Spreeder CX can import and accurately convert files with the following extensions.
Now you can speed read content from 46 file types!

  • abw
  • doc
  • docx
  • html
  • lwp
  • md
  • odt
  • pages
  • pages.zip
  • pdf
  • rst
  • rtf
  • sdw
  • tex
  • wpd
  • wps
  • zabw
  • cbc
  • cbr
  • cbz
  • chm
  • epub
  • fb2
  • htm
  • htmlz
  • lit
  • lrf
  • mobi
  • pdb
  • pml
  • prc
  • rb
  • snb
  • tcr
  • txtz
  • key
  • key.zip
  • odp
  • pps
  • ppsx
  • ppt
  • pptm
  • pptx
  • ps
  • sda
  • txt

The Blog

Save to Spreeder Plug-In Now in Safari Browser

We appreciate you choosing Spreeder as your go-to speed reading platform. Our team is working around the clock to continuously improve your Spreeder experience. 2022 has not ended yet, and we still have one more exciting development available.

The Save to Spreeder plugin is now available in Safari browsers on any Mac, iPad, or iPhone. 

Safari users can now instantly save any webpage or article to your Spreeder library. Read any page instantly using Spreeder’s amazing reading technology – or save all your interesting content to read later in Spreeder. 

This feature is included with your existing Spreeder access. All you need to do is follow 3 simple steps then log in using your Spreeder account. 

For Mac Users

Step 1: In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari > Safari Extensions

Step 2: Search for “Save To Spreeder” and click Install/Open in the popup Click “Quit and Open Safari Extension Preferences”

Step 3: Extension is now installed

For iPhone/iPad Users

Step 1: In the App Store, Search for “Save To Spreeder” and Download (or simply click this link)

Step 2: Once downloaded, it should be available in your Safari browser

Safari Browser on iPhone

Spreeder July 21, 2022 Update

Spreeder is an active, growing project. We have a committed team of engineers, teachers, curriculum experts, psychologists, and user interface designers that will continue to improve the product. Here are the latest updates:

New Spreeder Features

Spreader Workflow Update

Spreed and Library views are no longer separate views. These two are now combined into the Spreed view.

Minor User Interface Updates

  • Refresh feature for Library Screen: Pull down to refresh for mobile and a new refresh button for desktop/web
    • Mobile (left); Desktop/Web (right)
  • New Search bar design for Mobile
  • Removed “OK” button when previewing a text on Mobile.
  • Enabled course navigation in the 7 Speed Reading Curriculum.

What you can do to improve your speed-reading skills

Reading is just looking at something, right? Essentially, all that is required is that the person uses their eyes and fixes them on an open page. However, as any school teacher can tell you, reading is a skill.

Learning how to speed read is not easy at all. We form rigid habits when we first learn to read, which can be hard to overcome.

Here are just a few generalized guidelines that could help.

Inner voice

Humans are not a piece of word processing software. Our body works by receiving input from our senses and projecting them inside our minds. The images we see are displayed and edited by the mind.

Our brain does its best to edit out certain details such as blind spots, blinking, and depth is calculated by overlapping input from both eyes. When reading, another factor must be considered: our inside voice.

We all hear a voice in our head when we think, we don’t just think in images. When seeing the word “car” on a page, you pronounce that word with your mind, and then a picture forms.

Given that we tend to mirror our real-life voice with our thoughts, a critical flaw appears: pronouncing takes time. But that flaw is more or less an illusion. Real-life pronunciation takes time because lips have to move, and sound has to travel.

However, thoughts are instant. It is possible for those who wish to learn to speedread, for a word to be seen, without being enunciated by the mind. By not repeating a text and just “seeing” a word, you will save a lot of time.

Most people with office jobs do this every day when reading emails. We sometimes receive emails that are not too important. As a result, we just skim them to make sure we’re not missing something vital.

Skimming happens by default, on instinct. Professional speed readers can do it on purpose, for as long as is required. For example, support staff at GlobeNewswire.com often pick up speed reading by having to process many requests and emails regarding the essay writing help.

After the initial discomfort has passed, your speed reading will improve. You just have to get used to not wasting time.

Visual aid

I do not know if every school in the world did this, but tracing the writing with a physical object was one of the first-speed reading techniques.

The teacher used to write something on the blackboard, and then use a pointer to underline each word as it was being read. In turn, we the students used to keep track of words with our fingers.

Why is this effective? Well, as you attempt to read faster than is comfortable for you, you can easily lose your place. Paragraphs can get rather long, and everything sort of blends together in a blur.

You waste a lot of time trying to relocate your line. The tracing method is an easy solution to that problem, as it can save you a lot of trouble.

Using software

Are you attempting to speed-read a physical copy of a book or electronic document? The answer to this question matters, as most documents can be edited.

Microsoft Word or Google Docs lets you modify the spacing, the font, and the font size. Also, you can better separate paragraphs. Whatever makes you more comfortable is possible.

The idea is to add more variety and make each letter easier to read and more distinguishable.

You can reserve the right to color bits of text and group them. Of course, this change can be applied only as you learn speed reading. If you are interested in any sort of competition, these types of aids will be off the table.

There is also specialized software such as Spreeder, which has made an entire business model out of helping you to read faster.

The software fixes your gaze on a single point and flashes the words of a text in order. This cuts out every bit of wasted time. It feels more like looking at pictures than reading.

You are spared from scanning the text, losing your place, or any other extra step.

A whole other process is triggered in your brain. You are not reading, you are recognizing words. And recognition is instant. When you see a tree, you don’t stop to think to yourself “Hmmm, a tree”. You just notice it and move on.

This doesn’t teach you how to shorten an essay, write poetry, or become more creative. It is a simple piece of software that maximizes your performance in this area.

Try to minimize eye movement

Humans are animals, and animals move because of muscles. This also applies to your eyes, and having to move them around too much can cause severe eye strain.

In essence, our natural habitat would rarely have us dart our eyes back and forth for hours at a time. Reading is in some sense unnatural, a tool developed after our bodies evolved. Given that our most important sense organs are so prone to fatigue, a good speed reader will try to eliminate that fatigue.

If possible, try to enlarge the font and stand back. If you do this, the text will look like a whole picture that can fit into your vision. Sitting close to the screen has the opposite effect. Sure, you see the text better, but at the cost of not seeing it all at once. This guarantees that your eyes have to travel back and forth.

Similar to our previous point, this tip is for beginners. A competition of college events will rarely allow modifications of the text.

You have to be a reader

Here we have a chicken or the egg question. Do speed readers read a lot of books because they are fast, or are they fast because they liked reading in the first place? Did the talent create the hobby, or did the hobby create the talent?

The best speed readers often pursue normal reading for fun, in their spare time. Even though you are not doing it on purpose, you are passively improving your abilities by just slowly reading a book.

Sure, I would not recommend this course of action for more profound works, where each line can have an essay written about it. But, in general, to more you read anything, the more your mind will become accustomed to the general activity.

Fast reading tips are fine, but they are useless if you don’t practice.

Conclusion

Speed readers are good at treating text as a picture. You do not read a picture, you just look at it and recognize it.

Reading is another process in the mind, where your inner voice repeats what your eyes see, and this gives you time to marinate and imagine. This slower way is much better in terms of understanding and grasping the ideas of the text.

However, if your goal is speed, you can use tricks and software to activate this twitch recognition part of your brain.

Spreeder April 8, 2021 Update

Spreeder is an active, growing project. We have a committed team of engineers, teachers, curriculum experts, psychologists, and user interface designers that will continue to improve the product. Here are the latest updates:

New Spreeder Features

Flash Cards

This is a new activity in the Words section where users can study the unmastered words in their word lists. Words and their corresponding definitions will be displayed as flash cards.

This feature applies to all versions.

Minor UX Updates

  • Removed the full screen view button from all parts of the courses section, including the courses screen and course runner on mobile
  • Removed the settings button inside the course runner on mobile
  • New icon and placement for the navigate courses in course runner on mobile
  • Updated Admin Interface from “Admin” to “Spreeder Admin” 
  • Removed the redundant “Preferences” button in profile options on mobile
  • Changed the “Create” button text to “OK” on the Add Words dialog
  • Hid the “Create New Wordlist” and “Cancel” button in Add to List screen on mobile
  • Removed the Course top dropdown menu on mobile

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed the bug on iOS that didn’t allow users into the finished screen
  • Fixed the navigate courses dialog visual glitches on mobile
  • Fixed the bug with no indication for the selected Spreeder book.
  • Fixed the bug where once you access the Study Word dialog you can no longer go back to any previous screens. 
  • Fixed the bug in mobile where once you click the back button in the Study Word dialog it will automatically add the word to a word list.
  • Fixed the broken image for Reading Assignment in Create Test and Assignment dialog.
  • Fixed the bug in mobile where when you pressed the word in the Spreed Screen while running it will not pause the Spreed exercise.
  • Fixed the bug in the Share dialog where you cannot totally remove the shared users.
  • Fixed the bug in the Share dialog under “Shared with” where you cannot change from “can edit” to “can view” and vice versa.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Spreeder VIP


Since announcing the release of Spreeder VIP, we’ve been amazed at the overwhelming response. We’ve received countless website chats, emails, comments, and forum posts about the program. Our team is working around the clock to provide the proper answer to each of your questions. Please be patient as we work to respond to every request in the next 24 hours. You WILL hear back from us! 

For now, here is a post to answer your most pressing questions about Spreeder VIP. If you still can’t find your questions or the required answer here, do not hesitate to contact us via chat or email.

1. What is Spreeder VIP?

Spreeder VIP is an all-around product that provides both reading lessons and productivity-related courses that will definitely get you and your family good reading, technical, and even life skills.

2. Do we need to pay to access Spreeder VIP? If so, how much?

Yes, there will be a price. For us to put this together, we have had to gather some of the top experts in the world. However, our goal at this stage is not to make money, and we are only aiming to recoup the fees that we have paid to instructors. For this reason, we can offer Spreeder VIP at a massive discount compared to what you would pay for similar courses elsewhere. This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

3. How many lessons or curriculum are included in Spreeder VIP?

Currently, there are 13 reading-related curricula and over 100 courses that will discuss reading skill improvement and other productivity topics

4. What are the kinds of lessons that Spreeder VIP will provide? I hope there is an overview where we can the topics included.

We have released blog posts introducing each online course. Feel free to check here:

Office Courses

Operating Systems Courses

Google Workspace Courses

5. Do I need to be a Spreeder user to buy this?

No, but you must be an eReflect customer or a subscriber to access this offer. So, if you have purchased any eReflect program or subscription, then you are eligible. eReflect programs include 7 Speed Reading, Vocab1, 7Spell, Spreeder CX, Ultimate Typing, and Typesy.

6. Is this available to the general public?

Unfortunately, due to the limited availability of Spreeder VIP, we cannot make it available to the general public yet. It’s strictly for Spreeder and eReflect customers. We appreciate your cooperation, and please refrain from forwarding emails or access to others. 

7. Do we have something to look forward to with Spreeder VIP?

The team will be adding more courses each month. Our team of educators and authors are working on more reading lessons and productivity-related courses that will be added in Spreeder VIP. You will be paying the same rate but with more courses as time progresses!

8. What will happen if I register with the limited offer for the Spreeder VIP page? Will I get the courses for free or will I be charged sooner?

You will not be charged until you specifically ask to purchase the program after launch. The price will be a massive discount on the normal price of the courses. Due to strict agreements with the authors, we are only allowed to offer this course to the first 500 people who apply. We highly recommend getting on the early notification list to ensure you are at the front of the line. 

9. How long does it take to complete one course?

With over 387+  hours of premium software and productivity training, Spreeder VIP offers a huge amount of great content. You can do all the training online in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with an internet connection. It’s easy to complete the training at your own convenience. Completing the course will depend on a person’s learning adaptability and usage of the program, so we can’t determine the exact length to complete one course.

10. Can you give some background about the instructors or facilitators of these courses?

Your Spreeder VIP experts are among the most respected and experienced online instructors in the world. We will be announcing detailed bios of them closer to the launch. 

11. Why is there so much interest in learning different skills lately?

We have found that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, there is a huge demand for reading skills and other self-improvement training from employers, employees, students, and others. Our customers are smart people, and they realize that lockdown is the perfect opportunity to increase skills that will boost their careers, knowledge, and income – as we emerge from Covid-19.

NOTE: Spreeder VIP will only be available for 7-days at a special discount rate. In order to make sure you get to the front of the line, we highly recommend you join the early notification list. Click here to join the early notification list.

Learn the Secrets of Online Classroom Learning with Spreeder VIP’s Google Classroom Course


Google Classroom streamlines online learning as part of the Google office suite. It’s a free webs service that millions of students and their teachers use to communicate and collaborate.

Instructors TJ Walker and JM Ekhteyari guide you through engaging lessons that teach you how to master Google Classroom and take advantage of its best features. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use Google Classroom and improve your online learning experience.

Here is TJ Walker’s advice on anyone planning on taking up any courses online:

Spreeder VIP Now Includes Two Google Master Classes


Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world. As more people work and connect online, getting the most out of Gmail features and using the platform efficiently matters to everyone.

The Gmail Productivity Complete course will help you organize your emails to work more effectively. Completing this course will teach you things like how to customize your emails, add signatures, and automate tasks. As a bonus, we’ll teach you how to unlock several Gmail features you’ve never heard of!

Google Slides is a free presentation tool that’s part of the Google Doc office suite.

This amazing course, the Complete Google Slides Course, is brought to you by expert instructors who can teach you how to build and design captivating slideshows and other presentations. Some of the course objectives include:

* Learning new features to enhance presentations

* Work alone and collaboratively on presentations from home or work

* Find a wide selection of designs, templates, and artwork

* Build the skills necessary to make advanced presentations

* Discover how the experts build the best presentations

Take a Peek at What’s Coming in the Google Drive Course


Get to know Google Drive and master its features in just a few hours! We’ll take you through everything you need to know about the Google Docs Suite.

You’ll become familiar with the Google Docs Suite and unlock ways to increase collaboration and productivity. This amazing course takes only a few hours, and the results are incredible! Instructor TJ Walker and company bring you the latest updates on Google Drive and help you leverage the storage and productivity apps to work more efficiently.

G Suite for Everyone! by Amanda Orozco

Master Your Mac – With This Amazing Course


Learning how to use Mac unlocks many powerful tools that can help you complete personal tasks, college assignments, or work projects – and do so much more quickly and effectively. In this course, Apple Certified Trainer for Fortune 500 companies Fran Solo, will take you from becoming a beginner Mac user to mastering your device and increasing your productivity 10x!

Navigate Windows 10 With Ease – Professor K Will Help You!


Navigating and fixing the Windows 10 will be as easy as counting 1-2-3, and you can even do it on your own with this Microsoft Windows 10 – Hands-On Training. Professor Cliff Krahenbill shares his 20-years of professional technology experience as a Microsoft Support Technician. Learn how to navigate and troubleshoot Windows 10 devices quickly and easily.