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

Spreeder In the Press

Spreeder has been featured in hundreds of publications, including some of the web’s most popular news and tech sites. Here are some of the more prominent sites that have praised spreeder.

“The Spreeder webapp trains you to increase your reading speed by displaying single words in succession at a high rate.”

“Spreeder is meant to be a trainer of sorts. When words are flashing at a high speed in front of you, you’re forced to focus more on what’s going on, and you don’t get a chance to reread things you missed. “

“Use Spreeder, a free online speed reading app to help become a faster reader.”

“Spreeder teaches you to skip “saying” each word in your head and instead teaches you to just scan then store the information while comprehending it simultaneously.”

“Using a wide range of settings, Spreeder performs as a practice method to help users train their brains to speed read. Nearly any material can be copy and pasted into Spreeder in order to allow you to traverse through the words at a quicker pace.”

“An online tool called Spreeder which can train your mind to get rid of subvocalization and backtracing, by increasing the reading speed on the screen and output of text. You can customize the words per minutes to increase the challenges of your reading speed.”

“For reading comprehension and fluency Spreeder is an interesting web-based application. Paste any text and set the speed, font size, and begin reading. I do this in class using a classroom computer and projector, but it can be used on tablets and phones too.”

“Spreeder is one of a kind service that helps you learn speed reading. The idea behind it is to train your mind to process only what’s necessary and disregard anything that has a negative effect on your reading speed, backtracing and subvocalization.”

“Learn to read at a faster pace with much better reading comprehension using Spreeder, a free online speed reading service. This method trains you to achieve results, using passages of your choice. Simply load the text, and it will pace through at a speed appropriate for you”

“Spreeder is an online speed reading application where you can copy and paste text from a blog, news site or just about anywhere else you can imagine and have it flash words at a certain speed. I’ve started using it and am really enjoying it. “

“Spreeder is a free service provided by eReflect, the makers of 7 Speed Reading™. Unlike many programs, you can choose to practice with any text you want. “

“What Spreeder does is train you to read quickly. Type or paste some text into the text box and then click on the Spreed! button. It’s a lot of fun to try out and I can see myself using it to teach myself to read faster with better comprehension as well. “

“The best things about Spreeder is that it’s free. You can paste any text you wish and then adjust the controls, including the overall speed, font size, how many words you want to see at a time.”

“Spreeder is a free online reading website designed to improve your reading speed and thus also improve your comprehension. What Spreeder does is limit subvocalization by flashing words quickly on your screen.”

“Spreeder, and it’s a web app that turns pasted text into what is basically a series of online flashcards. When I was using this, I was able to work up to four words at a time with a speed of 600 words per minute.”

“I use Spreeder to teach speed reading in workshops for undergraduate and taught masters students. Spreeder makes it easy to change settings like words per minute and word chunk size. The aim is to prevent habitual “back-skipping” and “sub-vocalizing” by the student.”

“There is an awesome website called Spreeder that helps you get rid of your old reading habits and teaches you how to read more efficiently if you aren’t already doing so. Once you go on the site, you can spreed what they are all about.”

“Spreeder is free software you can use to improve your reading speed. If this spreeder technique will work for you, you should see results fast, in 3-5 days. “

“Spreeder helps you to train your eyes and brain for speed reading. Essentially, you copy and paste text to the site and it flashes each word in that body of text one-at-a-time for you to read.”

“Several free web applications exist that help users stop backtracking and train their eyes and mind to read more than one word a time. Spreeder is my favorite. I used Spreeder during law school to help me quickly read through cases. “

“After playing with it for a bit, I was reading faster than normal. I read two paragraphs of a law review article, which took 1 minute 50 seconds. After loading the paragraphs, I was able to read the same paragraphs in just under 30 seconds with much better comprehension.”

“44 Useful Websites That Will Change Your Life
#27 Spreeder – A Speed Reading “Coaching” Application”

“This free, online speed-reading software will improve your reading speed and comprehension. Just paste the text you’d like to read, and it’ll take care of the rest.”

“Spreeder is a free online program that will improve your reading skill and comprehension no matter how old you are. With enough practice, you could learn to double, triple, or even quadruple the speed at which you read passages currently.”

“What exactly Spreeder does is that this network allows you to past any content of your own choice to their homepage and it speed reads you through the entire content. You can also go ahead and add books to Spreeder to speed read through entire books.”

“This one you copy and paste the text into a window on their webpage. It then flashes words in a similar format and you can control the speed, length, etc. Lot’s of great options. Awesome for PDF’s, Word docs or long emails.”

“19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter – This free, online speed-reading software will improve your reading speed and comprehension. Just paste the text you’d like to read, and it will take care of the rest.”

“25 websites that will actually make you smarter – This free, online speed-reading software will improve your reading speed and comprehension. “


How Did Keyboarding Classes Start?

Were you formally taught how to touch type in school, or are your typing skills a unique typing strategy that involves mostly your index fingers, while you peer down at the keyboard hunting for the right letters?

Strategies for typing instruction started at the same time the typewriter came on the scene. It was towards the end of the 19th century that the typewriter gained its full status as a reliable tool for communication and writing.

The first ever typing courses were (as you might expect) provided by typewriter experts, according to Yamada (1983). Roughly around 1880, typing courses were provided by typewriter manufacturers like Remington in an effort to establish the typewriter’s status as an essential technological aid in business.

Fast-forward 15 years into the 20th century, and you’ll find that public schools were starting to introduce typing in America’s high schools. Today, keyboarding is considered an occupational skill all students need to master.

Typing is a skill that boosts employment opportunities. However, at one point it was also considered a medium through which reading and writing could be taught. A study by Wood and Freeman (1932) explored how typewriters affect students’ literacy.

They discovered that students using a typewriter to write had a better reading capacity and improved spelling skills. What is more, these students regarded writing on a typewriter to be more enjoyable than their counterparts who weren’t writing and reading on a typewriter. At this time, typewriters were a technology that was experimentally introduced as educators wanted to see how it could positively affect learning.

In 1936, about seventy years ago, Colahan Wayne revealed in a paper that elementary-level typing classes had brilliant results for those being taught how to type — given the teacher was qualified and the class well-organized.

What’s more important is that educators showed a desire to integrate typewriters into other classes, like math and science, as a way of “technologizing” education. It’s something that we see today as well, with the computer and tablet now taking a front and center position in the classroom.

During the 50’s and 60’s typewriting was taught mostly in elementary schools, and there was a widely held conviction that typewriting skills might fast-forward a student’s acquisition of the English language — especially spelling. Through typing, students tend to become more aware of the forms that letter patterns take, especially the beginning and ending of words, as Bartholome W. Lloyd reported in his research, “Keyboarding/Typewriting in Elementary School.”

Studies in the 80s looked into what the most appropriate age is for teaching keyboarding skills to young students. While there was evidence that teaching keyboarding at the 3rd grade is an ideal time, a different study that looked into how responsive and efficient students who were being taught keyboarding skills at the 1st and 2nd grade revealed that these younger students are in fact equally capable of handling keyboarding and mastering the skill as 3rd graders are.

Literature published over the past fifty years points out the beneficial aspect of teaching touch typing in elementary school. In recent years, many students can either opt for a typing class in high school or receive typing instruction through an online course or software. However, while there’s an obvious need for students to master keyboarding, most schools currently focus on other skills and knowledge as their high priority.

Those priorities need to be shifted, given that education is becoming more tech-based than ever before. Keyboarding is a basic computer skill which needs to be taught early on, so that students can easily meet modern marketplace demand.

But apart from securing their future employment prospects, learning to touch type is fast becoming a basic skill for educational purposes – as necessary as being able to read, one could argue. With many classroom assignments and activities being carried out on computers, students are expected to have mastered touch typing. But how many 4th and 5th graders have had formal keyboarding classes at school?

Studies done in the last few decades show how state educational institutions and society as a whole don’t seem to realize the centrality of keyboarding in education, and how important this skill is for young students. 25 years ago it might have been sufficient to have your own hunt and peck touch typing method, but today typing speed and accuracy need to be advanced in order for a person to succeed at school and at work.


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