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  • Web version support
  • Read it offline
  • Read it later or now
  • Kinder layout than articles' web version
  • Browser
  • It doesn't integrate RSS Feeds
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Expert's Review

"Android became readable"

Reviewed by / Mar 14, 2012

Readability is a news feed, reader and browser, all-in-one

Readability web version has been working for a while now, as well as its iOS version. Due to its success, its developers decide the break into the Android Market. What does it do? It turns any web page into a clean-view customized by yourself, for reading now or later on your computer or Android device. The full experience required install the add-on for your web-browser. It allows you to change the view of your browser for a kinder reading, save it to read it later (it automatically sync with your mobile devices) or even send it to your Kindle (via your Kindle account).

Unlike other reader, Readability is also a browser. What does it mean? You can navigate your favorite news sites from the app and after choosing and article you want to read press on "read it now" or "read it later". Then, you'll be able to read it in a kinder layout going back home or even when you get home, in your tablet or laptop (from the web version). You can read it offline, of course.

In a nutshell, Readability works like other "Read it Later" apps, however, it adds three new features: a) send it to Kindle; b) browser navigation; c) Kinder (and customizable) layout for reading. What's more, its minimalist user-friendly interface makes things easier and its transitions effects makes it cuter. We've just found two catches: it's not original, there are well-known app that performs and, in the other hand, it doesn't integrate RSS Feeds. It's annoying switching from RSS Readers to Read-it-later or browser apps. Let's integrate! Anyway, highly recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Read on Your Terms

Readability turns any Web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer or Android device. With the Readability app, you can catch up reading you've saved with the free Readability add-on for your Web browser. Already a favorite on Kindle e-readers, now you can enjoy the benefits of Readability on your Android devices.

Store It. Share It. Read It.

To start saving articles from the Web to Readability, visit the Readability website using your favorite browser and install the free Readability add-on.

Make it a favorite, send to your archive, share with your friends, and more
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. Too busy to read right now? Save any Web page to Readability and it automatically saves on your Web browser or Android device. Once synced, your articles will be there for you--whether you're online or offline. Customize the reading view by adjusting type size, text style, and contrast to your liking.

Readability also provides built-in native sharing support. Post favorite articles along with your own comments on Facebook, Twitter, or by e-mail to your friends. Enjoy an unlimited, search-able archive that syncs on the Web. As soon as you're done reading an article, simply tap it to archive. You can even add articles to your Reading List by e-mail. Copy and paste up to 20 URLs into the body of an e-mail and send that to a personalized address, provided free by Readability.

Recently changed in this version

- removed background polling of Reading List updates
- fixed character encoding issues
- expanded device compatibility and bug fixes

Lists with Readability

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Readability
  • (53)

    by angy_v on 23/08/2013

    Can't log on on some of my android devices.

  • (53)

    by Sagar Munagekar on 21/06/2014

    News articles, technical research documents, interesting recipes, all available across all devices in a convenient and delectable manner.

  • (53)

    by Сергей Ямщиков on 21/06/2014

    I've shared a page from chrome to the app, but the page didn't appear in the app in the same time the page is in the reading list on readability's site. The problem reproduces on my tablet(nexus 7 2013) and on my phone(razr hd).

  • (53)

    by SAKIB MAHMUD on 18/06/2014

    Tired off by keep trying to sync between web and mbile os.

  • (53)

    by Sudhendu Pandey on 16/06/2014

    How on earth can I login using Facebook or gmail. There is no option for it.. Errrrrrrr.

  • (53)

    by Francesca S on 15/06/2014

    Too bad. Uninstalled

  • (53)

    by Maciej Debinski on 11/06/2014

    The app doesn't crash for me, or freeze my phone, but it definitely is very slow in downloading newly added articles from the reading list. I keep telling it to refresh, but it just doesn't seem to notice the article I added a few minutes ago, despite the fact that it is visible via the web interface... Apart from that annoying fact works ok for me.

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