Readability – New Reading Platform App for iPhone Review

If you constantly have problems with reading web pages and you are tired of having to maneuver them around your screen, then you will definitely want to check out an app for the iPhone called Readability. Readability clears up web pages for the iPhone viewer so that you can read them easily and without having to constantly touch your screen to see the next section of text.  The app takes web pages and re-formats them into a clean, single column, making them more iPhone friendly.  Now you can read newspapers, online novels, blogs, and other text by simply scrolling down with your finger.  Choose your margins, contrasts, and type size for a customized experience that makes reading online content more enjoyable.

The app also lets you store web pages for later reading, giving you the choice of reading when you have more time.  This means that you won’t have to remember where that webpage was or try to locate it later.  You simply give the command and the app will save the page to your web browser.  You can keep it for as long as you like, making it a great tool if you want to save it for research or reference it later on.  If you want to share the article with business colleagues or friends, a simple tap lets you post it to your favorite social network or you can send it as an attachment in an email.  The app gives you the ability to store as many web pages as you want and even creates a searchable archive so that you can recall them at any time.



Features in the newest 1.1.0 version of Readability include:

  • faster reading list sync
  • double tap to move pages up and down
  • no more reader fees as of June 30, 2012
  • reading lists for Top Reads and Longform Picks
  • Vimeo and YouTube videos in-app
  • time-to-read display

This app was updated in July 2012 and will take up 14.8 MB of space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.  To download the app you will need to have the iOS 4.2 or newer version on your mobile device and the app is only available in English.  Users give Readability a rating of 4 out of 5 stars for the new version, which is free to download.

Overall, this is a great free app to download onto your iPhone that will make it easier for you to read web pages and their content.  We think that you will like the faster processing capability of the app and enjoy the archive feature, as well as the power to customize your reading experience by choosing your preferred formatting specs.


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