iReader gives Apple Safari Reader function to Google chrome

iReader-iconApple’s new browser Safari 5 has a very capable feature called ‘Reader’. This feature enables a distraction free webpage text reading; just like reading a PDF document.

It strips out all the advertisements and extraneous layout from a webpage so that you can very easily read a webpage text.

The chrome extension iReader gives similar feature to Google Chrome browser. You can view news stories and other articles in a very easy to read, clutter-free, scrollable display.


To use this, after installing, when you enter a web page that is identified as an article, iReader icon will appears on the address bar.

Just click the icon or use the keyboard shortcut ( Ctrl+Shift+P) for Windows and Linux, and (?-Shift-P) for MAC) to open iReader window.

To close iReader and return to the webpage, click anywhere in the background or click iReader icon again.

Download and install iReader from Chrome extension page

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Funtrickz

    Jun 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Certainly very useful. Thanks dude for sharing!

  2. Shiva | Web Magazine

    Jun 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Nice share bro, I have read somewhere that Google will be adding PDF reading functionality to Chrome soon. At that time I dont think we will need this extension

  3. Robbert

    Jun 23, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Yeh I was thinking a way to this…thanks a lot dude for sharing this ,….

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