Mercury Reader

Mercury Reader

Mercury Reader - Clear away the clutter from all of your articles. Instantly.

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What is Mercury Reader?

Mercury Reader is an Edge add-on that removes ads and distractions, providing a clutter-free reading experience on every site. It features one-click noise and clutter removal, Send To Kindle functionality, customizable themes, printing optimization, and easy sharing through social media and email.

This add-on was removed from Edge Add-on Store on 2022-07-04
Users: 6,758
Rating: 4.30 (3)
Version: (Last updated: 2021-04-30)
Creation date: 2021-04-30
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • tabs
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 744.67K
Stats date:

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Not available on Firefox

The Mercury Reader extension for Edge removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.


  • Disable surrounding webpage noise and clutter with one click
  • Send To Kindle functionality
  • Adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes
  • Quick keyboard shortcut (Cmd + Esc for Mac users, Alt + ` for Windows users) to switch to Reader on any article page
  • Printing optimization
  • Sharing through Facebook, Twitter and Email

Note to Readability users: if you've been a happy Readability extension user, we think you'll love the new Mercury Reader! Mercury Reader has the best features of Readability like a clutter-free reading experience, customizable themes, and even Send to Kindle, but it's a whole lot faster and is powered by the all new Mercury Parser for more consistently clean web pages.

Risk impact

Mercury Reader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Mercury Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Mercury Reader may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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