November 28, 2010

Enabling Readability on iPad

Distraction Free iPad
Ever wish you could read web pages your iPad without the distracting clutter of ads, sidebars, and animations like you do with Readability on your desktop browser? Readability's drag-and-drop bookmarklet requires Flash so enabling the button on an iPad requires copying and pasting the Javascript code into an existing Bookmark. Follow these steps:
  • Select your Settings (for example) Style = Newspaper, Size = Medium, and Margin = Narrow
  • Check Convert to hyperlinks to bookmarks if you would like all in-article links removed and transferred as references to the bottom of the page.
  • Press and hold in the Javascript box and choose Select All. Choose Copy to copy the code.

Edit Bookmark
  • Press the Bookmarks icon and choose Bookmarks Bar
  • Press the Edit button
  • To the right of Readability press the > symbol to bring up Edit Bookmark
  • Follow steps 1 - 4 in the diagram below. Keep in mind that you will need to completely removed the Readability web address and then press and hold in the box to paste the Javascript code.

  • If you have Printopia installed on a Macintosh computer then print the Readability web page to a PDF document in your Dropbox share.
  • Open the PDF with the Dropbox app and then open it with GoodReader.
  • Use GoodReader annotation to take notes.

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