extension ExtPose

Highlight This: finds and marks words

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Automatically finds and highlights words and phrases on the web page according to your list

Image from store Highlight This: finds and marks words
Description from store - No registration required - Organize your search words in groups and lists - Use Regular Expressions (Regex tokens) - All data stored locally - Auto-refreshes highlights on page reload and content changes - Unlimited words and lists - Synchronise lists between your browsers - Free Easy to use Chrome Extension that automatically searches for defined words in the current browser tab and marks them in a text. Many more advanced features available through settings: - Create color-coded keyword lists - Disable highlighting on certain sites - Export or import your settings and keyword lists - Use lists from Pastebin ** New in 5.1 - Support for case sensitive matching - Manage words from context menu ** New in 5.0 - New editor to manage your words (filter, select, delete, move) - Support for Regex tokens ** New in 4.9.1 - Change the storage of an existing list to sync or local - Updated screen layout for future enhancements ** New in 4.9 - Synchronise lists between your browsers when logged in to Chrome - Updated translations in FR, NL, ES - Fixed: downloading backup in Vivaldi browsers ** New in 4.8 - Activate notifications on a list of words to be notified when the word is found on the page - Fixed: counter of words found ** New in 4.7.4 - New highlighting engine - Reduced permissions required to run ** New in 4.5 - Select the performance of the hihglighter and the impact on your computer ** New in 4.4.12 - Highlighting happens now also in iframe without src tags ** Fixed in 4.4.10 - Changed the way the highlighter detects a load of a page and a change in the page to provide a more stable highlighting ** Fixed in 4.4.8 - Fixed: an issue whereby the "Show words found" was not displaying on pages which had iframes - Fixed: a stability issue whereby words were not displayed in the page ** New in 4.4.1 - Faster highlighting: the extension doesn't wait anymore until the page is fully loaded - Fixed: an issue whereby the "never highlight" setting was not be saved after clearing it - Fixed: an issue with the found words overview ** New in 4.4 - Support for non basic character sets - Optional support for highlighting in content editable containers (eg in gmail) - Fixed: Performance issues - Fixed: Duplicate names for groups - Fixed: Issues with highlighting some words / wordparts ** Fixed in 4.3.1 - Fixed an issue whereby the longest match was not highlighted ** New in 4.3 - Fixed: Export is fixed - Added Russian translation, thanks to Pereshchepino ** Fixed in 4.2 - Fixed: an issue with Pastebin synced lists ** New in 4.1 Allows using a pastebin list, you can share the list and it will synchronize automatically. - Fixed: an issue with highlighting on Google results page ** New in 4.0 - Shows highlights within frames - Option to print highlights - Re-highlights when adding/removing words - Fixed : Navigating between words is fixed ** New in 4.0 - Shows highlights within frames - Option to print highlights - Re-highlights when adding/removing words - Fixed : Navigating between words is fixed ** New in 3.4 - Words keep their sequence - Find words and word lists - Context menu shows order of wordlist on date modified ** Fixed in 3.3.5 - Fixed an issue with incorrect colouring ** New in 3.3 - Set wildcards (?,*) in words - Backup and restore your words - Define foreground color - Define sites on which the highlight should occur ** Fixed in 3.3 - Highlighting of text including special characters ** Define words ** Easily specify words and phrases you want to be highlighted. ** Highlighting ** Highlights the words and phrases on the page Shows how many words have been highlighted ** Works on Ajax pages ** The extension detects changes to the page and re-highlights the words.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-08-03) Brett Fearing: Can't get it to work. Have downloaded it several times.
  • (2020-08-01) Rodrigo F.: Great extension for highlighting words I'm learning. I just found a little bug: when I have a word that ends in an accented letter (e.g. désolé, caffè, perché etc), most of the time this word won't show up highlighted in my text. This only happens if I have the "Only detect complete words" option checked. Unchecking the option solves the problem, but that's not an alternative I can actually use, because I have very short words in the list, and they will be highlighted inside other words. Other than that, I'm loving it! Thanks and keep up the good work!
  • (2020-07-25) David Ma: This is a good extensions. I wish this can support more language, such as Chinese.
  • (2020-07-23) ALI1 alehtary1: افضل اضافة على الاطلاق لتلوين كلمات او عبارات مفيدة جداً
  • (2020-07-15) Master Yoda: This one of my favorite extensions for Chrome. I've used it for years. However, something in the newest version (5.02) is causing all of the words I've added to simply disappear from the list, so that nothing is highlighted. I have to keep re-loading the list. Hopefully, the developer can address this issue :)
  • (2020-07-13) Roland Soos: Life saver, better yet: time saver! Thank you!
  • (2020-07-13) Pezi W: Sehr nützliche Erweiterung, funktioniert perfekt, viele Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, jetzt auch Regex-Ausdrücke. Top!
  • (2020-07-12) Mostafa ElMandooh: Why do you keep updating it? The latest update made it SO SLOW AND LAGGY. It takes way much time to save a list or add text to it. Please get it back to what it were before.
  • (2020-07-12) Paulo Almeida: A melhor extensão de Destacar para o Chrome!
  • (2020-07-12) Роберт Черный: Перестало работать, новый список не создать, потому что не нажимается кнопка "Следующий" Upd. Все снова работает, оценку меняю.
  • (2020-07-11) Maigi Design: I love this tool. It's very useful. I like that I can use different colors with different lists. And it works well, even when I have hundreds of words in the list. What would you suggest when keeping speed in mind, is it better to keep all words (hundreds) in one list, or would it better to create several lists and divide words between them? I thank you very much for the wonderful job you are doing with this extension.
  • (2020-07-11) F W: Also stopped working today for me as well. July 11, 2020
  • (2020-07-11) Sesilia Duran: I love this tool but today it stopped working. Not sure what is going on. I cant edit my list and although my list are turned on they are not highlighting the words. hopefully someone is working on this bug. Def recommend this tool before today.
  • (2020-07-11) Cooper Firewalk: After update (11.07.2020) works absolutely terrible (very slow) + Can't use my backup files, can't edit lists.
  • (2020-07-11) Rafael Lira Boschetti: Great
  • (2020-07-09) Jianhua Xu: Thanks for the powerful tool, hope some day it can support RegExp.
  • (2020-06-30) Dragon Taipei: I have tried many extensions to help me to read web pages. This one is the best. Very useful, I can highlight and jump to the specific place by keywords within context.
  • (2020-06-29) Larry GZE: super good forever
  • (2020-06-24) Rainer Vainola: I use 125% display size (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display), and therefore I cannot use this extension. + button is not visible.
  • (2020-04-16) Владимир Лесун: На русском не ищет.
  • (2020-04-15) Dominik Zakrzewski: It's really awesome! Many things have changed since last year and new search engine works very smoothly. Well done! [SUGGESTION]: Is it possible to implement creating <PROFILE> that contains multiple groups and the possibility to switch such <PROFILE>? Would be also great fot exporting/importing such profiles or groups.
  • (2020-04-03) Francoise Francoise: Hope for support multilingual characters.
  • (2020-03-29) 358 Ffdfbe: It doesn't seem to work. Here is what I do: I selected a sentence on a page, right click on it, and choose "+ Default Group" to click. Then I check on it but it is still not highlighted, not like the way sentences and words highlighted on this extension introduce pictures. Though I can find all the sentences and words I have added in default group including this one in the extension. Did I miss something? I hope someone could help me out, thanks.
  • (2020-03-26) first last: The tool is cool. Please add "Match Case" highlighting.
  • (2020-03-26) khaleel cmk: This is so cool and its very convenient. One thing i would like to have in this extension is the ability to add a description to the word which we have highlighted. that way we don't have to search for the meaning. Great job! :)

Latest issues

  • (2020-08-04, v:5.1) Yassine Arrahil: |Only highlight on these site|
    Would it be possible to add a feature to highlight only on specific website? Say "Only highlight on these sites" as opposed to the option you already have that does the opposite to never highlight on specific websites.
  • (2020-08-04, v:5.1) S. Ansari: Highlighting Files on Local Drive?
    This is a very nice and powerful extension. I want to know if it's possible to also highlight local files such as PDF's that are opened in Chrome, i.e., file name/location starts with "file:///C:" , Instead of "http://" ?
  • (2020-07-29, v:5.1) Bluce Ree: A slimmer "Word lists" List?
    It would've been much better if the entries in the "Word lists" tab were slimmer. There's no need for that giant colored circle with a letter to be this big. A simple square the size of an upper-case letter would be enough. A "(limitations)" mark after the list name is completely unnecessary and limits the available space for the list name itself. I set the list up, I know how it works, why is it there. The "Edit", "Delete" and "Pause" button spacing could be much narrower. Even no gap at all would be fine. And lastly the entries in the list could be much shorter (height-wise) so that more of those could fit the tab without the need to scroll down. Other that that it's a great plugin, the best there is, actually.
  • (2020-07-23, v:5.0.2) Davi Poyastro: Escape wildcards
    Is it possible to highlight a question mark <?> without using regex?
  • (2020-07-22, v:5.0.2) Enderson Gonzalez: buenas noches, por que Highlight This no me funciona en mi pc no me deja pegar nada, como resuelvo ese problema? la version es la 2.0.2
    no me funciona la version 2.0.2
  • (2020-07-22, v:5.0.2) Enderson Gonzalez: buenas noches, por que Highlight This no me funciona en mi pc no me deja pegar nada, como resuelvo ese problema? la version es la 2.0.2
    no me funciona la version 2.0.2
  • (2020-07-21, v:5.0.2) Jim: Case Sensitivity
    How do you do case insensitive matches with regular expression? I don't see any way to add the flag.
  • (2020-07-15, v:5.0.2) NS FW: Firefox?
    Will FF version be updated as well? Still on 4.9 and would like to use regex.
  • (2020-07-14, v:5.0.2) micom fa: show search posiition on scrollbar
    sometime i saw it, sometime i didnt, and the position is not correctly? please fix.
  • (2020-07-14, v:5.0.2) Jayden LIM: Extension unresponsive
    Hi, I can't add any keyword or click anything within the extension window (including the + button to readd my list). Please help to sort this out. Thanks.
  • (2020-07-13, v:5.0.2) Andi Nembo: Strings aren't highlighted
    Strings of text that have round or square brackets or slashes aren't highlighted. For example, Text \ Text (Text) [Text] [Text] [Text] [Text(Text), Text] [Text]
  • (2020-07-13, v:5.0.2) Andi Nembo: Selection of lists
    Please enter a selection of lists, as is done with strings in recent versions. At the moment, I have to delete lists manually one at a time. This is inconvenient if there are a lot of lists. Thanks for your hard work on the extension.
  • (2020-07-12, v:5.0.1) Justine D. Walker: Notify when a word is found And RegEx
    The option 'Notify when a word is found> once per page' does not work. Notify not once, but for each match. And when I wanted to disable it, RegEx disappeared from the options
  • (2020-07-12, v:5.0) Jack Mebel: Lists from earlier versions do not work
    Lists from earlier versions do not work If you set a restriction on the sites on which the list will work, then the list can no longer be edited.
  • (2020-07-12, v:5.0) micom fa: shorcut for quick highlight and remove highlight?
    can you add a function that when i press a shorcut it highlight this word and vice versa, select a word that already highlighted and remove the highlight. Thanks.
  • (2020-07-11, v:5.0) LNS Research: Update caused failure
    Hello, after the update, keywords no longer highlighting on pages and cannot edit lists
  • (2020-07-11, v:5.0) Lauren Smith: Stopped Working after it updated please roll this back
    Extension has stopped working aftr upgrade please roll back
  • (2020-07-11, v:5.0) Mysidia: Extension no longer works with recent update
    With July 11th's update.. It stopped working and can't even open the word list editor in the settings anymore.
  • (2020-07-11, v:5.0) Вадим Павлюк: highliht update
    Hi, after 5.0 auto update my chrome add stop working, help please ! backup is not working !
  • (2020-07-11, v:4.9.2) Davide Spagocci: Search inside edit words list box
    add Search inside edit words list box , actually the app do search and find in what list is words and this is good but then when inside one list is hard to find a word , would be better an additional search box inside each word list.
  • (2020-07-07, v:4.9.2) amanda flor: It doesn't work for me.
    Good afternoon, I have a problem with the extension. Every time I try to add a new list with highlighted phrases it does not leave me, the button is placed in gray, it does not have any element that can affect it, I do not understand why it happens it took time like this to the point that it is becoming useless.
  • (2020-07-02, v:4.9.2) Jerzy Potocki: Use with Google Calendar
    I am using this extension to highlight things in my Google Calendar, for example contexts @Tel or @PC etc. It seems that the slowest refresh rate "Slow - rehighlighting goes a bit slower to save on resources" is still too fast for GC, causing blinking. Could you please look into it /check it with GC and see what can be done? Maybe an even slower refresh option? Or a separate refresh option for a given website /address?
  • (2020-06-29, v:4.9.2) Larry GZE: pls support full Regex
    I tried so many similar extension, and this is the best functions. For example, I want to highlight "1 days", and the extension actually will highlight "21 days", "111 days", and the latter two were not I wanted. So could you please follow the full version of regex, then we can use the expression like this "^1 days", then it will ignore "21 days", "111 days". Thank you.
  • (2020-06-28, v:4.9.2) Victor Debray: please add support for non-latin chracters
    Cyrillic characters aren't working in external lists
  • (2020-06-28, v:4.9.2) V S: The extension doesn't work !?!?
    Cool concept, but is not working for me.


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4.3061 (196 votes)
Last update / version
2020-07-28 / 5.1
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