Links in Text-Only Mode: Text-Only Web Page Viewing (Chrome)

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If you are at work and a friend gives you a link to click, you should ensure that the link does not have NSFW pictures, ads, and media that will get you into trouble. A nifty tool that helps confirm this is “Links in Text-Only Mode”.

text only web page viewing

Links in Text-Only Mode is a browser extension for Google Chrome. It lets you open websites in their text-only mode by using the site ViewText to make the text transformation. The result is a simple uncluttered and neat text-only view of websites; these views exclude all kinds of media including videos, pictures, and ads. To make the extension work, all you have to do is right-click on a URL in Chrome and select the “Open in text-only mode” option.

text only web browsing

So if your friend emails you a link to click on, simply use the text-only mode to read the text first. This will help to determine whether or not the link should be clicked on at work.


  • A user-friendly web service.
  • Lets you view webpages in text-only mode.
  • Text-only mode excludes ads, videos, and pictures.
  • The text-only interface is reader-friendly.
  • Helps determine whether links are NSFW without displaying the pictures.
  • Similar tools: NotForest, Readmeo, TidyRead, Readability, Readable, and AllTextPaper.

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