Helperbird for Chrome
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.
TRUSTED BY OVER 1,200,000 FORWARD-THINKING USERS
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 removes ads and distractions from any webpage with complete customization.Learn about Reader Mode
Change the font of the page. Apply OpenDyslexic and 15 plus different fonts to any web page.Learn about Dyslexia Fonts
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
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
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 features including Emphasize Links and stroke textLearn about Color blindness
Quickly look up word definitions with audio pronunciation as you browse the web, including synonyms, Etymology and related words.Learn about Dictionary
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
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
Save and manage snippets of text, images, websites and videos using the notes feature.Learn about Notes
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
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
Make your mouse pointer more visible. Customize mouse cursor with sizes.Learn about Cursor control
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
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
Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.Learn about Analyze
Reading ruler, useful when you are reading long texts on the web.Learn about Reading guide
Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.Learn about Line Focus
Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.Learn about Shortcuts
Helperbird automatically summarizes the web page intp bullet points.Learn about Summarize
Award winning software
Comparing accessibility and learning software
Here at Helperbird, we believe in choice, some people love iPhones over Androids others love Ford over Volkswagon. There is no one solution for everyone but see why over 900,000 people use Helperbird.
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
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.
- 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.