Jason Carroll

Read&Write for Google Chrome Update - March 2015

If you are a Read&Write for Google Chrome user you may have noticed a new look to the toolbar earlier this week. This new look was accompanied by several updates and enhancements to make Read&Write faster, smarter and easier to use. Continue reading to learn more...


The new look is part of a larger rebranding initiative that began rolling out in January. The purple icon you now see in the image below is the Read&Write logo. In addition to seeing it in Read&Write for Google Chrome, you will also see it in our Read&Write for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android products.

Additional improvements, such as full compatibility with high-res screen devices like the Chromebook Pixel, and enhancements to word prediction, highlighting tools, the dictionary service and more were also included in the release.

If you have not yet received the update don’t worry, Chrome will automatically roll these out over the next few days. Or you can can go to Settings – More Tools – Extensions in the browser and check the “developer mode” box at the top of the page. This should then give you the option to “Update extensions now”.

Google for Education Partner

We are also happy to announce that Texthelp is now a Google for Education Partner. As a member of Google’s new Global Partner Program, Texthelp is recognized as a company that excels in creating support technologies that integrate seamlessly with Google Apps for Education. Texthelp is the first Assistive Technology provider to be confirmed as a Google Partner.

Over one million and counting

Did you know? Read&Write for Google Chrome is now helping over 1.6 million users worldwide, including students with learning difficulties like dyslexia and English language learners.

If you haven’t yet tried Read and Write for Google you can grab it from the Chrome web store here.

And don’t forget, Read&Write is Free for Teachers.

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