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Speed reading utility for the Kindle app.

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Initial post: Dec 29, 2013 2:36:29 PM PST
nameless says:
I'm using the Kindle app on a Mac (OS 10.9). I'm a slow reader, so it would be LIFE-CHANGING to have a teleprompter-style speed reading utility such as Spreeder ( or TextCelerator ( built right into the Kindle device and the Kindle app. Is this in the works? If not, would somebody please pass the idea on to the developers and product managers?

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 2:42:23 PM PST
Send the suggestion yourself: No one else is probably interested in this, though. Development efforts would typically go into items that are in high demand.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 2:59:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2013 3:04:01 PM PST
nameless says:
Thanks, I didn't know about that email address. I just sent a note.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 3:08:53 PM PST
I don't know about the apps, but on a Fire or an older e-ink model, if you turn on text-to-speech, then set the volume to zero, would that work for you?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 3:18:45 PM PST
nameless says:
That would definitely be an improvement. Does either device let the user control how many words are highlighted at a time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 3:48:54 PM PST
No words are highlighted at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 4:18:58 PM PST
nameless says:
The video at show highlighting for Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 4:59:35 PM PST
Words can be highlighted. Text-to-speech does not highlight words as it reads.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 5:05:29 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Words are highlighted in Immersion Reading on the Fires. Immersion reading requires that you buy the Kindle book and the companion Audible book.
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