Reader View is an amazing (old, not new) browser feature that takes the content that you’d like to read and puts it front and center on the page (literally). I use Reader View whenever I’m reading anything for longer than a few seconds. On some sites there are navigation sidebars that push the main content off to the side, reader view will redirect the main content directly to the center. It will also remove any advertising banners that might be at the top or bottom of the page. If you’re just scrolling through a page then Reader View isn’t really that useful but for anything that you’ll be reading for more than a few seconds it’s great. Give it a try if you’ve never used it before, it’s available on all the major browsers, no matter what type of device you’re using—computer/phone/tablet/etc.
I use Chrome on my computer and Safari on my phone.
Safari has a built-in button for Reader viewer, it’s up at the top of the page to the right of the url bar. You just click the button and reader view gets turned ON. To turn it OFF you click the button again.
Chrome doesn’t have this feature built right in but you can download a really good plugin called Mercury Reader. With this plugin you can turn it ON by either clicking on the plugin button or you can set up a keyboard shortcut that will activate it. I use Command + Shift + R.
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