Chrome/Firefox: If you thought other reading tools like Readability stripped away the fluff on a website, you haven’t seen anything yet. SimplyRead rips away everything but the title and body text for an ultra-minimalist approach to article presentation.
Install the extension and a small “SR” icon is placed on your browser address bar. Pull up a news article or similarly formatted blog post and click that icon. Everything is stripped away to display just the most basic components of the article and none of the peripheral navigation panels. What does the article above look like when we turn SimplyRead off? Like this:
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/13/11