SwiftRead - read faster, learn more

SwiftRead - read faster, learn more

Read two or three times faster, with SwiftRead. Absorb knowledge and learn more.

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What is SwiftRead - read faster, learn more?

SwiftRead is a popular Chrome extension designed to enhance your reading speed by utilizing Rapid Serial Visual Presentation technique. It eliminates the constraints of subvocalization and excessive focus on individual words, allowing for a more visual and faster reading process. Works perfectly on articles, blog posts, emails and all text you can copy-paste into SwiftRead. The PRO version offers native support for PDFs, ePUBs, and Kindle books. Increase your reading speed and save time significantly with SwiftRead.

Rating: 4.52 (1,101)
Version: 5.9.0+6427c45 (Last updated: 2023-10-23)
Creation date: 2020-07-04
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Use SwiftRead, the highest rated and most popular speed reading extension of its kind, to speed read through text in your browser!

SwiftRead works on news articles, blog posts, and emails. You can use SwiftRead to speed read whatever text you can copy-paste into SwiftRead. Or, select your text in the browser, right-click, and click "SwiftRead selected text". The PRO version of SwiftRead comes with native support for speed reading PDFs, ePUBs, even Kindle books on Kindle Cloud Reader, as well as many other features to help you read faster and learn more.

SwiftRead works by utilizing a visual technique called Rapid Serial Visual Presentation, or RSVP, used by the fastest speed readers in the world. SwiftRead helps you eliminate your inner voice that sounds each word out--known as "subvocalization"--and too much focus on the words themselves, so that you can read more visually, which means faster reading while maintaining comprehension. The average person reads at 200 words per minute; using SwiftRead, you can easily train yourself to read at double the speed, 400 words per minute, or faster. Think of how much time you'd save every day!

I'm proud to be an independent developer, which means my only goal is to serve you, the user of the things that I build. As a result, I'm always making SwiftRead better! Please email me at help@swiftread.com with any bugs or features you would find helpful. Your support makes my work possible, and I'm tremendously grateful.

Sign-up to the SwiftRead mailing list for updates and other goodies! https://swiftread.com.

NOTE: SwiftRead uses analytics code, such as from Google Analytics, so that I can measure how many people are using the extension. This is to help me make SwiftRead the most helpful it can be! The analytics code cannot see anything you do outside the SwiftRead window, and it only records visits to SwiftRead and button clicks, nothing else.

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  • Significantly increases reading speed
  • Offers a range of customization (font, speed, voiceover), particularly in the PRO version
  • Text to speech function and other features in PRO version very helpful, especially for people with ADHD or learning disabilities
  • Developer is responsive and open to suggestions
  • Some key features, like text to speech, dyslexic font, and reading long PDFs, only available in the paid PRO version
  • Some issues with shortcuts not working, specifically 'option + v'
  • High contrast images can make users 'blind' after a short amount of time
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  • Increases speed reading capability
  • PRO version offers a lot more features
  • Shortcuts not working
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SwiftRead - read faster, learn more may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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