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Just Read

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A feature-packed, customizable reader extension.

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Description from store Just Read is a feature-packed and customizable reader view. With one click (or less!), you can remove distractions like: - The page's styling - Ads - Popups - Comments And read the article in a customizable, simplified format - like a read mode but better! Users can: - Summarize the article using AI. - Use the default white and dark themes. - Modify your theme using a graphical editor or CSS. - Use a theme someone else has made (found at https://goo.gl/Z59SM4 ). - Use their very own custom styling. - Auto-run Just Read format on specific sites. - Use a keyboard shortcut to run Just Read. - Print the custom-styled version of the article. - Use the selection mode to choose exactly which text they want to select for reading. - Use the deletion mode to remove any unwanted content after selection. - Edit incorrect meta information generated. - Control which options Just Read uses. - Go straight to the next chapter from the Just Read view. Just Read Premium has even more features! - Permanently save the Just Read version of pages - Share the Just Read version of pages with others - Link directly to a section of the page - Highlight and annotate pages - Use a custom scrollbar - Auto-scroll the article - Apply domain-specific selectors Just Read collects zero data from users by default. If you sign up for an account with Just Read, only your email address is stored. Just Read sends analytics to no one else. Any data that Just Read stores is safely secured and private. Just Read is completely open source and can be found on GitHub here https://github.com/ZachSaucier/Just-Read Please read the README in the GitHub link above for more details about Just Read!

Latest reviews

  • (2023-12-10) Jeff Jewett: About as perfect as you can get! Simplifies reading and completely reliable. This is one worth paying for.
  • (2023-10-30) David Fontes: Simplesmente perfeita, fácil de configurar e sincroniza com outros PCs a configuração sem precisar fazer nada
  • (2023-10-26) LaMont Price: Perfect and simple extension. A must have. Pay the $12 bucks for the premium.
  • (2023-10-13) Alvi Siddique: works perfectly. But would be better with more theme, like brown background.
  • (2023-10-05) Hans Júlíus Þórðarson: Works like a charm for my ADHD :)
  • (2023-10-04) Che Chi: Not working on Medium
  • (2023-09-25) Mark K.: Does not work. This program opens only the first page in a format for reading (and printing)._ Не работает. Эта программа открывает в формате для чтения( и вывода на печать) только первую страницу.
  • (2023-08-25) Нарек Аршакян: Просто гениальный ответ сучкам, которые прячут текст от чтения. Спасибо большое!!!
  • (2023-08-10) Elvie Ward: I installed this extension and went right to premium so I could share the Just Read version of pages with others via email. I was hoping for something similar to EmailThis which I paid for the premium version too. That WAS a great extension as the developer doesn't keep it working any longer. The Just Read link is good but could be better if the reader version could be emailed intact with the article title and link to the original article with the JR version intact in the email body. To send an email with the link I have to give the email a title because the link doesn't provide that info. Hope this makes sense for improving a great extension. Thanks, Tom
  • (2023-08-06) Марія: чудове розширення, але не вистачає можливості вирівнювання тексту за шириною
  • (2023-07-27) Andreas Persson: Happy user since many years, however lately this extension make FB Messenger (always open in a pinned Tab) go crazy, loading all data for all chats = use 50% + CPU/RAM, go unresponsive etc. As soon as this is fixed this will be a 4 star again.
  • (2023-06-19) Aaron Mauldin: Just what I needed. Appears to work great!
  • (2023-06-18) Bram Gmail: I noticed that when used on NYTimes.com articles, images in the article are duplicated. I'm able to use the "deletion mode" to remove them but it's time consuming and manual. Not sure if it's another extension I have causing the issue or if it's NYTimes specific.
  • (2023-05-30) Al Bryan: This extension is a time saver and life saver for me. While working on sermons I need to print out articles without wasting ink and paper on pictures. It is smooth, even easier than tarting with cut and paste. Keep it simple, I say!
  • (2023-03-07) Allen Clark: This extension shouldn't be needed, but most online publications continue to present their articles as black text on a white background. Tough on the eyes if you spend too much time reading the news as I do. I've set up Just Read to present everything as light gray text on a very dark gray background (still not black and white), which saves my vision.
  • (2023-03-05) Богдан Роговий: Чудова штука !
  • (2023-03-04) Otávio Henrique: Tem muito potencial, torna as paginas mais limpas melhorando a leitura, principalmente usando junto a extensão Dark Reader.
  • (2023-03-01) Victor Davich: One would think that an easy reader doesn't require the user to understand code, reinvent the wheel. maybe this one doesn't. and maybe it actually helps.
  • (2023-02-21) Jason Duncan: While this extension isn't the MOST user friendly for those who are not familiar with how to navigate GitHub for a FAQ response, it is still easily worth it, even if it were to take some time for some users to figure out the basic macros, either in the extension manager or through the aforementioned site. PRO TIP: If you do get this extension for a Chrome browser, after installing it, merely navigate to this URL - "chrome://extensions/shortcuts" (just copy-paste and hit "enter"; also, it's the basic Chrome Extension setup URL, so do not be afraid to navigate to it), and it will show you the default macro interactions, which can be changed, by clicking the little pencil/pen icon to the right of the given macro, and then you're all set! Even the more stubborn sites that you wish to view-- especially if you wish to view them in a basic, uncluttered format-- are easily converted into a plain, clear set of copy that is customizable by theme and easy on the eyes. I love this extension so much that I actually shelled out for the "Premium" version, merely to support the creators for their excellent work. I will say, however, that my Premium Dashboard has yet to sync with my extension history, though this could be the result of a set of conflicting extensions that I have installed (I have many... ). Keep up the great work, Zach!
  • (2023-02-02) Datazeus: Es excelente. Mi opción principal para limpiar anuncios y leer solo el texto. Es configurable, lo cual es buenísimo. La voy a recomendar muchísimo a mis clientes, en un Curso que estoy ya promoviendo. Muchas gracias al creador de ésta aplicación, es genial. It's excellent. My main option for cleaning ads and reading only the text. It's configurable, which is great. I am going to highly recommend it to my clients, in a Course that I am already promoting. Many thanks to the creator of this app, it's great.
  • (2022-12-08) Chris Vydas: Doesn't work on kiwi and desperately needs dark mode
  • (2022-11-16) Treksh Marwaha: Its a really amazing extension for sure though one of the most recent updates seems to have broken it for me. I mostly use this on translated websites because they have a lot of clutter, previously you had to open and close Justread while not reloading the page for it to collect all the content properly, now it forces the page to reload making it incapable of formatting translated pages correctly. Please roll out a fix!
  • (2022-11-13) Rick Powell: I evaluated a handful of distraction-free reading extensions before settling on this one, for two reasons: 1) it has a nice-looking dark mode; 2) any highlights I make with Readwise still reference the original URL, unlike two of the other extensions I tried which temporarily load pages into the extension itself. I'm not a deveoper so I'm sure there's a better way to express that. ;-) The extension is also fast and lightweight.
  • (2022-11-09) Emmanuel Poirier: Hi Zach, just read is great as it saves tons of time scanning and reading long texts turning them into something more readable like on a book. Some sites with tons of design render badly: the design like all those clickable images are removed (I use the default theme with body background color as black to ease the reading) which breaks the eye scanning logic of the site but I think just read is for long blog posts anyway. Great job and please add a one time fee contribution so I can pay for it.
  • (2022-10-14) Eduard Tikhenko: It doesn't work.
  • (2022-10-06) Usman Lubis: good tool if you want to read without distraction
  • (2022-09-13) Knut Külick: Perfekt tillägg!
  • (2022-09-03) jindacz: function is good. but used too many RAM. using many plugin, RAM top1 ad-block, top2 just-read. Make this plugin consume less resource.
  • (2022-08-30) Derek Ulrich: This plug-in epitomises 'less is more'; which is why I'm keeping my review short.
  • (2022-08-30) Néstor Rosendo Fuentes: It works fine with the majority of web pages and articles, it is really helpful to have a clear view of the text. There are some pages where it does not work.
  • (2022-08-29) John: This is quite possibly the best extension I've installed in any browswer. Today there is so much visual garbage and noise on so many pages that they are unreadable to me. "Just Read" takes care of that. It's like I'm in a room trying to watch TV but the room is filled with people who are shouting at me. Then "Just Read" walks in and says, "SHUT. UP." And they do.
  • (2022-08-23) Anne-Elizabeth Hawley: Indispensable for two reasons: eye strain/aging eyes and a super-wide monitor that makes many web pages (notably Wikipedia and Gmail) too wide to read comfortably without resizing the browser window. One click and I've got a clear, appropriately sized interface to the text. I love Just Read. I've been using it for years.
  • (2022-08-23) Damili: Ya he usado la APP 100 veces. Es genial y te permite ahorrar mucho tiempo.
  • (2022-08-23) Nora Cserny: I use Just Read to save PDFs of articles flagged by my employer's Google Alerts. It's easy to use, relatively bug-free, and works with most websites. I highly recommend this extension.
  • (2022-08-23) Randall Sohn: JustRead lets me get to the content without the distractions of the junk to the sides of the article. It is a great resource.
  • (2022-08-23) William Scott Scherk: JustRead is my second-most important extension (I use it with Edge Chromium. There are so many good features, but here's a fave: when you 'Save to PDF,' you get an actual PDF with full text, able to be edited or copied from. If you want to have a quick, no-clutter version of a busy web page, this is it. It doesn't come any better.
  • (2022-08-22) Neill Fronde: This has become an essential tool for someone who reads tons of news online, where ads and side columns are a constant clutter. 100% recommended, but if I had to complain: 1) It started adding a "?jr=on" variable to the end of the URL, so if you copy and paste the URL it is incorrect. I just noticed a setting that will include the original URL at the top of the edited text though, which solves this problem. 2) On many news websites the opening paragraph is formatted differently as a style choice. Just Read often interprets this as it being junk and eliminates it. I always copy the first paragraph of a story before clicking the JR button and then edit the first unneeded text to paste that paragraph in. If I could make a feature request, it would be an option to keep or remove all images on a page, and possibly like a sensitivity threshold for what JR cuts out, so you can make it automatically remove more or less superfluous text, if that's even possible! To be honest, the premium features aren't that attractive to me, but I'd consider upgrading just as a thanks for the features included for free - Just Read just notified me that I've used the extension nearly 3,000 times already!
  • (2022-08-22) George Madden: This has become a daily use facility for me. When i dont have time to read something at the moment, i no longer have to capture the website and hope its there later. I simply use this and print to a PDF for later reading offline or even print it. Pulls just the article and gets rid of the clutter. Awesome!
  • (2022-08-20) Андрей Кадецкий: Google translate do not work inside reader mode. I hope it is possible to add such feature.
  • (2022-02-28) span4: Помогает бесплатно читать статьи на сайте Times, отключая надоедливое окно. Автору спасибо.
  • (2022-01-28) tabliqat chi: I want to use the free version and I need an option to get rid of the + sign to the right of the articles that moves as I scroll, it's distracting.
  • (2022-01-24) Ro Sharp: Nice extension, pretty minimalistic, supports custom css.
  • (2022-01-18) Bergg Uscha: Does not include all portions of the page. Reproduce: go to the webpage's function 'Print', toggle reading view with this extension, save to pdf (preview) does not include all sections. 'Reader View' by yokris.dev did the job.
  • (2022-01-08) Jonata dmg: ótimo consegue deixar em modo leitura as páginas web
  • (2021-11-30) Pat MySecret: Good, though not many general standard options.. can't turn off images. Most of the options seem to be CSS/text focused and are accessed from the icon vs screen. Allows auto domain run.. not many readers do. I notice a convenient share button. The most unique thing I notice is a start/end deletion mode where you can delete the parts that you've read already..I'm not sure if it saves it though.
  • (2021-11-22) Tom Napp: The free version is great but I would recommend the 'premium' version if you have the means!
  • (2021-10-26) 永永YongYong: 好像和大陆的简悦插件差不多的功能
  • (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
  • (2021-09-29) ASADF ASF: Top
  • (2021-09-01) Júlia Vargas: me ajuda muito, muito útil para pessoas com TDAH, fica mas fácil de ler e entender o texto

Latest issues

  • (2023-07-11, v:5.2.14) TL: Going to pay for the Premium, but what if I want to discontinue the yearly recurring payment someday lately??
    Going to pay for the Premium, but what if I want to discontinue the yearly recurring payment someday lately??
  • (2023-07-11, v:5.2.14) TL: Going to pay for the Premium, but what if I want to discontinue the yearly recurring payment someday lately??
    Going to pay for the Premium, but what if I want to discontinue the yearly recurring payment someday lately??
  • (2023-07-04, v:5.2.14) James Long: Chrome print blows chunks.
    NOT your fault, but I just discovered that all of these documents I've been saving with Just Read have about 3 and a half sentences missing between each page, because the Chrome print-to-PDF feature is dumber than rocks. Could you guys maybe provide your own version of the feature.. you know that actually works. I've discovered that Print Friendly actually works in the interim, so I've uninstalled Just Read temporarily, and I'm using it. I rather like the features in Just Read better though, so I'd rather have that solution available. Thanks so much for any help!
  • (2023-06-24, v:5.2.14) Jim McGee: Annotations saved?
    This is great thanks. If I purchase the premium version and clear the cache, will my annotations be preserved?
  • (2023-02-07, v:5.2.14) Nat Herold: Login doesn't 'take' so it won't let me use share after paying for it.
    Headline describes it: I've been using the app & wanted to use the share feature, so I paid. There may be a problem which account the extension is associated with. I usually buy apps under [email protected], but my browser is default logged into [email protected]. I haven't run into this problem before.
  • (2022-07-18, v:5.2.5) Bruce Bolduc: edit font size
    When I select the edit button, theme, font size, text color, ect., the words or choices to the rightin the box are unreadable. They barely appear in the box? I can't access to customize. I've tried picking different font size in chrome, and zoom size also, All I see is the very very top of the letters or numbers,,,,,, Help!
  • (2022-05-23, v:5.2.1) Kevin Oliva: Whit the last version (22/05/2022) its imposible to use the read only mode
    As said in the title, imposible to read-only pages. It just go ON and OFF without doing anything
  • (2022-05-10, v:5.1.10) Max Worm: Custom Theme CSS Hyphens doesn't work
    Hi, Great extension! I'm trying to add hyphenation to my theme. I added the following properties to various selector, and none of it worked. I used the same properties using the stylus extension that just changes the CSS of websites and it works properly. I used the `.simple-article-container` selector and the `p` selector. Doesn't work. However, inspecting the page using the dev tools confirms that the properties are being applied to the correct elements (mainly the `p` elements) I'm using Chrome v 100.0.4896.127 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10. { overflow-wrap: break-word; -webkit-hyphens: auto; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-before: 3; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-after: 3; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-chars: 6 3 3; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-lines: 2; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-last: always; -webkit-hyphenate-limit-zone: 8%; -moz-hyphens: auto; -moz-hyphenate-limit-chars: 6 3 3; -moz-hyphenate-limit-lines: 2; -moz-hyphenate-limit-last: always; -moz-hyphenate-limit-zone: 8%; -ms-hyphens: auto; -ms-hyphenate-limit-chars: 6 3 3; -ms-hyphenate-limit-lines: 2; -ms-hyphenate-limit-last: always; -ms-hyphenate-limit-zone: 8%; hyphens: auto; hyphenate-limit-chars: 6 3 3; hyphenate-limit-lines: 2; hyphenate-limit-last: always; hyphenate-limit-zone: 8%; }
  • (2022-03-28, v:5.1.10) Daniel Jones: Keep photos/pictures
    Just Read seems to always delete the photos from the article. How do I keep the photos? I looked through the Options but did not see anything. Thanks.
  • (2021-12-27, v:5.1.10) Keleb Gadol: cannot use because Chromebook on Chrome browser makes it disappear
    For some reason ANY new extensions I place NEVER stay on the Chrome web menu top. They show for half a sec when I install, and then disappear. I thought it was a problem with too many icons, but I can remove all of them and Chrome only puts back the original ones I added a year ago. What a nightmare.
  • (2021-11-22, v:5.1.10) AG2009: Hide images
    Sorry for asking this, but I couldn't find the settings to hide images in settings.
  • (2021-10-08, v:5.1.9) Yugal: Printing in Read Mode cuts & eliminates few lines.
    Printing in Read Mode cuts & eliminates few lines.
  • (2021-08-29, v:5.1.9) Nature fonder nature: Want to know what languages can it read?
    Want to know what language can it read from web pages?
  • (2021-05-12, v:5.1.3) We Are: Not working on this website (and similar ones)
    https://www.readlightnovel.org/ When activated on this website, it just removes the scroll bar, nothing else happens. Making it literally useless. This isn't the only website it happens to- it happens fairly often on novel websites and it's really disappointing.
  • (2021-04-17, v:5.1.3) Gary N: New account setup issue
    I was about to confirm my new account, when my computer had a issue that do not allow confirmation to go through. When I try logging in the ERROR Message reads -User Not Confirmed. Going to new account setup yields the ERROR Message - An account with the given email already exits. I see no way out, please help to get me out of this endless circle. Thanks Gary Nelson - [email protected]
  • (2021-03-02, v:5.1.2) Nora Hartquist: Problems with "new" extension
    I've used Just Read for a very long time, but hadn't accessed it recently. When I tried to, it gave me a page saying we now have to pay for Premium in a new program. I followed the instructions, but when I added it back, nothing would work, just kept going back to that page about the new program. So I went in, deleted the extensions, cancelled the card to be charged next year for Premium, then added it to Chrome again. Now the free version works, but I see no way to upgrade to premium?
  • (2021-02-17, v:5.1.2) Alex Kim: Great addon - one minor annoyance
    Is there a way to hide the button that automatically pops up anytime my mouse is around the "comment" area? It's a bit distracting and annoying, as I like to put my mouse in the clear area away from the text. BTW great job on the extension. I used this addon a few years back, but stopped using it due to many bugs and issues. Its much improved and working well now
  • (2021-01-04, v:5.1.0) Cameron Derksen: Auto-run not working
    I have installed JustRead and cannot get the auto-run feature to work. Despite selection the option to "Always add current site to Just Read's autorun list when Just Read is started on a page," domains are never added to the auto-run list. The right-click context menu does not add items to the list either. The only thing that seems to work is manually typing domains into the auto-run list. Is there a fix for this?
  • (2020-12-24, v:5.1.0) John Agger: Hide images
    Greetings Zach, A family member of mine has poor vision and is using the Mac to read out loud articles . Normally this works very well, but when there are images, it sometime gets screwed up and reads the caption and sometime the path to that image - mid article. Is there a way I can block images from loading with Just Read? Thank you, John
  • (2020-12-15, v:5.0.10) Просто Я: Download
    I can't download programm during all day. I see only " Download interrupted". Help me, please. Thanks
  • (2020-12-08, v:5.0.10) Khanh Nam: Formatting toolbar popup but unusable
    When I select text, a toolbar with Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Color... popup, but nothing happens when I click on those buttons. I don't have Just Read Premium.
  • (2020-12-03, v:5.0.8) tomek czerwiński: refreshing the page
    This page automatically refreshes the page https://www.interia.pl/
  • (2020-11-27, v:5.0.0) Rich G: Extension disabled as new permissions unexpectedly required
    With version 5.0.0, Chrome displays an orange "Error" message on the Menu button, which brings up this dialog box: > *Just Read is disabled* > To re-enable it, accept the new permissions: > • Read and change your data on justread.link > • Know your email address > {Accept permissions} {Remove} It is not obvious why these two permissions are required, as the extension is expected to be read-only on the local browser. The unusual error message may cause some users to leave the extension disabled or let it be removed instead rather than risk sharing personal information.
  • (2020-11-22, v:2.2.8) Joel Bruneski: Controls
    I am looking forward to using this app as I have some learning disabilities and this could make my schooling much faster. One problem. I cannot get it to run. It opens the selected text in the new window but I cannot get it to read from there. A little assistance please?
  • (2020-11-07, v:2.2.8) Eric Patterson: Privacy Policy
    I am curious about your privacy policies and how you store and use your customers data. I would like a little peace of mind about this issue prior to adding your product to my Chrome browser. The more details the better please. Answers that do not give all inclusive details will not be helpful to me and others. I would not be adverse to some data being sold to support your work, but I would need to know what data is being sold, and if the data was being sold in a completely anonymous fashion with no identifying information added. Thank You in advance for your time.
  • (2020-10-21, v:2.2.8) Ashley Hoang: Move the reading area to the left
    Hi, how to change the CSS so the reading area can move to the left (not center as default)?
  • (2020-07-15, v:2.2.7) Joseph Gonzalez: can't load japanese text
    perhaps encoding should be changed to allow for japanese text
  • (2020-07-08, v:2.2.7) Priscilla Jesslyn: Controls isn't working
    The control option for editing the theme suddenly stops working. The hovered controls that usually appear after I clicked the button to edit the themes have missed a few options, only leaving the option to change my theme to another theme. I could still edit it through the Java in the extension's options, but I need to to be careful, or else I would create an error. Is it a bug in the coding that caused the hovered controls act this way?
  • (2019-03-12, v:1.5.4) Bruce TM: Have you tried this on CNET?
    Maybe they have a devious programmer or something, but I get dummy content instead of the page.
  • (2019-03-04, v:1.5.3) Paulo Nogueira: Adding images to Just Read.
    Is it possible to add images to Just Read using CSS and if so has someone already written the code so that I can copy and past it in. Looked at the themes and tried a few but could not get images to show up. Happy with the default look just need images.
  • (2019-01-30, v:1.5.1) wikka smells: Failed to read LocalStorage property from Window
    Uncaught DOMException: Failed to read the 'localStorage' property from 'Window': Access is denied for this document. viwer.js:12 extension//extensioncode/viwer.js:12:30
  • (2019-01-19, v:1.4.3) Alexander Manguba: Pages with frames
    Is there a way to make this work on websites that use frames?
  • (2019-01-09, v:1.4.3) Antonio Flores-Alvarez: Payment
    Payment only with credit card? German debit card doesn't work! Help, please.
  • (2018-12-12, v:1.4.3) Laura Sagen: The permissions include "read all my data"...
    Hey, Looks like a worthwhile extension, but the permissions include "read and change all your website data" – I'm conscious of the privacy and also passwords – where can I read more on that in relation to your extension? Thanks!
  • (2018-11-17, v:1.2.9) app icon
    I acnnot find the app icon on my dock even though its been installed. whats wrong
  • (2018-11-06, v:1.2.9) Incognito mode / not logged in?
    Can this extension be used without logging into Chrome? How about incognito mode?
  • (2018-10-30, v:1.2.9) Tim Brennik: Can't load URL...
    When I click on the extension, the page loads in a mess and I get the error message: Can't Load URL: The domain of this URL isn't included in the app's domains. To be able to load this URL, add all domains and subdomains of your app to the App Domains field in your app settings. I have no idea why I need to add all domains and subdomains to the app domains field?! And I have no idea how to do this... Please advise
  • (2018-10-20, v:1.2.9) Gili T.: Reader removes code blocks
    When reading https://www.learncpp.com/cpp-tutorial/89-class-code-and-header-files/ reader mode removes the code-block sections. Is there a way to keep them?


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4.7 (867 votes)
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2023-12-22 / 5.3.8
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