Projects / WordFlashReader


WordFlashReader is a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) program useful to anyone who has an electronic text or book they wish to read. This program works with text files, HTML files, and PDF files. WordFlashReader works by flashing each word of the text sequentially on the screen (pausing for punctuation). Not only is this way of reading off of a computer screen more comfortable on the eyes than the normal method, but also after a little practice you may discover that you can read at multiple times the speed you normally do.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  23 May 2008 09:15

    Release Notes: An easy installation path for Linux users (using pp) was provided. Problems with fullscreen mode on Linux were fixed. A number of minor bugs corrected. The documentation was updated.

    •  20 Jan 2008 20:33

      Release Notes: Enhanced and more consistent formatting of text. Lots of little bugfixes in word navigation, the shortcut menu, and fullscreen mode.

      •  07 Jan 2008 13:06

        Release Notes: You can now move forward by a word, back by a word, forward by a sentence, back by a sentence, forward by a paragraph, and back by a paragraph. There are lots of little improvements to the user interface. Configurable key shortcuts were added. A number of improvements were made to Chunk Mode.

        •  15 Apr 2007 07:32

          Release Notes: This version now runs on both Windows and Linux. The user interface was completely rewritten, and support for different text encodings was implemented. It gives you words-per-minute, the amount of text completed, and time remaining. Configuration of fonts and various display colors was greatly improved. The program opens *.txt, *.html, and *.pdf, and prepares the text for reading automatically.

          •  20 Jun 2003 22:59

            Release Notes: A number of bugs have been fixed. Also, the program now allows for "chunking" (displaying more than one word at a time).


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