The idea came to me when I was reading a short story on /r/WritingPrompts. I had been facing issues with reading long comments for a while now and on this one post, I had to re read a whole paragraph 3 times because of how text looks on reddit. So I made an extension that does it better.
Basically, it adds a (tiny) 'read' button on top of every comment / self post on reddit clicking on which opens up the readr viewer. Here is how it [looks.](http://imgur.com/a/bWIre).
[In Action (Youtube)](http://youtu.be/iUSVfhRTv6I)
It has over 6000 downloads and has been rated 4.95/5 (160+ ratings) by the wonderful people over at /r/WritingPrompts where I originaly [posted it](http://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2pgya6/ot_my_gift_to_rwritingprompts_i_made_an_extension/)
Feedback and suggestions welcome!
2 thoughts on “I made a chrome extension that makes reading long posts on reddit better”
This looks awesome! Great job
That’s awesome. One suggestion though: could you add the “read” button to the bottom-right area for comments? Right next to the permalink/parent/report/gold etc buttons. That’s the behaviour for self posts but not for comments, and I feel like that would be more consistent with the Reddit interface.
Regardless though, I’m using it!