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This simple Chrome extension adds a reader mode Chrome should have already baked into it

And the best part? It’s free.

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If you find yourself reading a bunch of articles on the internet and find staying focused is difficult, then a reader mode can be absolutely clutch. Sadly, Google Chrome doesn’t have its own built-in reader extension (yet), so you’ll have to resort to using third-party apps.

Thankfully, there are some great options like this one, simply called Reader Mode. With both a free and paid version available, there are plenty of things to love about this new reader extension available on Chrome.

Features of the new Reader Mode extension from

With a paid version, you may be worried that the free version is lacking, but after inspecting the feature list, the free version will do almost everything the paid version can do – especially with the pure reader options.

The free version includes the ability to customize your own theme with colors and fonts that work best for you. It also has print options for pages and you can delete unwanted elements on pages you apply Reader Mode to. Text-to-speech and dyslexia modes are also included for free.

The biggest part of the $25 paid option is the ability to take and save notes. Depending on what type of reading and research you do online, this might be a nice feature, but other than that, the free version is going to make most everyone happy.

If you are in need of a reader mode to help you focus on your online reading, this is definitely one worth checking out.

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