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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Learning to speed-read becomes rather fun with RocketReader. You can create multiple accounts, with statistics kept and reading levels set for each. The program allows you to change the backgrounds of the various windows. At start-up, you can choose to embark on a 10-, 20-, 40-, or 60-minute guided session, or chart your own course by choosing Custom. Five disciplines promote different methods for improving your reading skills: Flash, Grouping, Speed, Readings, and Memory. You can use your own text files as Readings and create your own comprehension quizzes for Memory tests (consult the Help file for formatting details). The demo offers both regular and Gold versions, the latter of which lets you practice reading from Web sites of your choice. Families with children might particularly benefit from RocketReader, but it makes a nice pick for anyone who needs to hone his or her speed-reading skills.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.21

Version 8.21 adds interesting and engaging readings for teenagers and readings for kids age 7 and up.


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added July 13, 2007
Version 8.21

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista


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Developer's Description

Is your reading holding you back? RocketReader has a series of dynamic exercises to quickly improve your reading speed and comprehension. Our software has 500 graded practice readings with comprehension tests for ages 7 to adult. You can also train with your own text and PDF files. Version 8.21 adds interesting and engaging readings for teenagers and readings for kids age 7 and up.

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