Reader View

Reader View

Strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability

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What is Reader View?

Reader View is an Edge add-on by Bermet. This add-on has 39,252 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.80, and is most similar to G App Launcher (Shortcuts for Google™) and React Developer Tools. The latest version, 0.7.1, was updated 3 months ago.

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By: Bermet
Rating: 4.80 (28)
Version: 0.7.1 (Last updated: 2023-02-23)
Creation date: 2021-07-21
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • scripting
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • declarativeNetRequestWithHostAccess
Size: 757.80K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Reader View
Reader View (v3.0.0)
93 10,349
Readability based Reader View
Reader View extension brings Mozilla's open-source Readability implantation to Chromium. Using this extension you can strip clutters from webpages and read them on "Reader View" mode. The extension allows you to toggle between normal view and reader view by pressing the page-action button.

Note that reader view mode works best for web pages that have a lot of content. There are some tools in the left side panel that can help you personalize your Reader View. You can change color, background-color, font-size, font-family and width of the reader view.

-> Remove distraction
-> Read in fullscreen mode
-> Remove advertisements
-> Save in HTML format
-> Print document
-> Read content using a powerful Text to Speech (TTS) engine
-> Edit HTML content (live editor)
-> Email document (with title, body, and reference to the original document)
-> Correctly display mathematical formulas (MathJax equations are Supported)
-> Highlight selected text
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User reviews
Everything worked greatly, but now it's suddenly broken at all sites (includes those that I usually read). Notification said "Error in invocation of scripting.executeScript(scripting.ScriptInjection injection, optional function callback): Error at parameter 'injectior..."
by Duc, 2023-02-04

Good reader, tts not work.
by Maksym, 2023-01-08

You can adjust text size, width of paragraphs, and sizes of images. Also can save as html. Awesome extension
by Hanwenheng, 2023-01-01
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Risk impact

Reader View requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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