For someone who regularly reads online, be it articles, blogs, news websites, or even Wikipedia, chances are slim that Instapaper would be an unfamiliar name. The remarkable service goes a great distance to make your online reading experience enjoyable and smooth, removing all the clutter (ads, buttons, sidebars et all) and giving a customizable text and image view that goes easy on the reader’s eyes. Instapaper offers a bookmarklet to achieve said purpose with ease, but if you are a user of Chrome or Firefox, InstaRead is perhaps a more convenient option. It’s a browser extension/add-on that is built around the Instapaper bookmarklet, and enables its reading mode with just a click, making online reading much easier than it would’ve been otherwise. Furthermore, you may also customize the background color, font size and other attributes to your liking.
After you’ve installed the extension, hit the tiny InstaRead button in your browse window or select the InstaRead option from the right-click context menu to view your article in a slick, clutter-free interface. InstaRead also lets you choose a font, background color and layout. To change the look and feel of the page, simply click the Font button located at the top-right of the page, and select your desired options from the pop-up. Note that by default, the extension displays the page in a Georgia font with a white background.
Reading can become a difficult task especially when some websites have a weird background color or when the fonts are too small. InstaRead works perfectly and allows you to focus on your reading by providing you with a clean interface for almost any website. Install the extension/add-on for Chrome or Firefox from the link below and enjoy your reading!