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A simple terminal-based open source Spritz-alike. Shows input text as a per-word RSVP (rapid serial visual presentation) aligned on optimal reading points, which allows reading text at a much more rapid pace than usual as the eye can stay fixed on a single place. More information:

  • Read a text file at a specific speed:

cat {{path/to/file.txt}} | speedread -wpm {{250}}

  • Resume from a specific line:

cat {{path/to/file.txt}} | speedread -resume {{5}}

  • Show multiple words at a time:

cat {{path/to/file.txt}} | speedread -multiword

  • Slow down by 10% during the reading session:


  • Speed up by 10% during the reading session:


  • Pause, and show the last few lines as context: