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Read&Write for Google Chrome™

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Boost reading and writing confidence across all types of content and devices, in class, at work, and at home.

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Description from store Wonderfully intuitive and easy-to-use, Read&Write for Google Chrome™ provides personalized support to make documents, web pages and common file types in Google Drive (including: Google Docs, PDF & ePub) more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that suits his/her abilities and learning styles. Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help you gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including: • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type • Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs • Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting Install Read&Write for Google Chrome to access ALL of these features FREE for 30 days! Teachers can get a FREE premium subscription to Read&Write for Google Chrome. To register and activate your subscription, go to texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/free-for-teachers/ after installing the Read&Write for Google Chrome trial. Get more information on Read&Write for Google Chrome™ features, licensing, and pricing at texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/premium-features/

Latest reviews

  • (2024-05-17) Eric Dunbar: Cannot disable. Even the "Enabled" selection in the extension no longer pretends to work to prevent it from popping up on websites. Pure garbage that chews up memory and CPU cycles and leads to browser instability. How can this company produce something that cannot be disabled when force installed? Update. Three years later and the extension is still very poorly written. Now it cannot even be hidden anymore.
  • (2023-11-06) Google Administrator: This app was okay it worked on my device thankfully you can remove this school app unlike the others.
  • (2023-11-01) Trevor Edmondson: DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS! I was in my career development class and we were doing a assignment on Google Docs, and as I'm doing my work I see a tab that I can click on, and when I click it, it this big image of an arrow on my screen. I tried to refresh the page, I tried to close the tab, I shut off my chrome book, but still... nothing. Not even the tech guy at our school could figure out what happened, or how to get it off. I eventually found out that the school download this on our accounts and we can't uninstall them.
  • (2023-10-20) Emmanuel Gutierrez: doesnt work- THIS IS WHY GOOGLE SUCCS MAN CUZ THEIR SHIAT DONT WORK GOOD
  • (2023-10-09) Derby Caster: My school installed this on all of the school computers and made it so that you can't remove it, and when you try to remove the access, it restarts the computer and adds it again. It has this annoying tab thing that shows up on every website and won't go away, and sometimes, the extension randomly opens by itself and asks me to log in with Google. The UI is ugly, it looks like they just found a bunch of icons off of google and slapped them on there. Overall, 3/10
  • (2023-10-02) Benjamin Mason: I have the app for school however I cannot log in as I use a chrome book so it only picks up mh google account
  • (2023-09-27) Henry Piña: First time was amazing, then I tried it again another day and it didn't work, can't find how to make me read some texts again, very sad. (I gets stucks instead of reading the whole page). Also, speech speed don't work.
  • (2023-09-07) Aria Musial: You use a bot to auto respond to complaints based off star rating and issues to try to gaslight issues, don't bother responding to me with it. If you do you're only proving me right. The extension doesn't work at all even with hotkeys.
  • (2023-08-08) redacted: did not do what i wanted it to do and the ui is like so ugly
  • (2023-07-25) Dawn Leoni: I wanted this to help read to me assignments so I could multitask however it did NOTHING!!
  • (2023-07-05) Amanda W: In effort to practice using it for an upcoming Law exam where I have the ability to use this - it will NOT work on my google chrome
  • (2023-06-14) Akshay Kumar: A 3 arrow icon in showing in the whole page of google docx.. pls fix
  • (2023-05-14) Saraí Rangel: Me ha resultado más útil de lo que esperaba, no solo te lee los artículos, te permite subryar, y despúes compilar lo subrayado, buscar palabras e imágenes de una manera breve y discreta sin tener que abrir nuevas ventanas, y he visto que cuenta con más funciones que aún no exploro pero he visto incluso puede crear audio documentos, y crear documentos por dictado.
  • (2023-04-04) Nicolle Rayane: Dica para quem não conseguiu usar: desabilite na extensão (clicando nos três pontinhos) a opção de usar em todo o site e habilite para funcionar apenas ao clicar na extensão.
  • (2023-03-15) Rhys Milestone: extension refuses to open even after repeatedly clicking the extension button
  • (2023-03-07) The O Ng (The O): doesn't work on opera GX but on chome its good for what it is made for.
  • (2023-02-01) Charles Axer: the only good extension forcefully downloaded by schools
  • (2023-01-27) Oscar Hoyle: This partly worked when I first installed it but the text only feature didn't work half the time, then for some reason the bar would only show if the window wasn't full screen, then the bar would show but nothing happened regardless of what button you pressed. I tried reinstalling etc but nothing happened. Really gutted as it was helpful.
  • (2023-01-07) PechoLobo: No funciona, le doy al icono y no se ejecuta, una vez me salio la pagina para aceptar que vea mis datos y tampoco avanzaca, basura
  • (2022-12-21) Mikel ZUBIETA IRISARRI: No me gusta
  • (2022-12-15) YAYS Vids: IT DIDNT WORK I KEPT TRYING, AND WHNE IT DID WORK IT WORKED ON RANDOM WEBSITES, I WAS JUST COPY AND PASTING BUT THE STUPID THING KEPT READING IT, AND WHEN I TRY WRITING A PARAGRAPH ON DOCS, IT KEEPS READING IT ANNOYINGLY, and for example i start trying on google docs, it goes "The stone fell in the po" WHen im writing a sentence , that's just one example of a sentence im still working on "The stone fell in the pond" But read "Th st fe" LIKE HUH???? anywyas terrible! Sometimes works, but most of the time doesn't work. SOrry i rate it 2 stars. or 1 star idk. Also get it if u want, but it's super annoying on google docs, mute it/
  • (2022-11-18) Matthew Martin (Ultra Noob): GUYS YOU CAN USE THIS TO BYPASS SECURLY!!!!! THANK YOUUUUUU
  • (2022-11-08) Georgia Sula: Not working on google chrome extension doesn't open very rare when it does when it does open and i want to use the mask feature it doesn't cover the whole screen and when you open a new tab it closes
  • (2022-11-06) Paula Kirby-Hypher: doesn't work at all anymore, when I click the extension it does nothing
  • (2022-11-04) Oliver Dale: Waste of money
  • (2022-11-04) FemBling Grunt: My admin installed this and I don't use it nor do i find it helpful. couldn't figure out anything about how to use it other than highlighting.
  • (2022-11-03) Wally Warbles: The extension literally does nothing.
  • (2022-09-07) Meg Booysen: I don't know what the extension is meant to do, nothing seems to happen when I try open it. But I have the desktop app, and encountered a screen masking issue. Mike from their support team was absolutely incredible, efficient, kind, and immediately helped me fix it. Fantastic support team!
  • (2022-09-01) Retro Cyber: I can open the thing! Please help i spended a hour trying to open it but no work!!!
  • (2022-09-01) Francesco Iaia: Veramente utile come assistente di lettura. Sarebbe perfetto per le esigenze scolastiche l'aggiunta come lingua dell'italiano. L'aspetto presto!
  • (2022-08-30) Matthew Wilson: Three Stars equates to "It was okay." This is true about this extension. It WAS okay.... five years ago. Now most of the features that made it useful are behind a paywall. There are probably other extensions that do the same things but without paying.
  • (2022-08-24) aidan mora: literally trash do not get stay away stay away bad app please delete help
  • (2022-08-24) Aj Burt: This is the only Text to speech app that I could get to work and it works beautifully. There was a brief hiccup where it stopped working, so I reached out to their tech support. Not only did they respond, they followed up when a patch was released to let me know that the issue has been addressed and fixed. So grateful for this extension. I seriously wouldn't be able to write my Dungeons and Dragons campaign without having my material read back to me.
  • (2022-08-22) Elliott Schroeder: This is the only text to speech extension I've found that works properly for Google docs. Recently, with a Chrome update, the extension broke so I messaged tech support about it. They answered quickly, promising to let me know when the issue was fixed. Lo and behold, a few weeks later they messaged to tell me it was fixed and it works great again. Highly recommend this extension.
  • (2022-08-14) Aldahir_17 el pro: bueno esto mas que una opinión es un reporte de un error que tengo, bueno por lo que e visto esta extensión se puede usar en los documentos Google pero a mi cuando lo pongo a leer uno cuando termina un párrafo se queda en bucle envés de segur leyendo aparte no se cuando ya esta empezando a leer gracias a que no se subraya lo que va diciendo mientras que en paginas web si funciona bien, no se si me di a entender o si esto ya es normal solo se que antes no pasaba esto, gracias por su tiempo por favor arreglen eso
  • (2022-08-01) The Uncle Cornelius's Stomach Experience: Hard to use. Repeats one sentence over and over and wont read the rest of the highlighted text.
  • (2022-03-07) 吴菲: 还可以诶。我是平常会拿电脑看书的。在Zlibrary下载的书,转换到kami看,可以备注,划线,云保存。
  • (2022-03-06) Baofeng Su: It is a waste of time. It does not read at all!!! Do not install it from now on!!!
  • (2022-02-24) Ro Sands: Extension does not even open. Wanted to use it but it just won't open. Disappointed.
  • (2022-02-24) Joe Cullen: it was OK
  • (2022-02-23) Thomas: it sucks
  • (2022-02-16) Sandra QI: This is the best app for students in elementary school, high school, middle school, and college! I've been teaching my students for over 4 years, and it still works! This extension has so many things, from reading your essay, or paragraph to you, your grammer, and a virtual dictionary! I suggest using this app for all your PDF's, documents, and Word. It's free and it's just amazing! Mrs. McJules
  • (2022-01-21) Mandalorel yoda: It doesn't work for me I click the puzzle piece thing and a bar is supposed to come down, it doesn't
  • (2022-01-07) May Ilias: I HATED THIS SO MUCH THE CREATOR SHOULD FIX THIS BS This app is SO trash it doesn't even WORK doesn't even pin, this is SO trash don't download it's bs
  • (2022-01-07) Alexander Eastabrook: This extension is horrible, it doesn't do anything, it is so bad I am going to uninstall it, it is way to hard to use and does nothing
  • (2021-12-06) NPG EMAN: it dose not work some times so it not that usefully when i actually need it
  • (2021-11-03) Ryan Bever: It deaf and can't hear me. Stupid pp
  • (2021-10-26) Mishu Mishu: It doesnt work, it doesnt even let me signing with my goolge acount.

Latest issues

  • (2017-09-20, v: Matthew Callan: Premium For Teachers
    I filled out the form but my read write did not update to premium
  • (2017-09-19, v: grate
    its preety good
  • (2017-09-18, v: Kurzweil
    I would like to open a Kurzweil document with read and write. Is this possible?
  • (2017-09-18, v: Carol Fancher: reading speed
    The speed is too fast - how do I change it to a slower pace?
  • (2017-09-17, v: highlighting
    doesn't let me high light
  • (2017-09-15, v: highlight toolbar
    Only the play, pause and stop button are highlighted and we are unable to use any of the other functions in the toolbar. How do we get the highlighters to work?
  • (2017-09-15, v: Jeffrey Menzer: Saved PDFs with RW highlights
    For the last several years, I have been using RW google to highlight, write over, or push pin comments on performance evaluation documents. I would mark up a PDF version of the document and could save it, share it and print at evaluation time. Recently, I attempted to open those previously saved documents with RW highlights...but the highlights, notes and push pin comments no longer show. Can you help me get back to to the originally saved documents?
  • (2017-09-14, v: Deborah Jung: Integration with Google Classroom using Discovery Ed content and HP Chromebooks
    Students cannot open the Discovery Ed article in their Google Classroom and use Read & Write to highlight and annotate.
  • (2017-09-13, v: Read&Write for Google Chrome
    I didn't add this and want to delete it.
  • (2017-09-13, v: teacher needing read write
    Hello, I have already completed the 30 day trial and want read write for educators. Can you tell me how to add it on?
  • (2017-09-12, v: James Norton: Texthelp PDF Reader blocked by Administrator
    I am the administrator and I am trying to add the new Texthelp PDF Reader to our settings for deployment but cannot get it to come up in the store. Students are getting a 'blocked by Administrator' message which they cannot bypass. How should I be deploying this in our Google Education Domain?
  • (2017-09-11, v: Elizabeth Faherty: toolbar features unavailable
    Hi,I had the toolbar put on each of the student computers at my school. However, when I opened it to test it, only hover speech, pause, stop and play are available. I want predictive speech, dictionary and picture dictionary to be usable. Help?
  • (2017-09-11, v: Read&Write--cannot remove
    I did not add this extension to Chrome and I cannot get it to turn off. I have gone into chrome settings and disabled it but it still won't be quiet. There is no trash icon associated with it like a normal app. No matter what it keeps talking and I just want it off of chrome.
  • (2017-09-04, v: wight
    it does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (2017-09-02, v: read and write doesnt work
    read and write doesnt work
  • (2017-09-01, v: How to purchase for a 200 kids
    How would we go about purchasing for 200 kids at our school.
  • (2017-08-31, v: Cae Dornfeld: Login problem
    Hello, I have school access to read&write, but I can't figure out how to log in with my school credentials in order to access the full version through my chromebook. Can you please help me? Thank you, Cae [email protected]
  • (2017-08-30, v: Voice Recording
    I teach broadcasting students and was very excited to see your voice recording. Problem is it will not send them to google classrooms or my email. How do we fix this?


8,000,000 history
3.5339 (1,532 votes)
Last update / version
2024-06-05 / 2.1.282
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