Helperbird for Edge

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.

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

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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 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 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.

Annotations

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.

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.

Translate

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

We are currently building out our Speed reading features, we would love your feedback and suggestions.

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.

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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.

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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 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.

    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!

    James Summer
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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!

    James Summer
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    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!

    Kim Norris
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    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.

    Kirk Smith
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    This is my first google review ever! I have to share that the accessibility and support for independent access for students that Helperbird provides, is a game changer. It is constantly being updated with new features based on feedback and it is extremely user friendly. The ability to customize the settings allows students to have control over their own learning, aligning with Universal Design for Learning. Looking forward to sharing with students and fellow educators on a daily basis. Thanks, Helperbird team!

    Kelli Suding
    Assistive technology specialist
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    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

    Cris Townley
    Parent
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    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.

    Matthew Burns
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    I am an assistive technology consultant for 30 school districts. I am adding Helperbird to the list of reading resources that I have available.

    Denise Young
    Parent
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