Reader Alternatives

    Reader is described as 'is the ultimate Reader tool for your Firefox that brings the Safari 5 Reader features to Firefox and provides you the best reading experience by transforming text on any website using fonts, colors, and layouts of your choosing in a clean and distraction free environment' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Reader for a variety of platforms, including Google Chrome, Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Mercury Reader, which is free. Other great apps like Reader are Reader Highlighter (Free), Flynx (Free), Reader Mode (Freemium) and Fika (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Save articles and webpages you want to read later.
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    3. Flynx helps you open articles and links from all your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, etc. in a revolutionary new way. It loads articles and links in background for you while you do something productive.

      Discontinued

      Last update on 2 April 2017. See details https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flynx

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      This feature-packed Chrome reading extension comes with Text annotating, Text-to-speech and features for dyslexics. It extracts the main content from any article and present it in a nice, distraction-free "Reader Mode".
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      Fika is a tool which can help you extract the main content from the webpage and present it in a peaceful reading mode. Other than that, Fika retrieves the table of content and offers four delightful themes: Vanilla, Latte, Blabar, Licorice.
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    4. EasyReader can customize and improve the readability of long web articles Make any article or part of a website more readable! Usage: 1. Click extension button. 2. Select content on the page to read. 3. Enjoy. Features:
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    5. Speed and simplicity. No styles. No ads. No scripts. Unstyle provides an incredibly fast web browsing experience by removing CSS, advertisements, and JavaScript from web pages. It's the perfect way to get the content you want quickly and without distraction.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Google Chrome
      Read news articles with minimal distraction and scrolling. It utilises the CSS3 multi-column layout to make good use of all the screen space available on a desktop/laptop monitor.

      Discontinued

      It seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.2, released in January 2013, can be still downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Waterfox
      • Pale Moon
      • Firefox
      Enjoy Reading is heavily based on the old Readability open source bookmarklet. The only difference for now is that there is no more server calls to the readability server, the add-on embbeds all the logic !

      Discontinued

      The extension is currently not working on Firefox 57. It still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Puts Google Chrome into read mode for a pleasant reading experience.

      Discontinued

      The extension is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.6, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

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