So much to read, so little time. Could speed-reading boost your productivity? Two programs promise to improve your reading speed:
1. EyeQ: The program helps speed up reading by exercising your eye muscles. You’ll complete tasks such as tracking images across the screen. The promise: See an improvement in seven minutes and ultimately speed up your reading two to 10 times. 30-day trial for $14.95.
2. The Reader’s Edge: You’ve always read one word at a time, so this program attempts to break that habit by teaching you “fluency.” Learn to view groups of words horizontally and vertically, the program promises, and you’ll get faster at reading and comprehending. Free demo; basic package for $80.