All your productivity, research and accessibility needs, rolled up into one Firefox extension

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’s designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.

Rated 5 stars by over 500,000 people.

TRUSTED BY OVER 500,000 FORWARD-THINKING USERS

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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 glance

Helperbird offers a range of powerful tools to customize the web to your needs to improve accessibility, reading, writing, studying, and productivity, including Reader Mode, Immersive Reader by Microsoft, dyslexia support, dyslexia fonts, text to speech with natural voices, OCR with text extracting, dictation, Dyslexia rulers, translations, word prediction also 28 other features.

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.

Learn about Dyslexia Fonts

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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Highlighter

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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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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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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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.

Learn about Text to Speech

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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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.

Learn about Cognitive Load

Translate any page

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

Learn about Translate any page

Screenshot

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

Learn about Screenshot

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.

Learn about Cursor control

Immersive Reader

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

Learn about Immersive Reader

Adjust letters and words

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

Learn about Adjust letters and words

Full document editor

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

Learn about Full document editor

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.

Learn about Google docs support

Extract text from images. (OCR)

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

Learn about Extract text from images. (OCR)

Read it later

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

Learn about Read it later

Annotate web pages

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

Learn about Annotate web pages

Analyze

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

Learn about Analyze

Reading guide

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

Learn about Reading guide

Line Focus

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

Learn about Line Focus

Shortcuts

Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.

Learn about Shortcuts

Summarize

Helperbird automatically summarizes the web page intp bullet points.

Learn about Summarize
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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?
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’s 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’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.

What our Helperbird customers say

Over 500,000 use Helperbird every day. Allowing them to be more accessible and productive on the web.

    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

    Love this extension works beautifully overall.

    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

    Cris Townley
    Parent

    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

    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.

    Jim Sprialis
    Assistive technology specialist

    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.

    Michelle Howard-Price
    Assistive technology specialist

    I found this extension on a whim to help myself. Suffering with post concussion syndrome symptoms and working remotely is really hard! This extension basically saved my job. It gave me back productivity and the ability to read the screen. This extension has so many neat features I never even knew I needed. I love this and you will too! You don't need to be dyslexic or have dyslexia for this extension to benefit you. Do yourself a giant favor and get it! I highly recommend it!

    Catherine Contillo
    User

    Making such an useful tool, replying to every single comment or review and giving support to people's issues as soon as possible?? Carefully, he is a hero.

    Martin Bui
    User

    A truly great extension! We installed this on all of our 200 Chromebooks across the 3 special schools i work in and it has greatly helped our students use technology to learn. It not only helps our dyslexic learners, but also our autistic and ADHD students by helping remove distractions and making the web a more accessible place. Support is fast and efficient, and updates are very regular with new features constantly being added!

    Josh Sharrad
    User

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