Read. Write. Unlock your full potential

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’s designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.

Rated 5 stars by over 500,000 people.

TRUSTED BY OVER 1,200,000 FORWARD-THINKING COMPANIES

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Level up your study & research skills

Highlight text, leave sticky notes on webpages, documents, pdf, ebooks, and everything else on the web. What to read an article later? Save it to your reading list. All the tools you need to bring your study skills to the next level. Supports Google Docs and Word.

“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, Partent

Customize & View clutter-free web pages!

Helperbird's Reader mode features strips away clutter like buttons, ads, background images, and videos while also letting you customize the layout and theme to fit your reading preferences. Fonts include Lexend, Open dyslexic, and 18 others. Rulers, text to speech, and more to help you read any webpage with dyslexia support.

Reading & writing tools

English, German, Spanish and French word prediction at your fingertips on every website as you type. That's right even Google Docs. Along with our Reader Mode, Dictionary, Text to speech with over 30 voices, Immersive reader, and 28 other features to help you 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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Listen to any part of a Webpage and Google Docs

Turn text into lifelike natural speech. Helperbird can read aloud the content of any web pages, ebooks, Google Docs, and pdfs with natural-sounding voices. With our natural award-winning text to speech.

Support learners with learning disabilities

Helperbird is built to help everyone with and without a learning difficulty. Helperbird offers award-winning support for dyslexia, reading support, colorblindness, writing support, learning second langue learners. Everyone is different and everyone has their way to learn. At Helperbird we want to support them but giving them the tools they need. We recommend checking out Immersive reader.

“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 powerful tools to customize the web to your needs to improve accessibility, reading, writing, studying, and productivity, including Reader Mode, Immersive Reader by Microsoft, dyslexia support, dyslexia fonts, text to speech with natural voices, OCR with text extracting, dictation, Dyslexia rulers, translations, word prediction also 28 other features.

Reader Mode

Reader Mode removes ads and distractions from any webpage with complete customization.

Learn about Reader Mode

Dyslexia Fonts

Change the font of the page. Apply OpenDyslexic and 15 plus different fonts to any web page.

Learn about Dyslexia Fonts

Dyslexia Ruler

Our Dyslexia ruler helps to follow the text on the screen easier and block out distracting content. It can be any colour to improve the accessibility of the text your reading.

Learn about Dyslexia Ruler

Highlighter

Highlight any paragraph or text on a website. Any colour you want. Super handy for studying and revision. Pdf support is coming next month.

Learn about Highlighter

Styles & Themes

Change background, highlight & font colors to help with focus and improve reading.

Learn about Styles & Themes

Overlays

A colour overlay is available to help those with Irlen Syndrome or those who dislike a web page's base colour but don't want to change it entirely.

Learn about Overlays

Color blindness

Color blindness features including Emphasize Links and stroke text

Learn about Color blindness

Dictionary

Quickly look up word definitions with audio pronunciation as you browse the web, including synonyms, Etymology and related words.

Learn about Dictionary

Privacy

We never sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.

Learn about Privacy

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.

Learn about Text to Speech

Voice typing

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

Learn about Voice typing

Notes

Save and manage snippets of text, images, websites and videos using the notes feature.

Learn about Notes

Cognitive Load

Using granular colours that underline text, users can find reading more comfortable and fun.

Learn about Cognitive Load

Translate any page

Translate any website or any snippet of text with Helperbird. Over 100 languages, all with one click.

Learn about Translate any page

Screenshot

Take screenshots in your browser the easy way. Screenshot any page your viewing. All in one click.

Learn about Screenshot

Page & text magnifier

Page & text magnifier allows you to manage zoom options more precisely.

Learn about Page & text magnifier

Cursor control

Make your mouse pointer more visible. Customize mouse cursor with sizes.

Learn about Cursor control

Immersive Reader

Select text, right-click, and Microsoft's Immersive Reader will help you read it. Including Google docs, Pdfs & ebooks.

Learn about Immersive Reader

Adjust letters and words

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

Learn about Adjust letters and words

Full document editor

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

Learn about Full document editor

PDF support

Use immersive reader, text to speech and more on PDF files.

Learn about PDF support

Google docs support

Change fonts, immersive reader, text to speech and more on any Google docs file.

Learn about Google docs support

Extract text from images. (OCR)

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) extension to capture and convert images, videos, Pdf's to text.

Learn about Extract text from images. (OCR)

Read it later

Helperbirds Bookmark Manager that helps with Organization, Syncing across browsers and platforms.

Learn about Read it later

Annotate web pages

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

Learn about Annotate web pages

Analyze

Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.

Learn about Analyze

Reading guide

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

Learn about Reading guide

Line Focus

Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.

Learn about Line Focus

Shortcuts

Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.

Learn about Shortcuts

Summarize

Helperbird automatically summarizes the web page intp bullet points.

Learn about Summarize

Award winning software

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We help change people's lives in the workplace, school, researchers, and everyone in between.

Helperbird is built to help students and learners, but it has grown to allow everyone to be more productive and accessible.

1,200,000+ Users around the world using Helperbird each month.

170+ Countries around the globe.

4.8+ out of 5, the average review score of Helperbird.

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’s 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’ll 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
    User

    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

    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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