First Look: EyeWeb Helps You Read The Web Fast
I've been testing it sporadically over the last couple of days, and it is actually an interesting concept. It will, without a doubt, make you read pretty darn fast. But, you better have really good focus. Indeed, blinking is not an option when 500 words a minute are flashing in front of your eyes. Thank goodness for the paragraph breaks, which are marked by a pause, so you can let your mind breath. Of course, you can adjust the speed to your liking. Its developer believes EyeWeb can potentially increase your reading speed from the average of 250 words per minute to 600. All this while actually improving your comprehension. Yes, that will take quite some practice. Unfortunately, the underlying browser, which you'll need to fight with to load your pages is very poor. It's hard to enter an address (don't forget http://) and it's really slow. The interface is also a bit complicated. The speed reading mode, which is the main feature of this app, is really worth checking out. Also, it will be free once released (it's expected this Thursday), with a premium version available for $1.99.