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Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you are reading.

Readability is a new Firefox add-on that makes reading web pages simpler and more enjoyable. The system strips the superfluous information and shows the main content in a single column of easy-to-read text. It is also a precious tool for printing the web pages in less.

Readability has 64 different styling options. You can choose to style in different colors, change the reading fonts and adjust the size of the text. Users can also add a Toolbar button to the navigation toolbox. Other than the add-on icon Readability supports Toolbar buttons, keyboard short-cuts, panel options and send via email functionality.

Readability contains Autoscroll functionality, too. As the name suggests Autoscroll functionality will let you scroll the pages automatically without using your mouse or keyboard. After you activate the Readability and simplify the page, pressing CTRL + SHIFT + A keyboard combination to start using the Autoscroll.

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87 Responses to “Readability”
  1. raghunathreddy says:

    this is excellent

  2. Pablo says:

    Hi Baris,

    I really like this extension and I was wondering if you can create a new one for the new Firefox 4.0 Beta 11 because every time I am trying to get it, it shows that is unavailable for this browser.

    Thanks for this Awesome Extension and Keep the Good Work, man :)

  3. Syd says:

    I do a lot of reading on the web, and Readability does a great job of pulling out what I want to read in a very readable format. I’m in love with the scroll function. Not only does it make it easy to relax and read long articles, it’s also helped me to increase my reading speed by gradually increasing the scroll speed.

    Thanks for a great tool. Hope you plan to update for Firefox 4. If not, I guess I’ll probably change browsers.

  4. Victek says:

    This is a great extension. Version 1.2 actually works in Firefox 4, however it’s necessary to disable the compatibility checker. It would be great if you could update it so FF sees it as compatible. Cheers!

  5. Wil Dieteren says:

    Hi Baris,

    I am using the Readability plugin in Firefox, both on OSX 10.6.7 and on Windows 7: generally speaking very pleased with it. However, the “multi page” feature seems to have stopped working in version 1.4. Could you look into this?

    Thanks, Wil Dieteren.

  6. anon anon says:

    Well done add on.
    I really like it – the only improvement i would suggest: give the user possibility to set the colour of font and background. I then would choose light grey as background to make it more comfortable for my eyes.
    Or maybe i am missing some feature inside firefox itself which can do this?

  7. Awesome, I like the confidentiality!