This plugin takes the horribleness out of zyBooks

What is zyBetter?

zyBetter is a Chrome extension by SouICry. This extension has 43 weekly active users, a perfect 5.0 rating, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 2 months ago. The latest version, 0.1.1, was updated 7 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-11-26
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By: SouICry
Users: 43
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2016-01-08)
Creation date: 2016-01-08
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*.zyante.com/
  • *://*.zybooks.com/
Featured: No
Size: 33.48K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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A tool used to enhance zyBooks, the online textbook site. 

Makes animations occur instantly so you can quickly click through them.

Animation speed toggle
Optionally skips through animation activities for you

zyBooks was originally tolerable (barely), but an update rolled around forcing users to actually wait for the horrendously slow animations before continuing. And so this extension was born to solve that problem, and maybe more in the future.
Risk impact

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

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Risk likelihood

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

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