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Editors' Review

This application aims to turn readers into speed demons but has some problems we find hard to overlook. Installing the program could be easier; for some strange reason, the annoying end-user agreement forces users to agree to each of its sections through pull-down menus. Stretch does its job by emulating a flash-card method, quickly displaying up to 100 words on a screen and asking the user to type it back. These drills are accompanied by sound effects that quickly grow irritating and unfortunately cannot be disabled. The application's tabbed interface is simple enough to use but wastes too much space displaying the developer's logo. Happily, Stretch does at least give you ways to customize the learning sessions, allowing you to choose the number of words, the font size, whether the words flash or scroll across the screen, and how long they appear. Stretch keeps statistics in a separate pane but doesn't seem to calculate an overall score or rating for each user. In the end, this program may help you hone your speed-reading skills, but you should also peruse your other options.
 
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Publisher FieldCraft
Publisher web site http://www.fieldcraft.biz/airlock
Release Date September 22, 2004
Date Added September 22, 2004
Version 2004

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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Total Downloads 6,619
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 19-day trial, only 35 texts
Price $45
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