TiVo for the Web: Content Without the Ads
Sometimes reading online can be a big pain in the butt: there are ads everywhere and the fonts are always different. Some of us don't mind ads if the content we want is really good, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to convert all those pages into a nice, consistent, readable font that feels kind of like a newspaper?
Now you can.
Readability is a cool tool created by the Arc90 Lab that allows you to quickly turn any web page you want into a format of your choice. All you have to do is set your preferences on their home page, add their bookmark, and you're done.
You can choose to make pages look like a newspaper, a novel, or even a computer terminal (not recommended).
Let's say you're over at the LA Times website reading this story:
The page is very busy and the story starts wayyy down on the page. But if you click on your handy Readability bookmark, this is what it looks like:
Much better, isn't it?
I don't use Readability on every single page I visit, but it's super handy when I stumble onto a site with too many ads or too much going on, and I just want to be left alone with the content I want to read.
It can save you time and it can save you from some of the ads out there that could wind up convincing you to buy something you really don't need.