Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are two features that set this plugin apart from the many others that provide improved readability:
- it seems particularly effective at determining what is the content that should be displayed, some other plugins miss some or all of the relevant content; and
- whatever Tranquility Reader displays can be saved as HTML, without the sidebars, ads, etc. The other plugins cannot do this.

A great and functional add-on to read easily Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ok, since I test many 'read-easily' add-on, this is the best one:
- it seems to use a little RAM,
- it is as configurable as I like
- it works perfectly!


BUT it misses something that is really important: I have many pages recorded with custom zoom level. And when I press the shortcut to read with Tranquility, it displays text not at the font size I chose in tranquility settings, but at the level of the customed zoom level I put for the page... That's really bad, I'd rather read any tranquility-webpage at the same font size, whatever is the zoom level I set for the original webpage.

Thanks a lot whatever :)

Thanks for the feedback...

Dear Yoannjap,

Thank you for the feedback. I have added a fix to the zoom issue that you mentioned in the beta channel. I will submit this for review after some more testing. After this fix, Tranquility font size will override the custom zoom level of the original page. But toggling back from the Tranquility view to the original page will restore the page specific zoom level.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

nicest readability extension. would be nice if it would also provide integration with services like readability and instapaper.

Thanks for the feedback...

Dear Mihai,

The absence of an online account that stores your reading list is a privacy feature that some like.

In addition, such integration will become redundant when readability and instapaper make changes to improve their handling of any pages that Tranquility processes better at this time.

Due to the above reasons, there are no plans to add such features to Tranquility.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best in class, in fact I use it so much that I came by to chip in $5 or $10, but the developer hasn't set up contributions. Arunk, got a favorite charity? (:O) Tranquility rocks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.1-signed). 

Thank you for your comment...

Hi dwboston. Thank you for the feedback.

I have no plans to request contributions for this addon. You can contribute any amount you find appropriate to any charity of your choice.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello. I somehow displays web pages without images ...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best add-ons in "read it later" addons' class :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This seems to be the only readability extension that actually cuts off the unwanted elements from web pages as opposed to just hiding them. I can finally save only what I want to scrapbook without twenty clicks. Thank you and please keep up the good work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this app for around a year, maybe more, and I love it for how simple and easy to use it is.

Haven't had any complaints at all until the latest update- the links menu has been moved from the side to the top in a thick frame, so when you read it intrudes into the article's space. And if you're reading fast and hitting page down it's too easy to start reading the menu text instead of the article when your eyes flick back up to the top. When it was on the side it was much less intrusive.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.1-signed). 

Thank you for the feedback...

Dear LegMeat,

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Edit (update)
The menu is automatically minimized in the beta channel now.
There is a (+) symbol that can be used to display the menu again.

The fix is included in version 1.1.7, which is now reviewed and available for download.

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Thank you for the feedback. I too experienced this problem when I switched the "menu" text to the top. I suspect that I was not as inconvenienced because I use the scroll wheel or the down arrow a lot more than the "Page Down" button. Some history:

When I first added the "More Links" item, it was a single menu item, and putting it on the side seemed the cleanest thing to do. Then, I added "Read Later" to save for offline reading and "Offline Links" to retrieve the links saved offline. Suddenly, I had three items that had menu text rotated 90 deg, and spaced out along the height of the screen. When I got to 1.1.6, and I wanted to add the ability to add annotations and then collate all annotations into a single view, I need to add another menu item "View Notes". Putting all these on the side suddenly seemed problematic and after some experimentation, I moved everything to the top.

Changing the interface / look and feel of a tool meant to make reading more enjoyable is always a problem. People get used to something and when it changes without notice, its almost always unpleasant. It was a difficult decision to make, knowing this would cause disruption.

In the next version, (1.1.7) I will attempt to "auto hide" this top menu after a few seconds of loading (unless the mouse pointer is placed back in that area -- or through an explicit user action on a "display menu" button). If I can get this implemented correctly, that should improve the reading experience. It will take me a few days to make the changes, but the time spent in the queue waiting for an official review from Mozilla is quite long these days.

If you don't mind, please install the "Development Version" (beta channel). This code is not reviewed by Mozilla, but you can see code changes as soon as they are available and influence the final released version.

If you have an idea different from the "auto hide" approach, please do give your feedback. While I cannot promise to implement your suggestion, I will definitely give it serious consideration.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Better then Reader 4.7. It might be popular than Reader if it has a better name.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon. It makes website readable (similar to Readability, Instapaper Preview and others) and works very well together with NoScript.

One suggestion: Please make it possible to remove the border around the text - I find it very distracting.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4.1-signed). 

Thank you for the feedback

Dear onto3423,

Thanks you for the feedback. Your suggestion is great; I tried it out and found my own reading experience was better. I will incorporate this as an option in the next version (bundled with other planned changes -- so it might take a little time).

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Update: A beta channel version (nightly build/development version) is available at:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tranquility-1/#install-beta

The user unfriendly border is removed. In addition, you can add/edit annotations to offline links. Please bear in mind that this is a development channel and the code is not reviewed by Mozilla volunteers. So, there is a greater chance of bugs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is exactly what I was looking for. Really appreciate the NoScript compatibility. Thank you so much!

Suggestion for future version: the ability to permanently enable Tranquil Browsing for all websites. Or maybe a function that lets you keep a list of sites where Tranquility is automatically enabled by default?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well so far and does what's needed.

A request: please, add an option to have an addressbar button instead of the panel button to activate the Tranquility!
Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3.1-signed). 

why? Rated 2 out of 5 stars

why does an addon intended to improve readability obscure a part of the radabilized text with "More LInks"? Could you move that to the toolbar icon or something?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Thank you for the feedback...

In the next version, the maximum width of the readable area will be restricted to 90%. That way, the "More Links" tab will not overlap any text (currently, if the width is set to 100%, it can obscure some of the text).

The only one that appears to work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I;ve tried Clearly, readbale (just crashes firefox) and readbility. None of them worked correctly or at all on many cases (e.g. on sevenforums). This is the first that works correctly and reformats the page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Adware Rated 2 out of 5 stars

...that (stupid enough) places a floating fixed DIV on every page, killing scroll performance on older PC's.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Thank you for the feedback

There is no advertising through the addon. It runs locally on your browser and does not connect to any webpage other than the one you visit (except for the dictionary and wikipedia functionality which is only triggered by a user action). It is possible that the website you visited had ads. and the addon was unable to remove all or many of them. Since the addon is compatible with NoScript and AdblockPlus, please try to use it along with those addons and that should help cut down the ads. you are seeing.

Regarding the performance problem, would you please provide the specs. of your computer:
(1) OS and version
(2) Processor speed and manufacturer
(3) Amount of RAM
(4) Firefox version

if I can find a similar hardware, I will test on it and see if I can reproduce the performance problem.

wow Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've tried two other readability addons, and all three have there strengths. But I have to say, this one is my favorite. It's much faster than the others and is also customizable. I like that, with a couple keystrokes, I can change an ugly, distracting web page into one that is pleasant in appearance and easy to read. Kudos to the developer!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple and does exactly what it says. No privacy issues like Readability.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Best one of read assisant Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will say thit is the best readability add-on, thanks for the author.!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yes, the default settings seemed ugly. But functionality wise, it's almost perfect. so 5 stars for sure!

Just wish you give us customization ability to change font color and background image.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Very Satisfying Add-On Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on fits my needs like a glove, and is something that I use on a daily basis. It is especially useful on sites that make print formatting difficult, as the redisplayed text transfers almost exactly to the printed page. Since I use both the Print/Print Preview and the Print Edit add-ons to tailor the output before committing to a PDF, this is very handy indeed.

I did not give it five stars, due to the fact that it completely consumes Dictionary Tooltip, forcing me to use an online dictionary, which is a nuisance. Were this to be fixed, I certainly would see a five on the horizon.

Thanks for the nice, clean work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed).