Here is an updated list of some of the best Chrome extensions to help you enhance your online reading experience. Some of the tools we published in last year’s post (like Clearly and Readability) are no longer available so you may want to consider the alternatives below. One of the main thing you can do with these extensions is to to turn webpages into reader friendly pages that are clutter free with no distractions, ads, images, animation videos , only clean and consistent text. We found some of the tools featured below in the comment section of Control Alt Achieve post ‘Alternatives for The Clearly Chrome Extension‘. Have a look and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.
1- Mercury Reader
‘The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.’
2- BeeLine Reader
‘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 substantially easier and faster because it allows you to transition between lines quickly and effortlessly.’
3- Text Mode
‘Declutter the web by activating Text Mode. All pages load in text form (no images, animation or video) so content is easier to scan and read.’
‘A customizable reader extension.
With one click (or less!), you can remove distractions like: The page’s styling, ads, popups, comments, and read the article in a customizable, simplified format – like a read mode but better! No login and completely free!’
5- Print Friendly and PDF
‘Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience.’
‘Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you’re too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax.’