Most browsers now offer a ‘reading mode‘ or ‘reader view‘ that removes adverts, sidebars and other superfluous elements from web pages so you can read articles without distraction, but for some reason, the Desktop version of Chrome has never added this feature (it’s available on mobile).
Fortunately, there are several extensions that bring this functionality to the browser, of which the latest example is Simply Reader ( Download Now )
Designed to let you “read the internet in pleasure” (though, wisely, it hasn’t been named Simply Pleasure), this add-on strips everything but the text and images from online articles at the click of its toolbar button – or by pressing Ctrl+full stop.
Not only does this make pages easier to read, it also means they use less ink and paper when you print them. You can switch back to the ‘full’ version using the same command.
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