Read. Write. Adapt the web to your needs.

Whether you're reading the latest movie review or writing a quick email. Helperbird provides personalized support for browsing, reading, and writing on the web. Make web pages, PDFs, and documents accessible and productive to your needs.

Features include a built-in

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Level up your study & research skills

Leave sticky notes or use our highlighter to highlight important text on websites, documents, pdfs, ebooks and everything else on the website.
Want to read a article later? Save it to your reading list.
Helperbird brings all the tools you need to bring your study skills to the next.
Supports Google Classroom, Word, Google Docs and Slides.

“I have been trying to find ways to make my child happy to go to school again, and someone recommended helperbird. She loves helperbird, and she is now much happier about the idea of returning to school. I think this might be a game changer, as they do so much web based schoolwork and research. She says "they really understand people with dyslexia.”

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Cris Townley, Parent

Customize & View clutter-free web pages!

Helperbird's Reader mode strips away clutter-like ads and navigation while also letting you customize the layout and theme to fit your reading style. Making every website clutter and a distraction-free reading experience.

Fonts include Lexend, OpenDyslexic, and 18 others.

Built in Dyslexia support with Dyslexia Rulers, Overlays, text-to-speech and more to help you read any webpage.

Reading & writing tools

Word prediction at your fingertips on every website as you type with English, German, Spanish and French support. That's right even Google Docs.

Speak instead of typing on every website with our Voice typing.

Along with Reader Mode, Speed reading, Immersive reader, Text to speech with over 30 voices, and 28 other features to help with your reading and writing.

“Have an amazing collection of assistive tools that have benefits for everyone. For me, the combination of Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Apple's reading machine voice (US Alex) makes Helperbird my first choice for processing web content.”

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Jim Sprialis, Digital Marketing Manager

Listen to any part of a Webpage and Google Docs

Turn text into life like natural speech. Helperbirds' text to speech allows you to read the content of any website, ebook, PDF or Google Docs with Natural sounding voices.

Helperbird has natural award-winning text to speech.

Features include 20 plus voices, pitch, speed and volume controls.

Support every type of learner including learning difficulties

Helperbirds' goal is to help everyone with and without a learning difficulties.

Helperbird offers award-winning support for dyslexia, reading, writing, color blindness, second langue learners and everyone else.

Everyone is different and have their own way to learn. Helperbird supports every learner by giving them the tools they need to achieve.

“I purchased this for my daughter who has been having a lot of difficulty accessing the online work set remotely by her teachers during our National Lockdown because of Covid-19. Her dyslexia was really hindering her ability to complete tasks and keep up which in turn led to increased anxiety levels...a really horrid place to be in during a global pandemic! Helper bird has been a vast help and I fully recommend it and wish more schools knew about it. Thank You Helper Bird.”

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Michelle Howard-Price, Parent

Features at glance

Helperbird offers a range of power tools to customize the web to your needs to improve your accessibility, reading, writing, studying, and productivity needs. Game-changing features like Reader Mode, Immersive Reader by Microsoft, Dyslexia support (Fonts, rulers, overlays), text to speech with natural voices, text extracting, translations, word prediction, voice typing, and 28 other features.


Highlight or annotate web pages, documents, pdfs, ebooks and more to improve research and study.

Letters & Words spacing

Adjust letter and word spacing, font size and line-height according to your needs.

Image & Alt descriptions

Show Alt & Image descriptions on mouse over.

Analyze text

Find the amount of letters, characters and words in seconds.

Auto scroll

Auto-scroll on any website and save it in three different modes; slow, medium and fast.

Reading list

Helperbirds reading list helps you with Organization, Syncing websites to read later.

Granular text

Methods to help with make reading more comfortable, including granular colours that through out the text.

Color blindness

Color blindness features including emphasize Links and adding stroke to text. More coming

Cursor options

Choose between different cursor sizes; extra large, large, normal and small.

English Dictionary

Dictionary app by Helperbird allows you to easily lookup the meaning of any English word.

Document editor

Create, edit and delete documents in a full editor. Export and import to Google docs, Markdown and more.

Font sizes

Change the font sizes of any website or document.


Helperbird gives free translation support to any website, PDF or app.

Grayscale mode

Removes all color from websites, turning them gray. Can be set for specific sites and tabs, or for all sites.

Hide all images

Hides all images or just gifs on a website and show them again when your ready.

High contrast

High Contrast allows you to invert every color on the page, to be high contrast. Four different themes to choose from.

Highlight paragraphs

Add a colorfull border around paragraphs while reading. Making it easier to break up long bodies of text.

Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader by Microsoft can improve reading comprehension and increase fluency for English language learners.

Mute videos and audio

Quickly mute videos and audio in your browser.

Take notes anywhere. Anytime. Any website.

Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Meeting notes, web pages,projects, to-do lists—with Helperbird as your note taking app, nothing falls through the cracks.

Extract text from images (OCR)

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) to capture and convert text from images.

Overlays & tints

People who don't like bright white web pages can now change the overlay color of a web page with the overlay feature.

Paragraphs widths

Set the width of paragraphs. Making it easier to focus and read.

PDF support

Access Helperbirds features in PDF documents.

Printing options

Print pages with your custom fonts and Helperbirds settings.

Privacy features

Helperbirds don`t sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.

Reader mode

View for clutter-free web pages, removes ads and distractions from any webpage with complete customization.

Reading guide

Reading ruler, useful when you are reading long texts on the web.

Dyslexia ruler

A dyslexia ruler allows users to place a transparent ruler on a web page to improve reading focus.

Screenshot of any page

Take screenshots in your browser the easy way. Includes any Helperbird settings aswell.

Keyboard shortcuts

Learn Helperbirds keyboard shortcuts and become a pro.

Specialised fonts

Change the font on any website to specialized fonts for dyslexics and others. Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Lexend and more.

Voice typing

Type text using your voice. Speak using your voice, and it will be typed into a notepad where you can edit it.

Speed reading

Helperbirds speed reading feature helps the eye's journey through text by guiding it with fixation points that focus only on initial letters. This removes eye relocation.

Spelling & Grammar Checker

Write with confidence thanks to Helperbird, your intelligent grammar, spelling checker.

Fonts and background colors

Change fonts and background color. Helperbird provides a way to change web page font and background colors.

Summarize pages

Helperbird automatically summarizes the web page into bullet points.

Text alignment

Adjust the text alignment of any page, making it easier to read in just one click!

Natural Text to Speech

Turn text into lifelike natural speech. Helperbird can read aloud the content of any web pages, ebooks and pdfs with natural sounding voices.

Word prediction

Helperbirds word prediction is smart & spelling aware. Supporting on every website, even Google docs.

Page & text magnifier

Increase page & text magnifier. Increase your page and zoom on any page.

Frequently asked questions

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What is Helperbird?
With a delightfully intuitive and easy-to-use design, Helperbird is your all-in-one extension that provides personalized support to make web pages, PDFs, and documents more accessible and productive to your needs. It is designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes. When you pay for a year upfront, you will get two months free. We also offer discounts for students.
How do I login
We use the email your logged into Google Chrome or your browser. Suppose you need to update your email. Just contact us.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, we do. You can either contact support or visit our purchase orders page.
Do I need a student email for the student pricing?
Yes, we are doing the honour system here. We will follow up to ask for confirmation you are a student.
Is Helperbird Free?
Yes. We give you the basic features for free. Those features will always be free. We have a Pro version, which helps support the development of Helperbird and the costs with the Pro features. We keep our prices as low as possible, which lower than others. If you have any questions I would love to answer them.
Can we cancel at any time?
There's no minimum contract for Helperbird — cancel at any time without penalty or hassle.. To cancel, open up the app, go to the subscription option, and click cancel.
Why are we charging for this?
The $6.99 per month is to support the cost of the development of new and upcoming features. We also do a yearly subscription for $60.00 as this is a one-person team.
What browsers does Helperbird run on?
Currently Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. Coming soon on macOS Safari extension and iPad.
I have a suggestion!
Excellent I would love to hear about it! Email [email protected] with your suggestion.
Does Helperbird and OpenDyslexic work on Google Docs?
Yes! Google Docs currently doesn't support some fonts like OpenDyslexic. So we built CSS and support for these fonts.
What if I have more questions?
We'd be happy to answer them.

What our Helperbird customers say

Over 1,200,000 use Helperbird every day. Allowing them to be more accessible and productive on the web.

    This extension has been an absolute lifesaver. I have that fantastic combo of ADHD and Dyslexia while trying to go through college. I have difficulty keeping letters in order, seeing the gaps between words, and with ADHD on top, I lose focus A LOT. The immersive reader has been my new best friend. It drowns out the rest of the content on the page, changes the font to something I can read, and highlights the word as it reads to me. My eyes are forced to keep going in the right direction. I can slow down and pay attention to what I'm reading. I don't even have to go back and read the same paragraph 5 times to understand it! The screen overlay has been outstanding for eye strain and being able to distinguish between words and spaces. The custom font and spacing for research articles have been an enormous advantage! I can actually read the research papers now and not have this daunting 2 column fine print page to squint over.All around, this has been the best purchase I've ever had. I use this every day, with every assignment. I don't even struggle with story-based questions anymore. The immersive reader helps me read, listen, and understand the question all at once. I am still exploring what I can use this with and how it can make my academic career, and I keep getting impressed with every new way I find to use it. Seriously, try it out. You won't regret it at all. Even if you don't have dyslexia or ADHD, just try it out. You might find that it helps you understand the content you're trying to learn even better!

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    Mason Hunter
    Helperbird user

    This tool helps so many of our students at school - not only those students who have dyslexia, but students and adults who have other learning differences (and those who don't!). It helps ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in their learning!

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    Kim Norris
    Helperbird user

    Helperbird is an excellent extension supporting a range of learning differences. Aside from providing many evidence-based dyslexia-assistive tools, the extension also functions as an easy-to-use, feature-rich web experience customization tool suitable to support a wide range of cognitive differences (i.e., color blindness and ADHD-related focus concerns, among others). Also, the developer is a very good person who supports the various learning-different communities in many ways, including by designing the free version of Helperbird to provide enough functionality to be beneficial to people who cannot afford to subscribe to the full-function version.

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    Kirk Smith
    Helperbird user

    Love this extension works beautifully overall.

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    Pauline Olsen

    I have been trying to find ways to make my child happy to go to school again, and someone recommended helperbird. She loves helperbird, and she is now much happier about the idea of returning to school. I think this might be a game changer, as they do so much web based schoolwork and research. She says they really understand people with dyslexia

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    Cris Townley

    Let me tell you, I didn't know how badly I needed this until I got it. It was much like when I got glasses, I had just assumed that was how everyone saw the world...then it wasn't. Thank you Helperbird for the efforts you put forth in this lovely extension for everyone to use. The fact that you can use so much on the free just goes to show that this is something to help aid people not just some money grab. However with the pricing it still couldn't be a money grab. Thank you all again for the efforts you put forth so others can enjoy the internet more fully.

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    Matthew Burns
    Health care worker

    this extension is amazing and has helped improve my productivity robert has also been a very nice person to deal with when I have issues the live chat feature is amazing and quick for a response it's a really great Chrome extension that helps a lot way worth the money I pay per month and is also just great to support great people making accessibility tools

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    Jack Salem
    Helperbird user

    Awesome! I don't suffer fatigue when I use this extension. Highly Recommended

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    G OA
    Helperbird user

    Have an amazing collection of assistive tools that have benefits for everyone. For me, the combination of Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Apple's reading machine voice (US Alex) makes Helperbird my first choice for processing web content.

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    Jim Sprialis
    Assistive technology specialist
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