eReflect Software, the maker of 7 Speed Reading, commissioned a freelance writer to compare the two pieces of speed reading software. Here are her results. You can also read our own review of 7 Speed Reading.*
AceReader v 7 Speed Reading
AceReader is a comprehensive and relatively flexible speed reading program that can help you to improve your speed reading skills no matter what level you are at right now. The program assesses your reading level and then provides three different strategies for increasing reading speed, namely reducing subvocalisation (or speaking the words as you read them), eliminating regression (or the re-reading of text), and getting your fixation right, which enables you to read more text in a shorter period of time [see further, Speed Reading: 3 Barriers to Faster Reading]. These aims are very clear and determine the exercises that are available.
7 Speed Reading, on the other hand, offers seven strategies, all of which are aimed at different methods of learning. The logic behind 7 Speed Reading is that everyone learns differently. Thus, 7 Speed Reading provides all the strategies that have been proven by extensive research to work, so that individuals can choose the that strategy that works best for them. In effect, 7 Speed Reading puts control back in your hands.
7 Speed Reading also has fifteen activities that are interactive and engaging to ensure that your skills develop — and keep developing.
The two speed reading software programs have significant similarities. Both focus on speed reading and comprehension to ensure that users develop their existing reading skills rather than trying to build those reading skills from scratch. Both are based on the latest technology to ensure that users are able to take advantage of the best possible techniques via their computers.
However, there are also significant differences between AceReader and 7 Speed Reading.
One of these differences is that AceReader comes in a lot of different versions for several different audiences: Personal, Education, and Business, plus Special Uses. These categories cover your choice of AceReader Pro (for around $70), AceReader Pro Deluxe (at around $100); AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus ($129), and AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus Network ($919); plus numerous optional Add-ons for an extra $20 per Add-on.
Alternatively, you can download 7 Speed Reading as 1 simple, immediate download for $79.95, with more than $200 bonus items added for free.
*Denise and I recommend only products that we have tried and tested. These include 7 Speed Reading. We have agreed to receive a commission from some sales of 7 Speed Reading software because we are happy to endorse that software.