Best Reader View

Best Reader View

Tired of cluttered web pages full of commericals? Best Reader View cleans all up and renders the only main article of the page!

What is Best Reader View?
Best Reader View is a highly efficacious Chrome extension that uses Firefox's open source Readability module to transform web pages into clean, reader-friendly versions. It offers a whole lot of features like various font, size, and theme options, autopilot mode, note-taking and highlighting selections, Focus Mode for original page viewing, saving page as PDF, and offline data processing. This extension is designed with a user-friendly UX, modeled after Safari's reader view, providing an exceptional reading experience free from distractions.
Rating: 4.72 (53)
Version: 1.2.7 (Last updated: 2021-05-13)
Creation date: 2020-05-24
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • chrome://favicon/
  • contextMenus
Size: 104.45K
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Not available on Firefox
Best Reader View
Best Reader View (v1.2.6)
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Main features:

  1. Beautifully rendered pages that rivals that of Safari.
  2. Many different options like font, size, themes to choose from.
  3. Open Best Reader automatically as you wish.
  4. Take notes or highlight selections.
  5. The awesome Focus Mode let you view the content in its original page.
  6. Save page to pdf or print use Chrome's print command.
  7. Your data is safe! All processing is done locally in Chrome. No history is sent out to network.
  8. Providing share functionality to twitter and facebook on highlighting the text.

Best Reader View is based on Firefox's open source Readability module, with heavy pre and post processing. It renders web pages better than Firefox's owner reader mode view!. The UX is modeled after Safari's reader view. With Best Reader View, you get the best features out of the two other leading browsers.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • easy to use
  • effective
  • similar to Safari reader view
  • lack of customization options
  • payment required for basic features
Most mentioned
  • easy to use
  • similar to Safari reader view
  • lack of customization options
Recent reviews
by Minobi Minobi, 2024-03-30

by S R S R, 2024-01-17

So far working great, making a request to improve reading experince. If possible, please add Justify alignment option, it will make the whole text evenly aligned to both end.
by karmveer kumar karmveer kumar, 2024-03-12
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Risk impact

Best Reader View is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Best Reader View has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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