Summarize online articles and web pages in a matter of seconds.

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What is FreeArticleSkimmer?

FreeArticleSkimmer is a Chrome extension by This extension has 3,729 weekly active users, a poor user rating of 1.89, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 2 years ago. The latest version, 13.964.19.29837, was updated 2 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-05-07
Stats date:
Users: 3,729
Rating: 1.89 (9)
Version: 13.964.19.29837 (Last updated: 2020-12-17)
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
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  • tabs
  • storage
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  • webNavigation
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Featured: No
Size: 93.20K
Price: Free
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Get FreeArticleSkimmer to quickly skim web pages and update your new tab page search to

Daily Content, Mac user consistency, optimized URL structure and bug fixes.

By installing this extension, you agree to the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy (

This new tab extension is a product of Ask Applications, Inc.

Permissions used & reasons:

"Read and change your data on a number of websites"
For our product to work, we require access to the websites we own and manage.

"Replace the page you see when opening a new tab"
This allows us to show you our product - new tab page with free web search.
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Risk impact

FreeArticleSkimmer requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

FreeArticleSkimmer may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Loving it. Best extension on the store
by moshik porat, 2020-12-19

Did the job for me. This is Fantastic!
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