Safari Reader

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FoxMcCloud, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. FoxMcCloud macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Middlesbrough, England
    After using Safari Reader in Safari 5 for a few days now I have come to love it.

    My iPad arrives in a few days and I was wondering if iPad Safari has Reader or if its planned for next update?

    It would be a killer feature if it aint already on it.
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Currently it's not, I do like that new feature also. It's nice for reading longer Articles and as we all know the screen can be polluted with things that take away our attention (Ads, etc)
  3. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    I don't think it is planned. Even if it is, it probably wouldn't be until at least iOS 4.0.
    Feel free to use Instapaper though.
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I don't know if it will make it into Mobile Safari any time soon. WWDC would have been a good time to introduce Safari Reader and Apple didn't, which to me means it's not coming to iOS.
  5. kurosov macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2009
    I would be very surprised if it wasn't an addition in iOS4 for iPad later this year. As a feature it seems to be designed for the iPad. Cutting out distractions and pulling all parts of an article spread over multiple pages seems like a natural fit for the iPad.
  6. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    I didn't realize it is doing this. That is pretty nice. I wonder how they are accomplishing that, and if it could be implemented into Instapaper easily.
  7. macboy4 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Here, here. I love this feature; it would be perfect for iOS.
  8. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    You can add the readability bookmarklet to your Safari desktop which will be available on iPad Safari provided you are syncing bookmarks. Works fine in iPad Safari.
  9. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    You should be able to add it as a bookmark regardless, as long as you just paste the javascript in.
  10. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    "Reader" would he great in iPad's Safari. However, I'd just be happy if they would add the tabs open count (ala iPhone Safari) to the tabs icon on the iPad. I hate hitting the button and realizing I already have a bunch of tabs open.

    Just my 2 cents

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