sprits-it! – speed-reading of web pages in a browser

sprits-it! is a free web application which allows speed-reading of arbitrary web pages in a browser.

This project is targeted specifically on usability in Safari and Chrome mobile browsers but should ultimately work well on other platforms.

The software is published under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Speed-read any web page in most web browsers — also on mobile.
  • Configurable reading speed, play/pause/rewind, nite mode, reading progress bar.
  • Settings, text and reading position can be saved in browser local storage and restored next time you visit.
  • Uses Readability technology for text extraction and cleanup (HTML boilerplate removal).
  • Hyphenation for long words with language auto-detection.
  • Punctuation aware.
  • Easy-to-install bookmarklet.
  • Right-to-left language support (עברית and العربية).
  • eBook reading (ePub format, experimental).
  • PDF text extraction (experimental).

Website: the-happy-hippo.github.io/sprits-it
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: the-happy-hippo
License: MIT License


sprits-it! is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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