Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Speed reading applications

is a website-based speed reading application that uses Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) to present a document to the reader a single word at a time at a speed determined by the application settings. Unlike normal reading this simple system frees our brain from the work of positioning the eyes word by word and keeping track of the point reached, mechanical operations which normally limit our reading speed. With iReadFast our brain can focus on the text comprehension because scanning the words is now work of the program (no more need to move the eyes) and it is no longer necessary to keep track of the reached point.

For you fellow Mac users, iReadFast is a simple app that you paste text into so it can play it back at a speed you set. iReadFast simply flashes the text, one word at a time, in a single screen. Sound seizure-inducing? Maybe, but it also saves your eyes work.

I am up to 750 WPM with no loss in comprehension!

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

What a great app!