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Reader View

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Strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability

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Description from store Reader View extension brings Mozilla's open-source Readability implantation to Chromium. Using this extension you can strip clutters from webpages and read them on "Reader View" mode. The extension allows you to toggle between normal view and reader view by pressing the page-action button. Note that reader view mode works best for web pages that have a lot of content. There are some tools in the left side panel that can help you personalize your Reader View. You can change color, background-color, font-size, font-family and width of the reader view. Features: -> Remove distraction -> Read in fullscreen mode -> Remove advertisements -> Save in HTML format -> Print document -> Read content using a powerful Text to Speech (TTS) engine -> Edit HTML content (live editor) -> Email document (with title, body, and reference to the original document) -> Correctly display mathematical formulas (MathJax equations are Supported) -> Highlight selected text -> Move to the next and previous pages -> Keyboard shortcuts for almost all actions -> Resize images on the design-mode -> Display DOI (Digital Object Identifier) details -> Display publish date -> Add persistent sticky notes -> Bionic Reading -> Adjust number of columns *** 0.6.x releases *** The extension is now running on manifest v3! Make sure you have the latest version of your browser to use this extension (The minimum acceptable Chrome version is 104). There are a few changes to make it compatible, so please report bugs if you see broken features. For more info please visit: https://github.com/rNeomy/reader-view/ Change Log: 0.1.3: Calling a reader view by restoring it from history will trigger history.back 0.1.4: A more visible icon. Fixes a reader bug. 0.1.5: It is now possible to toggle the reader view using keyboard shortcut (define one from Chrome's settings page) 0.2.1: Document parsing is improved. Switched to the latest Readibility.js library. Ctrl + S now saves the document same as pressing the "Save" button. Reader View now supports both rtl and ltr languages 0.2.2: It is now possible to select some content and ask the reader view to convert only the selected part. This is useful if the automatic selection tool is not detecting the content correctly. 0.2.4: Speech engine is added. You can now ask the extension to read the article for you. Estimated reading time is displayed below the article title

Latest reviews

  • (2023-05-28) Cindy Bahl (Cindy): 2022-09-22 ~ Fantastic and the best extension for this use! Don't make the mistake I did and accidently installed the copycat extension also called "Reader View". It looks like this one but has much fewer features and not done as well. Their icon looks like a book that is opened to the middle. Do not install that one! Get this one! I love this one and use it multiple times a day! 2023-05-28 ~ Update: This is still my favorite extension for this type of thing. But I continue to run into the issue, these last few months, were it won't let me put photos back into it. Not sure why. Frustrating as sometimes I want certain photos to be included with what I save.
  • (2023-05-28) Varniit Professional: When I started using reader view addon few years ago, it was less buggy and worked flawlessly but now it is buggy and not working as it was intended. The reader view of the page is broken, takes only 50 percent of the text and rest is missing. In TTS mode, it doesn't read the title or bullet points or wherever points exists (for example take any page from site https://www.healthline.com/). Also when using TTS, the popup of the voice, speed and lang. doesn't open up or minimize properly. The lack of fonts out of the box from settings is disappointing. If dev is really updating this addon constantly, please check the problems both for chrome and firefox users. Usable but very problematic. No updates yet for the bugs and issues.
  • (2023-05-13) Pedro Vieira: Great for all you can customize and for the simplicity of it all, however, it lacks a way to easily export your highlights -- a Json file in a separate page is too bothersome
  • (2023-05-08) Cosmo Gator: Works great. Lots of features available.
  • (2023-05-07) S Wilhelm: F9 should activate it. That's the standard we've been using. Yet this seems not to be even available. Instead we have to waste time clicking things with a mouse cursor which takes about 5 times as long as hitting F9. Software designers really need to spend more time in the World of Logic instead of the World of Warcraft and other mindless games they seem to revel in.
  • (2023-05-05) yong suk CHOI: 디지털 자료를 많이 읽는 사람에게 있어 필수적인 프로그램 군더더기 없이, 깔끔한 프로그램
  • (2023-05-03) Алексей Михайлов: Great extension, comfortable and functional
  • (2023-04-16) Stephen Salter: Great little extension, very useful for saving pages as html only as well.
  • (2023-04-12) Flavio Tordini: Useful but badly designed. It fails in the delivering a clear reading experience because of additional clutter shown and not great typography. It defeats its purpose.
  • (2023-03-31) G L: I've tried a lot of extensions with the same purpose. Reader View is my favorite. Merci beaucoup.
  • (2023-03-29) Mik Plat: Update vorweg: leider wird Text der Links enthält, NICHT mit übernommen! Schade! Neben der (fast) gleichnamigen Erweiterung mit dem blauen Logo, bietet diese hier deutlich mehr Funktionalität und ist seitens der Aktualität (letztes Update) deutlich aktueller. Auch mit den Standard-Funktionen in Chrome & Edge ist diese Erweiterung hier deutlich überlegen und komfortabler. Neben den wirklich vielseitigen Einstellungen, Drucken, etc. vermisse ich nichts und bin sehr zufrieden.
  • (2023-03-29) K.: It's okay overall, but I really wish there were more fonts option available, there are only two options, which is too limited.
  • (2023-03-28) Manolo: An excellent reader view extension that also provides text-to-speech capability, text editing, screenshots, as well as the ability to save "reader view" articles in html file format, among other features.
  • (2023-03-25) Pat MySecret: This is a GREAT reader viewer with extensive capabilities! The option that impresses me right off is that you can edit the view! Excellent! I like the view layout better than anything I get with other viewers. I also keep a Reader Viewer that has an option to open automatically.. that one is my default. I also notice that this extension doesn't "play nice" with my word filter and copier extension the way the other Reader Viewer does, but I am still VERY fond. Wish list: Websites tend to use repetitive advertising lines. I'd like a word filter system that could be saved.
  • (2023-03-24) Jorge A Aquino: I really like this extension... just a minor bug: the keyboard shortcut for toggling the reader view on/off does not work on Vivaldi browser.
  • (2023-03-23) a7i3n: Was better awhile back. Voice reading has all but stopped working. Should be removed entirely if developer can't get it to work. Not the developer's fault entirely because the voices were mostly from Google and as such are not reliable because of Google's licensing nonsense. Otherwise a very useful tool for those of us who need to read online without constant visual clutter.
  • (2023-03-22) Christian: Bester Reader von mehr als fünf Stück, die ich getestet habe! Verbesserungsvorschläge: 1. Gesetzte Textmarkierungen sollten auch druckbar sein (verschwindet aktuell beim Druckbefehl). Idee: Falls man den Text im Bearbeitungsmodus highlighten könnte, wäre es wahrscheinlich auch im Druckmodus sichtbar. 2. Textfarben sollten sich ändern lassen können. 3. Die Bilder des Artikels fliegen leider raus :-(
  • (2023-03-21) MJ Saedy: I love it!!!
  • (2023-03-05) Samuel Semi Kohen: Getting better everyday. Love it!
  • (2023-03-02) Den Iz: The TTS quality is so great! can compete to Natural Reader! wow! enjoying it! Thank you for the developers!
  • (2023-02-25) Edi Carlos: Incredible extension. Improved my reading with an immersive text experience!
  • (2023-02-25) Girish Duraisamy: Has changed the way I read articles on the internet
  • (2023-02-24) Attila Veres: Simply the best out there. Just perfect. The best interface. The read aloud function is far the best of all the other readers. Easy to use. I tried many, this one won by a long shot.
  • (2023-02-20) aan zaksa: one of the best extensions ever made
  • (2023-02-20) Mark Paal: P.S. Works, but NOT on all sites. When I trying to read sites in the form of a book (without media and advertising garbage), they deliberately distort a pages with text.
  • (2023-02-18) Chris: Fails to re-launch after closing it on a page.
  • (2023-02-17) Kenneth Walker: SO the reader view itself is good but the tts is not functioning and time i go to a voice the reader view does not play the voice at all this hapeens alot and last for a long time i hope they can fix this problem.
  • (2022-03-19) Zach Greco: I don't why I initially overlooked this and left it languoring in the inactives. BIG MISTAKE... It has everything needed to filter all the distractions so carelessly included in nearly every webpage
  • (2022-03-18) Nick Uva: Very clean, superior to others of its type in Chrome and Brave. Is there a keyboard shortcut to initialize it?
  • (2022-03-18) PluginUs. Net: Очень удобно, продуманное решение
  • (2022-03-16) Sage Alstroemeria: Amazing. This is the best readability extension I have seen so far.
  • (2022-03-16) shailendra singh: very very usefull
  • (2022-03-14) Alexander Panzeri: per quanto mi riguarda manca solo una cosa: il font Open Dyslexic
  • (2022-03-14) Yannick Burky: Tried them all. This is the best. And it's free.
  • (2022-03-10) Joey Jolley: It's a good app but whenever I use the IBM Watson voices on the "North America" section on wikivoyage.org the voices stop reading after a bit.
  • (2022-03-06) Benjamin McGrath: Really great! Is there any hope of it coming to Safari?
  • (2022-03-05) Amir Hafez: Simple, easy to use and customizable.
  • (2022-03-04) akkanee jatanavin: Great
  • (2022-03-03) Erwin Cott: Très bonne application, remplit parfaitement le job
  • (2022-03-03) Alec Kinnear: Reader View is an excellent reader. What's even more important than the details of whether it's a little better or a little worse than other readers is the privacy policy. "Does not collect user data". This is the kind of reader any user who cares about his or her privacy should be using. This compares to others like Clearly, whose privacy policy reads as follows: "clearlyreader.com built the clearlyreader.com service (including all apps we provided) as a Commercial service.The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you....third party service providers used by the app: Google Play Services, Firebase Analytics, Fabric, Crashlytics, Intercom, Sentry, Log Data."
  • (2022-03-01) Erica von Trekkynerd: I really like this extension. It really helps to simplify webpages. I wish it gave a white background option, the "light" option is slightly grey and (while likely works very well on a tablet) looks off on my large monitor.
  • (2022-02-28) Lynn Baker Ferrell: Was a blessing this app is for me! Can't wait to see what comes next!
  • (2022-02-26) Chandra Prakash: good experience
  • (2022-02-21) Tutchh Jeev: Although I knew about this extension for a while, I started using the extension only today. Its amazing. I found the read-aloud feature extremely useful and helps you cover more than what you could in a single seating if you were to just read. One enhancement in this feature would make it much more useful. "Abbreviations should be read as separate letters instead of as a word." When you are only listening, this would give you a correct understanding of the article you are reading. Thanks a lot.
  • (2022-02-10) Cora Price: I was so happy it could read text
  • (2022-02-05) José Borregana: Esta extenção é a primeira coisa que instalo num browser nolvo e sem ela não sei usar a internet basicamente. É excelente e recomendo vivamente. Uso há anos sem problemas.
  • (2022-02-01) Jaime Vargas: Super buena la extencion, tengo las utilidades del modo lectura de Firefox y mas
  • (2022-01-26) Riccardo Marratzu: Absolutely great. Easy to use, intuitive, and functional. Having the possibility to edit the CSS makes it even better. Highly recommended.
  • (2022-01-24) sunil madhav .s: This Extension made my day.. 10stars yay
  • (2022-01-24) Niranjana Arul: Love it! It's great when you need to work on assignments and makes reading articles a whole lot easier! Can change font size & type, hide unnecessary images, add sticky notes, highlight and even read out the webpage aloud (these are the ones that I use - there's so much more) The time estimate also helps to decide whether I can complete reading it right now or would take more time. Would definitely recommend for all!

Latest issues

  • (2018-06-05, v:0.2.0) scan
    Where the GDPR privacy policy warning is there, you just want to import it, not the real Web site! :-(


306,586 history
4.7 (916 votes)
Last update / version
2023-02-23 / 0.7.1
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