PROS / This software has a wide variety of exercises, tests and brain games.
CONS / It doesn’t let you import text or use it for web text.
VERDICT / The software is well-suited for reading levels starting from 3rd grade up, with versions tailored to personal, professional and educational use. However, if you are buying it for a classroom or business team, you will have to pay extra for a group membership.
Infinite Mind's eyeQ is an online speed-reading and brain-enhancement program, designed to increase not only your reading speed, but your comprehension, memory, focus and visual acuity. eyeQ is intuitive, easy to use and full of different and sometimes fun speed-reading exercises designed to help you read faster.
Rather than a set training period, this speed-reading program works on a subscription basis for Windows users. When you sign up, you have access to all the lessons and features until you cancel your monthly subscription. Each lesson takes about seven minutes and includes visual exercises to strengthen eye muscles, eliminate subvocalization and widen your peripheral vision so you can process more words at a time. eyeQ uses flash and paced reading exercises to increase focus. Beyond the sessions, you can test your reading speed anytime you want in the software's testing center.
eyeQ's library includes 200 classic literature novels and biographies of historical figures that you can use for practice. The included eBooks contain material appropriate for all reading levels, from grade 3 on up. Unlike some other speed reading software programs on our lineup, you cannot import your own documents into this software.
This speed-reading program has versions tailored for personal, professional and educational use. eyeQ is used in classrooms and corporate offices across the country. While the program is limited to one user, if you want training for a classroom or business team, you can pay extra for one of the group plans. The Control Room offers custom reporting for teachers, employers and other administrative users. You can view a user's specific words-per-minute rate as well as their percentage of improvement. In addition, you can see which lessons users complete and the date they completed them.
The eyeQ speed-reading program is intuitive and polished, so you shouldn't have a problem navigating the software and completing the lessons. However, if you do, you can look at the product FAQs available on the manufacturer’s website, or you can contact their customer service via email. You can get a steep discount for future months for yourself or family and friends by recommending the product via social media directly from your login home page.
Although this application lacks some of the features found in higher-tier software, overall, eyeQ provides effective speed-reading training. The program utilizes several proven techniques to help you learn to read faster and is well-suited for all reading levels, ranging from young children to college students and corporate professionals. Its variety of programs can keep you entertained while improving your reading speed, and the exercises may help increase your memory and visual acuity as well.