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The av­er­age adult read­ing speed is 250 words per minute, which means that most of us are not read­ing as quickly as we could be. This might not be a prob­lem for ev­ery­one, but if you’ve got a back­log of books and ar­ti­cles build­ing up, some prac­tice with speed-read­ing will help you get through it faster. Fo­cus – Speed Read­ing will let you nom­i­nate how fast you’d like to read a web page or doc­u­ment, and then spit sin­gle words at you at the ap­pro­pri­ate rate. It’s sur­pris­ing how read­able a piece re­mains when you crank the speed up – you can go as high as 750 words a minute – and while it’s not a great way to take in that new novel you’ve been look­ing for­ward to, it’s an ex­cel­lent method for skim­ming ar­ti­cles for work or classes to get most of the in­for­ma­tion very quickly. Hope­fully, if you keep at it, it’ll help de­velop your speed read­ing over time. The app doesn’t play well with PDFs, un­for­tu­nately, but it sup­ports doc­u­ment files and web pages.

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