Multi-device content-saver Readability has launched Top Reads, a content aggregation site built upon its original service. Released on Friday, Top Reads is an extension of Readability itself, curating material from its own user-base. As an automated service, Top Reads generates content by sifting through the most-viewed material across all of Readability’s many platforms. Users can look through popular articles that were published in the last hour, 24 hours, or seven days. Furthermore, each piece of content offers individual Reading List and Share buttons.
Top Reads’s main page offers a fairly clean design that is slightly reminiscent of The Huffington Post, yet it still brings to mind the clean product that Readability has always offered. Even better, users can switch between the original source’s layout and Readability’s sleek, paper-like design.
Millions of content samples make up Top Reads’ library, so content selection is expectedly vast and unique. Although it is understood that the republished articles are based on those with the most viewership, there has been no mention of quality control by the developers.
Readability prides itself in making the Internet, well, readable. Since it can be installed on nearly every device out there, it already has a wide user-base. Top Reads could help those existing users find interesting reading material, as well as bring in new ones. More savvy users can even keep track of hot material by following the official Top Reads Twitter account.
What do you think of Top Reads? Will you use it to find new content?