September 18th, 2009
Instapaper, a read-later service by Tumblr‘s Marco Arment, has been popping up in front of me for months. I’ve seen two of my friends, Justin and Jonathan, rave about it. So I thought it was time I gave it a spin.
This morning I’ve installed the bookmarklet from the site, installed the free version of the iPhone application, created a Fluid SSB with this really nice Userstyle by Florian Holstein, and I think I’m all set up to begin using Instapaper.
Stay tuned for how it goes.
March 25th, 2009
Quietube, which I linked to the other day, removes all of the cruft from around videos on sites like YouTube and now Viddler and Vimeo. Here is an example of what the result looks like with a recent episode of Wine Library TV.
When I saw Quietube I immediately recognized that, well, some people just want to watch videos without distractions. That is why I thought Viddler should wholeheartedly support Quietube with their project.
Thanks for implementing Viddler guys. Keep up the good work.
March 24th, 2009
You’ve probably seen this elsewhere already… but this is just like Readability in that this small bookmarklet removes all of the cruft around YouTube videos leaving you with just the video to watch.
Quietube. Great name too.
Update: I figured I’d provide an example link.
March 16th, 2009
In short, Readability removes ads from around the content. However, unlike its predecessors (at least the ones I’ve seen) Readability also formats the article that you want to read into a much more readable design on the fly. So, ad-blocker plus.
See also: The Arc90 Lab’s blog post with video.