If you use any of Apple’s iOS devices like the iPhone or iPad, you might be familiar with apps such as Instapaper or Readability that allows you to save webpages into the app for offline reading, making it a great solution for those who want to read websites while on the go but are unable to find WiFi coverage (for those with the WiFi-only iPads or those with the iPod touch). Well it looks like that idea could soon be applied to Apple’s Safari browser in the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion update. This was discovered in the developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion by the folks at Gear Live, adding on to a pretty long list of new features that will make its way onto the operating system.
While it was not revealed how this feature would work, it has been presumed that it has something to do with automatically caching websites. At the moment Safari’s Reading List allows users to save websites for reading later, although it will require an internet connection. With iCloud pretty much entrenched in all of Apple’s products, pages saved for offline reading could also be pushed onto iOS devices, thus letting Apple users save pages on their computers but read them on the go via their mobile devices as well.
[Image credit - Gear Live]