Squirt is a free browser add-in for Firefox, Chrome and Safari that makes it easy to speed-read a web page (or part of it) at up to 650 words per minute. It's ideal if you regularly read news stories or other articles on the screen rather than printing them out, as it helps you to take in the information efficiently and quickly.
To get started with the program, head to http://www.squirt.io/install.html for installation instructions. Once installed, the Squirt logo will be added to your browser's button bar. To speed-read the entire page, just hit the button. Or to read just a portion of the page, select it with the mouse before hitting the button.
Squirt works by showing you the text one word at a time, so that you can read without needing to move your head or eyes. Colour-coding of one letter in the word, and clever positioning, helps ensure that you stay focussed and attentive.
If you want to learn to speed-read, why not try it out? It's free, and you can easily uninstall it if you decide it's not for you.
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