The Reeder app for the iPhone/iPod touch has received a small, but significant update. Now, the popular Google reader app has added support for Readability, which makes the loading of articles faster than ever.

First, a little bit about Readability. Created by Arc90 Laboratory, Readability removes the clutter from Internet articles. Users install a bookmarklet and use it whenever they want to see only the text of an article, not the pictures or ads. This tool is now making its way onto mobile devices as well.

Reeder users now have a choice. They can download and read the entire article as pulled from the Web, or just the text.

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Having this choice is perfect when using an iPhone with an Edge or 3G connection, versus a Wi-Fi connection.

With Readability

In addition, the new update lets you:

  • Pinch-to-open images to view them fullscreen (pinch-to-close to go back to the article)
  • Tap to view the image description text (when in fullscreen mode)
  • Save to Photo Library

The Reeder app is available today for $2.99 in the App Store.