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PrintFriendly - Save Money and the Environment

David Silversmith
David Silversmith

Web pages are full of content - ads, photos, navigation and sometimes you don't need to see all that.  With tools like Print Friendly and Readability you can save paper and ink when you print. and even time as you read long articles.

The PrintFriendly program cleans and optimizes web pages for you to print. PrintFriendly removes the ads, navigation, and junk you don't need to print!  Often it can turn a 2 or 3 page document into just one page - saving you time and money that you would have wasted on ink. Your printouts will also look better as PrintFriendly uses best practices in print typography to format your document for great readability.  You can even customize the printing to save even more paper and ink by removing images or paragraphs you don't need to see.  

With PrintFriendly you just print the story - not the ads and website menus so you get great reading printed documents.

With Readability you get a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading. 

Readability is a browser add-on that makes reading web pages simpler and more enjoyable. The system strips the superfluous information and shows the main content in a single column of easy-to-read text. It's rarely worth the hassle for a short article, but for long multipage articles it can make online reading much easier - particularly for those of us who were raised reading books not screens.  Readability works with most major browsers (Works best in Firefox) and has been tested on many news sites and blogs. It isn’t 100% effective but works surprisingly well towards giving readers space to fully enjoy long articles.

So try out these tools to save eyeball strain and purse strain with the rising cost of ink.


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