recrun Chrome Extension

recrun is a Chrome extension I developed to provide a clean interface for reading articles on the web. recrun is an acronym that stands for retain essential content, remove unwanted noise. It uses the Diffbot Article API to extract relevant content from article pages.

The extension can be downloaded at the Chrome Web Store and the source code is available at Github.

A Diffbot token is required to use the extension. A free token can be obtained by signing up at


  1. Install the extension
  2. Sign up for a Diffbot API token
  3. Navigate to an article web page
  4. Click the eyeglasses icon in the Chrome toolbar (see arrow in image below)