Find Time for Cyber Monday on Tuesday This Week!

Finding time to keep up with time-saving technological innovations is always time well spent, isn’t it? Today let’s take a look at one such tool, even if our Top Posts feature yesterday bumped Cyber Monday into Tuesday this week!

Last week David Pogue of the NY Times published his Pogie Awards, citing The Year’s Best Tech Ideas for 2009.  Lists and compilations like this can be time-savers because they often give an excellent snapshot of a subject area, leaving you the option of delving more deeply into whatever captures your interest.

In this case, I think (and it sounds like he agrees) Mr. Pogue saved the best ’til last.  Readability is a clean, simple, ingenious bookmarklet that you can configure, drag to your toolbar, and use for your reading on the web.  I highly recommend it!  Here’s how David Pogue describes Readability:

When you click it, Readability eliminates everything from the Web page you’re reading except the text and photos. No ads, blinking, links, banners, promos or anything else. Times Square just goes away.

You wind up with a simple, magazine-like layout, presented in a beautiful font and size (your choice) against a white or off-white background with none of this red-text-against-black business.

You occasionally run into a Web page that Readability doesn’t handle right — no big deal, just refresh the page to see the original. But most of the time, Readability makes the world online a calmer, cleaner, more beautiful place.

I have been using Readability since discovering it on David Pogue’s list.  The boost that it gives to the reader’s ability to focus while on line is a big time-and-energy-saver.  Removing distractions and offering a simple, uncluttered format for the written word has a calming effect that diminishes stress and “static” while clearing and consolidating energy as each of our days unfolds.

Readability is free, easy, and worth a try.  I’d love to hear how it saves you time and/or helps focus your energy … so please feel invited to drop me a line!

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