iReadFast
iReadFast
2.0

3.0

iReadFast free download for Mac

iReadFast2.0

06 July 2010

Increase your reading speed.

Overview

iReadFast allows you to increase your reading speed of every electronic text document. It is lightweight and really simple for everyday use. It is useful to save time reading your email or your favourite news Web site, and it is great for studying: with the time saved you will be able to read more times the text you have to study or read other texts to increase comprehension.

What's new in iReadFast

Version 2.0:
  • This version introduces the document library. In the library it is possible to save any document along with its bookmarks and the point where you stopped reading the last time.
  • Program icon updated to high resolution.

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19 Reviews of iReadFast

5
Bingcady
29 September 2008
Version: 1.2

Most helpful

(To those noticing the BARQSX review below, the developer replied and set the record straight; all is well.) Now, as to the product - it's awesome! I've used a similar tachistoscope program called Ace Reader for years. However, that program is both fairly expensive and much more involved than I've wanted. iReadFast is much more Maclike; simple, easy to use, very attractive, and works just as advertised. And since it's free, everyone can try out this great tool and improve their reading speed! The only think I can think to add to this program in the future might be the ability to display multiple words at a time, since some speed reading techniques involve taking in whole phrases at a time instead of single words. But I am not certain whether this chunking technique can be used with tachistoscope presentation or whether the reader must choose his/her own chunk of words on which to focus. Mille grazie per questo buonisimo regalo, signore Del Maschio!
(5)
3
Thephoenix
16 February 2011
Version: 2.0
It takes some getting used to and gave me a slight headache but I was able to read much faster. It's funny too, reading through the instructions, they were obviously translated from another language with many spelling and grammatical errors.
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Gengis
09 May 2010
Version: 1.9
About my previous post: Since some days the web hosting service of my website seems fine again.
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Gengis
18 April 2010
Version: 1.8
Unfortunately the server of my hosting service is down since a few days. Their service was very good until now, so I will wait some other day before to move to a new hosting service. Until the problem will be resolved or the site moved the download will not be available, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
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5
Wjb3wvu
21 December 2009
Version: 1.8
Outstanding program. Just what I've needed for a lot of years. I find that when I read "normally," I either read every flippin word, one by one, which really slows me down, or I skip too many words when I try to speed up. This program makes me read every word, but at a constant speed, thereby really increasing my speed. I find myself actually cutting long article from emails or news feeds and pasting them into iReadFast. Great job, and I like the preference options.
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Dalahast
26 October 2009
Version: 1.6
It's been a while since the last update, and I'm still looking forward to that font selection option. Any news?
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Dalahast
20 March 2009
Version: 1.5
The new 1.5 is great, just one more thing I'd like to see to make it perfect: I want to be able to change the font, with a standard font selection panel. Excellent work, as were 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4, Signor Del Maschio. ^_^
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5
Ticonuck
20 March 2009
Version: 1.5
A beautiful piece of software. I only just discovered it, but it now has a home on my Hard Drive and even in my Dock. It is perfectly configurable and comes with a help file that is helpful and concise. It does its job very well, without being heavy on system resources. It really shouldn't be freeware. Highly recommended. It's going to help me out tremendously!
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5
Bingcady
29 September 2008
Version: 1.2
(To those noticing the BARQSX review below, the developer replied and set the record straight; all is well.) Now, as to the product - it's awesome! I've used a similar tachistoscope program called Ace Reader for years. However, that program is both fairly expensive and much more involved than I've wanted. iReadFast is much more Maclike; simple, easy to use, very attractive, and works just as advertised. And since it's free, everyone can try out this great tool and improve their reading speed! The only think I can think to add to this program in the future might be the ability to display multiple words at a time, since some speed reading techniques involve taking in whole phrases at a time instead of single words. But I am not certain whether this chunking technique can be used with tachistoscope presentation or whether the reader must choose his/her own chunk of words on which to focus. Mille grazie per questo buonisimo regalo, signore Del Maschio!
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1
Barqsx
23 September 2008
Version: 1.2
Stay away! Developer is unreliable and untrustworthy. When iReadFast first came out, I participated in the beta comments program, where I sent in my suggestions in return for a promised free license. I sent in my suggestions, the developer sent an acknowledgment of receipt, but I never received the promised free license. Follow-up emails went unanswered. If you're looking for a trustworthy and reliable developer, stay away!
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5
davinder-khabra
23 September 2008
Version: 1.2
I love this app. Looks terrific and really helps me with reading speed and comprehension by avoiding re-reading. Here's an applescript which works as follows: You copy the text (Command C) you want to be read Run the applescript which does: Asks if you want to open iReadFast if it's not open Pastes the text into iReadFast Presses the play button for you! --Start of applescript (* Please note only run this script after you have run iReadFast at least once. This is because in Leopard the first time you run a new application you have to give permission for the application to run.*) tell application "System Events" set isiReadFastOpen to (name of processes) contains "iReadFast" end tell if isiReadFastOpen then runiReadFast() of me else activate set Btn to button returned of (display dialog "iReadFast is not currently running. Run iReadFast?" buttons {"No", "Yes"} default button "Yes" with icon 1) if Btn is "Yes" then runiReadFast() of me end if end if on runiReadFast() tell application "iReadFast" activate tell application "System Events" keystroke "v" using command down tell process "iReadFast" click checkbox 1 of group 1 of window 1 end tell end tell end tell end runiReadFast --End of applescript Paste this into Script Editor and either save as script in folder iReadfast (create if necessary) in scripts folder or save as application bundle and run from dock. Developer: Consider a service menu item that can do this. In Leopard keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to service menu items. I have a keyboard shortcut for speaking text, works very well. Nice work btw.
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Gengis
22 September 2008
Version: 1.2
Please send me any comment/suggestion about the new timing features in version 1.2. There are many ways to implement them, the one I used is just one of the simplest while enough flexible. I really would like to hear your thoughts about the effectiveness of the new features and how to improve them.
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Musubana
22 September 2008
Version: 1.2
Thanks for the new advanced timing options. Just what I was looking for! :-)
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Musubana
29 August 2008
Version: 1.12
Nice and useful program. I only wish it could adjust its speed to the length of the word being shown. It takes longer time to read a word like ’democracy’ than a word like ’the’, but in the present version of this app they get the same amount of time on ”stage”.
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Htgroff
27 August 2008
Version: 1.12
This is a great application. I have found that I can read a newspaper article so much faster than I could without it.
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5
Ang
27 August 2008
Version: 1.12
This little tool is beautiful. The first hour, reading as fast as possible is not easy... But with a little more adaptation... Now i can tell I READ FAST !
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5
Foxyorb
18 August 2008
Version: 1.1
Thank you for this. It helps going through those interesting but long blogs.
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Gengis
05 November 2007
Version: 1.0b1b
Posted version 1.0 beta 1b, which is the same as beta 1 only with the beta expiration date updated to 30/11/2007. Beta 2 will be soon online.
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Gengis
04 October 2007
Version: 1.0b1
Thanks to everyone who sent me his comments and suggestions! You have given me some really cool ideas on how to improve iReadFast. I'm now working on the beta 2 to introduce some of them and to correct the most evident bugs. See you soon!
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5
Cassiotones
01 October 2007
Version: 1.0b1
Amazing! The idea is very good indeed! I tried it with some news (some of the millions of RSS feeds I never read) in different languages and it really speeds up your reading. I just tried a few texts and already passed the 400 wpm line :D My only suggestion would be to set the left and right keyboard keys to go from one word to another, in case you lose a word and decide to pause and go back to check it, that would speed up the process even more. Fantastic app, great job.
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Free

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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