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At Helperbird, we're all about choice. Some people love iPhones over Androids, while others prefer Fords to Volkswagens.

There's no one solution that works for everyone, but see why over 900,000 people have chosen Helperbird over Immersive Reader for their accessibility and learning needs.

TRUSTED BY OVER 1,000,000 FORWARD-THINKING USERS

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Compare Immersive Reader & Helperbird

Both Immersive Reader and Helperbird offer valuable accessibility features. The choice between the two depends on your specific needs and preferences. There's no wrong choice; it's all about what suits you best.

Immersive Reader Pro's

  • Features
    Text-to-speech, focus mode, syllable breakdown, and translation among other reading aids.
  • Support
    Integrated within Microsoft's ecosystem, offering robust support and tutorials.
  • Pricing
    Generally included in Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
  • Platform Support
    Available across various Microsoft platforms like Word, OneNote, and Edge.

Immersive Reader Con's

  • Limited Standalone Use
    Primarily available as a feature within Microsoft products.
  • Limited Customization
    Limited options for personalization.
  • Platform Dependency
    Tied to Microsoft's ecosystem, limiting its use on non-Microsoft platforms.

The verdict

Immersive Reader and Helperbird both offer a variety of accessibility features aimed at enhancing the digital reading and interaction experience. Your choice between these two tools will depend on your specific needs, the platforms you use, and your budget considerations. Each tool has its own unique strengths, and there's no wrong choice. It's all about finding the tool that best fits your individual requirements. We recommend Helperbird.

Helperbird Pro's

  • Features
    Comprehensive accessibility tools including text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and more.
  • Support
    Extensive online resources and customer support.
  • Pricing
    Free version and educational discounts available.
  • Platform Support
    Windows, Mac, Chrome extension, and mobile app.

Helperbird Con's

  • Pricing
    Full feature set can be expensive for individuals.
  • Customization
    Limited options for personalization.
  • Performance
    Can be resource-intensive on older hardware.

The verdict

Immersive Reader and Helperbird both offer a variety of accessibility features aimed at enhancing the digital reading and interaction experience. Your choice between these two tools will depend on your specific needs, the platforms you use, and your budget considerations. Each tool has its own unique strengths, and there's no wrong choice. It's all about finding the tool that best fits your individual requirements. We recommend Helperbird.

Hear From Our Satisfied Users

See what over a million people who enhance their online accessibility and productivity daily with Helperbird have to say.

It's just a one-stop solution if I want to customize my page. With very good UI design ”

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Verified User in Design

I've been meaning to write this review for a while now. My daughter is newly diagnosed with dysexia and I heard an interview with Robert on a Newstalk podcast and sought it out. I wasn't sure if I had it installed correctly on her laptop and Robert was on straight away to help. He was amazing. This app has changed everything for my daughter. Everything is accessible to her and everyday tasks and schoolwork are so much easier. She also has visual stress so the coloured overlay feature is a game changer for her. I would highly recommend this app to anyone, she couldn't be without it now!”

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James Summer
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

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 is designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we do offer discounts! If you pay for a yearly subscription, you will get two months for free.

Let us know if you have any other questions about pricing or discounts.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, we do accept purchase orders. If you would like to place an order using a purchase order, please contact our sales team to discuss the details.

They will be able to provide you with the necessary information and help you complete the process. We look forward to working with you!
Do I need a student email for the student pricing?
No, you do not need a student email to take advantage of our student pricing. We operate on an honor system, so you can simply certify that you are a student when you sign up for the discounted rate.

This means that as long as you are a student at the time of your subscription, you are eligible to receive the student pricing, regardless of the email address you use to sign up.

We trust that our users will be honest about their student status and respect this discount.
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 and costs with the Pro features.

We keep our prices as low as possible, much lower than others.
Can I cancel Helperbird at any time?
There's no minimum contract for Helperbird.

You can cancel at any time without penalty or hassle.
Why are we charging for this?
Helperbird charges for its service in order to cover the costs of developing and maintaining the product. This includes expenses such as programming and design work, server costs, and customer support.

While we do offer a free version of Helperbird, it includes only a subset of the features and functionality available in the paid version.

We believe that the value and convenience of Helperbird are well worth the cost, and we hope that you will find it to be a valuable tool for your productivity and learning needs.
What browsers does Helperbird run on?
Helperbird currently runs on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge,iPad, iPhone, Safari and Google Docs & Slides
Do you accept suggestions?
Yes, we love suggestions! Please let us know if you have any ideas for improving our product. Please email [email protected] with your suggestion.
Why do some Helperbird features not work on Google Docs?
Helperbird's features may not work on Google Docs due to a change in the way that Google Docs renders text using Canvas, a bitmap graphics API, rather than HTML.
How do I login to Helperbird?
Helperbird uses the email that your logged into your browser with. To learn how to login or use your subscription key, follow the link below.

How to login to Helperbird
What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. They are always happy to help and will do their best to answer any questions you may have. You can contact them through our website or by emailing [email protected].

We look forward to assisting you!

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