Readable is an application that helps you read more of the web. It reformats text — on any website — according to your exact specifications.
By presenting content in a format that you're comfortable with, it makes the reading experience much more enjoyable and quite a bit faster.
Consequently, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that Readable actually makes you smarter — reading faster and more comfortably will probably result in you reading more.
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I first had the idea for Readable while reading one of Paul Graham's essays. You see, I love the man's writing, but I kinda' hate the typography on his website.
It's not you, Paul; it's me. After all, you're actually using some very decent settings: black 13px Verdana, on a white background, with the entire page aligned to the left. But those aren't the settings I want.
So I set about building an app that reformats text to my exact specifications. Hence, that's Readable's target audience: people who have a particular — even quirky — preference for the way they want their text to look.