Sprint Reader is an easy to use speed reading extension.
Simply select text on a webpage, right-click and select ‘Sprint read selected text’ from the menu. This will launch the reader window, the selected text is displayed word-by-word in a fixed focal position. The duration of each slide is calculated based upon a word-per-minute (WPM) setting.
This method of reading is known as “Rapid Serial Visual Presentation” or RSVP for short. Studies have shown the habit of internally “sounding out” (sub-vocalising) words is a limiting factor which prevents faster reading speeds from being obtained. RSVP eliminates the “sounding out” of words as individual words are not displayed long enough for sub-vocalisation to occur.
RSVP proves that humans are capable of absorbing information at speeds much faster than standard reading rates with the same level of comprehension.
Please show us your support and spread the word. Sprint Reader is under constant development and we’re always looking to improve.
Key features of Sprint Reader:
– Multiple colour schemes
– Optimal letter highlighting
– Automatic language detection
– Adjustable font and font size.
– Adjustable word-per-minute (WPM)
– Intelligent hyphenation of words
– Focal guides to improve attention
– Adjustable words-per-slide (chunk size)
– Provision for different display algorithms
– Optimal word positioning to improve comprehension
– Optional grammar delays:
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Sprint Reader is an open source project which means you can contribute, fix bugs and add functionality.
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For version release information please refer to the update page displayed by Sprint Reader after an update has been downloaded. Sprint Reader is under constant development so get in touch with us if you’d like new features added!
Stay tuned for more exciting features!
NOTE: Sprint Reader uses Google Analytics code to collect usage data. This data is used by us to improve Sprint Reader and is entirely anonymous. The analytics code does not have visibility to anything outside of Sprint Reader. To protect your privacy, the content of your text selections are never transmitted.
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Thank you so much for an implementation of this type of reader that doesn’t need to send information across the web. Finally, I can speed-read documents that can’t go across the web and can use the service when my Internet connection is down.
This only work with English letters.
Showing weird buggy characters when using it on unicode characters.
Muito boa. A melhor extensão desse tipo de longe!!!!
great for english words ,doesn’t work for hindi words.some glitch is there.
I’ve recently run into a problem after using SprintReader for years… LOVE the extension however, the shortcuts to activate it are no longer working even though Method 2 is enabled in Advanced Settings and the other should always be enabled. Is anyone else experiencing this or know how to fix it?
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension already.
I love this extension, it makes more productive, now I can focus and it has lot of option for personalisation.
Excelente herramienta, permite una configuración óptima.
excelent very useful really makes easy readint without tired
I just love it. Thankful for this extension.
Just wanted to thank you for making Sprint Reader. I just started grad school and the amount of reading assigned is intense. Your Chrome extension makes it easier and faster to get through the readings. Can you make an extension to write my papers too?
Needs more settings like ability to change the background colour, ability to show punctuation and the ability to show the test in the sentence as your speed reading in the same way as when paused (yes you can look at 2 things at once, especially when you’re looking for a specific position).
Пока чуть ли не единственная стабильно работающая прога по Spritz, так как официальное расширение и Squirt могут либо слишком долго обрабатывать страницу, либо не считывать её вообще, тут на крайняк можно скопировать и вставить текст
Thank you, it’s perfect
Exactly what i was looking for. Thanks to the developers!
Thanks for making it Open source!
Unsure if previous releases fixed mentioned bugs, but I’ve yet to experience issues with this extension. It recognises sentence structure, new paragraphs, and additional punctuation including bullets and semicolons very well. User options are simple and very customisable. Integration into the browser is great. I have not attempted use with mathematical equations though, only standard English text including quotations.
Me parece una aplicación muy interesante la estoy utilizando sobre todo para corregir, defectos en la lectura
This is a really helpful extension. Very good. Thank you
The interface is great. However, this program needs any shortcut for copying non-Chrome texts.
Caramba! Como não conheci algo do tipo antes? A leitura de diversos artigos se tornou rápida e dinâmica. Meu tempo de absorção triplicou e o que fora gasto em relação ao tempo permaneceu o mesmo. Muito obrigado!
An excellent, small and unobtrusive interface that just works! You highlight the text on the webpage and right click to open a separate speed reading window, and press play or space to get it going. Z&X increase and decrease the speed smoothly, and you can tune it up in all sorts of ways. There are a couple of very minor issues, but if you want a flavour of an article, this is the work. You can also copy and paste text to the same reading window to read non-chrome text, which is also very useful (pdfs, etc)
I love this app! You should add another function: I want to have a possibility to personalize some words by the size or special characters. Actually I’m reading at 600wpm, but if a big word appers I have some difficulties. You can try reading a novel on the wuxiaworld web site, look at this sentence:
“In this amazing battle, the once-famous Stone-Dragon(…).
When the “once-famous” phrase surges I can’t read because it is too fast.
It’s a cool extension in concept, but I had some difficulties with it. Besides the other glitchy things people have criticized, It also seemed like words were all being flashed at the same speed, no matter how long/complicated the particular word was. When reading articles, I’d find myself pausing every paragraph or so to reread an extra long/complicated word, or an unfamiliar last name, so it kind of made the experience pretty clunky.
very helpful tool, love it – needs some glitch fixing like reading quotes, but otherwise excellent