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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

  • (2022-07-28) Supreeth Ks: Excellent parser, managed to parse an article which Amazon's official "send to kindle" extension missed. The extension seems to use mobi format to send the article but since Amazon is planning to discontinue this, are there any plans to use epub format instead?
  • (2022-07-07) Shayney L: Used to love it, but now Microsoft is blocking it from Edge as malware. Google isn't, so I'm guessing Microsoft is mistaken. :-(
  • (2022-06-28) gummi ball: schöde idee, funktioniert aber oft unzuverlässig. zum beispiel auf den seiten von SPIEGEL.de verkürzt es den haupttext drastisch, sodass nur ein einseitiges dokument übrig bleibt. (https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/russlands-krieg-gegen-die-ukraine-g7-verurteilen-angriff-auf-einkaufszentrum-in-krementschuk-a-bd9160cb-5cf3-43bb-a291-bbb514aea3b4?fbclid=IwAR0xJQQOBb62NjDN9dZdwxHUAsL8H3rwsxaJFSYoCXjyD8u0cvlhiupnRSo). wenn ich mich auf ein tool nicht verlassen kann und immer gegenchecken muss, ist es nicht brauchbar.
  • (2022-05-07) Divyansh Dwivedi: it is very good but just a little bit of improvement can make it more nice
  • (2022-05-02) Will S: Just not that many options for customization, wish it included pictures too.
  • (2022-04-14) Yu Wang: This is dead. Sending to Kindle no longer works. No response in the issue page. Chrome should remove it from store so it won't waste ppl's time anymore.
  • (2022-04-05) CJ Navarro: Could've been better if it paired along with a read aloud feature since it doesn't allow other extensions to work(?) when the reader mode is enabled.
  • (2022-04-03) yy xx: when DevTools opened,the mouse can't right click the content of "Elements" option list, aftering disable this extention,it works fine. please sovle this problem,thanks
  • (2022-03-22) Caio Lucas: ajuda de mais, otimiza muito o tempo
  • (2022-03-21) Norah Violette: Way better than googling something and clicking on an article that has an insane amount of ads and even more pop ups.
  • (2022-03-16) Rommus Choi: 요즘 눈이 안 좋아져서 뉴스 같은 거 보는데 문제가 많았는데 이 앱하고 screen shader라는 앱을 같이 사용하니 한결 보기가 편해졌습니다. 좋은 프로그램 만들어줘서 고맙습니다.
  • (2022-03-04) Ayush stark: when i use its send to kindle featue, i dont get the article directly into the kindle, i have to verify it everytime from my email even though i have added ([email protected]) to my approved emails in kindle settings
  • (2022-02-16) Naomi Colvin: Too few options for page color and typography, plus the comically oversized header that covers four lines of text and makes it impossible to use the page down key, makes this largely unusable, which is a shame as it works on more sites than instapaper text, which is far superior in looks and usability but hardly ever can access the site I'm actually looking at
  • (2022-02-15) H C: http://www.ftchinese.com/,it's not working 。
  • (2022-02-08) BlueXky: works very well
  • (2022-01-31) No 1: Excellent tool, making articles easier to read and analyze.
  • (2022-01-27) Vince Aggrippino: Mercury Reader also removes images that are part of the content.
  • (2022-01-17) Suryakant Singh: world best web page reader extention.... i like it and gives 5 star...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • (2021-12-15) Salvatore Maniaci: The reader is great, but it can only be activated twice per refresh. Click one - turn it on - good Click two - turn it off - good Click three - turn it on - good click four - turn it off - formatting gets messed up on page; must refresh
  • (2021-11-30) Pat MySecret: Should have option to shut off images like Reader Viewer extension. Convenient Kindle link for users.
  • (2021-11-07) Тимур Миннигалиев: Не работает. Пытается переключится, но то картинки только грузит, то только текст. То совсем соседнюю ссылку открывает. Выключены все блокировщики. Яндекс браузер
  • (2021-10-29) Александр Иванов: Увы, на странице с открытым FB2 в Яндекс.Браузере так и не завёлся. Хотя, вряд ли разработчик ориентировался на Я.Браузер.
  • (2021-10-11) Scott Rod: I can't consider this plugin for reading tech articles. It completely strips out developer code blocks. Firefox's native reader also suffers from this. Also, the images would be better presented as block instead of inline.
  • (2021-10-08) Cristobal Rodriguez: ¿Para que instalar Extensiones Modo Lectura? que consumen CPU y RAM Si Google Chrome ya tiene la opción de Leer en Modo Lectura Hay que activar en chrome://flags/ y activar Reader Mode
  • (2021-10-03) Dante emmanuel tamba: It was very good on individual articles,as long as you stick to articles and not webpages, this extention works like a charm
  • (2021-09-30) Paul McNulty: Would pay for this if I had to. It's that good.
  • (2021-09-29) Steve Martin: Really is an excellent reader extension since Evernote removed their extension. However the disabled icon blends in with the Dark Mode, or Dark Reader Extension. Making it impossible to find on the tool bar. Please change the icon to the Red/Orange when enabled and disabled to make it easier to see. More people use Dark mode in browsers these days, and your icon really fails in that instance.
  • (2021-08-05) Don St.Clair, LMT: Invaluable! Declutters a page so I can just read the main article. Works every time on my Google Chrome browser on Windows 10. YMMV. I just took time away from my work to come over to the web store just to say this. Indespensible!
  • (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.


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3.9 (1,761 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-12 /
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