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Briefly: Readability redesigned for iOS 7, oXygen's XML Editor update

01/24, 11:01am

'Read-it-later' app redesigned, adding social sharing feature

Web reading app for iOS Readability has received an overhaul update this week, offering a full redesign in line with iOS 7. Turning any web page into a cleaner, customizable view for reading immediately or saving, Readability allows users to manage their preferred web content in an easier-to-read manner. Users can select from three different fonts -- Sentinel, Whitney or Mercury -- as well as between a white-themed design and a darker 'night' theme.

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Readability debuts mixtapes for reading with Readlists

05/22, 3:13pm

Reading mixtapes shareable, embeddable

Aggregator and reading service Readability has rolled out a new feature for its platform, one that allows users to share their own reading lists with others in a variety of ways. The new Readlist feature works as a sort of mixtape for reading, bundling content that users save from the web into a package deliverable to Kindles, iPads, and smartphones.

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Readability hits Android March 12 in short Amazon exclusive

03/09, 9:35pm

Readability for Android near ready to go

Readability planned to go cross-platform quickly with word that its Android app would arrive March 12 at 11AM Eastern. The app, which will have strong parallels to the iOS version we tried, will have a one-week exclusive in the Amazon Appstore before it goes to Android Market. The deal is partly a nod to the Kindle reading heritage and to optimization of the app for the Kindle Fire.

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Readability for iOS to arrive on March 1st

02/24, 10:50am

To feature layout, Twitter sharing options

The long-delayed Readability iOS app will finally be available on March 1st, the company has announced. The app is being developed in tandem with Teehan+Lax, and will be a universal title with native iPad and iPhone interfaces. Users will be able to adjust options like brightness, font size, and font type, and share content via Twitter. The company is otherwise being mum on features, except to say the app's goal is just an essential set of features for reading.

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Readability iOS app delayed, Android version complete

02/14, 9:15am

Developer complains of App Store wait

The Readability iOS app is still waiting for approval at the App Store, according to a Twitter post by one of the developers, Geoff Teehan. The delay has been long enough, Teehan remarks, that an Android version of Readability has already been finished in the interim. That app is not yet available on the Android Market.

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Readability goes free, to gain iPhone, iPad apps

11/16, 11:55am

Archive access to still cost fee

Online service Readability has announced several major changes, a blog post reveals. The first is that the service is now free; paid accounts will still be available for people who want extra features, such as access to older articles, and daily digest support on the Amazon Kindle. The company has also revised its mobile website to function as an HTML5 app, designed for both smartphones and tablets.

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Reading List in Lion for Safari shown syncing to iOS

05/14, 10:40pm

Lion Reading List now syncing with iOS

Apple's newly active Reading List in Safari for Lion Developer Preview 3 is now known to be syncing with iOS devices. Handheld owners syncing Safari bookmarks either through iTunes or through MobileMe are now seeing a rough "com.Apple.ReadingList" folder in their bookmarks list with the relevant articles loaded inside. It's presumed a later preview or the final version of Lion will give the folder a new name and possibly treat it differently in software through an iOS version of the Reading List.

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Safari in Lion gets Reading List feature, Instapaper unfazed

04/29, 11:30pm

Safari Reading List apes Instapaper, Readability

A leak Friday night has shown that Mac OS X Lion when it ships should have a version of Safari borrowing cues from Instapaper, Readability, and other offline web readers. Reading List will let users queue up links and websites for later reading through a combination of HTML and JavaScript. How it would exactly work wasn't said through a MacRumors exploration, but there weren't immediate signs it would sync between devices.

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Apple rejects Readability from App Store

02/21, 12:30pm

New subscription rules harm dev's business model

Apple has blocked a native Readability iOS app from appearing at the App Store, its developers say. The service removes ads and other distractions from webpages in a bid to make reading easier, using a business model that returns 70 percent of the revenue to publishers. Apple's rejection notice quotes circumvention of in-app subscription rules, made widespread just last week.

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