Posts tagged Mobile Safari
If you have already upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion, then you may have noticed the Reader button in the URL bar of Safari 5.2, which helps bring text out of all the clutter of images and ads, is always visible whether it can be used or not. In iOS 5 and in Mac OS X Lion, the Reader button is only available in the Safari URL bar when a page is capable of being displayed in Reader view. If you want iOS to react more like the current build of OS X Mountain Lion’s Safari 5.2, then there’s a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Lettore.
iOS developer rvirajm, has released Lettore which allows you to have the Mobile Safari Reader button appear in the URL bar no matter what. It will load on every page you bring up, whether it is capable of rendering the Web page in Reader mode or not. If the Web site is capable of being viewed in Reader mode, the button will work. However, if the Web site is not capable of being viewed in Reader mode, the button will still appear, but tapping it will have no response.
The tweak unifies the appearance of Safari between iOS 5 and OS X Mountain Lion and really does nothing else. Lettore does not break Reader functionality for Web sites already supporting Reader.
Lettore is available in Cydia Store via ModMyi repo for free, it does not have any preferences to configure from the Settings application, nor are any icons added to the home screen. There is no way to enable or disable this tweak, so you will have to uninstall it if you choose not to use it.
One of the main desktop Safari features that many miss on the Mobile Safari for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, is the back and forward navigation history, which allows you to jump directly to a URL from the list. Currently in Mobile Safari, you can only go to the previous or the next webpage using the navigation buttons at the bottom. If you want to go a few webpages back, you have to keep tapping on the back button repeatedly to get to the exact page you want to get to. A new jailbreak tweak aptly called BackForwardList adds the much needed functionality to Mobile Safari. (more…)