Reader

Reader

Reader is the ultimate Reader tool for Firefox.

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What is Reader?
"Reader" is a versatile Firefox add-on that revamps your reading experience on websites. It adjusts the reading pane with a color picker panel, allows you to select and read any section of a web page, assign any OS font for reading pane, provides auto scroll functionality, and allows for easy, user-friendly printing. It makes web content easy to read and can be activated with a keyboard shortcut.
Stats
Users: 5,299 ▲ 39
Version: 64.1.1resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2010-06-24
Weekly download count: 54
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • management
  • contextMenus
  • <all_urls>
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 303.38K
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Summary

Reader is the ultimate Reader tool for your Firefox that 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.

✓ 16 Million Color

Reader lets you adjust your Reading pane to the ultimate possible level. You can choose any color from Color Pickerpanel for your text, background and anchor elements.

✓ Custom Fonts

Reader lets you assign any Font on your Operating System for your Reading pane. You choose your favorite font from Helvetica to Verdana.

✓ Print Less

Reader lets you print your Reading pane in user and economy friendly way.

✓ Auto Scroll

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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
  • Provides a clear reader view with existing defaults
  • Allows control over what content to view and removes distractions
  • Improves the content reading experience
Cons
  • Can only clip the visible portion of the webpage, making it less functional on some sites
  • Lacks customization options, or they are difficult to access
  • In-document links do not work, which is a critical issue for some users
  • No auto scroll function on Android
  • Does not work on all websites, including those with security restrictions
Most mentioned
  • Lack of access to styling or customization options
  • Issues with functionality on Android devices
  • Inability to properly render some web pages or parts of pages
  • Problems with in-document links not working
  • Positive feedback on the add-on's concept and past performance
Recent reviews
I couldn't find the options where can I customize the readmode pane. It would be better if there is a functionality to set custom colors and fonts. edit: I figured out how to customize the pane, it is invisible at the bottom of read pane hover if any latecomer look after.

by Grogogoll, 2024-03-14

by Grogogoll, 2024-03-14
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Safety
Risk impact

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 Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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