Strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability
What is Reader View?
The 'Reader View' Chrome Extension, powered by Mozilla's Readability library, adds a button to your browser, allowing for one-click transition to a clutter-free webpage. Experience enhanced readability through features such as ad removal, fullscreen reading, Text to Speech (TTS), toggling between pages, and more. Links can also be opened directly in this reader view mode, and the entire session with page scroll position can be restored using the history API. Enjoy the power of Firefox's reading experience on Chrome with Reader View.
Reader View extension removes clutter from web pages to enhance their readability. The extension uses Mozilla's Readability library as the engine to provide similar experience from what you get if you are on the Firefox browser. After installation, a button is added to your Chrome toolbar area or Opera's address bar.
Pressing this button once opens the current page in the "Reader View" mode. You will notice the button's color will be changed to orange while you are in the reader view mode.
Clicking on this orange button or pressing the back button of your browser closes the "Reader View" mode and restores the normal rendering mode. Since the extension uses history API, the page scroll position and the entire session is restored when "Reader View" mode is terminated.
★ Main Features of Reader View
✔ Open website directly in reader view ✔ Open website's links directly in the reader view ✔ Access the reader view button from a page action button ✔ Fullscreen reading ✔ Advertisement removing ✔ Save in HTML format ✔ Text to Speech (TTS)
User reviews summary
- Easy and clean to use
- No disruptive bugs
- Helpful at viewing various sites
- Comfortable to read with
- Missing features such as sepia-tinted background and focus line mode
- Issues with current features like image resizing
- Design issues with menu placement
- Ease of use
- Feature requests and issues
- Comparison with other extensions
Reader View is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.
Reader View is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.
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