Memrise vs ShiftReader – Speed Read the Web

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Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Professors/Teachers, Executives and Managers, Lawyers, Doctors, Researchers, Administrative staff, Journalists/Freelance Writers, Entrepreneurs



Subscription-based- $8.49/month




ShiftReader – Speed Read the Web

Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Kids, Students, Pupils, People working with a large volume of information

20M+ Downloads

#1 in Magazines & Newspapers

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world. Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything

you read – faster.

Sir Richard Branson

Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.

Sir Richard Branson

Memrise reviews

Of course though, like any language learning program out there, there are a handful of negatives as well. Most notably among these, I don’t believe Memrise is the best for developing your conversational skills. By and large, however, Memrise still receives high marks from our team. I think Memrise is an excellent language app for folks who want to achieve a basic to intermediate grasp of a new language with decent fluency.

- Debbie Lopez

I really like Memrise and think it’s a great tool to help you learn vocabulary and phrases effectively. The technology and science behind Memrise are top-notch. The content in the official courses is high quality, and the user-generated courses cover a huge variety of topics.

- Chad Emery

Of course, this is not the best solution out there, as many of the user-created courses contain errors and mistakes in grammar lessons. You may have to filter which Memrise courses are worth your time after fiddling with the app for at least two to three months. Moreover, you'll have to deal with frustration in speaking like a native since many of their features are behind an expensive subscription plan.

- CJ Advincula

ShiftReader – Speed Read the Web reviews

It says that you have to create an account so it can save settings and statistics. That is BS, because those can be saved in chrome sync storage, and maybe I don't care about them. It should say that it wants you register so it can track you, and potentially leak your data a few years from now.

- Dorian

Requires you to register, under the guise of needing a login to save your settings. Blatant lies aside, you shouldn't need to send data to anyone.

- Matthew Bennett-Lovesey

This extension behaves like my favorite speed reading solution "eyercise," and because it allows chunking per fixation point actually improves one's reading ability in general over that lousy rsvp method which will eventually lead to depth-perception issues (a _common_ outcome of staring at screens for hours). Morbid fact: The average person will spend 44 years of their life staring at screens. My personal favorite setup is green highlight color, dark red highlight background, and dark blue page text. Once the highlight background begins to fade, the previously marked text appears black until retinal rods and cones re-adapt. To the dev: Reason for 4 stars: I think the suggested donation is way too high. Feature request: 1. glowing text using webkit opacity transition effect. 2. keep highlight line at the top level (autoscroll for persistent top line). Thank you so much.

- Daun Ozuna

Pros & cons


The free version offers everything
It uses a spaced repetition system
Plenty of programs, languages, levels

Quality of user-created contents vary a lot
The exercises can get repetitive
Memrise is only vocabulary focused

ShiftReader – Speed Read the Web

Accelerate your learning and save time
Speed read in a more natural reading experience
Develop a lifelong skill of faster reading and faster learning

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world

Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything you read – faster.


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