Tuesday Tip: Readability-fy your saved web pages

The bookmarklet Readability and like Safari’s Reader tool strip web pages from all unnecessary elements and present them in a news-like layout. Unfortunately e.g. the Reader mode makes it impossible to use our Clip to DEVONthink bookmarklet for convenient clipping interesting parts.

Now our forum user tommysundstrom has created a Ruby script that uses Readability to clean up saved web pages. Besides making the pages easy to read this also improves DEVONthink’s AI. Note: It’s a raw script so you need to have some scripting experience to properly use it.

9 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Readability-fy your saved web pages”

  1. Chris says:

    Am I asking too much if I expect some hints for the unfortunate among us who have no scripting experience?

    It can’t be that difficult to add a small usage note.

    Thank you in advance!

  2. Eric says:

    There is a read me with the script. But please feel free to contact the author for usage notes.

  3. z. says:

    Since Readability is open-source code ( https://code.google.com/p/arc90labs-readability/source/browse/trunk/js/readability.js ) can’t DEVON integrate it into the DEVONthink browser/app?

  4. Eric says:

    @z: We have thought about this but not taken the time yet.

  5. Zeljko says:

    Please take your time ASAP, since it’s a killer feature.

  6. Andrew Coyne says:

    Let me add an endorsement of z’s suggestion: check out how Reeder, Tweetmag, Echofon and other apps have incorporated it.

  7. Yeah I don’t know how to use this…

  8. Enable a universal inbox, then save it as a PDF to that folder (press print, then press the PDF button, choose to save to inbox). Automatically saves it into DT
    It is easier than it probably sounds.

  9. stringer says:

    Thanks for the above tip Maitland – just what I had been looking for! A few clicks to save a perfectly formatter reader version from Safari