After a long wait and several setbacks, the free Readability app finally landed on iOS devices. Readability is a universal binary that supports both iPhone/iPod touch and has a native iPad interface. According to a blog post announcing the software, the app was born from a collaboration between the Readability team and the talented designers and builders at Teehan+Lax.
It features clean typography from Hoefler & Frere-Jones to turn any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on an iOS devices or desktop with the free Readability browser add-on. Articles seamlessly sync between platforms through an unlimited, searchable archive on the Web.
A paid subscription is still available to those wishing to reach beyond the most recent articles in their Reading List, including the ability to use daily digest of the Reading List on the Amazon Kindle. Early reviews by The Verge and MacStories are positive and it looks like Instapaper maker Marco Arment should worry, indeed (he just updated the Instapaper browser bookmarklet).
Readability for iOS is a free download from the App Store.
The image gallery and release notes are below.
Readability gets support across dozens of popular desktop and mobile apps through the official API, including: Reeder for iOS and Mac, Twitter clients Echofon, Ubersoscial, and Tweetbot, and many more. The company is sharing 70 percent of the proceeds from paid accounts with publishers of the articles accessed through the service. Readability can also be accessed on Amazon’s Kindle as a HTML5 web app on mobile devices at readability.com, or through a browser extension, and in a number of third-party apps across platforms that feature built-in Readability support.
Readability for iOS version 1.0.1
Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, iPhone or iPad. With the Readability app, you can catch up reading what you’ve saved with the free Readability add-on for your web browser.
To start saving articles from the web to Readability, visit http://www.readability.com using your favorite browser and install the free Readability add-on.
TURNS ANY WEB PAGE INTO A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE READING VIEW Readability automatically turns web pages into a clean, elegant, single-column reading view. With beautiful typography provided by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the reading experience in Readability is second-to-none.
READ ON YOUR TERMS – ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. Too busy to read while on your web browser? Save any web page to Readability and it will be automatically saved on your web browser, iPhone or iPad. Once synced, your articles will be there for you – whether you’re online or offline.
A READING EXPERIENCE SECOND TO NONE. Readability is all about making it easy for you to enjoy reading. You can customize the reading view by adjusting type size, contrast and margins to your liking.
SHARE WHAT YOU’RE READING. Readability provides built-in native sharing support. You can post a favorite article along with your own comments on Facebook, Twitter or by email to your friends.
MANAGE YOUR ARTICLES WITH UNLIMITED STORAGE. Users of Readability enjoy an unlimited, searchable archive that syncs on the web. As soon as you’re done reading an article, simply tap it to archive.
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