usability like this, I just couldn’t get more excited about the iPad. Go check out Readability now.