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Cleaning Up The Clutter

Posted in Apple Inc, iOS, and Mac

As a blind computer user I get very frustrated with all of the clutter of some websites on the Internet. It is because of this frustration that today I want to talk to you about a great feature on Mountain Lion and iOS. The name of this feature is SafariReader and it is terrific!

I know that some of you may already be aware of SafariReader especially if you do a lot of web browsing on your iPhone, but with the release of Mountain Lion on the Mac, Apple has made this feature available on the desktop as well.

For those of you that do not know what SafariReader is, it is a feature of iOS and OS 10 that will strip out all of the navigational links and form controls from a given website. You will make great use of this especially on Blogs where you just want to read the content without having to hear all of the other stuff on that site.

What makes SafariReader so great on the Apple platform is that with iCloud sharing , anything you ad to your reading list will be immediately available on either your iPhone or your Mac. Brilliant, isn’t it?

Here is how you add an item to your reading list:
•If you are on your iPhone just navigate to the website or article that you wish to add to your reading list.
•Now double tap on the Utilities button on the bottom portion of your screen.
•Right flick until you hear VO say, “Add To Reading List.”
That is it, now that item will be available on your Mac as well as your iPhone.

To do the same from your Mac do the following:
•Navigate to the website or article that you want to add to your reading list.
•Interact with the Toolbar and arrow over to “Toggle Reader and press VO Space.”
As in the first example, you can now view this content on both your computer and your mobile device.

In the comments area below let me know what you think about SafariReader on the Mac and iOS, platforms and tell me if using this feature makes your daily consumption of content on the Internet a more enjoyable experience.

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