Make reading on-screen easier and faster

Helperbird's cognitive load feature adds a color gradient across the text on page. Making reading faster/easier. Over 80% of users say they find Helperbird's cognitive load feature to be very helpful.

Screenshot of Helperbird running on iPad iOs 15
Screenshot of Helperbird running on iOs 15 for iPad


Have you ever found yourself getting lost when reading a wall of text?

It turns out your eyes often struggle to navigate from line to line, from paragraph to paragraph.

Helperbirds cognitive load feature helps by using a simple cognitive trick. Making reading more
comfortable, easier, and quicker for a lot of users.

This is done by using a granular colored pattern across each sentence and text on the page.

How to

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  • With continued increase in daily information intake, especially from smartphone use, people are
    more exposed to experiencing a high cognitive load, which leads to a reduction in work and
    academic success.

  • Helperbird provides cognitive load help by underlining web page text in a granular colored
    pattern, which helps to reduce reading stress and improve focus.

  • Helps users to stay focused on the web page they are reading.

  • Helps to improve reading speed.

  • Can improve memory retention of the information being read.

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Reader Mode

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

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Dyslexia Fonts

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

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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.

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

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Styles & Themes

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

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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.

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Color blindness

Color blindness features including Emphasize Links and stroke text

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

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

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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.

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Voice typing

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

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

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Cognitive Load

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

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Translate any page

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

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

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Page & text magnifier

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

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Cursor control

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

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Immersive Reader

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

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Adjust letters and words

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

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Full document editor

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

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PDF support

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

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Google docs support

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

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Extract text from images. (OCR)

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

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Read it later

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

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Annotate web pages

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

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

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Reading guide

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

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Line Focus

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

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Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.

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Helperbird automatically summarizes the web page intp bullet points.

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