In a time when it feels like we have decreasing amounts of time on our hands, one company has developed a gadget intended to make reading just that little bit quicker. Solve IT With Science, the world’s leading authority on speed-reading technology, has launched ReallyEasyReader, with versions available for both executives and students. The product, which comes on a USB pen, increases electronic document reading speeds by up to three times.
The voice you hear in your head as you read shall be a thing of the past as the software is able to eliminate sub vocalisation. Apparently, this voice greatly limits the speed at which information is absorbed when reading, so getting shot makes the whole process smoother. To achieve this, ReallyEasyReader utilises Rapid Serial Visual Presentation, which displays the words either one at a time or in a Tick-a-Tape format. These approaches have been shown to boost the reading speeds of most individuals to over 600 words per minute.
A “Speed Start” feature can train the eye, at the beginning of each reading session, to ensure that the best speeds are reached with maximum focus and concentration. The software also ensures that the eye receives the right signals to recognise breaks and changes in the text.
If that’s not enough, you can also bookmark key text as you go. Users can also switch between ReallyEasyReader and a full text view to see the text in its full context or to review their bookmarks- but who needs that?
Though full tutorials are included, Solve IT With Science says that their ReallyEasyReader takes only a few minutes to get to grips with. Learning curve. What learning curve?
The possibilities are endless too. Text, RTF, URLs, PDF, Word and PDF documents can be directly imported, or there is the option to copy and paste. Text size, fonts and background colour can also be easily customised to suit the reader.
The software is available for Windows, Mac or Linux and packs in the full text of over 550 classic books including some by Aristotle, Descartes, Dickens, Sun Tzu and Roosevelt. Also included is XMind the award-winning, open source, mind mapping tool. This helps build notes and write document plans, once the actual reading is completed. Revision, apparently, is sorted.
The executive version comes with a few more bits and bobs including an open source, task management tool, ideal for following GTD or “Getting Things Done” methodologies.
For students who have Windows, Study Minder comes pre-installed. This, say the company, is an ideal tool for any student, allowing them to manage their time and keep on top of their homework, essays and assignments with ease- bonus.
There is also 2 GB of flash storage on the pen for users to store their information, presentations or homework. The USB pen also includes a highly visible laser pointer for presentations and a LED torch. Seriously, is there anything Solve IT with Science hasn’t thought of?
Apparently not. ReallyEasyReader has also shown significant benefits for those suffering from Colour Blindness, Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. It has also helped those who are visually impaired, allowing them to read using the program without the need for glasses. Was this product made by Jesus himself?
Prices for ReallyEasyReader start at £29.95 including VAT. The product will be available from many leading retailers or online at www.reallyeasyreader.com.