Mailbird Brings Speed Reading Technology To Email

Maybe this will be useful, in that I can read all my junk mail faster 🙂

TechCrunch

Mailbird , a PC email client bearing resemblance to popular Mac app (and Google acquisition ) Sparrow, is introducing an interesting feature in the hopes of helping users save time when reading long emails. The company has now added a “speed reader” option, which, when clicked, lets you read emails in a similar way to reading other text in other speed reading apps, like those  powered by technology from Spritz , Spreeder , Velocity and others.

In case you’re unfamiliar with this trend, a number of apps have emerged recently, allowing users to read everything from books to news articles more quickly, using a technique that flashes words one at a time on the screen. This lets you to consume text faster than if you were reading by moving your eyes across the page. Speed reading startup Spritz is one of the more high-profile players in this space, having developed its own technology in stealth…

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