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Mercury Reader

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Mercury Reader - Clear away the clutter from all of your articles. Instantly.

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Description from store The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site. Features: - Disable surrounding webpage noise and clutter with one click - Send To Kindle functionality - Adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes - Quick keyboard shortcut (Cmd + Esc for Mac users, Alt + ` for Windows users) to switch to Reader on any article page - Printing optimization - Sharing through Facebook, Twitter and Email Version includes: - bug fixes Note to Readability users: if you've been a happy Readability extension user, we think you'll love the new Mercury Reader! Mercury Reader has the best features of Readability like a clutter-free reading experience, customizable themes, and even Send to Kindle, but it's a whole lot faster and is powered by the all new Mercury Parser for more consistently clean web pages.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-07-30) Rafael Andrade: Parou de funcionar o envio para o kindle
  • (2021-07-10) Darrel Eddings: Perfect thus far. Combines multi-page articles into one sheet. Have been looking for something like this for years. Thank you.
  • (2021-07-01) vic m: This extension is great because it removes all the ads and distractions around an article. Most times when you open an article you are bombarded with ads or images or other types of distractions that make focusing on the article impossible. I also like the fact that if you want to print out or save an article it removes all the fluff around the article. It is also great if you need to send article to your kindle device.
  • (2021-06-27) Miray Soydan: 3 yıldız verdim çünkü uzantının amacı muhteşem ancak benden kaynaklanan bir sıkıntı sebebiyle sanırım uzantı bir türlü açılmadı. Uzantıya kolaylık olsun diye bir makaleye geldim. Ancak yine de açılmadı hiçbir sayfa. Uzantının simgesi sönük, gri gözüküyor. Nasıl kullanıldığını ya da neden böyle bir sorun yaşadığımı bilen varsa yardımcı olabilir mi rica etsem? I gave 3 stars because the purpose of the plugin is great, but I think the plugin did not open due to a problem caused by me. I came to an article for the convenience of the extension. But still the page is not opened. The extension's icon is pale, grey. If anyone knows how to use it or why am I having such a problem, can someone please help?
  • (2021-06-22) Sara Lucia Miranda Suarez: u_u esta extensión es la mejor me funciona perfectamente uwu
  • (2021-06-11) Frost Personal: i have one of them brain br0ke syndromes and this helps me read immensely 👍 first time i ever liked an extension enough to write a review for it
  • (2021-06-06) Gary Macias: Extension does what it says it does, and it does it (mostly) well. Sometimes it has hiccups as someone mentioned, such as it glitching out between being in reader mode but in fact I'm looking at the regular webpage, or vice versa. With that in mind, I like having hotkeys to switch between modes and this could be the root cause of this glitch, at least in my case. The color scheme for the reader mode itself though, is wonderfully easy on the eyes, the formatting used in this mode is also, in one word outstanding. Speaking of colors, I will say that having the icon dark grey when reader mode is disengaged clashes with the browser theme i'm using (#006D78), the active icon which is red looks just fine. If there is any way to add a custom icon color chooser to settings, or simply a drop down to choose between different inactive/active colors for users who are using something other than a white theme, that would be 5 stars in my opinion. Again though, thank you for this extension it is much appreciated.
  • (2021-06-05) Jackson Gabriel Álvarez Moreno: Es súper funcional me encanta el modo oscuro súper recomendado
  • (2021-06-01) Juan David Ayala: Demasiado útil
  • (2021-04-25) Emir Can: useful
  • (2021-04-04) Mikołaj: unfortunately it doesn't work
  • (2021-04-02) Jojo Agot: They changed the font from Freight Text to Times New Roman without any other option.
  • (2021-03-19) Mike Jewell: Doesn't work on my Chromebook. I saw great reviews and downright ugly reviews. So I gave it a try on a wikipedia article. Didn't do the job.
  • (2021-03-18) Kate Gorman: Mercury Reader helped me so much when I had to read many articles! The ads are often distracting, but I need to stay focused for school, so it helped create a blank webpage with just the information on it, in a click of the button, and I am so thankful!!
  • (2021-03-07) JoAnn McLaughlin: I love this extension! It unclutters the page and makes for easy reading and focus. I recommend it to my students every year. I also use it when assigning article reviews so students will only see the content and not the "other stuff" that distracts them. Great extensions for everyone.
  • (2021-03-02) Henrique Matos: I love this extension, but I wish the extension could be activated automatically on specific URLs
  • (2021-02-16) szdxf dxfcgvh: i mean it was kinda hard to do
  • (2021-02-01) Bruce Wong: Sometime in January 2020 the send to kindle function stopped working for me. It had been working well for many years.
  • (2021-01-13) Brennan Trubee-Wik: This was Quite helpful, i have had better but it is worth a little trouble in the beginning. I can assure you you will have trouble in the beginning but if you fight through it is WORTH IT!!!
  • (2021-01-09) Derek W: Love it.
  • (2021-01-08) Bakary N'tji Diallo: Great extension! Is there a way to load it by default in every page? I am planning to use it as data saver also.
  • (2021-01-03) Matthew Chellew: Works great, but please add an option for a light-colored icon! It just looks like a blank spot on the toolbar when the toolbar background is dark as well.
  • (2020-12-19) Donatello: La extensión es muy buena, pero ayudaría bastante que se pueda usar simultáneamente con otras aplicaciones como weava u otros que usan pop-ups en Chrome. Por este pequeño detalle pero significativo, lamentablemente tendré que desintalarla :/
  • (2020-12-14) Edward Nordway: Добавьте возможность изменять ширину контентной части, и выравнивание текста, как и полагается ридерам. Add the ability to change the width of the content, and justify text alignment, as expected reading extension.
  • (2020-12-03) Mihika Krishna: p useful ngl
  • (2020-11-22) Amith Vikram: works on all the articles i have opened why is this even a free extension ??
  • (2020-11-20) Nogipper_ Here: Its really good lol
  • (2020-11-07) Chen Ni: Amazing. Beautiful. The best extension on my Chrome so far.
  • (2020-10-21) Scottie Pippen: TL;DR: If you are looking for a proper reading extension check out "reader view" or "Just read", they offer all the features that are lacking here and more. ----------------------------------------------- Review: Aside from the nice rocket logo you get the option to select between 3 preset font sizes and two color schemes. On a serious note, I expected from such a relatively popular extension to have some essential customization options that you'd see in other extensions and reading apps. It doesn't look like they have put much thought into UI/UX. The page/paragraph width is a little too large for comfortable reading and you don't get the option to adjust it.
  • (2020-10-05) Tanisha Jain: Amazing extension! I read novels online and it really keeps the page simplified and is very helpful. 10/10 recommended!
  • (2020-09-28) S. Wollberg: I would love to give this extension a full five stars, because *when* it works, it does work really well. It's a godsent for me and my ADHD, because sometimes the clutter and especially animated or sliding banners and ads can make it impossible for me to read texts unless I block them out in some way. Mercury really tidies up the articles nicely, and the choices for formatting (font size, serif/sans, light/dark theme) cover all my needs. I haven't tested it yet, but I really appreciate the new "send to kindle" function. Unfortunately it doesn't work on every site, not reliably at least. For instance on spektrum.​de it will often grab the header, but then—instead of the actual article—display the cookies disclaimer.
  • (2020-09-24) Frank S.: A very useful extension for storing web pages as PDF documents with a standardized appearance. The button "Send to Kindle" should be hidden when printing though as it makes no sense then. Impossible to contact their support. That's why I remove one star.
  • (2020-09-17) Alex: Doesn't work on half of sites. Moreover, it accidentally stops working on some pages which just were successfully displayed by this app.
  • (2020-09-01) Feng Jiang: Only one can properly handle medium posts (lazy loading images, multiple content sections, etc.).
  • (2020-08-25) Priya Malelu: Amazing for reading articles!!
  • (2020-08-22) 赖德忠: 推送到kindle,一直失败,就没有成功过,难道国内被墙了?
  • (2020-08-16) Rachel Phillips: it disrupts the chrome print dialog, so i interferes with orientation and scaling hiding it, crippleware, bug injection to entire chrome
  • (2020-08-12) Yan: only worked for some sites. on most sites instead of displaying the actual article, would display the cookies message
  • (2020-08-07) Blue Chan: It's not perfect and not without faults. When a page has too many scripted elements, it often fails and instead of loading the main body text and images, it only shows either the first page or just the last page as if there was nothing else to show. When it works, it's great. But when it fails, it's just a head scratcher leaving us wondering why it didn't work. When it fails, I do a more hands-on approach with my ad blocker extension to block out the annoying elements, then use Chrome's own, "Print to PDF" function to somewhat capture and print what Mercury Reader failed to process. It's not perfect but for the pages Mercury Reader could not process, it gives me a way to take those pages with me even if odd formatting or ads get in the way.
  • (2020-08-05) Aubrey Hughs: Works great!
  • (2020-07-21) Andréa Cardoso de Assis Assis: Gostei bem funcional e fácil de usar, gratidão pelo empenho .Gratidão.
  • (2020-07-20) Jeffrey Harding: It works really well when combined with AdBlocker. News sites notice the AdBlocker and try to get me to remove the AdBlocker so when I enabled Mercury Reader I can get rid of all the clutter AND the invasive Adtracking technology at the same time.
  • (2020-07-10) Suman Roy: I love it! English is perfect but in Bengali it't change chrome default font to others. Please, keep Unicode default font.
  • (2020-07-10) RPG Hank: This extension does everything I want *except* automatically on reader mode for websites that you have allowed Please add it
  • (2020-04-10) Rafe Milner: not on play store but it said so
  • (2020-04-01) Justin Lanuza: Instant 5 stars as soon as I started using it. Pretty simple to use and does what it needs to be done. 5/5 stars
  • (2020-03-31) Sahil Yadav: very nice awesome for specials teenagers as it removes attractions while reading
  • (2020-03-27) Pensaci Tu: funziona (per chi avesse dei problemi, basta fare tasto destro sulla pagine e cliccare sul simbolo dell'estensione)
  • (2020-03-21) Mohamed Shabbeer: cant say enough AND IT S FREEEEEEEEE
  • (2020-03-17) Rebecca: Beautiful and helpful!


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3.9 (1,748 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-12 /
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