A few years ago, I discovered Google Reader and it changed my life.
Gone were the days of opening 20 websites and checking for new articles. Now I could plug in all the websites I frequented and Google Reader would keep a queue of the articles those sites published. What’s more, it would display them in an easy-to-read, clutter-free environment.
I still use Google Reader daily. Occasionally, however, I will get sent an article from a friend in an email. Or I’ll click a link in a Google Reader article. This sends me into the terribly ad-ridden, overly designed WORLD WIDE WEB.
Enter Readability. It converts virtually any article into an extremely eye-friendly version. The font is beautiful. The layout is minimal. And if you’re reading this on my actual blog, you’ll notice that I’ve recently been inspired to follow suit.
I use the Google Chrome plugin for Readability, which allows me to instantly convert any page instantly. I highly recommend it.
- Part of the proceeds for a paid account go to the authors of the article, which I think is a fantastic concept. [↩]