Reader View

Reader View

Open any page in reader view mode; light, dark or sepia and clutter free.

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What is Reader View?

`Reader View` is an Edge add-on designed to provide users with a clean, distraction-free web browsing experience. This extension transforms any web page into a simple, readable format with customizable settings, including light, dark, and sepia themes. It allows users to adjust font size, line height, and page width to suit their reading preferences. It relies on the Readability open-source library, aiming to minimize eye strain and maximize comprehension. The reader view mode excludes potentially distracting elements such as ads, banners, backgrounds, and buttons. All changes auto-save to the add-on's memory.

Stats date:
Users: 1,529
Rating: 3.30 (3)
Version: 0.1.5 (Last updated: 2023-09-18)
Creation date: 2021-09-02
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • sidePanel
  • scripting
  • contextMenus
Size: 48.70K
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

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Reader View
Reader View (v0.1.5)
3.63 (8) 2,114
Not available on Firefox

Reader View extension enables you to open any website in a simple and clutter-free environment.

Simply click on the toolbar button to open the reader view UI. The current page will be reloaded in a plain format. Once the reader view interface is open, you can see a toolbar in the top left corner. Click on the second button from the top to open the settings view. There are three themes available for the reader view. The default theme is the - Light - color. But you can choose, Dark or Sepia options as well. Moreover, font size, line height, and page width can also be adjusted in the settings popup. The reader view is a format with minimal distractions. No, buttons, toolbars, background images, ads, or banners are allowed in reader view. It is much easier on your eyes and reduces eye strain if you spend a long time surfing the web. Please note that all changes are auto-saved to the memory in the add-on.

Note 1: There are a few options available to open the reader view interface. Please right-click the toolbar button to see all the choices. By default, the reader view opens in the same-tab. Please note that, if you opt for the popup or sidebar view, the first time you access the reader view for a particular page, you will need to press the toolbar button twice to open the interface.

Note 2: The reader view extension uses the Readability open-source library to render the page in a simple format. You can get more info about this library here:

To report bugs, please fill out the bug report form on the addon's homepage:

User reviews
This does NOT work AT ALL. I added it to Edge and Chrome and it never opens. I click the add-on button and choose open in new tab, the same tab, this tab, new window etc but it just doesn't. There are NO SETTINGS in the top right corner like the FAQs state there should be. I'm very disappointed.
by Tiffany, 2022-07-25

The Best one in Microsoft Store. Easy use, wide adjustment, great fit.
by JC, 2021-06-28

Has some potential. I'd just like make some suggestions. For user who like to read really large text, the user should do less clicks for Large fonts, it could be possible that beyond a given amount of clicks, the font size jumps in 5s, then 10s, instead of 1 point per click. I'd also like to see a total black background.
by Hazael, 2021-03-18
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Risk impact

Reader View is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Reader View is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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