Safari comes with a handy feature called Reading List which stores entire Web pages, allowing you to read them later. It doesn’t just store the links to the pages – it downloads the entire contents of the page so you can read them without an Internet Connection (handy if you travel a lot by plane).
Any pages that you add to the Reading List are listed here. You can either display all your Reading List pages or only the unread ones by using the All/Unread button on top of the list. What’s especially nice about the Reading List is that it it syncs to all of your Mac and iOS devices (you will need to ensure that Safari syncing is enabled in iCloud preferences).
There are several ways to add the active page to the Reading List:
- Choose Bookmarks > Add to Reading List from the Safari menu.
- Click the + (plus) symbol to the left of the Address bar.
- Press the Shift + D keystroke combination.
- Hold down the Shift key and click on a link to add that page to the Reading List.
- Click the Share icon on the Safari toolbar and choose Add to Reading List.
Once you’ve added pages to the Reading List, you can view them by clicking the Show/Hide Sidebar icon to display the Sidebar and then clicking the Reading List tab on top of the Sidebar window. You can also choose View ➪ Show Reading List from the menu or use the ⌃ + ⌘ + 2 (Control-Command-2) keystroke combination.
To navigate through the pages in your Reading List, you’ll notice that simply using the up and down arrow keys doesn’t work. You will need to hold down the ⌥ + ⌘ + ↓ (Option-Command-Down Arrow) or the ⌥ + ⌘ + ↑ (Option-Command-Up Arrow) keys to move up and down in your list. Selecting an item in the Sidebar displays that page in the right window. Again, no Internet connection required.
Once you are finished with an item, move your mouse pointer over the entry in the Reading List and then click on the small x when it appears to delete the entry from the Sidebar.
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