Great reader help Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Recently I was diagnosed with nascent cataracts, and for a long time I have found reading books a real strain, but now even reading online is becoming problematic. So this is the best add-on I've come across in a long time, as it can sift out the article you are trying to read and make it presentable and clutter-free. It also increases the font-size automatically. Now on my desktop it is useful, but on my netbook it is essential.

Most websites, even modest ones, have a navigation bar or two which takes up to a third of the screen, blogs are often less than half the screen-width, and often I find that the text is too small, and needs to be adjusted, which sometimes pushes the text or other items off-screen. The not-so-modest sites often have distracting flash gizmos trying to catch/distract your attention and are a thorough nuisance to read.

With iReader all these problems are overcome, it essentially puts up a lightbox with the article in it, and darkens out the rest. It is presently (Jan 2012) somewhat limited, and I can think of several features that not only could, but should be added, like the ability to choose the font and set the size, but nevetherless this simple add-on has helped me so much I was moved to write about it.