This extension automatically highlights the important content on articles and other pages. To use, click the highlighter icon in the location bar. Clicking multiple times changes the highlighting coverage. As the page receives more highlighting from clicking the icon, the icon will show less available ink in the highlighter.Details on Auto Highlight
BeeLine slowly changes the color gradient from word to word and line to line. This extension can improve students’ reading speed and focus as they may be less likely to skip words or lines due to the the text shifting from color to color. There are several preset color themes and some customizations possible.Details on BeeLine Reader
BibItNow! is a citation tool that, when added as a browser extension, extracts relevant information that can be organized in various referencing styles such as APA or MLA. While the references generated may not result in perfect citations, it still provides pertinent information such as title of the work, authors, issue, etc. that users may then adjust to respect citation guidelines. This tool generates citations for websites, webpages, and PDFs opened in browsers.Details on BibItNow!
This extension extracts text and removes links, ads or any other content. The “Reader View: neat and clean” allows students to change font style and size of writing, change the background theme, and listen to the text aloud. The extension would be most beneficial when reading a longer text or article.Details on Clearly Reader
Dark Reader is an extension that easily inverts the colors on a website. This includes the background, text color, and other items but does not include photographs. It allows for users to add sites to a list that they want to invert, or don’t want to invert (for example, if a site already has a black background). It’s a simple extension with limited options outside of modifying contrast and brightness. The extension remains on when navigating the web. Upon testing, there does not appear to be any formatting issues or missing buttons.Details on Dark Reader
Dictionary Anywhere allows the user to click on a word twice to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. The user can also click on “more” in that bubble to learn more about the word if the option is available.Details on Dictionary Anywhere
Extension allows users to browse the web using mouse gestures. Users do need to be able to right click on the mouse button. Gestures are customizable and don’t need to be overly precise.Details on Gesturefy
Print Friendly & PDF takes an article or text and prepares it to be printable by removing any adds menus, or distractions. Pages are laid out perfectly to make it easy to print and read! The extension can also be helpful for users who don’t want to print the text.Details on Print Friendly & PDF