Bionic Reader

Bionic Reader

- Apply Bionic Reading style with adjustable strength to a webpage. - Adjustable vowels for different languages. - Adjustable font family, font size, font weight and font opacity. - Support Unicode characters. - Apply dark mode to a webpage.

What is Bionic Reader?
Bionic Reader is a user-friendly Firefox extension that applies Bionic Reading technique to any webpage, enhancing reading experience. With adjustable settings, it helps to alter font, size, weight and opacity as per user preference. It also supports Unicode characters and can customize vowels based on different languages. Adding to the readability, it provides an option to switch to dark mode.
Stats
By: Rain Jr.
Users: 3,617 ▲ 34
Rating: 3.95 (44)
Version: 1.6.25 (Last updated: 2024-01-08)
Creation date: 2022-07-15
Weekly download count: 120
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 32.67K
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Summary

***** IMPORTANT *****

  • For anyone, who want to see the SOURCE CODE, just google something like "HOW TO VIEW FIREFOX EXTENSION SOURCE CODE". The extension webpage keeps all previous versions with changes log and you can extract the extension file (*.xpi) EASILY to get the source code. I see no reason to public this extension on websites like github,...

  • Some websites may not work properly with this extension. They may use text node as a placeholder for other element and will break the page if we modified it.

  • You can use shortcut keys to quickly turn on/off and control other options, in case you encounter any problem.

  • Please adjust the text opacity in the options menu if you use dark mode, for better visibility.

1. Apply Bionic Reading style with adjustable strength to a webpage.

  • You can skip short words and short text (do no apply Bionic Reading style).
  • You can change the strength of bionic algorithm (more bold characters with higher value).

2. Adjustable vowels for different languages.

  • You can input characters that will be treated as vowels for the algorithm. For example: a á à ả ã ạ.

3. Adjustable font family, font size, font weight and font opacity.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Supports various languages
  • Helpful for reading and focus
Cons
  • Breaks some websites
  • Lack of customizable options for specific domains
  • Unable to work with certain keyboard shortcuts
Most mentioned
  • Breaks certain websites
  • Lack of whitelist/blacklist feature
  • Difficulty with keyboard shortcuts
Recent reviews
This add-on is super helpful in working and free time, especially when I have a hard time focusing on large blocks of text, so much so that I'm going to be using it for the foreseeable future. The best part is that it doesn't cost anything like the original Bionic font. I don't believe accessibility should be something you pay for. The only issue I'm having is that it ends up having an effect that doubles up text repeatedly on Chats with sellers on Etsy and Assistants on banking websites and the like, though I'm not sure why.
by Greg, 2024-04-01

by Shubham Jha, 2024-03-24

by Shubham Jha, 2024-03-24
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Safety
Risk impact

Bionic Reader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Bionic Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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