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. “


tDCS for Speed Reading

Before I mention how tDCS can benefit your reading speed you probably should know a little about tDCS If you already know about tDCS please skip the first paragraph.

Firstly, What Exactly is tDCS?

The electrical activity of certain cells in our body, such as nerve and muscle cells has always been a mystery to scientists. It is amazing that all the things that we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch are based on electrical impulses generated from cells. All our emotions, memories, behaviors, and moods are the result neural connections. All this is well organized and synchronized in our brain and spinal cord, which together make the central nervous system and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can seemingly enhance this system.

For over 100 years, people have been experimenting with electrical currents that can change the conduction of impulses between nerve cells, more recently people have learned how to benefit from it. tDCS is one of the most advanced approaches to external brain stimulation that has been well researched and shown some impressive results. tDCS works by delivering a very low electrical current stimulating specific areas of the brain through the scalp with two simple wet sponges, one sponge the cathode (positive current) and one the anode (negative current).

How Could It Help You Improve Reading Speed?

It’s worth noting that some scientists have noticed that tDCS not only increases reading speed, but most importantly improves the accuracy of reading at faster speeds. The cognitive functions tDCS improves are now being examined more thoroughly, however I’m going to give you my anecdotal results for improvement in my reading and comprehension. The tDCS kit I have purchased and recommend is the Omni Stimulator found at http://www.omnistimulator.com .

How to Use My tDCS Kit?

As stated my decision was to purchase the Omni Stimulator. Its simplicity for an average user makes it a simple choice and the price said grab me! It consists of a voltage regulation device, two cables, two sponge electrodes and a headband. You also have very detailed instructions on how to position the electrodes on the surface of your scalp in order to stimulate specific parts of the brain and get the desired result. For fast reading, scientists recommend the anodal stimulation of the border between the left temporal and left parietal region of the scalp. Firstly, I simply soaked the electrodes with the saline solution (for better conductivity than water) then placed the electrodes in their position and secured them with the headband. It was very easy to use. One thing you may notice when you turn the tDCS kit is a tingling sensation where the electrodes sit, this is just the small electrical current and you get used to it quite quickly.

My Personal Results

As a student, I recall using energy drinks and having what I called booster coffees (6 teaspoons of coffee in one cup) in order to keep my focus while studying for exams. If I had something like Omni tDCS kit at that time, I would have used that in its place and not been so jittery from all the caffeine. Today, my work requires skimming through a lot of content from which I have to notice and extract the sequences that are relevant to the particular problem I need to solve. I have been using the Omni device for the past 6 months, and there is a noticeable difference. My reading is definitely faster, and I think that is because it feels much easier than before. I used to get very tired, especially when reading technical language, and my reading speed used to slow down after a few working hours, not to mention the decrease in comprehension. I did notice results with my first use, but I did question whether this may have been the placebo effect like any good skeptic. However, after months of use I see that this little Omni tDCS kit really keeps me focused on my reading. It seemingly makes my mind clearer and although I still take breaks, I have noticed that they are becoming shorter and that my mind is getting refreshed and ready to work much faster than before.

Writing & Other Speed Readers Thoughts

I use the Omni Stimulator according to the instructions for speed reading, but what I have also noticed is a higher level of creativity while writing. I’m sure you have all experienced moments when you get stuck trying to find the right words to describe something, well that rarely happens to me now. Moreover, people I recommended the Omni Stimulator to in the speed reading field had similar feedback. Depending on their daily activities, some reported they were able to read faster, while others noticed a greater effect on reproducing the content they have read.

Conclusion

In conclusion I think that tDCS technology is fantastic for speed reading. Using my Omni Stimulator has definitely been worth it. I highly recommend grabbing a kit and giving it a shot.

For more information or to grab your Omni tDCS kit click here.

References

Thomson JM, Doruk D, Mascio B, Fregni F, Cerruti C. Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates efficiency of reading processes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015;9:114. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00114.

Turkeltaub PE, Benson J, Hamilton RH, Datta A, Bikson M, Coslett HB. Left lateralizing transcranial direct current stimulation improves reading efficiency. Brain Stimulation. 2012;5(3):201-207. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2011.04.002.

Brasil-Neto JP. Learning, Memory, and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2012;3:80. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00080.

Scheldrup M, Greenwood PM, McKendrick R, et al. Transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates cognitive multi-task performance differentially depending on anode location and subtask. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2014;8:665. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00665.

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