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ClaroView and ScreenRuler

Written by Helen Ball

ClaroView and ScreenRuler are programs that change the look of your screen to make reading easier. They both come as part of the ClaroRead Plus package but can also be bought separately.

ClaroView

ClaroView add a digital colored overlay to your computer screen. The filter stays in place whichever program you are working with.

Key Features:

  • Overlay works over any program
  • Reduces screen glare and can ease visual stress allowing reading direct from screen
  • Choose the overlay colour that best suits you
  • Can be opened on its own without opening all of ClaroRead Plus
  • Sits in system tray and so it is unobtrusive

ScreenRuler

ScreenRuler provides you with a ruler across your screen to help you keep your place when reading text. There are four possible ScreenRuler modes:

  1. A reading ruler across the current screen shading out above and below Screenshot of a screen ruler over some text
  2. Shadling part of the screen differently to the rest Screenshot of half of the screen shaded
  3. A line across the current screen Screenshot of a line across the screen
  4. Overlay provides a full screen colour overlay (just like ClaroView) Screenshot of a screen overlay

Why I Love These Programs

ClaroView

I love this program as it really does reduce the glare that I often get from bright computer screens. It enables me to read directly from the screen and adjust colours easily, dependending on the background screens colourings. I have saved a colour from the rainbow wheel in the colour picker and so I often use that one. I can make it the colour lighter or darker depending on whether I am working during the day or at night. I highly recommend this easy little app!

ScreenRuler

The screen ruler does almost the same as ClaroView but what I really like is that it can keep me focused on the line of text so that I don't get distracted by other text on the screen.