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Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com

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Spreeder.com is free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension. 

 
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Top 5 Google Reader Alternatives that work with Buffer - The Buffer Blog

As of July 1, 2013 Google will discontinue Google Reader and shut down the site. And this is good news!

Although at first I was at grief about the death of Google Reader I soon realized what lots of others have noted by now. The fact that Google Reader is dead is awesome. It will allow for lots of innovation in the space to happen that couldn’t before as Google Reader wasn’t changing.

 

Now new RSS sync services are coming up, and many of them are supporting Buffer (http://buff.ly/M2hZAU)

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This post lists five alternatives that will keep the lights on once Google Reader has left the building. And best: They all work with Buffer, my facourite twitter and social media management app. Buffer (http://buff.ly/M2hZAU) lets you schedule your posts so that you can share your finds sparsed out throughout the day. 

 

Its free to sign up, and when you do, please use this link (http://buff.ly/M2hZAU) so that I can get one more spot in my upcoming tweets queue. Thanks!

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Taking notes on secondary sources

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I know I’m late to the party, but I’ve been playing around with taking notes on secondary sources. Not notes in the margins of the books/photocopies, not notes on notebook paper, not no...
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I came across this blog post on note taking via a ping back. Excellent, in depth read - I highly recommend it.

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RapidReading - iPad

The secret with RapidReading lies in its ability to quickly teach you to process words and information in a new way. You'll learn how to...

* read words without having to silently say them in your head
* help your eyes fixate on the words you are reading in a new and improved way
* use lateral vision to look directly at less words, yet still comprehend what you're reading


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3)

The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3) | academiPad | Scoop.it
This third and last part of my series of 30 best iPad apps for students and academics focuses on apps for Organizing and Enjoying life in academia.
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10 Tools to Read Later What You Find on the Internet - ChurchMag

10 Tools to Read Later What You Find on the Internet - ChurchMag | academiPad | Scoop.it
Looking for a better way to consume online content? Check out this list of top 10 read later tools.
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This article is a great place to start when you are trying to get your head around all the different online options you have to manage your reading, information intake, notebooking and social bookmarking. Evernote, diigo, Springpad, Pocket, and many more information management tools are described here.

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The Old Reader

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What service will replace your Google Reader once it retires on July 1st? A couple of app developers are currently in the race for picking up the pieces Google's announcement has left GR lovers with, and this one promises to be fairly close to the original.

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Reeder: RSS Readers for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

Reeder: RSS Readers for iPad, iPhone, and Mac | academiPad | Scoop.it
Reeder is an RSS reader app ecosystem for the Mac, iPad and iPhone that merges functionality with great design. Read the in-depth review here.
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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics

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This post discusses my personal best 30 iPad apps for college students, grad students, professors and everybody else in university and academia.
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This is my personal list of the 30 best iPad apps for college / grad students and professors. It is not one of these countless posts that list a bunch of generic apps like Safari, Facebook and iBooks. Those are not really specific to people in university, and I also bet you knew those already. I am also not going to throw a list at you filled with niche iPad apps targeted at one particular subject or at earlier years of education. So what will you find here?

 

This is a list of my favorite iPad apps that are useful for everybody in academia – college students, grad students, postdocs, lecturers and professors – because they help us excel in our core workflows: Writing, Reading, Thinking, Presenting and Organizing our academic lives.

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