iOS: Speed reading is a great skill to have when you need to quickly get through a massive block of text, but it takes time to learn how to do it. Syllable is an app that teaches you speed-reading techniques by pulling articles from your clipboard, Pocket or Instapaper.
We’ve talked about speed reading before, and Syllable teaches a technique that reduces subvocalisation, which is when you read words to yourself in your head. Syllable does this by quickly pacing through the articles you give it so you don’t have the chance to read the words aloud.
Syllable also allows you to use another technique called chunking, where you only read certain words.
If you want to learn how to speed read, Syllable’s a nice way to do it, since it integrates with Pocket and Instapaper. If nothing else, maybe you’ll actually get through that backlog of 200 long-form articles you’ve saved.