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Highlight text on websites with a simple right-click or keyboard shortcut. Saves highlights on your device.

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Description from store Easiest way to highlight text on any webpage! Simply select text, then right click it to select the "Highlight" option. Alternatively, use the default keyboard shortcut 'Alt+H' (^H on Mac). All highlighted texts are saved so that your highlights are not lost when exiting a page! Simply re-opening that page will bring back all the highlights. NOTE: This does not work on very dynamic webpages like Facebook and most email clients. Support for these might be added in the future. ➪ View and copy all highlights on a page ➪ Copy all your highlights to your clipboard easily. ➪ Select existing highlights with a simple click to either delete them or to copy their content. ➪ Customize your highlight colors (and text color). ➪ Change the keyboard shortcut through Chrome settings at 'chrome://extensions/shortcuts'. The code for this project is fully open-source and is available on GitHub: https://github.com/jeromepl/highlighter Help this project by reporting issues and contributing there! --------- Disclaimer: This extension uses Google Analytics to gather non-personal user information and usage information. We DO NOT collect browsing information such as the contents of highlights or accessed URLs. For more information, consult our privacy policy at the link below. The privacy policy for this extension can be found here: https://github.com/jeromepl/highlighter/blob/master/privacy_policy.md

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-19) Parth: It works on every site except for pdfs tried refreshing and using but still didn't work, I had installed it mainly for pdfs so it became redundant.
  • (2023-10-07) Md Arif Hossain Akash: Why its randomize the selection order in Bangla language!!! It's make me more confuse when I revision it!!!
  • (2023-09-08) Saarika Parveen: I wish I could highlight on pdfs
  • (2023-09-06) Sh: Sometimes it works, most times it does not. Buggy from the day it was updated recently, fix this. Edit: Thank you for fixing it. Feature request: can we configure the color ourselves with hsl or rgb thanks Edit 2: just saw your reply, thanks a lot!
  • (2023-08-27) Megha Goyal: will the highlighted portion be visible to other indiviudals ? if i copy paste the web link ???
  • (2023-08-22) Adérito: Perfectly simple. No need to create account or login. Just local data!
  • (2023-08-22) Jure Kovač: Simple & straightforward. Everything works perfectly until you switch computers - then all your highlights are stuck on your old computer with no way to transfer them. Please add functionality to trensfer data to a new computer.
  • (2023-07-26) Aaron Austrie: Good app. At first it wasn't working for me but I figured it out after. It works ok for me. I just wish it had more highlight color options.
  • (2023-07-15) Đinh Dũng Hồ: This Highlighter app is the best I can find on Google Chrome ! Why is it so ? It is easy to use. You can change highlight color and text color too, It means you can highlight it when you use dark theme, it is really perfect
  • (2023-07-01) john poulianakis: How to transfer highlights to new computer? There is no indication of how to do this. This means when you cahgne computers eventually, all your highlights will be lost. Is tehre a way of doing it? Thank you
  • (2023-06-28) Cv: I was going to write my own web highlighter before I met this one. Excellent functionality that meets all my needs! I have no intention of writing my own...
  • (2023-06-24) Vijay Khatri: IT JUST WORKS!! And A BIG THANK YOU.
  • (2023-06-21) Kameron Stephenson: Works Great! Initially, I had an issue using the highlighter, but it worked once I reloaded the page!
  • (2023-06-20) 지승배: 단축키로 highlight 할 수 있어서 매우 편합니다. 다만, 동일계정임에도 하나의 device에서만 동작하는 점이 아쉽습니다.
  • (2023-06-16) David Ashirov: Fantastic! Minimalistic highlighting using a hotkey, easy to copy and remove. Batch copy is also very helpful.
  • (2023-06-12) Ali Alhakeem: Right Click and highlight does the job But the popup when hovering on it is annoying
  • (2023-06-12) 신하영: 설치 후 페이지 새로고침해야 사용 가능해짐 토글에서 모아볼 수 있는 건 편한데 그 페이지 떠나면 확인 불가. 그럼 굳이 왜 쓰냐 ㅋㅋ 그리고 한글 작성 오류남 자꾸 ㅈㅏㄱ 이러고 있음 (카톡에서 쓰고 복붙함 어쩔 수 없이) 단축키 컨h 하거나 우클릭-스크롤 내려서 확장 프로그램 선택 밖에 없어서 사용성 떨어짐 물론 단축키도 없는 앱도 있긴 한데 ㅋㅋ ㄹㅇ 역대급 불편 ㅁㅏㄱ ㅇㅣㄹㅓㅎㄱㅔ ㅊㅕㅈㅣㅁ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ㅁㅣㅊㅕㅆㄴㅏㅂㅗㅏ
  • (2023-06-05) Bianca .CVG: wont work even when you change the shortcut
  • (2023-06-02) Madi W: No matter what I try, it refuses to work whatsoever.
  • (2023-05-29) Saidus: Better than the other highlighters extension.
  • (2023-05-27) Ryan Hart: Does not work properly on dark theme sites (Nexusmods for example) highlighting white text turns the background yellow but keeps the text white instead of turning it black. Use Super Simple Highlighter instead.
  • (2023-05-22) M L: Doesn't work at all. On anything. It can't even highlight this comment as I'm writing it.
  • (2023-05-02) Mario M: Is it possible to see a list of sites that we have highlighted? I understand that it saves the highlights locally. But what if we close the site and can't remember the link to it. But the extension still has the highlights. Can we see a list of sites that we have highlighted? This would round off the extension to perfection.
  • (2023-04-28) Isaac Muniz: I tried some and this is for me the best highliting extension. Thank you, devs!
  • (2023-04-24) AnhTrinh: cool
  • (2023-04-11) Raphael Menezes: Does not work.
  • (2023-04-08) Mikhail Kalashnikov: Perfeito, essa extensão está funcionando em sites que outras extensões não funcionavam tipo openAI. Simples, sem poluição visual, fácil de deletar e com opções interessantes.
  • (2023-03-18) Gilbert Ferreira Annui: Eu adoraria poder ter acesso a todos os destaques que eu fiz em diferentes sites! Seria ótimo se houvesse um botão, dentro das opções da extensão, que te levasse a um site com a coleção dos excertos (pode ser só as primeiras cinco linhas de cada um). Acho que é uma atualização necessária!!!
  • (2023-03-12) Chandan Kumar: I love this tool very much for its simplicity-cum-power. I have been facing one persistent problem though. If a website has poor design the selection jumps uncontrollably sometimes. In such cases, a large chunk of text is elected and highlighted. It is fine up to here. The problem is the pop-up in this tool to change delete the highlights does not appear on very large chunks of highlighted text. The tool menu from the extension bar shows me all the highlights. The large chunk highlighted appears too. In the menu, I wished there was an option to select the chunk individually and delete it. But, currently, the menu has only "Delete All" option. I request the developer, to either make the popup tool more consistent or add an option in tool menu from the extension bar to select and delete the items individually.
  • (2023-02-24) Ujesh Krishnan: While copying all highlighted text at once and pasting somewhere, there is no space between each highlighted paragraphs. It would be nice if developer could add a line gap between each highlighted text while pasting everything at once. Delete all button is also not working.
  • (2023-02-13) KRZ: Simply the best
  • (2023-02-11) Attie: nothing to complain of, exactly what I need, just refresh the page once and you're good to go. i love how it gives no nonsense and gives me exactly what i need
  • (2023-02-02) Camilla Lekman Hansen: I really like this highlighter and use it for webinars I hold. Love that it is possible to use different colours and that it remembers ehat I have highlighted during the webinars. I use shortcut to open the highlighter, works perfectly, but I seem not to be able to get shortcut to change colours to work. I cant either get the delete all to work, but I have tried som many highlighters and this one is absolutely the best one I have found.
  • (2023-02-01) Daniel Osypenko: Don't work for huge texts as logs from Jenkins but in the same time works good with small-middle pages
  • (2023-01-26) H.S. Chandi: best highlighter
  • (2023-01-22) Freya Zadari: amazing
  • (2023-01-14) a b (ab): Amazing how hard it was to find a tool like this that just works. The top highlighters all have issues, don't work, or are overly intrusive. This is simple and does what i need without asking me for my e-mail!
  • (2023-01-05) BMLM: love the tool very much, its simple and light, but it has a bug where you can't erase notes, but i still give you 5 star, I trust author can fix it.
  • (2023-01-02) 11A2-16- Trương Tuấn Kiệt: Great and convenient to use! Help a lot with Reading exercises.
  • (2023-01-02) lumi tarigal: i don't get everyone in the reviews saying it doesn't work, it works great! i love how you can customize the colors, and you don't need to create an account like for other highlighters.
  • (2022-12-21) Aidan Lea: No nonsense and works perfectly. Can't believe I used to work without it
  • (2022-11-23) Dan Alvarez: Es justo lo que buscaba. Probé otra extensión de resaltador y no me gustó para nada; no podías borrar lo que habías resaltado y absolutamente todo el texto que seleccionabas se resaltaba. Estoy agradecido con la persona o personas que haya/n desarrollado esta extensión.
  • (2022-11-20) Morteza Charkhzarrin: I love your extension but please add cloud-based highlighting
  • (2022-11-20) davod lay: eh its fine i just wished it worked for PDF files
  • (2022-11-16) Francesco Pio Perrotta: The simplest and more complete hightligher extension.
  • (2022-11-14) SHAN CAI CASTAÑAS: Refresh your site before using the highlighter to make it work. The extension works perfectly!
  • (2022-11-04) Juan José: En mi Chrome 107 en Windows 10 no funciona.
  • (2022-03-22) James H: Will 'lose' some of the highlights if you refresh/ revisit a page. Very annoying. Throws a fit on sciencedirect.com as it struggles to properly highlight.
  • (2022-03-21) Íris Niara: Não entendi como funciona!
  • (2022-03-14) OrderlyHippo: You added custom colors! Faaaaantastic! This brings my review to 5 stars! Everything I want is here. The user experience could be easier though. 1. More slots for custom colors would be nice, when setting shortcuts, the custom colors mess it up for some reason making all my custom colors dissapear??? and finally, 3. a transparency setting would be nice as well for the custom colors since manually tuning and picking the best color can be tedious (this is especially useful for dark mode when the colors get changed).

Latest issues

  • (2023-05-05, v:4.0.4) BMLM: Copying out highlighted text.
    Hi, when I copy out highlighted text, I always get a line that says "Lost highlights on this page:", and the content after that are repeated garbage.
  • (2023-05-02, v:4.0.4) Kat P: How do I use the highligher?
    Hello, I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong. Don't get how to use the highlighter. How do I use the highlighter to highlight content?
  • (2023-03-16, v:4.0.4) Naga Kesava Satyanarayana Vendra: not showing highlights of previous os
    i have recently shifted to ubuntu through dual booting i am not able see the highlights in ubuntu that i have made in the windows os earlier ,but i am able to see them in the windows os...
  • (2023-03-14, v:4.0.4) Richard Dzurek: library
    Hey man I love the extension and my question is WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ADD LIBRARY/SAVED HIGHLIGHTS? Capital,Developers Coffe? ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN
  • (2023-03-06, v:4.0.4) Madhur Panwar: Highlights - Saved Location, Search and Export
    Hi Jérôme, Thanks for this great extension! I have a few questions: 1. Where can I find the saved highlights on my device? 2. How do I search through the highlights? Being able to manually search through the highlights also works if the extension doesn't support search yet. 3. How to export highlights from one system to another (assume that both use chrome and have Highligher extension installed)? Thanks!
  • (2023-03-03, v:4.0.4) Berfin: Highligter isnt working
    i have been using this extension for quite some time now but one day this extension stopped working. I have tried other highlighter extensions as well and they dont seem to be working either.
  • (2023-01-04, v:4.0.4) BMLM: Cannot delete highlights
    It's a great extension, and I'm happy to find it, but the problem is, I cannot delete the highlight record by clicking delete; I have to keep on clicking on the button and re-open the extension multiple times, and they will eventually delete. It's a great extension; please fix it as you shoot. Thank you.
  • (2022-12-17, v:4.0.4) LP: See all the highlights
    Hello, I wanted to know if there is a way to see all the highlights i have done ? It would be very useful for finding websites and also to remove the older one because they will accumulate over the years. Thank you ! Léo
  • (2022-11-18, v:4.0.2) Don Buelke: Can't delete highlights
    I've use Highlighter for years with no problems, but in recent weeks I am unable to delete highlighting as I progress through a reading which leaves an open trail that sometimes confuses the continuation point for the next session.
  • (2022-11-18, v:4.0.2) Don Buelke: Delete all not working
    I've used Highlighter for years but in the last few weeks I am unable to delete previous highlights. No problem entering new ones, but it leaves a trail of old ones to sort through sometimes.
  • (2022-03-22, v:4.0.1) Saumya: not working anymore
    I was able to use it only once and I did like it a lot but now it has stopped working. I have tried everything but its not working. Please look into it.
  • (2022-03-17, v:4.0.1) Abigail Burrell: stopped working
    I've had this for months, but all of a sudden it's not working. I've tried both right click + highlight and alt + H, but neither works. I've clicked toggle cursor a few times, but nothing happens. I checked to make it's on and it is. I've restarted my computer, closed chrome and reopened it, closed and revisited the website, and tried it on different websites, but it's not working at all.
  • (2022-03-09, v:4.0.1) Amit Kumar: lost all the highlights in various pages.
    i accidently deleted this extension and lost all the important highlilghts. Is there any way to bring those back.
  • (2022-03-07, v:4.0.1) Anatolii Bakhtin: 2 из 5 маркеров работают
    Hey !! It's simple - only 2 out of 5 markers work (not colors, but markers, as well as hotkeys for them)- 🟨, ⬛.. In general, 2 colors are enough for me, 4 is perfect (BUT the world is not perfect🌈🦄😂(sometimes, not a fairy tale)) P.s. It's so cool, I can change the color of the selected text !!
  • (2022-03-07, v:4.0.1) Anatolii Bakhtin: всплывающее меню новые функции
    Hi dude ! I'm writing about features for a popup section that displays selected text from a website, prioritizing them from Important 1,2,3.. => Less Important 5,6,..99.: I miss... ^_____^ (to be in 7th heaven) 1. 🌈color display of blocks, on the left. 2. ✅select parts / blocks of the selected text in order to copy them afterwards, and not all at once (you will have to rename the button "copy all" => "copy selected") 3. ❌remove unnecessary parts of the block, by the cross on the right (it will simply speed up the process of cleaning from unnecessary selections). 4. 🎹short key ctrl+z on the last selection, sometimes (once a day) I accidentally select a large piece (almost the entire site) of text and it is difficult to remove it. Examples for 🌈 and ❌ are coolly implemented in this extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/highlighter/dinoehnfgoidbfpggkdkofpijennefgf Thanks for your time and work!
  • (2022-02-19, v:4.0.1) Pei-Jhen Wu: Stops highlighting all of a sudden
    I've been highlighting on this webpage smoothly but all of a sudden it just stops working in the next paragraph. All my previous highlights in the previous paragraphs are still there but for some reasons it just won't highlight the next ones. The webpage I'm highlighting is this https://lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2013/sep2013/gr_179987_2013.html. And I am not able to highlight the phrase "Classifications of public lands according to alienability" and any of the text after the phrase. I have made sure the featured is turned on (it even shows the highlighting cursor) and have refreshed the webpage multiple times. Hope this could be fixed soon!
  • (2022-02-19, v:4.0.1) H Quizzagan: Highlighter No Longer Works :'(
    Hello! I super love your extension because it has been the easiest to use! However, only yesterday, I can no longer use it. I have changed the keyboard shortcut to ALT+ Space Bar for highlighting in my browser. Before, I can use it. But yesterday, even if I keep changing the keyboard shortcut and even made it back to its default shortcuts, I can no longer highlight. HUHU Can you help me figure what I need to resolve this? Thank you so much!!!
  • (2022-01-23, v:3.1.2) Danny Neumann: Love this Highlighter, but Pink is too Dark
    I use this extension a lot and like that there are a few colors to choose from. Unfortunately, the pink option is too dark. It leaves the text underneath almost impossible to read. Would it be possible to lighten it up some? Thanks!
  • (2022-01-18, v:3.1.2) Anand INASU CHITTILAPPILLY: To export to a new computer
    I love your extension. So far this is the easiest highlighting extension I have used. Thanks a lot. Wanted to know whether there is a way I could export the highlighted items to a new computer? Or is it possible to sync between computers?
  • (2022-01-17, v:3.1.2) Сергей Исаков: Does not work on this site https://learn.javascript.ru/intro
    Does not work on this site https://learn.javascript.ru/intro Why? Please make it work. Thanks.
  • (2021-12-01, v:3.1.2) Umer Amjad: Highlights backup
    Hi, I love what you've build. One feature that I would like to have in the extension is the option to create backup of highlighted text and websites either locally or on cloud drive like gmail etc. Thanks, Umer
  • (2021-10-28, v:3.1.2) Bruno Vasconcelos: shortcut Alt + H is not working.
    The shortcut Alt + H is not working. What should I do? Tks
  • (2021-10-18, v:3.1.2) terra eri2: Where are my highlights !!!!
    where can i find my highlights? i have been highlighting some paragraphs but i dont know where are they going or where are they available. I have googled "Highlighter log in" with not avail. The Highlighter Chrome store information is hopeless in this regard. Can you please help thank you. I am using chrome browser on windows 10.
  • (2021-10-16, v:3.1.2) fhj 52: Highlighter has lost usefulness
    I use Opera desktop, a Chromium browser, on MS Win 10. Highlighter has been reliable and helpful. I like the simplicity quite a lot(tho' do wish for more colors). Thank you for making it available. However, "Highlighter" stopped working properly a few weeks ago(Sep 2021) and extension is still broken: a)Won't separate individual text highlights for copy and instead copies all highlights on a page. b)Forces all highlights to be same color when the color is changed for one highlighted text section. The latter is quite irritating since there is no work around and I use the colors to indicate level of importance and make scanning the text later for important points easier/faster. Also, months ago it began highlighting some texts on a page that I never highlighted. It appears random but M/B position related as sometimes only part of a sentence is highlighted and the color is inconsistent with other nearby text. AFAICT, the text that gets highlighted is new text that was niot present the last time I visited the page. The pages are web pages that are updated regularly, including search engine pages; have never seen that occur on any other type of page. Thanks for listening and please fix, IYC.
  • (2021-10-03, v:3.1.2) Sally Lee: Small feature request
    Would love to be able to map a shortcut to export all highlights to the clipboard. and maybe custom highlighting colours? Thank you for the awesome app!
  • (2021-09-22, v:3.1.2) Katharina Müller: Highlights arent stored
    Recently the highlighter changed. When I highlight a page I cant remove individual highlights anymore it deletes all. Also it doesnt save the highlights any longer when I come back to the page!!!!!
  • (2021-09-07, v:3.1.2) H S: Sync to another computer?
    Is there a way to sync the highlights so they are available on a different computer?
  • (2021-09-05, v:3.1.2) Scott Franklin: Highlighter NOT Highlighting
    Im using a Mac OSX, Google Chrome Browser I've downloaded extension and it is activated. When highlighting a page with my cursor > then clicking to bring up highlighter...nothing highlights. This is the same problem with all other chrome extension highlighters as well. Highlighter has worked in the past (many years ago) Not sure what the problem is. Please advise - Thank you
  • (2021-09-02, v:3.1.2) David von Rosenberg: Highlights which are not mine just showed up in my Chrome browser
    Hi, I just opened a new NYT article I've never read before and some highlights which are not mine showed up in my Chrome browser.
  • (2021-08-16, v:3.1.2) Gintaras Grėbliūnas: Highlighted text on dark themed background is barely visible
    For example dark theme youtube comment or even worse dark theme github readme files because text there is gray and is even harder to see
  • (2021-07-31, v:3.1.2) Jan Rifkinson: could have been great....
    Unfortunately :-( this extension does not work w Vivaldi browser which is compatible with Chrome. Sorry. Maybe you can fix this......?
  • (2021-07-23, v:3.1.2) Mikhail Shikhmuradov: More colors
    Great extension, thank you! But can you please add the option to increase the number of colors?
  • (2021-07-17, v:3.1.2) Peter Kertas: Not working
    I have installed the app. When I try to highlight some text, it is not working
  • (2021-07-10, v:3.1.2) masumeh hamidia: increase more color
    Please increase more colors selected. These colors can not be used for chrome pages in dark mode.
  • (2021-06-03, v:3.1.2) Turan Kibar: How to copy all highlights?
    I can copy individual highlights but is there a way to copy all highlights I did in a page?
  • (2021-05-23, v:3.1.2) Kapil Nigam: Please give an option in which, it makes a record of users highlighted items.
    Following are my suggestions (1) Highlight websites and PDFs with multiple colors, and make annotations. Revisit them with a single click (2) Organise our highlights into folders and sub-folders. (3) Create citations automatically for your highlights.
  • (2021-04-25, v:3.1.2) bruce westfall: whats been highlighted
    Is there a way to see pages i've highlighted? I forget alot. Even if i have to use a database program. just wondering where data is stored. Everything works fine for me!
  • (2021-03-05, v:3.1.2) Leah Scher: Highlight History
    How can I find my highlight history from ex-ed out pages?
  • (2021-02-23, v:3.1.2) sachin rawani: Feature Request
    I love This Tool Simple and Efficient, only one feature is missing i.e. syncing across all devices. If that will be added then it will be become more awesome. Thanks for this amazing extension.
  • (2021-02-17, v:3.1.2) SH: Add Comments
    Can you add text as comment, it will be a good feature.
  • (2021-02-07, v:3.0.0) Peter Smith: deleting a single highlight
    When I select a highlight that I want to delete, I am unable to do so. I can't see the trashcan icon. Could you send me instructions on how to delete a single highlight? Thanks.
  • (2021-01-30, v:3.0.0) Asitha Fernando: Not Working
    I can see the Highlight option in the right click menu but it doesn't work.
  • (2021-01-10, v:3.0.0) Mansi Singh: highlighter not working
    hii, the option of highlighter shown but not working ?.
  • (2021-01-08, v:3.0.0) Matt Ball: Highlighted Text
    Is it possible to see some type of index of all your past highlights? Not just one my current webpage.
  • (2020-12-16, v:3.0.0) Judith Valery: What is the shortcut for Mac?
    What is the shortcut for Mac? I tried command+shift+h, control+shift+h and they don't work. Let me know please.
  • (2020-11-15, v:3.0.0) Kev Simpson: Images not loading
    This extension looks good but one problem i have found is if you go to a site with images some or all don't display. I tried several things including clearing cache and cookies in Chrome and Edge, i disabled the app and images loaded. Disabled the extension until fixed
  • (2020-10-11, v:3.0.0) Dogs Are the Best: Ability to undo the last action
    I highlighted some parts on a webpage. Then I accidentally highlighted the entire page, including the parts that were previously highlighted. I couldn't find a way to undo the last action. Is there a way to do that? If not, this would be a good feature to enable. In this case, deleting the highlighted part with the trash icon, which didn't appear this time, but even if it did appear, this wouldn't fix the problem because I accidentally highlighted over previously highlighted parts. Is there a way to undo the last highlight that was applied?
  • (2020-09-13, v:3.0.0) Kim Yun: Sync on devices
    Hi how do you sync the highlights from one device to another? I've already synced my chrome data and all (inc the highlighter) but the text I've highlighted on my bookmarked pages are nowhere to be found.
  • (2020-08-07, v:3.0.0) John Abletis: deleting a highlighted text
    I just want to ask how can I delete a highlighted text? Is there some way where I can just click the delete button on my keyboard?
  • (2020-07-25, v:3.0.0) André Chénier: Fonctionne pas sur mon chromebook
    Rien n'arrive quand je souligne.


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3.7821 (234 votes)
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2023-06-26 / 4.0.5
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