Maybe you never gave it a thought, but it can really save a lot of time if you can read 3x of your current reading speed, you can either read 3x more content in the same amount of time or finish the same article in 1/3rd of the time.
I am a slow reader myself, so, even if the webpage says it’s a 3-minute read, it takes me more than 6 minutes to finish it.
I have actually built a system that let’s read faster. In this post, I’ll share how to read web articles faster. that is, the articles from your favourite websites.
I often read stuff from Medium, or anything Interesting that lands in my Facebook newsfeed.
Now, before I tell you the trick, I want to clarify that it’s not literally reading at the 3x speed. It’s a mix of Reading + Listening to the article.
There is a simple fact that we tend to read faster if we hear the words. This is why it is said that we read it out loud to read faster.
But my trick goes one step further, and use the Smartphone’s voice assistant for reading the articles.
What you need to read 3x faster
- Chrome for Android Browser (or any browser will do)
- Pocket App
The combination of two apps will help you read faster. Don’t believe me? Keep reading further.
When you have the Pocket app installed, and have set it up for reading to use, open any article you want to read, usually the text heavy articles that are long.
Step 1: Tap on the share icon, and save it to the Pocket app.
Step 2: Once you have saved it to the Pocket App,
Step3: Launch the Pocket App, either from Quick Actions or by going to the App Drawer.
Step 4: You will find the Articles Saved in the Pocket app,
Step 5: Tap on the top right corner, and then tap on the ‘Listen to Article’.
I keep the reading speed on Faster, but you can keep as per your liking.
Use earphones to listen to the article while reading it, the Pocket app will automatically scroll to the next paragraph so that you can keep reading.
You can also listen to the article in the background and do other stuff also, the Audi player can be controlled from the Notification Panel
If you are looking to read a Book faster? you should check out this article on how to read a book 3x faster.