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

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What is Highlighter?
'Highlighter' is a Chrome extension designed to easily highlight text on various webpages. With the capability to save the highlighted texts, it lets users refer back to them upon revisiting the website. Additionally, it offers customization options for highlight and text colors. It supports a keyboard shortcut for effortless use. Keep in mind, dynamically changing webpages may not support these features.
Users: 100,000+
Version: 4.0.5 (Last updated: 2023-06-26)
Creation date: 2019-10-27
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • contextMenus
  • scripting
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 91.65K
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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!

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  • Useful for highlighting and reviewing articles
  • Easy to use and user-friendly
  • Can work on some websites
  • Does not work on all websites
  • Highlights may disappear when revisiting websites
  • May require refreshing pages after installation
Most mentioned
  • Does not work on all websites
  • Refreshing pages after installation
  • Highlights disappearing when revisiting websites
Recent reviews
by Karthik Eyan Karthik Eyan, 2024-06-14

Doesnt work on the page I needed the most.
by Ahmed Sartaj Ahmed Sartaj, 2024-06-11

This tool is absolutely brilliant! Makes the entire web one big book.
by Samir Patel Samir Patel, 2024-06-11
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Risk impact

Highlighter may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Highlighter has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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