reading

Slow Feeds Organises Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Top Stories

iOS: If you subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds, you know it can be tough to keep up with them. Good sites that don’t update often may get lost in the crowd, and even fast-moving sites can move so fast that good articles get buried. Slow Feeds automatically organises your feeds to bring that good stuff up front.


Fokus Highlights Selected Text On The Web And Dims Everything Else

Chrome/Firefox: Much as how Turn Off The Lights lets you focus on your videos and dims everything else in a web page, Fokus highlights selected text and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window.


How To Buy Ebooks From Anywhere And Still Read Them All In One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don’t mind buying from the same company every time, this isn’t too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there’s a way around this problem.


Rooster Makes Books Bite-Size For People Too Busy To Read

iOS: If you really wish you could read more often but feel like you don’t have time, Rooster is a new service that takes great novels and breaks them into bite-sized chunks you can digest on your commute, during a break, before bed, or anywhere you have a few spare minutes.


The Truth About Speed Reading

Speed reading has long been a skill peddled by supposed experts, and a slew of cheap apps claiming to teach the technique have put it back in the spotlight recently. So, let’s take a look at the claims of speed reading and if it’s really possible to read 1200 words a minute.


Speaky Reads Articles Out Loud To You

iOS: Don’t have time to read all those long-form articles you bookmarked? Speaky is an iOS app that will read those articles out loud to you.


WikiMapper Tracks Your Convoluted Trail Down The Wikipedia Rabbit Hole

Chrome: We’ve all been there. You’re reading one Wikipedia article and all the blue links call out to you for your attention. You open a couple in new tabs, click a few articles here, and before you know it you’ve gone from the Economic Community of West African States to Jean-Claude Van Damme. WikiMapper helps you find your way back.


Spreed Teaches You Speed Reading With Any Text

Chrome: We’ve seen some solid apps for speed reading on mobile, but if you’re not interested in reading on your phone, Spreed is a Chrome extension that offers a similar experience.


Read Novels To Reduce Anxiety

We’ve always felt that reading was a great way to relieve stress. A good novel allows you to escape from the real world, even if it’s only for a little while. A recent study backs this up.


Outread, The Speed-Reading App For iOS, Is Now Available For iPad

iOS: Outread is a solid speed-reading app that teaches you how to read faster while also helping you get through your backlog of articles to read on Pocket and Instapaper. Now, the app is also available on the iPad.