Read&Write for Google Chrome™

Read&Write for Google Chrome™

Boost reading and writing confidence across all types of content and devices, in class, at work, and at home.

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What is Read&Write for Google Chrome™?

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ is a very popular Chrome extension by This extension has 10,000,000+ weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.48, and is most similar to Select and Speak - Text to Speech and OrbitNote. The latest version, 2.1.49, was updated a month ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 10,000,000+
Version: 2.1.49 (Last updated: 2023-01-10)
Creation date: 2020-06-09
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • tabs
  • identity
  • scripting
  • management
  • search
  • alarms
  • gcm
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Featured: Yes
Size: 1.88M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Wonderfully intuitive and easy-to-use, Read&Write for Google Chrome™ provides personalized support to make documents, web pages and common file types in Google Drive (including: Google Docs, PDF & ePub) more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that suits his/her abilities and learning styles.

Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help you gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including:

• Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting

• Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained

• With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying

• Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type

• Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research

• Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs
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Risk impact

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Read&Write for Google Chrome™ if you trust the 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

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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
the only good extension forcefully downloaded by schools
by Charles Axer Charles Axer, 2023-02-01

This partly worked when I first installed it but the text only feature didn't work half the time, then for some reason the bar would only show if the window wasn't full screen, then the bar would show but nothing happened regardless of what button you pressed. I tried reinstalling etc but nothing happened. Really gutted as it was helpful.
by Oscar Hoyle Oscar Hoyle, 2023-01-27

No funciona, le doy al icono y no se ejecuta, una vez me salio la pagina para aceptar que vea mis datos y tampoco avanzaca, basura
by PechoLobo PechoLobo, 2023-01-07
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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "update_url": "",
  "name": "__MSG_appName__",
  "version": "2.1.49",
  "description": "__MSG_appDesc__",
  "default_locale": "en_US",
  "manifest_version": 3,
  "permissions": [