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Do you know about iReader?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM

We paleohackers read a lot of blogs and websites. Many of them have sub-optimal formatting, which makes sense because individual bloggers can't afford to hire professional website designers and developers.

If you have this problem - and some of you might have it without even realizing it - there is a Chrome and Firefox extension that fixes it: iReader. Have you heard of it? Once it is installed, all you have to do is click on the little 'R' in the upper right hand corner of your browsers address bar, and it transforms the text into text that is clean, ad-free and black-and-white.

Are there other other website-reading hacks of which you know that might improve the experience of typical high blog-consuming Paleohackers? The main two for me are f.lux and iReader

iReader for Chrome is available for free here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ppelffpjgkifjfgnbaaldcehkpajlmbc

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I posted this because I thought some might find it helpful, and someone has downvoted it? It's okay if others don't find it as helpful as I do, but downvoting it makes no sense. Very disappointing.

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on November 29, 2011
at 05:46 PM

"Install iReader? It can access:

-Your data on all websites
-Your tabs and browsing activity
"

Uhhh is that necessary?

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on November 29, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I like Readability in Firefox for immediate presentation of text without junk. Safari has a similar feature built in. Instapaper is also excellent as an overall web article saver and text reformater.

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on November 29, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Tried it, didn't like it. Felt very slow, and a lot of sites just don't work with it. Worse yet it likes to reload the page, and I tend to read things while on the train, where I don't have an internet connection.

I prefer going to the View Menu and selecting Page Style -> "No Style" in Firefox, and then going Full Screen.

The idea for these things came from Safari (Show Reader) option.

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