Read Mode chrome extension

Version: 1.0.6
Read Mode
Puts Google Chrome into read mode for a pleasant reading experience.
3.24 Based on 374 user rates

What is Read Mode?

Read Mode is a text reader extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 40,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 3.24 from 374 rated user, last update is 3833 days ago.

What’s new in version 1.0.6?

                Just click on the glasses icon in the address bar, the current page will turn into a nice-to-read black on white page allowing you to read without forcing your eyes. Ads and Flash animations are also removed while on read-mode. Click the icon again and everything will go back to normal.            

How to install Read Mode?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of Read Mode

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 1.0.6
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Monday, September 24th, 2012
  • Author:

Read Mode Available languages:



Reviews of read mode:

Pat MySecret November 29th, 2021
Pat MySecret

Funky imagery/layout. A little slower than most similar types. This extension is not trusted by Enhanced Safe Browsing. No options. This reader blurbed things out unexpectedly ..with either an odd arc image, or just info deletion..and it didn't offer me things that I couldn't find elsewhere.

Nicholas February 18th, 2021

Great extension! Allows me to use a Greasemonkey script for auto-scrolling on keypress (link to script: for the TestOut website by successfully scrolling through the Read Mode page. Before this extension, the TestOut page did not allow this script to function.

Maurice Serico February 17th, 2020
Maurice Serico

Read Mode seems very clunky to me. First, the icon on a tool bar is almost invisible on the toolbar in dark mode. Seeing that it is made for people who have trouble with busy website layouts the extension generally throws a number of large monochrome icons up at the beginning of articles that aren't really useful for reading purposes. Then there are often extraneous bits of text before or beside the article. Also you can't adjust the size of text within the extension. The Safari built in reading mode is an example of what a reading mode should look like.

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