IReader 2.0 is a semantic analysis and link preview tool that launched today. Syntactica, the company behind iReader, hopes the browser plug-in will bring its technology back to life after a previous incarnation as a search engine was allegedly shut down by Google. If you’ve seen CoolIris, Browster or Snap then you’re familiar with the idea of a browser plug-in that provides a preview of the page behind a link. What makes the iReader unique is that the software analyses the text behind the link and gives readers a handful of bullet points intended to summarize the most important parts of that text.
Compatible with IE or Firefox on Windows or Mac, the iReader installs very easily. It can be turned off at any time with a right click or control click.