Zap Reader

Lots to read and not enough time to read it all? Ricky might be able to help – he’s just made the beta version of his new project available – Zap Reader. You just paste in the text you want to read, and it will flash it up at you, one word at a time. Because your eyes don’t have to move, it’s quicker than reading the usual way. I certainly couldn’t get anywhere near the speed Ricky says he can, but it certainly seems quicker to me than just reading the text the usual way.

It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty usable as it is, and it’s still only a first test release. I’m quite impressed.