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At Helperbird, we believe in giving you choices. Just like some people prefer iPhones over Androids or Fords over Volkswagens, your choice in accessibility tools should fit your needs.

There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but find out why over 700,000 people have chosen Helperbird over Immersive Reader for their accessibility and learning needs.

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Immersive Reader vs Helperbird

Immersive Reader and Helperbird both offer great accessibility features. Choosing between them depends on your needs and preferences. You can't go wrong with either one; it’s all about what works best for you.

🌟 Immersive Reader Pros

  • Features
    Includes text-to-speech, focus mode, syllable breakdown, and translation.
  • Support
    Integrated with Microsoft's ecosystem, providing strong support and tutorials.
  • Pricing
    Often included with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
  • Platform Support
    Available on Microsoft platforms like Word, OneNote, and Edge.

❌ Immersive Reader Cons

  • Limited Standalone Use
    Mainly available as a feature within Microsoft products.
  • Limited Customization
    Personalization options are limited.
  • Platform Dependency
    Restricted to Microsoft's ecosystem, limiting use on non-Microsoft platforms.

📝 The Verdict

Immersive Reader and Helperbird both offer great accessibility features to improve your reading and browsing experience. Your choice depends on your specific needs, the platforms you use, and your budget. Both tools have unique strengths, and there's no wrong choice. Choose the one that fits you best. We recommend Helperbird.

🌟 Helperbird Pros

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

❌ Helperbird Cons

  • Pricing
    The 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 great accessibility features to improve your reading and browsing experience. Your choice depends on your specific needs, the platforms you use, and your budget. Both tools have unique strengths, and there's no wrong choice. Choose the one that fits you best. We recommend Helperbird.

Real Feedback from Our Real Users

Discover why over 700,000 people trust Helperbird to boost their online accessibility and productivity every day!

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

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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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.

What is Helperbird?

Helperbird is an easy-to-use tool that makes web pages, PDFs, and documents easier to read and use. It helps everyone by offering personalized support based on their needs and learning styles.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, we do! If you pay for a yearly subscription, you 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. If you want to use a purchase order, please contact our sales team. They will help you with the details and complete the process. We look forward to working with you!

Do I need a student email for the student pricing?

No, you don’t need a student email. We trust you to be honest about being a student when you sign up for the discount.

Is Helperbird free?

Yes, we offer basic features for free and they will always be free. We also have a Pro version that helps support development and costs. We keep our prices as low as possible.

Can I cancel Helperbird at any time?

Yes, you can cancel anytime without any penalties or hassles.

Why do you charge for Helperbird?

We charge to cover the costs of making and maintaining Helperbird, including programming, design, servers, and support. The free version has some features, but the Pro version has more tools. We believe it’s worth the cost and hope you find it valuable too.

What browsers does Helperbird run on?

Helperbird works on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, iPad, iPhone, Safari, and Google Docs & Slides.

Do you accept suggestions?

Yes, we love hearing your ideas! Please email your suggestions to [email protected].

Why do some Helperbird features not work on Google Docs?

Some features might not work because Google Docs uses a different way to display text. They now use Canvas, which doesn’t support custom fonts like HTML does.

How do I log in to Helperbird?

Helperbird uses the email you’re logged into your browser with. To learn how to log in or use your subscription key, follow this link.

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, please contact our support team. They are happy to help. You can reach them through our website or by emailing [email protected]. We look forward to assisting you!

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