Readability 2.1.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Good news, Readability fans! Your favorite read-later service on Thursday received a refresh enabling native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so you can see more article contents with less scrolling.

This is a big deal for mobile apps that focus on content consumption: as you know, iOS 8 blows up non-optimized apps to fill the new screen sizes, resulting in fuzzy appearance and enlarged content as opposed to seeing more of it.

The app, available free of charge, has also been optimized for iOS 8 with the Share sheet extension and other features outlined below.

After enabling the extension by tapping the Share sheet in any app and choosing “More” on the middle row, you’ll be able to send various pieces of content to Readability with ease in Safari or any other app that implements iOS 8’s Share sheet.

Readability 2.1.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Readability 2.1.1 changelog:

  • Full support for iOS 8, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Our new share extension! You can now add articles to your reading list from any app that supports the iOS share sheet
  • Pixel perfect typography adjustments exclusively for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • The app will now start on your Reading List by default
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements

The 11.6-megabyte universal app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 7.1 or later. The iOS 8 Share sheet extension requires iOS 8.0 or later.

[App Store]

  • Church Said

    To me, it’s very well done.
    I have not idea why I constantly receive 2-3 stars no matter how the developers have tried to provide to their end-users.
    This app has always been free, users should not be too choosy for something free of charge.
    I feel sorry for the developer(s).

  • Nuno123

    It is better than Pocket?

    • Al

      Download both and decide for yourself. In the end, you’ll be the one using it. I have all three Readability, Instapaper & Pocket. All three are wonderful apps..

  • Alberto Espinal

    Is it Feedly in the same category?

  • Izzyfanto

    Pocket user here, but I occasionally go to the other two to make sure I’m not missing something. Just recently I did this, and came away with the same conclusion: Pocket is better for me than Instapaper and Readability. Here’s why:
    1. Pocket has a native Mac client, which is where I read most of my articles
    2. I can search ALL of my archives titles without having to pay for a premium service. Often times, I know exactly what article I’m looking for. I & R don’t do this without paying.
    3. I like the picture previews in my list
    4. I can tag my articles and still have them archived. Instapaper you can create folders, but they’re not archived. Readability doesn’t do anything like that.
    5. Pocket does have the worst interface, colors and design, I like the cleanness of Readability. I like the typography of Instapaper. One of them needs to buy the other two and combine them.