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Old 05-17-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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OT - Readability
I saw this in my technology news and I think it's pretty cool. Sometimes web pages are so hard to read with distracting ads and blinking stuff! This gets rid of it all and makes it easier to read. It seems a little weird at first, but for a serious article I think it'll be great!
http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

ETA: I use Firefox and it's fine with it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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Hi, Jan!

Thanks so much for this. It's way cool! I tried it out on an article on Knitty and was thrilled!

You just come up with the most intriguing stuff! This is a gem!

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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Ooo I hadn't thought of using it for stuff like that, but I just tried it and it's awesome! Easier to print if you want to, too!
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have used Readability and love it. Reading on the screen can be tedious, and Readability definitely helps.

On the same topic, another tool that I like is http://www.instapaper.com/ . It's free and lets you bookmark pages for reading later. And like Readability, it just grabs the text and removes all the distractions, and makes reading on the computer pleasant. There's also an app for the iPhone/pod/pad. It's one of my most used apps.
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Hmm, don't know if it's the settings on my computer, but I added both to my toolbar and all it does when I click on either one is bring me to their websites.
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Originally Posted by sheldon View Post
There's also an app for the iPhone/pod/pad. It's one of my most used apps.
Thanks for the info on the app and the instapaper link, I'll check those out, too.

@Margaret- That's strange. I wonder why it does that.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post

@Margaret- That's strange. I wonder why it does that.
I'm on my work laptop - who knows what adminstrator settings they have on here to cause stuff like that to happen!
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