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Bookmarklets for Your Browser

The Easy Way (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, IE9+, etc)

If you're using a browser that supports it, you should be able to click and drag each of the three bookmarklets below to your bookmarks or favorites bar.

Read Now

Scrubs web pages of distractions and provides a clean, comfortable view. Handy for reading longer articles.

Read Later

Registered users enjoy their articles whenever and wherever they want. Save any article for later, then read on your desktop, Amazon Kindle, or mobile devices. Log In or Sign Up and start reading your way.

Send to Kindle

Send any article directly to your Kindle for reading later in the comfortable Readability view.

The Not So Easy Way(s)

While many browsers make installing bookmarklets easy, there are as many that make it somewhat to very difficult. We'll list a couple below that might work for you. If you run into trouble, contact us

iOS: iPhone, iPad, Apple II, etc

  1. First, choose the bookmarklet you would like to install and copy the code from the textbox below. To copy: tap once on the code, tap Select All then tap Copy.

    Read Now

    Read Later
    Log In or Sign Up to read on your time.

    Send to Kindle

  2. Next, click Safari's Add Bookmark icon (Add Bookmark Icon). Select “Add Bookmark” and without making any changes, bookmark this page by clicking “Save.”
  3. Now click on the Bookmarks icon (Bookmarks Icon) to reveal your bookmarks. Navigate to your new bookmark and click “Edit” in the corner of the bookmarks window.
  4. Select your newly created bookmark and change the name to the item you copied above (e.g., “Read Now”).
  5. Next, delete the URL shown and paste the code you copied in step 1: tap the URL shown in the second field, tap "Select All", tap "Paste".
  6. Tap "Done" on the keyboard, which will return you to the list of bookmarks. Tap "Done" to finish editing bookmarks. Tap "Done" a third time to close the bookmarks list.

Do that for each and you should wind up with three bookmarks in mobile Safari: Read Now, Read Later, and Send to Kindle.

If you have any questions, start with this Help page, which includes a link to contact us. We're glad to help.

Internet Explorer: 8 and below

Follow these steps to install the Readability buttons on Internet Explorer:

  1. Make sure your “Favorites Bar” is visible. If it is not, right click on any part of the menu bar and make sure “Favorites Bar” is checked
  2. Right-click on the “Read Now” button below and select “Add to Favorites”
  3. If you receive a Security Alert, click “Yes”
  4. Once the Add a Favorite dialog shows up, select the “Favorites Bar” and click “Add”
  5. Repeat for the other bookmarklets, then you're ready to use Readability!
Read Now

Scrubs web pages of distractions and provides a clean, comfortable view. Handy for reading longer articles.

Read Later

Registered users enjoy their articles whenever and wherever they want. Save any article for later, then read on your desktop, Amazon Kindle, or mobile devices. Log In or Sign Up and start reading your way.

Send to Kindle

Send any article directly to your Kindle for reading later in the comfortable Readability view.

The Readability buttons should display in your toolbar like this:
bookmarklet

Android browsers: Dolphin, Whale, Sea Turtle, etc

  1. First, choose the bookmarklet you would like to install and copy the code from the textbox below.

    Read Now

    Read Later
    Log In or Sign Up to read on your time.

    Send to Kindle

  2. Create a new bookmark for this page. If you are prompted to edit the bookmarklet, replace the address or URL with the code copied in the previous step.
  3. If you were not prompted to edit the bookmark in the previous step, navigate to the bookmark you created. (The location of your bookmarks is dependent on your browser.) Replace the address or URL of the bookmark with the code you copied in the first step.
  4. While not necessary, you'll probably want to change the name of the bookmark to the Readability action; "Read Now", "Read Later", or "Send to Kindle".