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DOM Distiller Reading Mode

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Distill and display only the important content to enjoy a more focused reading experience

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Description from store Have you ever visited a website where the text is so ugly you get a headache trying to read or where the content is hard to find because of unimportant sidebars and share buttons? This extension will fix that for you. This extension figures out what is important on a page and shows only that in the same consistent way every time. Uses the code that powers the mobile-friendly view on phones. Planned features: * Font scaling support * Multi-page article concatenation Update notes: 1.9: * Added option for custom CSS 1.8: * Worked around issue with text direction not being retained properly * Added instructions for how to change keyboard shortcut to options 1.7: * Fixed options not loading * Fixed transition to theme colors when viewer loads * Updated DOM Distiller resources to the latest versions 1.6: * Added feedback form when uninstalling 1.5: * Fixed some sites appearing on top of viewer * Updated to the latest DOM Distiller version 1.4: * Fixed page scrollbar overlaying the scrollbar of the viewer 1.3: * Fixed distilled content never getting shown 1.2: * Fixed original page jumping to top when hiding distilled version * Fixed loading indicator not being shown * Added swedish translation 1.1: * Performance enhancements and bug fixes Extension icons were derived from the following icons: * github.com/google/material-design-icons/blob/c6fc87c71001975022f979a2f6b031620e9c7ff1/action/svg/production/ic_chrome_reader_mode_48px.svg * github.com/google/material-design-icons/blob/c6fc87c71001975022f979a2f6b031620e9c7ff1/editor/svg/production/ic_bubble_chart_48px.svg Both of the icons derived from are licensed under CC BY 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

Latest reviews

  • (2022-09-05) Danny Ben Shitrit: This is perfect. Simple easy and fast, and a great replacement for the native Chrome reader that tends to appear and disappear every version.
  • (2021-12-03) Pat MySecret: Nice in a simplistic way.. few options. Good for someone who needs something simple. Doesn't work with my Auto Copy extension.
  • (2021-09-28) Owen Smith: Great extension, nice theming options! Unlike the chrome reading mode, the page doesn't need to reload and the altered page is generated hella fast!
  • (2021-08-13) Alexander Barrett: Does exactly what I want it to. Thank you. It's great.
  • (2021-08-02) Виталий Кистерец: Отлично работает с кривыми страницами и не режет начало текста. Можно менять цвет фона (что платно у других). Только через веб поиск нашёл это расширение. А то в похожих какие-то платные или нерабочие расширения предлагают.
  • (2021-05-11) lighttigerXIV: It's nice but it doesn't keep the dark mode option
  • (2021-01-14) Scott: Hasn't been working for a while. All I get is the big circle working thing.
  • (2020-03-27) Konstantin Kruglov: Doesn't work in Brave Version 1.5.115 Chromium: 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit). Shows loading circle forever.
  • (2020-02-27) A G: I have finally found what I needed. Absolutely useful, correct formatting with simple settings.
  • (2020-01-16) shoaib shaikh: God bless you team. I am using Version 79.0.3945.117 (Official Build) (64-bit) Loved the feature. My only dislike is that I have to click Distill button every-time, can I make it on by default?
  • (2020-01-12) Andy Zhou: Works great but sometimes breaks the scrollbar
  • (2019-10-10) Zen Kaiser: Awesome
  • (2019-08-13) blee: Makes the world wide web usable again. That's a pretty big deal for me!
  • (2019-06-20) Stephen Rybacki: Seems to work fine for me. This is the one thing that Edge browsing had over Chrome -- until now that I've discovered this.
  • (2019-05-18) Boray Eris: Multiple page merge not supported.
  • (2019-04-11) Alexander Filatov: Liked it, But The functionality is not sufficient.
  • (2019-03-26) I almost tried all the read-related extensions in chrome and this is the most powerful one I could find. It's the ONLY one working on all the website I selected w/o omitting any information. GOOD
  • (2019-03-14) antiglobalista: The only extension that works correctly at stackoverflow.com. Great formatting, dark theme, custom CSS... 5 stars from me.
  • (2019-03-01) Works perfectly. Love it. Use all the time (sepia and monospace font are my go-to choices)
  • (2018-11-23) Ami Rojkes Dombe: I've been looking for a long time plugin like this. Excellent. Works almost with any web page. Quick and simple. Thanks
  • (2018-11-21) Rob McGuire: It doesn't work. Pages don't load, and I see a bunch of javascript errors like, "Uncaught DOMException: Failed to read the 'localStorage' property from 'Window': Access is denied for this document. at https://www.lightboxcdn.com/lclst/915a8e9b-430c-47ad-9809-4249fbeacffe/ls.html?purl=https%3A%2F%2Fjalopnik.com%2Fwhy-the-cult-of-the-honda-grom-makes-so-much-sense-1792018304&vid=915a8e9b-430c-47ad-9809-4249fbeacffe&se=0&prev=0&cb=636779355680947486:74:25"
  • (2018-11-13) Георгий: Отличное расширение! Есть возможность выбрать одну из предустановленных тем, шрифт (только сам шрифт, размер нельзя, или я не нашел ). Попробовал несколько подобных расширений - это единственное, которое корректно убирает все ненужные колонки и отлично подгоняет страницу к чтению.
  • (2018-10-23) Joseph DeGarmo: On a local news website, I kept getting an annoying popup asking me to disable my ad blocker and I had to keep reloading the page to read a news article. This plug-in promptly fixed the issue by displaying only the article text without the popups (and constant burnups). Works the same way as the reading view on the Microsoft Edge browser. Very useful extension.
  • (2018-09-12) Sriram Ravichandran: Works well for my needs (Not great all pages, but definitely good enough)
  • (2018-08-28) David Fragoso: i like much but maybe some text that matches the screen
  • (2018-08-15) Alfredo Avila: no funciona
  • (2018-07-21) Andy Xiang: just right for reading. works most of time. thanks!
  • (2018-06-18) vladapt: Doesn't work. It doesn't load up a page at all.
  • (2018-05-31) --: Great minimalistic ext!
  • (2018-04-28) Vector79: Has a clunky and off-putting name, but works better than its wider spread competition. :-)
  • (2018-03-31) 宣一鸣: good extension
  • (2018-03-11) Excellent extension, really helps on those stupidly designed webpages that are hard to read.
  • (2018-03-02) דב ירקוני: מעולה סוף סוף אפשר לקרוא כתבות מבלי הפרעות שקופצות בצדדים
  • (2018-02-27) Den Vdmj: Personally for me the main thing in these reading modes is the valid recognition of any html‐layouts and rich customizing. On the first point, everything is fine, at least for the moment. On the second point — everything is very modest and humble here: i would like to see more settings or even theme editor. It would be fine to integrate into popular clouds to saving articles. * * * Лично для меня главное в таких клир‐ридер‐модах — верное распознавание любой верстки и богатые настройки представления. По первому пункту всё отлично, по крайней мере — на текущий момент. По второму — всё очень скромно: хотелось видеть побольше настроек или даже редактор тем. Очень нелишней была бы интеграция в популярными облаками, для сохранения статей.
  • (2018-02-24) Rodrigo Motta: Excelente! Funciona perfeitamente, deixa somente o texto e imagens do artigo na tela, exatamente o que procurava.

Latest issues

  • (2022-04-01, v:1.9) Slifer: blur letters
    just blur the words.
  • (2021-02-08, v:1.9) Simon Patfield: Thank you.
    This extension is incredible. It changes my life, I read a lot of articles and I hit my key command to bring up your extension dozens of times a day. Thank you. I've tried all the others, you're simply works. A couple more options would be nice for formatting, not everyone can handle the css. Here's mine. .light {background: white;} #contentWrap {text-align: left;} #mainContent {text-align: left; max-width: 950px; margin: 30px;} a {text-decoration: none;} Lovely. Thanks again. Simon Patfield [email protected]
  • (2021-02-05, v:1.9) David Domingues: Privacy
    How data does the extension uses or keeps
  • (2021-01-28, v:1.9) Amit Kumar: Full screen text adjustment
    Please provide option to text re-flow so that text aligns itself to visible area. Thanks
  • (2019-06-30, v:1.9) Микола Тимощук: Bug
    Hi! App stops working correctly with sites like this. https://footballhub.com.ua/shho-chekaye-na-malynovskogo-vidpovidaye-sportyvnyj-dyrektor-genka/
  • (2019-04-14, v:1.9) R: please support export to pdf with the READ MODE page style .
    please support export to pdf with the READ MODE page style .thanks!
  • (2019-02-05, v:1.9) Nikolaos Papathanassopoulos: Google Translate
    Breaks the embedded Google Translate function. Chrome says the site is in italian. I assume because you are italian and so is your chrome extension. It breaks the translation. Love the tool though, because it's a hassle to activate it manually and the posssibility for css style overrides is amazing.
  • (2019-01-23, v:1.9) Ami Rojkes Dombe: Not working with cookies blocking
    When I enable Chrome blocking cookies, the plugin stops working
  • (2019-01-20, v:1.9) SBG: Errors
    Unfortunately, your extension stopped working- http://prntscr.com/m9sjwv
  • (2018-11-22, v:1.9) Alfredo Avila: Not working along adblockers
    Doesn't work on chrome with u-block, and on brave with shields on. Hope you address this issue soon cause I love this extention. Bye.
  • (2018-10-29, v:1.9) Charles Gancarz: Please allow changing theme and font from the page being viewed
    It's currently impossible to adjust any of the settings in the distilled mode. You need to go to the extension settings and change things like theme or font from there. Please add the option to quickly adjust those settings from the webpage being viewed whilst the distilled mode is activated.
  • (2018-09-18, v:1.9) Line width
    It would be awesome to be able to customize the width of the lines! Please!
  • (2018-06-14, v:1.9) Кирилл Столбовский: Print
    Please, add print function!
  • (2018-06-12, v:1.9) Owen Smith: Issue
    Does not work on many Atlas Obscura pages. Please look into this.


10,000 history
4.4 (131 votes)
Last update / version
2018-04-07 / 1.9
Listing languages
en sv