Four Chrome extensions to make Chromebook web reading easier

Use free extensions to improve web page readability on your Chromebook

By , ITworld |  Software, Chrome, chromebooks

Here are four Chrome extensions that make it easier to read web pages on your Chromebook. These extensions will let you skip making the font sizes of web pages larger to improve readability.

Evernote Clearly
With one click, Clearly makes blog posts and articles clean and easy to read. Clearly eliminates all distractions from your online reading experience, and even allows you to browse multi-page articles in one, seamless view.

Connect Clearly to Evernote to clip and sync articles with every computer, phone and tablet you use.

 

Readability
The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

Features:
• "Read Now" to disable surrounding webpage noise and clutter
• "Read Later" to save content to your personal reading list
• "Send to Kindle" to send any web page to your Kindle in a comfortable reading view
• Tagging to help you keep your reading list organized
• Automatically sync your reading list to your Kindle every day with Kindle digests

 

Read Mode
Puts Google Chrome into read mode for a pleasant reading experience.

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.

 

Easy Reader
EasyReader can customize and improve the readability of long web articles.

Features:
★ Table of contents for headings are provided to the left.
★ Color, size, fonts and more are fully customizable.
★ Print, will print selected content only.
★ Code highlighting for code segments without other style.

Tips:
Drag right edge of content to change width.
Background can be customized using images, not only colors. Example for background color use: url("http://antonj.se/resources/css/images/paper-texture-warm.gif")
Hovering lables in option page will give you the actual CSS property that is used.

 

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