TLDR: Summarize Anything

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Review:

TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) Plugin is a free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page. Now more streamlined. Overview: Recognant’s TLDR Plugin extension provides a streamlined way to get a condensed synopsis view of news, blog posts, and other articles online for quick and easy reading. Powered by Liquid Helium, the plugin analyzes the content and creates summarized versions in four different lengths on any web page, including web applications such as web mail, ZenDesk, SalesForce, Sug...

TLDR: Summarize Anything Review

TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) Plugin is a free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page. Now more streamlined.

Overview:

Recognant’s TLDR Plugin extension provides a streamlined way to get a condensed synopsis view of news, blog posts, and other articles online for quick and easy reading. Powered by Liquid Helium, the plugin analyzes the content and creates summarized versions in four different lengths on any web page, including web applications such as web mail, ZenDesk, SalesForce, SugarCRM, and many more. Highlight text to be TLDR’ed for use with comments and FaceBook statuses. By reading articles faster you will have more time for playing Angry Birds, and planning for the post 2012 apocalypse.

Features:

TLDR Plugin provides the finest, fullest-featured content summarization available online:
• Now supports multiple languages; English, Spanish, German, and French.
• Creates fast 350 +/- word executive summaries of any page
• Delivers three synopsized versions which map to about 25%, 50% and 75% of original article length
• Preserves the structure of the original article
• Summaries pop-up in a stylish reader overlay on the web page
• Uses language heuristics for highly readable summaries and synopses
• User-defined default summarization configuration
• Works on secure HTTPS pages (must be enabled in options)
• Users can define specific text on any page to summarize
• “Find More Like This” feature uses heuristics for more specific search results
• Fun sloth theme
• Free to install

More Information:
Website: http://www.recognant.com

TLDR Plugin is available for free and requires no account or other activation.


More Details (non-TLDR version)

Too long; didn’t read...

One of the incredibly useful ways in which our language heuristics technology can benefit the average web user is in the real time analysis of content. By going beyond simple natural language processing and using heuristics to actually understand copy, we can make instant decisions that benefit the web experience.

For the casual content consumer, something we all do, using that understanding of the content to synopsize long-form material down to eloquently short versions has tremendous advantage.

A common problem...

We’ve all been there before. You find an interesting link only to land on a long page of content that you simply don’t have the time or inclination to read -- or at least you need to know if you should invest the time to read it. You have a need for speed, a full social calendar, and just can’t be bothered to read the whole thing. Someone should step in to solve this travesty before anyone gets hurt.

Our TLDR plug-in is just the ticket...

We understand that your time is valuable. Recognants’s TLDR plug-in is the ideal solution for everyone from lazy underachievers to time-starved college professors. Wrapped up in a convenient plug-in for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, it shortens the text of any Web page viewable in your browser.

But wait there’s more! If you realize the page isn’t exactly what you wanted, use the “Find More Like” feature to search for similar documents on the web. Liquid Helium will analyze the document and find you more articles on the subject, offering choices with greater specificity, or on related subjects (or that are just plain better written).

So is it magic, or a little alchemy?

Yes. All science sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic. Recognant uses Aidetic, our AI and Natural Language Heuristics engine, to analyze and understand long-form content, then synopsizes it. Reducing content to a more desirable length of text, along with analyzing language and writing. We use “fluff” detectors that can remove sentences that are extraneously long, wordy, overly detailed, repetitive, redundant, unnecessary (or basically sentences like this one). This leaves you with a concise version of the document that can be easily expanded back if parts or all of an article sparks your interests. We of course can’t do summarizations that make sense of directions, the 5 day weather outlook, or Youtube Videos (only their descriptions)


*Compatibility Notes / Known Bugs
This plugin sometimes errors when installed with certain Adblock plugins
Does not work in Offline modes
May render incorrectly in zoom modes
Touch screen hover is not supported
No Evernote support yet
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