Text Mode for Chrome

There is so much clutter in many of the sites I visit (social plugins, banner ads, and all kinds of visual noise) that it is becoming increasingly hard to concentrate to read articles or even find the text on the page. So, to give me back some peace and zen, I made Text Mode, a little buddy for Chrome.

Text Mode is a Chrome extension that allows users to browse the web without distractions via clean simple text based pages.

Text Mode for Chrome

Text Mode declutters the web by loading all pages in text form (no images, animation or video) so content is easier to scan and read.

This is how the landing page for the International Herald Tribune looks like when Text Mode is enabled. Who needs images of bad news anyways?

Text Mode for Chrome

Here are some key features:

  • View text only pages
  • Images, Video, flash, are never loaded
  • Color-free pages are easier on the eye
  • Reduce pages load
  • One-click easy access
  • Removes 99% of the ads with no extra software

You can install the Chrome Extension or fork the GitHub Repo.

That’s all.

November 16, 2012 ☼ code