Acts as a reading ruler, helping to keep an eye on a line of text with a mouse.

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What is ReadingLine?

'ReadingLine' is a Chrome extension designed to optimize your reading experience online. By acting as a 'reading ruler', it accurately tracks your reading line with your mouse cursor. It doesn't collect user data, it does not track users nor send data to any server. It leverages the 'read and change websites' permission only to extract necessary information for the optimal functioning of the tool, ensuring a seamless experience for the user.

Rating: 4.00 (31)
Version: 0.0.3 (Last updated: 2022-06-13)
Creation date: 2018-06-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • file://*/*
Size: 181.25K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
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Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Data Protection FAQ:

  • Does the extension collect any user data?

  • No, the Reading Ruler does not collect any kind of data.

  • Does the extension track users?

  • No, the Reading Ruler does not track users.

  • Does the extension send data to any server?

  • No, the Reading Ruler does not use any kind of server connection. All the processing is doing locally.

  • Why does the extension need 'read and change websites' permission?

  • Because the Reading Ruler needs the information of website elements to calculate and render the ruler.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works well on web pages
  • Provides important accessibility feature
  • Compatible with more websites and PDFs
  • Not intrusive, perfect for reading
  • Helpful for those with reading difficulties
  • Cannot change color and opacity of reading line
  • Does not work well on dark background themes
  • Needs more customizable options like size, transparency of the line
  • Does not work consistently on PDFs
  • Inability to pick color for the marker in certain browsers and formats
Most mentioned
  • Needs more customization options
  • Works well on web pages and PDFs
  • Needs option to change color
  • Works well for reading long texts
  • Does not work well in dark mode
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Risk impact

ReadingLine is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install ReadingLine if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

ReadingLine has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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