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BeeLine Reader

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BeeLine's color gradient makes reading faster/easier for over 90% of people. How much will it help you?

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Description from store BeeLine's simple reading technology was recently honored by the United Nations, and our apps have been featured on NPR (http://bit.ly/1Tl3tpp) and in The Atlantic (http://theatln.tc/24LsoX8). Install now and start reading easier for free! HOW IT WORKS BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. This seemingly simple tweak makes reading easier and faster because it allows you to transition between lines quickly and effortlessly. Many people are able to read 20% or 30% faster with BeeLine, even on their first try. BeeLine is used by students from grade school to grad school, including at leading schools around the world. BACKED BY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND NON-PROFIT PARTNERS Independent, educator-led research on BeeLine has shown dramatic reading fluency and comprehension gains for students. BeeLine has been adopted by the California Public Library System, Bookshare.org, Reading Is Fundamental, and Blackboard Ally. USE BEELINE ON YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITES The BeeLine extension works on millions of news websites and blogs, and you can even read Kindle books, Google Docs, and gmail with it. You can also get our PDF extension, which works on any text-based PDF (available at http://bit.ly/1Fo1hXa), or our iOS app (http://bit.ly/1xNs76J) TRY FOR FREE You can read as much as you want with BeeLine for two weeks, completely free. After that, choose between: • BeeLine Pro: only $1.99/mo, with annual discounts available • BeeLine Pro, Family Pack: Get BeeLine for 5 browsers and save even more! Just $8/yr per browser! Teachers can also apply on our website for free access for their students (certain limitations apply). PRIVACY What you read is your business, and even our free tier does not intrude on your privacy. We do not sell, rent, license, or otherwise monetize your data in any way. Please consider subscribing to support privacy-conscious businesses like ours. GRANT-FUNDED SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY BeeLine Reader is supported by grants and awards from NewSchools Venture Fund, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and Stanford University. See our website for more information about our mission and impact: www.BeeLineReader.com. REFUNDS If you'd like to cancel your subscription, please contact us (via the extension settings, our web contact form, or our web chat) before your monthly/annual renewal date and we will cancel it immediately. If you forget to contact us before your subscription renews, we may still be able to provide a partial refund. Asking nicely helps! Fine print: text extraction based on Readability from Arc90 Labs, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2. All other rights reserved; US Patent number US20150234788A1; foreign patents also issued and additional US and foreign patents pending. Please send us your feedback (bug fixes, new color scheme requests, etc.) via Twitter, Facebook, or email ([email protected])

Latest reviews

  • (2023-02-06) Ashley: I used to really love this plug in because it helped me read with ease, but it no longer works with Google Docs and PDFs opening in Chrome. So disappointing, and I wish I would have known that before paying for a monthly subscription.
  • (2023-01-11) Uncle Ronald: I like the idea but as a student, I cannot pay this much. There is an education discount but i assume that's for schools to buy for their students? Isn't there a possibility for me to get a discount as an individual student ?
  • (2022-11-20) M. “MdH” H.: Does not work consistently & pops up on every page. If you turn auto off, it pops up to tell you that you have auto turned off.
  • (2022-11-13) 1866_Wazih Ullah Tanzim_C: Creative apps
  • (2022-10-10) Charles Malo: Popups?? Question : Why is there a pop up from this app persistently? I just want it to shut the heck up and do its job in the background: i don't care about all the notifications and popups from it, it's worse than adware.
  • (2022-09-27) Alexander Hurd: Used to love this app, now I really hate it because there's no customer service line and they wrongfully charged me $22.00. It's unclear how I can even change my subscription settings, this is a joke. DO NOT INSTALL.
  • (2022-06-14) Seren Ashmore: I have ADHD and LOVE beeline when it works - but it often doesn't on google docs where I mainly work :/
  • (2022-05-29) Honk Cena: I've played with this a bit and it's a nice idea, but the color options and formatting are too limited and it was a lot of trial and error to get it to work. I wasn't a big fan of the fact that the extremely limited (five reads a day) free trial started before I even got the app to work, but I was decided on uninstalling it before I hit my limit.
  • (2022-05-14) April Cropper: For reading it was fine - but the process of installing and getting it working was hard - it is unclear how to get it "registered" and there is no option on their webpage to check to see if you have an account and if it is being charged. I distrust a company that makes it this hard to tell if you are paying for something. I also agree with the others here that this should be a one time payment for a version, not a monthly subscription.
  • (2022-05-06) Panda Grace: There is no mention that the application is only free for a trial on the chrome web store. It's a super useful to help read text but is sad is only able to be used by people with money to spare for this.
  • (2022-04-06) CLARISSE ANDREA ONG: Works good on native text and helps me read more, but doesn't work at all in Google Docs (or only on the comments, for some reason.) Hope that this can be resolved
  • (2022-02-23) Melanie bee: Awesome! I have dyslexia and ADHD. Using BeeLine makes my reading world come into focus. I went Pro HoneyBee...and yes, that's my last name...and, no, I don't think this entitles me to a discount (but, won't refuse one).
  • (2022-02-23) Michael T. Bee: Awesome! I have dyslexia and ADHD. Using BeeLine makes my reading world come into focus. I went Pro HoneyBee...and yes, that's my last name...and, no, I don't think this entitles me to a discount (but, won't refuse one).
  • (2022-02-23) [beem] Michael T Bee: Awesome! I have dyslexia and ADHD. Using BeeLine makes my reading world come into focus. I went Pro HoneyBee...and yes, that's my last name...and, no, I don't think this entitles me to a discount (but, won't refuse one).
  • (2022-02-23) Michael Bee UAT: Awesome! I have dyslexia and ADHD. Using BeeLine makes my reading world come into focus. I went Pro HoneyBee...and yes, that's my last name...and, no, I don't think this entitles me to a discount (but, won't refuse one).
  • (2021-12-20) Mothy Boi: It helped me so much with actually comprehending what I read, it's made classwork and free writing with adhd quite a bit easier! Highly recommend for anyone else who has trouble keeping their eyes on the page.
  • (2021-12-02) Pat MySecret: Restricts usage in free mode. Looks nice and works with my auto copy extension. No image options.. they are off. I'm not really into the color variating, which they seem to think is the selling point.
  • (2021-10-28) Noor Aldeen: إضافة مجانية مع نفس الخاصية WaspLine Reader : Add free with the same property : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/waspline-reader/ndlnnojbbcbdpkccfmcgbopalpbmhbhm/related?hl=ar
  • (2021-10-25) Yuhua Deng: 感觉并没有那么强大,但是还是有一点用的。平时网页小说速读的话,这个颜色渐变也起不到太大的作用
  • (2021-10-05) Eric Lugo: I've been using BeeLine for just about a week or so now, and have noticed a difference in the way I read. Not only am I faster, but I can keep my attention longer. Highly recommended!
  • (2021-08-09) IHRorg FabianSociety 2030Agenda KalergiPlan CODOHco: "Skip auto-coloring on all sites" is locked from the get go. Was never able to get it work once on any site no matter which setting I attempted to change.
  • (2021-08-07) Nikki V: BEWARE USERS! This is a scam.
  • (2021-07-08) Rose Dennehy: Without Beeline I would have had a harder time trying to read the infamous Does Bruno Mars is Gay article. The customizablity is also an added bonus :)
  • (2021-06-15) S AS: It useful at times, but I have to recover my license constantly. Also, I wish it wasn't defaulted on every website.
  • (2021-06-14) Shay Lewis: eh. used to be good, when it was free (years ago). Now it's just so-so.
  • (2021-05-11) Sue Dunham: Right so, the TL;DR, don't use this extension. 0/10 It looks like it could be amazing, but I enabled and immediately removed. As soon as I turned it on in my browser there was a pop-up notifying me this is a paid extension. If this was made obvious from the Chrome Web Store, I couldn't find it. Bad form. I'll admit upfront that I don't pay for SAAS (software as a service). If I can't pay one time and own it the company has a bad or unsustainable business model. (Is your software good enough to have a proper price tag that allows you to continue development and pay your employees a living wage or not?) Over the lifetime of the subscription SAAS services cost users many many times what a one-time purchase would, this is exploitative without an alternate payment method. (I'm not saying all SAAS is a problem -it basically is- BUT I will purchase SAAS extensions/tools when they have one-time purchase option). My really *really* big issue is that this extension/app requires separate subscriptions per device and per browser. How hilarious and embarrassing. Please don't give these people your money.
  • (2021-02-18) Ddrt: I wasn't really 'taken' with the ideology (I didn't really believe it). Then I used it and now I can't go back. I really can read even the simplest of pages with far more efficiency.
  • (2021-02-17) Sara McDonald: i loved this extension some years ago. the color changing is so immensely helpful for someone like myself with processing issues. they've decided to lock this utility for neurodivergent and disabled people behind a paywall, where they promise new features, and have yet to fix the bugs or implement QOL changes that have been asked for since the beginning. 0/10 not worth it. if speed reading is your goal, there are monumentally superior extensions that do their job with less bloat and less fuss. if you're a person with processing issues and no spare cash for a new monthly expense, you're out of luck
  • (2021-02-17) Alexander Nigrine: Listing it as free is a lie. It has a free 2 week trial, which is different than free.
  • (2021-01-21) Dan Nistor: Great for my tired eyes!
  • (2020-10-13) Hồng Quân: Very nice !
  • (2020-10-12) Candy: Such a helpful and genius focusing tool for people who have a hard time reading, but making this a paid extension ruins the entire point of the extension. The devs deserve to be paid, for sure, but I don't think this is the way to get money for their creation. I wish the extension worked on more pages and was easier to toggle. 2 dollars a month might be worth if if you read on a monitor for a living but the average consumer who just needs some help is seldom going to be willing to pay for this...
  • (2020-10-09) Noah Young: This extension could have been helpful for so many people with learning disabilities, but to lock that behind a paywall is incredibly ableist.
  • (2020-09-15) Merick Sanogo: I (would) use this for school work. Scratch that I would ONLY use this for school work. I also only view my school work using google apps like docs and in pdf documents. You could imagine what would've happened when I found that I could use the free mode indefinitely, but not be able to read pdf's with the extension because there IS A SEPARATE plugin/extension that I have to buy. And then I read the comments for this and saw someone suggest a text reader instead. They aren't wrong.
  • (2020-07-24) Lee Ho: While this is very useful, I feel that a monthly subscription for full access is exploitative of people with dyslexia or who otherwise have difficulty reading text on a screen. I used this extension a few years ago and it didn't have a paid version at all, so I don't understand why it has to have one now. Also, it takes way too long to load.
  • (2020-01-28) Darby: I love Beeline Reader. I don't use focus mode or Dyslexic font. I just active in Clean mode, bright colors, and only on the sites I want to use it on. Someone else said you couldn't activate on only the page you wanted but that's incorrect. Go to settings and UNcheck "enable auto-color" I often read the same line over and over as my eyes get lost in the page. I'm also using it on iPad to read kindle books. Game changer.
  • (2019-11-29) Emily: The program was super helpful and worked really well, but it's really frustrating to charge as much as they do. I can understand needing income, and would even understand a one time fee to use it, but requiring $2/month is absurd. I don't have much money to spare, and putting a tool which helps with disabilities behind a $24/year paywall, especially one which just changes the color of words, is greedy and unfair
  • (2019-03-20) Qiwei Hu: Great. However, some website, such as www.scmp.com, does not work, and it is not very easy to turn on and off the auto color function.
  • (2019-02-02) Joe Nash: The concept seems interesting, but apparently there's no way to simply turn the coloring on to read one article. You have to enable "auto color" which colors *all* pages. It's all or nothing apparently. This is annoying and bad design.
  • (2019-02-01) :P WQing: clean mode and focus mode have always been buggy. 1) alt+c doesn't work. clean mode has to be turned on via menu. But then it can't be turned off at all, the only way left is to refresh the page and lost the coloring along with it. 2) focus mode sub-menu just flashes when clicked on and in menu it's always shown as "off".
  • (2019-01-20) myssy eyde: i was using this for years when it just came out, and as a dyslexic kid i loved it, but their moneygrab has been absolutely shameful and exclusionary for a learning aid. this extension truly is a learning aid and not a luxary item and asking 2 dollars a month (what i spend on half of my food in a day, i am on foodstamps) is absolute greed. dont give this extension more money for restricting access to a tool that can help kids learn and costs absolutely nothing in physical cost. dont get me wrong i think devs should get fairly paid but this is absurd. beeline reader is one piece of coding that was made years ago and hardly changed, that money i would be paying to use this wouldnt be paying for work, just for the dev's greed
  • (2019-01-13) jessie bessonette: it doesn't work on the website i downloaded it to use on. literally none of the pages on the entire website would load the beeline text, regardless of how much or little text is on the page. the website is a very simple HTML website, i'm not sure why the plug-in would have so much trouble with it. the website is politically-oriented so i'm suspicious maybe they just have it blacklisted.
  • (2019-01-09) Em Ts: When this extension works it is great, however, it has a lot of glitches and scenarios where is doesn't work for example with pdfs, on certain websites (usually where there is a lot of text or with scientific journals). Please also explain why another fee is charged for pdfs when access to the software has already been paid for - this seems unreasonable.
  • (2018-12-14) Logan Little: Listed on the chrome webstore as a free service.
  • (2018-11-27) Zach Saucier: Fails to color most pages that I've tried thus far. The "Clean Mode" completely breaks the page due to a popup asking how I use BeeLine.
  • (2018-10-10) Jason Hsieh: After I paid 2 dollars per month, I cannot find any page to unsubscribe it. Now I have to leave feedback from your beeline reader website.....
  • (2018-08-21) Chinemerem: Slowww
  • (2018-08-07) C Van Pelt: it was good to read with, however the extension will not open meaning that I cannot toggle anything or turn it off when I need to.
  • (2018-06-24) Dhairya Jain: really helpful to read without being distracted. one pro TIP for using it: use in CLEAN MODE with FULL SCREEN to maximize to your focus.
  • (2018-05-19) panaccoman: great app for students and bus-readers alike

Latest issues

  • (2023-01-20, v:2.18.1) Matthew Denipitiya: Infinite loading when extension is opened
    Hi, I've used this in the past just fine, but all that happens when I click on the logo in my extensions list is an infinite loading animation.
  • (2022-12-19, v:2.18.1) Maru Mountain: unsubscribing
    I have attempted to go through your official site several times without any response and would appreciate some sort of response. I am currently no longer using this product and do not wish to be billed when it is not in use. I really would like some sort of response to at least make sure my messages are getting through. thankyou
  • (2022-09-27, v:2.18.1) Alexander Hurd: Wrongful Charge
    I uninstalled the app last week, but I now see in my bank account a pending charge from this company for $22.00. I can't even manage my subscription in the extension settings and there's no customer service line to call. This app is a scam and they will wrongfully charge you and then there's no way to contest it besides emailing them. Do not install.
  • (2022-01-20, v:2.16.0) Rosalyn Johnson: Option to vary opacity
    Dear Dev Team at BeeLine Reader, I work for a small tech company that helps students learn to code. When writing some articles on helpful Chrome extensions I cam across BeeLine Reader. While I love the concept, I would find it so much more helpful to have levels of opacity. That way the user could still see the colors we use for color coding Python commands and other specific patterns we want students to recognize. It would really be the best of both worlds for students who have difficulties reading. Best, Rosalyn
  • (2021-04-10, v:2.14.4) Manish: I had unsubscribed long ago. Still I was charged. Refund my money,.
    This is insane. I don't even use chrome & had unsubscribed almost right after a month. I year later I see you are changing me.. Refund ASAP.
  • (2021-04-03, v:2.14.4) LouLae: Pdf extension for chrome only colors the first page
    Pdf extension for chrome only colors the first page of the pdf document. How do I solve this? Thanks!
  • (2020-03-29, v:2.10.4) -.-: not working
    I have allowed access to file URLs in the settings, but the pdfs do not load. Instead an error saying: "PDF.js v1.1.678 (build: 63b9112d) Message: Unexpected server response (0) while retrieving PDF " appears. Can you fix this?
  • (2020-03-19, v:2.10.4) Taylor: How do i get rid of this
    I thought this would be useful for students so i installed but now ive deleted the extension and its still turning my text colours. how do i get rid of it???
  • (2019-07-20, v:2.9.0) Craig Mares: 99 cent discount was charged as 22.00
    The plugin offered a .99 cent discount and charged me 22.00, I have submitted several inquiries through the website contact info page and have heard nothing back. I need to be refunded the 21$ and charged only the 99 cents that was in the sale price. Thank you, Craig Mares
  • (2019-04-18, v:2.7.2) 王轲: With auto-color disabled, cannot enter clean mode with Option + C
    Clean mode can only be accessed through the `Activate Beeline in Clean Mode` button when auto-color is disabled, not the shortcut. However, when it is enabled, there is no problem accessing it through shortcut. Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot find menu item with id beelineReadability P.S. I think this extension should have a *manual-color* shortcut too, that acts just like the `auto-color` (not clean mode) but only when activated manually. I don't like to leave the `auto-color` on, but I wish I could manually color a page when I want to.
  • (2018-12-04, v:2.5.1) Sara Miller: Trial not loading
    I bought lifetime subscription from Stack Social and have tried to download a few times. I finally installed the ext on Chrome. It is not downloading. Please advise.
  • (2018-10-10, v:2.4.3) Tammy Hansen Snell: subscription purchased but it still says I'm in a trial mode
    I purchased a lifetime subscription - but this does not seem to be registering because I keep getting info that I am in a trial mode only.
  • (2018-10-10, v:2.4.3) Danny Bindschusz: The free trial is not working on my Chromebooks. Is this a known issue?
    I have pushed out the free app to a few users to test this app. When logging into a Chromebook the Beeline app will just hang when opening it up. However, The same user can log onto a windows computer and the extension will load fine.
  • (2018-10-06, v:2.4.3) Not Running
    This started about a month back but since I wasn't using my computer it wasn't much of an issue, now it is: 1. My Beeline extension for Chrome doesn't color anything at all- I have the annual plan membership and the account details (when I could open them) confirmed this. The options for coloring were all grayed out- this is for any and all websites 2. The menu/settings drop down does not open anymore, it just constantly loads
  • (2018-10-05, v:2.4.3) Pawel Walenda: After removing cookies, cannt recover my annual subsciption
    Hi, today morning I bought 1yr license and few minutes ago I clean my cookies files. Now I have only trial version, and when I go Pro and I click on Sign up, you ask me to pay once again. How can I recover my subsription?
  • (2018-09-23, v:2.4.3) How can I terminate the annual subscription?
    How can I terminate the annual subscription? Thanks.
  • (2018-08-30, v:2.4.1) Erin Ballman: 2 week trial
    I see that the extension is now subscription based...I can't seem to find information about what is available following the trial. Please advise.
  • (2018-08-26, v:2.4.1) jonathan rosenberg: not working on my gmail
    Hi, for some reason my gmails are not being beelined.


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3.6 (205 votes)
Last update / version
2022-08-15 / 2.18.1
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