For free, you can have an ADHD reader browser. An experience with sans font, without sidebars nor pop ups (usually, also without ads)
I am talking about the “Reader View” feature, we can find on our browsers.
It’s game changing! Most websites also allow us to print that reader view (to paper, or to export as a PDF file)
Reader View on Google Chrome
On Google Chrome, you’ve got two options:
1) Use Google Chrome’s Built-In “Reader View”
This feature is experimental, but it’s been working for years.
To activate it, follow these steps:
- Open your Google Chrome browser and in the address bar type “chrome://flags” and hit enter. You’ll get a list of experiments
- In the box search, type “reader”. Then, scroll down to “Reading Mode” (the third one in the screenshot)
- Next to “Reading Mode”, there will be a dropdown menu. Click on it to get the option to enable it, and “relaunch” your browser to apply the changes.
2) Install an extension
The best Google extension I’ve seen so far is called “Reader View”. It strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page’s text size, contrast and layout for better readability
The extension allows you to toggle between normal view and reader view by pressing the page-action button. You can find at the Google Store / Reader View (By yokris.dev)
For more extensions
Go to the Google Store and search for a reader, or click here to get the results for “Reader”;
Reader View on Firefox
On Firefox, you’ve got two options:
- Check out Mozilla’s Tutorial (which teaches you how to access the reader on pages that allow you to do so)
- Install an extension of your choice
Reader View on Safari
On Safari, it’s easy as it can get!
Go to top menu > View > Show Reader.
Once you’re done with your reading, simply click on the escape key of your keyboard.