Text Reflow

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Rennir, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Rennir macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    Is anyone else annoyed at the fact that Apple refuses to include text reflow for safari despite the fact that android phones have had it for years? For anyone that doesn't know, text reflow is basically word wrapping text when you zoom in while surfing the net. The text "flows" downwards so that one doesn't need to scroll side to side as well as vertically when reading lots of text online. As someone who frequents a lot of forums and reads fanfiction, text reflow would be such a good function to have. Granted, retina display does help, as well as safari reader. However, no matter how HQ the text is, I'd rather be able to read text with big font to lessen strain on the eyes. Also safari reader only works on certain websites. Considering the fact that it's been out for years, I can't imagine it's particularly difficult to include in iOS.
  2. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    The absence of it on iOS ever bothered me. I don't particularly like it on my Android phones.
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I have yet to run into a moment when I want safari reader, and it's not there.

    That said, in event of worst case, I am prepared with a backup, and that is a Readability Bookmarklet.


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