extension ExtPose

SplashReader: Speed Reading with Breaks

CRX id


Description from extension meta

A speed reader that lets you come up for air.

Image from store SplashReader: Speed Reading with Breaks
Description from store Sometimes, you want to zoom through an article at 800 words per minute. But you might miss something. You might lose sense of where you are - in a bulleted list? A new paragraph? SplashReader lets you easily toggle back and forth between speed-reading and normal reading with a flick of a space bar. It pauses every paragraph, giving a sense of context. Highlight a word to re-read a section or start again somewhere new. Don't sacrifice comprehension for speed when you don't have to. SplashReader is an RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation), similar to other excellent speed-readers like Reedy, Spreed, Spritz, Squirt.io, and Glance. The primary differentiator is the ease with which you can move back and forth between one-word-at-a-time speed reading, and standard reading. SplashReader is open-source, with the code available at http://github.com/rattrayalex/splashreader

Latest reviews

  • (2020-08-08) White Rabbit: Guys, do night mode in the app.
  • (2020-03-17) Tolossa: Doesn't even work.
  • (2018-12-20) Pablo Campos: La idea genial, es super util el problema es que cuando traduzco una página y le doy a la aplicación no lo hace bien toma el texto anterior cuando otras aplicaciones de la misma función no presentan problema.
  • (2018-02-17) Olaf Wendt: Die beste Erweiterung ihrer Art, finde ich. Nach dem Durchtesten vieler vergleichbarer Tools bleibe ich bei Splash Reader. Die ("Denk-")Pausen zwischen den Absätzen kamen mir anfangs ziemlich lang vor, besonders nach einzeiligen Zwischen-Überschriften etc., aber bei 500 wpm ist mein Hirn nach einem längeren Absatz auch mal froh, den eben gefluteteten Input zu verarbeiten. Im Englischen gibt es den Spruch "drinking from the firehose" - das Lesen mit diesem Tool kommt dem am nächsten; ungeübten Lesern kommt die Informationsflut bestimmt vor wie direkt aus dem Feuerwehrschlauch. Dafür gibt es jedoch Einstellungen für Wörter-pro-Minute-Vorgaben und eine Pausetaste. Die einzige Optimierungsmöglichkeit sehe ich bei den oben erwähnten Pausen, welche nicht einstellbar sind.
  • (2017-02-20) David Díez: Great idea that short breaks for showing text, letting know where you are. Additionally it's very versatile, as you can pause fast reading and adjust its speed on the way, and let you control where you are if you stop. But doing necessarily the pause sometimes it breaks concentration on reading when it's too often, depending on the text. That feature may be personalised by users. Anyway, excellent idea!
  • (2017-01-03) Ian Hollis: Okay, it seems most of these Spritz readers can't do .pdfs, which is disappointing. The 'breaks' this takes, where you can see it 'scanning' a webpage? THAT'S what I want from speed reading software! I want something where it will train my eyes to follow a target quickly, which I think will apply better to reading an ordinary book than just having the words fixed in the centre of the screen. Thank you.
  • (2016-09-18) Joan Miquel Ferrer: Speed in context. Great concept! I'd like it had more user options (colors, text selection,…) and googledrive compatibility; but it works really fine.
  • (2015-04-17) The app runs quite well and can reach higher speeds than most other implementations of Spritz I've used. The breaks after each paragraph are also very helpful in increasing comprehension and the length/speed information is a great bonus. It would be even better if users could customize the size of the font to take advantage of larger/smaller screens.

Latest issues

  • (2021-08-28, v:3.4.0) Don St.Clair, LMT: Is Splash Reader up to date?
    Is Splash Reader up to date?
  • (2019-08-28, v:3.4.0) Dev Britto: paste text?
    Hi, I find Splash Reader to be attractive and useful. I don't see any way to paste text though, like you can do in Reedy etc. SR would become my default RSVP reader if I could do that. Are there any plans to implement such a feature? Thanks!
  • (2016-06-16, v:2.3.0) Konstantin K.: Same error
    Same error, background.js is needed
  • (2015-08-31, v:0.3.0) Same error as others
    I'd love to try this, but it seems to be depending on a background .js that is not present in recent version of chrome.
  • (2015-07-17, v:0.3.0) James Calvert: I got an error while installing.
    I tried to download this extension but got the message: Package.../ Could not load...... Any suggestions?
  • (2015-07-01, v:0.3.0) Krishna Mohan Nerella: Error while Installing
    Package is invalid. Details: 'Could not load background script 'js/chromeBrowserAction.js'.'.
  • (2015-03-11, v:0.3.0) Alano Xavier: eror to laod in Chr
    eror to laod in Chr script error


618 history
3.6 (8 votes)
Last update / version
2016-09-07 / 3.4.0
Listing languages