Thursday, March 11, 2010

READABILITY - Tool to Cut Clutter

Learned about Readability, a potentially powerful new cool tool by arc90 that eliminates website clutter when you want to just focus on the content and not the surrounding "stuff". It is meant for articles, not home pages. According to its website, it is a 2-step process select your settings; add your bookmarklet. See the video:

Readability - Installation Video for Firefox, Safari & Chrome from Arc90 on Vimeo.

I tried it by going to, selecting an article, hitting "Readability" marklet that I put in my toolbar, and MAGIC: it worked like a charm! This is also a good tool to add to library and lab computers.

Thanks go to American Libraries Direct for alerting me to this tool:
Readability makes web pages easy to read and print
Phil Bradley writes: “Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading. This is a work of minor genius. We all get faced with pages that are too small to read properly, or too dense, or covered with ads or other extraneous material. These same pages are also usually a real pain to print out. Along comes this tool, which is a simple add-on to your browser bar.”...
Phil Bradley’s Weblog, Jan. 29

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