As we move closer, and closer to Apple’s “summer” release timeframe, and the company seeds ever more developer previews, more and more is being discovered in Mac OS X Lion. First off, MacRumors has written up a piece outlining a new feature in Safari running on Mac OS X Lion called “Reading List”, and allows […]
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New in Lion: Reading List, New Downloads Window

As we move closer, and closer to Apple’s “summer” release timeframe, and the company seeds ever more developer previews, more and more is being discovered in Mac OS X Lion.

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First off, MacRumors has written up a piece outlining a new feature in Safari running on Mac OS X Lion called “Reading List”, and allows users to save an online article for later offline viewing. Here’s an accompanying quote from Apple:

Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add the current page to your Reading List, click Add Page. You can also Shift-click a link to quickly add it to the list. To hide and show Reading List, click the Reading List icon (eyeglasses) in the bookmarks bar.

MacRumors goes on to say that this feature is hidden at the moment, in the latest developer builds, and Apple has publicly made no mention of the feature. This feature is apparently poised to take on such applications as Instapapper. That said, it’s still unknown if this new “Reading List” feature will allow you to sync the saved content across your devices, as was Instapapper does.

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Next up, Safari in Lion looks like it will have a new downloads window. As noted by Melamorsicata.it, the new Safari will have a “downloads” button located next to the Google search field, that, as a download is in progress, a blue progress bar appears. Clicking on this button shows all current and past downloads, much like the downloads window we have now. Just in a more convenient location.

Looks like Lion will be packed full of little features like this.

Images courtesy of MacRumors and Melamorsicata.it.

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