Clear Read

Clear Read

Immersive reading mode

What is Clear Read?
"Clear Read" is a unique Chrome extension that enhances your reading abilities online. It removes all the unnecessary distractions on a webpage, focusing on the main content and displaying it on a clean, white background. A simple toggle button allows you to go distraction-free, making your online reading simpler, clearer, and more enjoyable.
Users: 20,000+
Rating: 3.98 (42)
Version: 0.0.10 (Last updated: 2016-01-14)
Creation date: 2016-01-14
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
Size: 6.75K
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This extension adds a button to Chrome to toggle a distraction-free reading mode. When enabled, the plugin attempts to strip out just the core content and displays it in legible text on a plain white background.

User reviews
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  • Immersive reading experience
  • Clear and beautiful content
  • Minimalist design
  • Limited customization options
  • Doesn't work properly on some websites
  • No updates since 2016
Most mentioned
  • Immersive reading
  • Beautiful font and layout
  • Limited customization options
Recent reviews
Great tool. We hope the developer read this, and update the "Manifest V2" to Manifest V3 before juni 2024, so we can go on using Clear Read
by Per Klasson 363TEGY Per Klasson 363TEGY, 2024-04-03

If I had only an actualization request would be a keyboard shortcut for enabling or disabling it. Nice view.
by Tamorin R5t0 Tamorin R5t0, 2023-05-21

The app works fine for me, I love to use immersive reading on articles I really want to concentrate on or print out. It gets rid of distracting stuff from the webpage. Remember when you want to use it make sure you have the article up, then click on the app short cut. To get to the settings you have to bring up your extension manager and click on the 3 dots at the end of its title. Some websites will not let you use immersive reading but the majority will. All in all a very good extension, I'm very pleased with it.
by Mike Farkas (N8GBU) Mike Farkas (N8GBU), 2024-01-17
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Risk impact

Clear Read is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Clear Read has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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