BeeLine Reader

BeeLine Reader

BeeLine's color gradient makes reading faster/easier for over 90% of people. How much will it help you?

BeeLine Reader
What is BeeLine Reader?
BeeLine Reader is a Edge add-on designed to make reading easier and faster. With a unique technology of using color gradient, it transitions your eyes effortlessly from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. Winning recognition from several prestigious organizations and proving effective for students globally, it's applicability spans across popular websites, apps, and even PDF files. BeeLine Reader comes with different subscription models, prioritizing user's privacy and aiming for social impact.
Rating: 4.40 (5)
Version: 2.18.2 (Last updated: 2022-10-12)
Creation date: 2019-11-13
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • webRequest
  • https://*/*
  • http://*/*
Size: 883.02K
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BeeLine Reader
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BeeLine's color gradient makes reading faster/easier for over 90% of people. How much will it help you?

BeeLine's simple reading technology was recently honored by the United Nations, and our apps have been featured on NPR ( and in The Atlantic (


BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. This seemingly simple tweak makes reading easier and faster because it allows you to transition between lines quickly and effortlessly. Many people are able to read 20% or 30% faster with BeeLine, even on their first try. BeeLine is used by students from grade school to grad school, including at leading schools around the world.


Independent, educator-led research on BeeLine has shown dramatic reading fluency and comprehension gains for students. BeeLine has been adopted by the California Public Library System,, Reading Is Fundamental, and Blackboard Ally.


The BeeLine extension works on millions of news websites and blogs, and you can even read Kindle books, Google Docs, and gmail with it. You can also get our PDF extension, which works on any text-based PDF (available at, or our iOS app (

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User reviews
BeeLine Reader (BLR) is an exceptional addon. I subscribe to the multi-license and use it in every browser, as well as the PDF Reader. It truly helps me read faster and comprehend more. FWIW, issues mentioned by some reviewers can be resolved by settings adjustments [one exception - v. infra] There is RARE interference between BLR and esoteric addons (e.g. uMatrix; UserScripts which manipulate page elements), but this, I think, is because of how BLR parses pages in order to apply gradient effects COUPLED WITH how browsers sequentially load their components. Rephrased: rarely, addons/scripts might malfunction due to how browsers apply them *after* BLR, meaning the problem is that unadjustable loading sequence -- *not* BLR. Anyways, that's a problem on <1% of all pages. Most folks will never have such issues. If you DO have an issue, talk to the author through the website; he's very responsive. [The one exception: printing affected PDFs in 1200 DPI enables cRaZy MoDe!!1!]
by Raybuck,, 2023-04-15

Would be better if there was an option to automatically extract color from the webpage, and to use pastel tones from these colors.
by Victor, 2020-11-07

This is nice for reading paragraphs of text. However, it is distracting when the color gradient is applied to headings or simple, short lines of text. Please add a configuration option that lets us configure a word or length threshold.
by George, 2020-07-31
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Risk impact

BeeLine 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 BeeLine Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

BeeLine Reader has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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