WaspLine Reader

WaspLine Reader

Read faster using color gradients

What is WaspLine Reader?
The 'WaspLine Reader' is a free and open-source Chrome extension designed to facilitate efficient online reading. It employs color gradients to make it easier for the eyes to follow from the end of one line to the beginning of the next, helping users to read long online texts quicker and with less strain. Access the full code on GitHub.
By: corollari
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 4.58 (19)
Version: 1.2.0 (Last updated: 2019-08-12)
Creation date: 2019-08-12
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • http://*/
  • https://*/
Size: 29.52K
URLs: Website
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Make reading long texts online easier and faster by using this extension, which works by applying color gradients that make it easier for the eyes to chain together the ending of a line with the beginning of the next.

This extension is totally open source. The repository with all the code licensed under The Unlicense can be found at https://github.com/corollari/waspline-reader.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Free and open source
  • Clean and straightforward user interface
  • Customizable colors
  • Website is not available anymore
  • Does not work on every section of every page
  • Not compatible with PDFs
Most mentioned
  • Appreciation for free and open source
  • Dislike for alternative paid extension
  • Assistance for reading
Recent reviews
Doesn't work. Did check the 'Enable WaspLine' checkbox.
by Leon Leon, 2023-10-04

Excellent thank you - free and customisable. I find bright colours off putting so have used dark purple and dark navy. Doesn't work on every section on every page but its enough for me. Thanks
by Nicole Ahmed Nicole Ahmed, 2023-08-07

UPDATED REVIEW AS OF OCTOBER 2023: Their website no longer exists. Therefore I don't suggest installing it. I am uninstalling it myself. OLD REVIEW: Works beautifully! Some extensions are slow because they are either written poorly (the code) or they are trying to do too much. This extension is perfect. The interface is very clean. The options are direct and gives the user total control with a straightforward interface. Thank you for providing this!
by Cindy Bahl (Cindy) Cindy Bahl (Cindy), 2022-09-22
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Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

WaspLine Reader has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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