Readability is a free web and mobile app that virtually turns any web page into a clean, comfortable reading view. Using your web browser, iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone you can sync articles for reading later offline as you surf the Internet.
Although there are various other competitors that offer similar save and read later service where Readability excels is that saves content and converts it to a minimal format with just the essential text and graphics, thereby removing clutter such as headers and ads.
Readability also allows for integration with numerous apps such as Twitter and Flipboard, for a full list of apps click here
1. Create an account
Navigate to readability.com and click on the Sign Up button
To create an account enter a username, email and password or if you have a Facebook account you can create an account quickly by using the Connect with Facebook option.
2. Recommended lists
Once you have created your account you are automatically taken to the Recommended tab where you are shown a list of people you can follow as well as listing new articles that may be of interest to you both of which provide a great opportunity to discover new content.
3. Add articles
The Reading List menu displays your entire collection of articles and provides you with three options to either book to read later, favourite articles that you have found or archive articles from your reading list. Along the right side of the window you will also notice three options which allow you to add an article, search your saved articles or view all your articles relating to a specific tag.
To add an article to your list click on the + icon, then paste the weblink of the article in the URL field and click Add article.
The newly added article will now appear in the Read for later list:
If you wish to update or change any account setting then head over to the Settings menu where you can add your name, add a bio about yourself, change your password, select which apps have access to your account as well as the ability to send individual articles or daily digests from Readability to your Amazon Kindle. The Settings menu also enables you customise the font and background colour.
Under the tools menu you have three options:
Guilt Purge - set how frequent you wish to automate the archiving or deletion of articles to be.
Add via Email – this is your unique Readability email address which you can use to send articles to your reading list.
Data Export – click this button to have an email of your list sent to you in the form of a JSON file which you can then use to import the list into other services.
If you wish to share an interesting article with other others then click the Recommend and Article from the homepage
Then enter the link to article you wish to share and click the Make it happen button.
Finally add some brief text about the article, it would be a good idea to state why you found it interesting and then click Make Recommendation.
Readability is available as add on to web browsers Chrome and Firefox as well as mobile apps for Android and iOS.
Once installed into your browser Readability appears towards at the top of the browser offering you three options to Read Now, Read Later or Read on Kindle