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Speed reading software for Windows

I'm looking for a speed reading software for Windows. I am aware of Spritz for Android, Velocity for iOS and the website Speeder. I am looking for a program having as many following features as ...
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Is there an equivalent to a "Reading guide strip" for Windows, OS X or Linux?

I am looking for something like this: (from Amazon.com) I would like to know if there is a program with an equivalent function to a reading guide on the computer, both for web browsing and ...
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Mozilla Firefox extension for night reading?

I'm looking for an extension for Mozilla Firefox that functions just like Dark Reader for Google Chrome. [Dark Reader] uses special intellectual way to transform bright blinding stuff into eye ...
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Any PDF reader with continuous horizontal scrolling?

I have a specific use case for PDF reading, which I'm struggling to fulfill. I frequently read magazines on my (Windows/Linux) tablet (hybrid, actually). Since the screen is relatively small (16:9 11....
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PDF as flip book on website

Our organization would like to take a PDF of a document we have created and host it as a flip book on our website or link to it from our website on another service. We do not plan to make any more ...
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Collaborative reading of a PDF (+ chat)

I'm looking for a software (or a site) [or even a combination of many] where two people can collaborate by reading a PDF where anyone can underline things and highlight them, while at the same time ...
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Dual EPUB reading

I have started using my tablet for reading EPUBs and I have found a lot of differents versions of the same book. So, is there any application that allows me to compare, i.e., to see both versions in ...
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Chrome extension (desktop) to make make all pages automatically 'reader mode'

Is there a way to made Chrome go into a 'reader' mode like Evernote Clearly. Ideally an extension for Chrome or maybe a user script like Stylish. I'm aware of these extensions and Chrome's 'Distil ...
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Text-only FULL News Reader / Aggregator app or service

I'm looking for a news reader / aggregator app or service that: Presents FULL articles without having to visit another website Presents both article "list" and "content" views as TEXT ONLY (no ...
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Alternatives to readability extension in Google Chrome

I have problem finding a good way to view web pages that offer too small margins when viewed in full screen mode. The problem is that the line width becomes too large so it is difficult to read. Of ...
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Is there any PDF reader like Foxit Reader, for Linux?

I have installed Foxit Reader in Fedora, using wine. I found a foxit Linux version, but it is not like the windows version, because there are many things that cannot be done, compared to the Windows ...
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Twitter threaded reading

Reading a full discussion including all sub-threads in Twitter is hard if the discussion fork into many sub-discussions and you want to make sure you have read it all. So I am looking for a Twitter ...
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Looking for and Android cbz file reader with infinite scrolling

I am looking for an app (FLOSS preferred) that will display .cbz files with "infinite scrolling" - i.e. similar to what some book reader/pdf apps will do where you aren't going "page by page" but can ...
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Software to retroactively outline and collapse (legal) documents

My job requires to work a lot with complicated legal documents that are unstructured and complex. I would like to import a document and define regions where I could collapse whole sections. This would ...
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Is there an app similar to night mode available for Windows Phone 8.1?

I am a daily news reader and use MSN news for that purpose but the app lacks an inbuilt night mode option. It is difficult to read the MSN news app at night without a night mode option. Can you tell ...
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Reading-mode for Chrome?

Is there any service enabling a "Reading mode" for Chrome across devices? Usability concerns The possibily best solution would be a bookmarklet. Due to same-origin constraints, it cannot load ...
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Spritz speed reading with Text-to-Speech (TTS)?

I love Spritz speed reading technology. I also love listening to text via text-to-speech technology (TTS). I'm looking for an app (on Windows or Android) that combines both technologies. That is, as ...
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how to always load any url/link of a domain in reader view in Firefox?

I visit wuxiaworld.com & spend a lot of time reading pages on the site in Reader View in Firefox I have subscribed to RSS feed of the website & when I click on it, the page opens in Firefox,...
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A tool to paste text and make it nicely readable?

I'm looking for a tool that allows me to paste text and transforms this text into a nicely readable format (cf. Pocket, Readily). Requirements (can be one of the following): Chrome app/extension ...
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Fast way to search/view within a 1MB text file with ".xml" extension in Android

I have a 1 megabyte text file on my Android SD card. It has a .xml filename extension that I can't change, but the content is actually human-readable. I often need to search into the file and read a ...
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Online service for reading books

There is a lot of book-reading software but it all works as native apps. Is there something similar that works without installation, just as a web service?
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Reading sentences one by one beside a picture

I'm interested in android application with the following features. It should enable reading a webpage with sentences which are played one by one beside a picture. The application should enable better ...
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Sharing paper reading log and comments between lab members

Members of an academic or industrial research lab read papers that may interest other lab members. The comments they have on papers may also be worth sharing with other members of the lab. I'm looking ...
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Searching for a way to access mobile highlights/quotes on desktop

I am currently using ReadEra book reader on Android. I am searching for a way to access my quotes/highlights through a web application or a Windows application. I am okay with switching to a different ...
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Program to help speed read regular books

Are there any iOS applications that will accelerate reading of a regular book? For example, you could place your iPad in front of your text book and then it would highlight or block out text so that ...
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PDF reader that remembers page across devices

When I'm reading some material on my desktop and want to bring it with me on either my tablet or my laptop, I will have to remember at what page I was, to continue reading. That does not work me. ...
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Reading, writing and speaking improvement app

I am looking for a mobile application (Android or iOS) to improve reading, writing and speaking skills of kids aged 12-15 years. I care about English and Arabic languages.
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Webcam-based behavior analysis of users reading a MS Word file

I am looking for a free software application to analyze reading behavior (where do they more stop while reading, etc.) of the readers of MS Word files. I guess such program would probably use an eye ...
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Looking for an iOS news aggregator that doesn't hide links to actual article source

I am trying to find an alternative news reader to News360, News Republic, or Flipboard. Those apps all have the content layout, interface, and filtering that I want, but do not provide an easy access ...
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Android PDF viewer that maintains Roman Numerals before page 1?

I have several text books I am trying to read on my Android tablet, and it's very frustrating that the page numbers do not correspond to the numbers written on the page, since there are about 20 to 30 ...
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iPhone app recommendation for offline reading

I am new to iOS and need some app (free/paid) recommendation for the following: Subscribing to RSS feeds and caching them for offline reads later Reading PDFs which allows increasing font size These ...
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Best Document Review/Proofreading software?

I've been asked to review a 60 page word document that is an application for European funds. The document is technical/scientific. What is a good software to review the document, to correct: grammar, ...
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Extension for required reading time

Is there any extension that can tell me how much time it would take a person to read a page? I need for Firefox.
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Nighttime Windows 10 ebook reading

I use a Windows 10 tablet. I purchased an ebook on the Amazon website. The ebook is technically on their Kindle platform (? wrong word) but you can view the ebook on the Windows 10 tablet using Amazon'...
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Manga reader with automatic downloads

I'm looking for a Windows equivalent to the android app MangaRock. The software should be able to: Access manga feeds I specify manually (as can be seen here for example.) Save a list of favorites ...
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Database recommendation for fast batch reads

I am currently working on a machine learning application that requires users to upload datasets, so naturally I want a database that has very fast batch-reads. Writing is only a one time process, but ...
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