Clean website reader: Mercury Reader

Chrome: Even beyond ads, some websites are so cluttered with autoplay videos, sidebars, and other distractions, they make it hard to actually stick to the one thing you came to read: the post itself. Mercury Reader is a browser extension that cleans up your reading experience in Chrome. Firefox users have a reader option built right into the browser. And Safari Reader is a similar option for Safari users. Chrome has a reader mode, but it’s an experimental feature and only available on Android devices. Mercury is a solid extension that brings this feature to your desktop. Once you download it, click its icon in your toolbar. Mercury will show you a neat, clean version of the blog post that almost looks like a printable version, including only the headline and article content. You can also adjust typography and size settings by hitting the gear icon on the upper-right corner of the webpage once it’s in reading mode.