Make Firefox more productive, better research and more accessible

Helperbird for Firefox has world class features to make you more accessibile and prodictive.

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Annotate any website

Highlight or annotate web pages, documents, pdfs, ebooks and more to improve research and study. Leaving sticking notes that help you with your research and homework.

“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, Partent

Dyslexia support

Helperbird allows users to enable specialized web fonts for dyslexics and others. Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Arial, Comic Sans, and more. Users can also zoom font on a web page to help with reading and focus.

View clutter-free web pages

Helperbird gives you a Reader Mode that removes ads and distractions from any webpage with complete customization.

“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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Jim Sprialis, Digital Marketing Manager

Listen to any part of your Webpages and Google Docs

Turn text into lifelike natural speech. Helperbird can read aloud the content of any web pages, ebooks and pdfs with natural sounding voices. With our natural award winning text to speech.

Immersive reader for Chrome

Immersive Reader is a free tool that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people, regardless of their age or ability.

“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 a glance

Some of Helperbirds popular features at glance. We have over 39 features. Helperbird is more than just a accessibility tool — it’s a better way to be more productive. Users that switch to Helperbird are more productive and better organized thanks to our accessibility features. They’re far more efficient than before. Here’s how Helperbird makes it happen.

Popular features

This month's most popular features. Perfect for studying, research and making the web more accessible.

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“Helperbird is one of the most helpful tools I've ever used. It has so many great features that not many other apps or software have. The free version can be installed and stay forever on your browser. Other companies don't always give you access for free or give access for free forever. When you do get access to the Pro version or other paid plans, you expand your opportunity to read and stay focused better. One of the other great things about Helperbird is their support service. They have a video for every single feature that you can use. They are simple and helpful videos that make the learning process a lot easier. In addition, they have great live chat support. They are super nice and helpful. They always encourage people to give suggestions on how to improve Helperbird. Why is this important? It shows they really care about people with disabilities or people in general.”

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Alex R., Users

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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Styles & Themes

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

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

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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Dictionary

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

Helperbird supports Google docs & Pdf.
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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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Annotate any website

Highlight or annotate web pages, documents, pdfs, ebooks and more to improve research and study. Leaving sticking notes that help you with your research and homework.

“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, Partent

Features for all learners

At Helperbird, our mission is to give you all the features you need to make the web work for you. From Reader mode to the immersive reader we have you covered.

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“I love Helperbird!!! It's very user friendly from someone who has learning challenges because of ADHD and Dyslexia.There are so many useful features and new updates.”

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Entertainment Studio, Users

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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Dictation

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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Notes

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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Screenshot

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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High Contrast

Invert every color on the page, to be high contrast.
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Privacy

We never sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.
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All your needs rolled into one.

Helperbird is built so you don't need another app or extension. We promise to add more features to give everyone the flexibility they need to unlock their full potential.

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“Immersive Reader from Microsoft is amazing, but my friends in Google districts were missing out until I found Helperbird. Great for proofreading! Simply highlight the text and have it read back to you, change the spacing in your view, highlight parts of speech, even translate by word or by document to have it read to you and adjust the speed! So amazing that I posted a YouTube tutorial within days of installing it. Plus, unlike many extensions, it didn't ask for obnoxious permissions like asking to delete everything in my Google Drive. #Winner #a11y.”

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Greg&Karyn, Partents

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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Dictation

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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Notes

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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Screenshot

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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Speech to text

Full speech to text on all inputs.
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Summarize pages

Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.
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Cursor control

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

Invert every color on the page, to be high contrast.
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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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Analyze

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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Shortcuts

Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.
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Helperbird Metrics

We help change people's lives from in the work place, school, researchers and everyone in between.

Helperbird is built to help students, but it has grown to allow everyone to be more productive and accessible.

350K+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?
Helperbird is your all in one accessibility extension that gives you the features to make the web more accessible and productive. Providing you text to speech, OCR, dyslexia support, dictation, immersive reader, overlays, annotate any website, picture dictionary, Reader mode, and more.
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.