How To Clear Reading List On Safari On Mac

While surfing the web on Safari, you possibly save several articles and web pages for later reference or reading. If you do this on regular purposes, you may run into a situation where your Mac’s reading list has become cluttered. In such a circumstance, you may find it tough to look for relevant information which would defeat the purpose of creating a reading list in the first place.

What Are Reading Lists on Safari On Mac?

Reading Lists on Safari is a great way to quickly save web pages to read later. You can read them even when you have no access to the Internet. You can even sync your saved bookmarks across devices using iCloud.

Why Use Reading List on Safari On Mac?

Here are some reasons why you may want to add items to your reading list on Safari on Mac –

1. Save Articles for Later – Store articles for later reading.

2. No Internet, No Worries – You can read content online even when you have no access to the Internet. 

3. Cross-Device Syncing – Sync Reading lists across other iOS devices via iCloud – iPhone, iPad, and other MacBooks

4. Keep Important Things Exclusive – Separate important articles from the rest of your bookmarks.

How To Create A Reading List on Safari On Mac

To create Reading List on Safari on Mac, follow the steps mentioned below –

Step 1 – Open Safari, go to the web page that you want to save to the Reading List.

Step 2 – Click on Bookmarks from the top and then further click on Add to Reading List. You can also use the shortcut Shift + Command + D  to do the same.

Click on Bookmarks

Step 3 – To access the items that you have added to your Reading list, again click on Bookmarks. Click on the Show Reading list. From the left-hand pane, click on the glass icon.

Reading list

Step 4 – Alternatively, you can also use the sidebar icon that you can see next to the close, maximize and minimize buttons to access the Reading list.

Step 5 – Additionally you can swipe an item on the Reading list to the right to mark it as read. You can also swipe an item to the left to save it for offline use.

Now that you have a basic idea about what Reading Lists are, let’s see how you can clear the Reading lists on Safari on Mac and declutter it for better management.

How To Clear Reading List on Safari On Mac

Here is how you can delete the Reading lists on Mac –

Step 1 – Launch Safari on Mac and click on the bookmarks icon that you can see at the top-left corner of the window. You can even click on the Sidebar as shown in the screenshot below.

click on the Sidebar

Step 2 – When the new pane opens, ensure that you are in the Reading List section.

Step 3 – Ctrl + click or right-click on any of the items in your Reading List.

Step 4 – Once you will do that a context menu will pop up. From that,  click on Clear All Items.

click on Clear All Items

Step 5 – Click on Clear when prompted to.

Writer’s Tip – Time To Dejunk Your Mac!

Since we are talking about decluttering things on Mac, how about removing unnecessary items on Mac so that it feels lighter and more manageable?

One way is to go through each item and then decide whether to keep or remove them. This method is prone to mistakes and you may end up deleting important data. If you have accidentally landed yourself in that situation, worry not because there are tools that can help you restore accidentally deleted data on Mac.

But, what if we can save ourselves from making mistakes in an effort to clean our Mac’s storage? Wondering how? You can use a powerful tool like Cleanup My System.

What Is Cleanup My System?

Cleanup My System is an efficient Mac optimization app that helps free up precious storage space, restore system speed and enhance Mac performance. It helps locate and get rid of junk files, large and old attachments, and other redundant files from Mac in one click. To know more about this tool, you can refer to this post.

How To Use Cleanup My System?

Step 1 – Download, install and run Cleanup My System on your Mac.

Step 2 – Click on One Click Care from the left (if it is not already clicked).

Cleanup My System

Step 3 – Click on Start Scan from the right and wait for the scan to complete.

Click on Start Scan

Step 4 – Let’s assume that you wish to declutter your system. Click on the System Cleaner radio button. Click on View Details. Once you are sure of the items that you want to get rid of, click on Clean Now.

System Cleaner

Tidy Up Your Safari – Declutter Your Reading Lists

On a personal front, we are avid readers. To research content, we often save material to refer to even if we are on the go and we don’t have access to the internet. If this resonates with you, you will certainly be benefitted if you know how to clear the reading list on Mac. And, if it is Mac per se that you want to clean, you can give a tool like Cleanup My System a try.

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