Summarize webpages online

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There is a lot to read on the web. Often what we do is skim pages, but it still takes some time to finish.

What summary addons do is once you click it, it analyzes the web page you are on and produces a short summary of the text which is surprisingly quite good.  Even if I intend to read the page, I find it useful to do this to give me an introduction to what is on the page.

Once summaries have been generated, you can if you want to paste it to the clipboard.

If you use Chrome or Firefox as your browser, check out this free extension. Once installed it adds a control that produces the summary when you press the button marked in red. The summary is marked with the green arrow.



 

tldr available here. for firefox and for chrome users here.

 

Note there are other summarizing websites that do a better job, but this is very quick and easy to use.

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I've tried Moujaz Summary and ... I won't use it beacuse:
- the summary is displayed in a kind of little right column of the page => it does not use enough space
- the summary is quite slow to be generated
- the summary misses important content of the webpages I've tried
- Moujaz Summary does not handle correcly accentuated caracters ;-).

I will still use 'PrintWhatYouLike' bookmarklet (for Firefox) a nice addon discovered here some years ago.

If you do not like this one try the second one I suggested here. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tldr/ This wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_King_%28actor%29 The full article states +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++= Dave King (23 June 1929 – 15 April 2002)[1] was an English comedian, actor, and vocalist of popular songs.[2] He is best remembered as the corrupt policeman, 'Parky', in the British gangster film, The Long Good Friday (1980).[3] Life and career Born David Kingshott[3] in Twickenham, England, King left school at 12 and joined the Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang at 15.[4] He did his National Service in the RAF and was in the unit's repertory company, returning to variety on demob and later becoming a solo act. An appearance on Television Music Hall led to compering Show Case and being given a monthly series on the BBC in 1955.[5] The next year he turned to singing while continuing to perform on television. In 1958 King moved to ITV with The Dave King Show[4] which was song, dance and comedy with famous guests of the day. King scored four hits on the UK Singles Chart in the middle of the 1950s. His biggest hits were "Memories Are Made of This" (#5, 1956) and "You Can't Be True to Two" (#11, 1956), both of which featured a backing group called The Keynotes. He also charted with "Christmas and You" (#23, 1956) and "The Story of My Life" (#20, 1958).[6] He appeared on Decca Records' All Star Hit Parade charity record in 1956 along with other major Decca artists Dickie Valentine, Joan Regan, Winifred Atwell, Lita Roza and David Whitfield. In 1959, he went to the United States and hosted the country's high profile[1] Kraft Music Hall on nineteen occasions,[2] but otherwise had limited success despite Mel Brooks joining his regular writers Sid Green and Dick Hills.[4] On returning to the United Kingdom, he found that the public's taste in comedy had changed. Dave's Kingdom ran on ITV in 1964, again made by ATV, but was less successful than King's earlier TV work.[4] King became a straight actor with some success,[5] starring in the films Pirates of Tortuga (1961), Go to Blazes (1962), The Road to Hong Kong (1962), Strange Bedfellows (1965), Up the Chastity Belt (1971), The Ritz (1976), The Golden Lady (1979), The Long Good Friday (1980), Warren Beatty's Reds (1981), and Revolution (1985). He also appeared in a number of TV series including The Sweeney (episode: "Pay Off", 1976), Hazell (1978), Pennies From Heaven (1978), The Professionals (episode: "Hijack", 1980), Rumpole of the Bailey (episode "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting" 1987), Coronation Street (1994–95). He also appeared in a stage version of Arsenic and Old Lace, playing Mortimer Brewster. He married a dancer, Jean Hart, and they had two daughters, Cheyenne and Kiowa. They lived in South Cerney in Gloucestershire. His hobbies included model railways and American folklore. King died in April 2002, aged 72.[2] ++++++++++++++++++++++++ The summary came up in less then 3 seconds +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dave King (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born David Kingshott[3] in Twickenham, England, King left school at 12 and joined the Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang at 15. An appearance on Television Music Hall led to compering Show Case and being given a monthly series on the BBC in 1955. In 1958 King moved to ITV with The Dave King Show[4] which was song, dance and comedy with famous guests of the day. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I found no such problems. Note there are better summary programs around but they are not as quick to use

Might use a spellchecker since "yslow avalaible" was a head scratcher.
Yslow, doesn't seem to relate to original article concept. I was thinking link would lead to an IE 11 version that does a webpage content summary. Nope.
"YSlow analyzes web pages and why they're slow based on Yahoo!'s rules for high performance web sites"

Thank you for that, I do not understand what happened but I did correct the link above. Try here. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tldr/