Reader View

Reader View

Strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability

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Reader View is available to install from Chrome Web Store and for download from this page. It has 10,021 active users The latest version is 3.0.0, and it was published a year ago.

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Total download count: 32 (Only count downloads from Chrome-Stats)
Install Reader View from Chrome Web Store
All available versions

You can find the current and older versions of Reader View here. You can download the archived versions or inspect their source codes.

As a free user, you can only download the latest version.

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Version Download Size Download count Timestamp
3.0.0 Sign in to download 357.56K 7 2022-09-15
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1.47M 6 2022-02-09
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1.47M 10 2020-09-29
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1.48M 9 2020-09-13
How to install Reader View from a CRX file
Option 1: The easy way (for Windows users only)
  1. Download and run chrome-stats.exe file on your PC. This method will allow you to install Chrome extensions directly from in one click. You only need to do this once!
  2. Type in chrome://restart in the URL bar to restart the browser for the changes to take effect.
  3. Download and install the Reader View CRX file
Option 2: Advanced method
  1. Download Reader View CRX file
  2. NOTE: Sometimes the browser may block downloading / installing CRX file from outside the Chrome Web Store. If so, you may need to use option 1, or download the ZIP file instead.
  3. In the URL bar, go to chrome://extensions
  4. Enable Developer mode
  5. Drag and drop the downloaded Reader View CRX file into the Extensions page
  6. When prompted, click Add extension to install Reader View.
How to install Reader View from a ZIP file
  1. Download and unpack the Reader View ZIP file to a directory of your choice.
  2. In Chrome browser, go to chrome://extensions
  3. Enable Developer mode.
  4. Click on the Load Unpacked button.
  5. Select the directory of with the unpacked Reader View ZIP file from step 1. Reader View is now installed on your browser.
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