MAY 28, 2014
TLDR: Speed read this
Last month, I was at Hackaway #1 - an amazing Hackathon at a secret location, which ended up being a lovely island in the Stockholm archipelago.
At this hackathon, I built Heyread.it - a tool for speed reading. It works by displaying the words serially, one word at a time, at the same position. When reading a text normally, for every word, there's a short moment when your eyes are seeking for a certain position, while your brain is not processing words from the sentence. The technique Heyread.it uses removes this overhead.
At the moment, Heyread.it is a Bookmarklet, as well as a button plugin that let's you add Speed read buttons to your own website, like the one you see at the top of this post.
Heyread.it should work well on any modern device.
My name is Jonatan Heyman, and I'm a programmer. On this blog I write about programming, the web and technology. I also listen to a large number of indie pop tunes. You can read more about me on the about page.