Nov 8, 2011

5 Firefox Add Ons To Increase Webpage Readability

Everything is now available on the internet, so buying books and going to far off book stores is now out. People can easily find anything and any kind of information on the internet very easily and it is also easily accessible. But it is difficult than reading books.

For those who don’t have laptops or tablets and have old computers they cannot read it for too long because it’s painful for the eyes to keep reading the screen for hours together. Some might also have back problems. Apart from that you might also be interrupted by various unwanted advertisements or pop ups that people might not like. The web browser has not been able to improve the readability on the internet. It hasn’t proved of much help.

The only thing that can be done is either you can get a full screen view or zoom options to make reading a little easier. But that too doesn’t help much because even after that reading power cannot be enhanced.

For those who use Firefox as their web browser, we have come up with little add ons that help in making reading easier. Visit these firefox add-ons and increase webpage readability and share your thought in our comment section below.


1. iReader

iReader allows you to view news stories and other articles in a single clutter-free page. It strips out the ads and extraneous layout and displays the article in a very easy to read, scrollable display. It also support multi-page news articles.

2. Easy Read

Easy Read makes it easier to read sites on the web. It does this by blending links into articles on sites such as Wikipedia. Why? Well, links are great for building knowledge and context but when you’re reading an article they often distract you and get in the way, making it difficult to focus on the actual content. Worse still is when you click away from the original article and 10 links down you don’t remember anything about it at all.

3. Readable

Readable is an application that helps you read more of the web. It transforms text on any website using fonts, colors, and layouts of your choosing. By presenting content in a format that you’re comfortable with, Readable makes the reading experience much more enjoyable — and faster too. Readable is the most customizable solution for manipulating content (on the web) and making it readable. It’s also very simple to use and completely free.

4. Readability

Readability is a new Firefox add-on that makes reading web pages simpler and more enjoyable. The system strips the superfluous information and shows the main content in a single column of easy-to-read text. It is also a precious tool for printing the web pages in less. To use it just click the R icon on Firefox statusbar. Also by right clicking on R icon you can get other Styling Options. Users can also add a Toolbar button to the navigation toolbox. Just right click on any toolbar button and choose the “Customise” option to drag the icon in toolbox.

5. Enjoy Reading

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. Everything happens on the client side, no more tracking, and way quicker.


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