Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Speedy - Speed reading application for Mac

Speedy is an utility application for Mac OS X that lets you speed read the text contents.

I created to read the emails & news faster, as I have a tendency to lost in 'endless space between the words' with my lack of concentration or I should say gift of imagination?

To use the app Speedy, select text you want to speed read and choose Speedy from "Services" menu. You can increase or decrease the speed by using your UP or DOWN arrow keys & SPACE to pause and unpause.

Peace✌🏼

References:

  • Spritz - Inspired speed reading methodology.
  • Writz - My Apple Watch app for speed reading (Prototype* - never released)
  • Jetzt - A chrome extension which I have been using a long time, which is also the inspiration for the UI.

Keyboard Shortcuts

SPACEPause/Unpause read
UP ArrowRead Faster. Increase Words-per-minute (WPM) by 25 (eg., 350+25 = 375)
DOWN ArrowRead Slower. Decrease Words-per-minute (WPM) by 25 (eg., 350-25 = 325)
⌘ + VRead text from clipboard
ESC or QQuit Speedy

Download

Pre-Release version (Free)

Demo (video):