matt kaar

tech blogging on occasion

Single-minded Browsing Using Safari Reader

I’ll admit it — I forward my fair share of web articles to family and friends. Unfortunately, with small font sizes and distracting ads, my eyes tire out quickly after page 3 of most long articles.

Enter the new Reader button in Safari 5.

Reader displays an article’s text in a readable font size and greys out the rest of the clutter. It’ll also consolidate multi-page articles to a single page.

For those not on Safari, the iReader extension for Firefox and Chrome gives you the same clutter-free reading goodness.

Check out how Reader handles this New York Times article on Vitamin D deficiency.

Now when will they give us the same thing on the iPad??