Add speed reading to Chrome, Firefox

Speed reading is about to have another popularity spike — one likely fueled by the recent announced of Spritz on the Galaxy S5. The speed reading feature will come included with some apps, and uses a single focal point in words, along with rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP for short) to display words one-by-one at speeds up to 1000 words per minute.

This technology is not only useful on smartphones or tablets, it’s also great for tackling longer written works online in less time. If you search for what the average reading speed is, you’ll come up with a figure somewhere around 200 wpm. Even if you read faster than that right now, could you imagine being able to read two, three, or even four times faster? Here’s how to add RSVP speed reading to Chrome and Firefox:

Chrome

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When it comes to speed reading extensions, there are quite a few to chose from on the Google Chrome Web Store. However, one stands out from the rest: Spreed. To install, just click the link, then click the Add to Chrome button.

This extension has a handful of settings and offers a very solid reading experience. You can adjust the words per minute, font size, invert the displa… [Read more]

    







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