AceReader Pro

AceReader Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5
  • Total Downloads:
    25,549
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, some features limited); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This software aims to teach you speed-reading. The installation is fast, and AceReader Pro launches on your desktop in seconds. The small main window presents various drills and training sessions to test your skills. In one of the tests you read a text passage, then answer questions based on the contents. Another game displays some text within which you have to find specified words. A third drill flashes a word on the screen, then asks you to choose it from among four words. A flash-card game shows sentences about American state capitals, then asks you again to choose the correct one from four shown. The program's expert mode provides fine control over the test settings and lets you use your own reading-comprehension files, including PDFs and Microsoft Word documents. The only inconvenient thing about the program is you have to use the mouse to select the right answer, which can be slow or imprecise. In general, though, AceReader ought to help most people who want to read more quickly.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great way to improve your reading speed without tears!"

April 07, 2010  |  By jfersoffice

 |  Version: AceReader Pro 5

Pros

A speed-reading program that's fun to use as well as effective in developing speed and comprehension.

Cons

Not so much a criticism as a warning ... don't get caught up in the games ... remember to save time for all the readings, too!

Summary

The program doesn't take up much space and is quick and simple to load, an important consideration for those of us who are technologically-challenged.

All the reading passages are interesting in their own right, so you don't feel as if it's a chore to read them, and as a bonus, they provide lots of conversation fillers for social gatherings. You're guaranteed to learn plenty of fascinating things you didn't know before. So many of these speed-reading programs have boring, repetitious material, but not Ace Reader Pro from www.acereader.com

The test questions build from simple through to more searching as the levels rise, so the reader is constantly stimulated.

Ace Reader Pro also has some drills and games to help increase reading speed, and ? there's no other way to say this ? they're just plain fun. You can make the games as easy or as hard on yourself as you like, and while they may be fun, they all have a serious side in helping readers develop the skills needed to become proficient readers who comprehend what they read.

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5 stars

"Delivers on its promises"

February 05, 2008  |  By dandaj

 |  Version: AceReader Pro 5

Pros

I accidentally posted this under the Lite version, but I actually have the Pro version. Felt I should put this here in case Lite doesn't include all the drills, games, and tests.

This software has definitely helped me increase the number of words I read per minute. The tests are useful and I particularly like being able to paste e-books into the reader which allows me to practice while reading a story that interests me.

Customer service has always been outstanding. I had a problem (user error) when I initially tried to activate the paid version and received prompt and accurate assistance. Four years later after my laptop crashed and I didn't have a backup copy of the software, support at AceReader had me back up and reading almost minutes after I emailed them.

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5 stars

"GREAT"

November 15, 2007  |  By think.us.11

 |  Version: AceReader Pro 5

Pros

GREAT

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5
Version 5 adds course mode that leads you through training process.
General
Publisher StepWare
Publisher web site http://www.acereader.com
Release Date April 16, 2007
Date Added April 16, 2007
Version 5
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 9.39MB
File Name arp.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,549
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, some features limited
Price $49.95

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