Use the Reader Mode in Firefox for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Nov 15, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

The ability to push tabs to other devices is not the only clever feature of Firefox for Android. The app also features the handy Reader Mode which makes it easier to read long-form articles and view pages with complex layout. Switching to the Reader Mode is as easy as tapping the Reader Mode icon in the Location bar. This automatically displays a stripped version of the currently viewed page.

Using the button in the bottom toolbar, you can adjust fonts and switch between different themes as well as share the page using Android's sharing functionality. Better still, a dedicated button lets you add the page to your reading list. This feature does two things: it bookmarks the page in a separate Reading List folder and makes the page available for reading off-line. The latter function effectively turns Firefox for Android into a usable replacement for popular third-party proprietary services like Pocket and Instapaper.

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