2011/04/20

Shortcut to Readability

I like the way Readability.com manages to strip pages from ads and sidebars to make pages more readable and clutter free. The only downside is that to get a readable view of any page first you have to copy the web address of the page you want to read, then open Readability's link shortener page, then paste the copied web address there, then click on Shorten & Read and finally click on Read Now. That's too much clicks for something that ought to be fast and simple, so I created a shortcut implemented as a bookmarklet, which does the whole thing with just two clicks. First, drag and drop this link into your bookmarks toolbar and rename something like "Make Readable". Then load the page you want to make readable, click on the bookmarklet and finally click on Readability View in the upper bar. Pronto!