Browse the web without distractions via simple text based pages.
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chrome-extension clean up Dec 9, 2013

Text Mode

Text Mode is a Chrome extension that allows to browse the web without distractions via clean simple text based pages.

Text Mode

TM declutters the web by loading all pages in text form (no images, animation or video) so content is easier to scan and read.

  • View text only pages
  • Images, Video, flash, are never loaded
  • Color-free pages are easier on the eye
  • Reduce pages load
  • One-click easy access
  • Removes 99% of the ads with no extra software


Chrome web store

Text Mode is available at the Chrome web store.


Development process

  • Development
    • Disable production version of TextMode if enabled from the Chrome Store
    • Edit files locally
    • Update version # in 'manifest.json'
  • Local test
    • Visit locally 'chrome://extensions/'
    • Select the 'chrome-extension' folder w/ 'Load unpacked extension'
    • Reload extension with every code update via 'Reload (⌘R)'
  • Deployment to Chrome Store