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Good reads, extremely fucking fast.

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Glance is a news network for the discerning speed reader.


  • "I'm not easily impressed, but this blew me away. You can have very good understanding of the text and still read blazingly fast." - norswap, HackerNews

  • "Super cool reading tool that helps you read at 800wpm. Kind of like watching television, only with words." - @janeka, Twitter

  • "Crushing my inbox with @GUNdotIO's Glance. If only it extracted data from my brain as well." - @climb23k, Twitter


  • Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
  • Word length and grammar-aware speed reading
  • WPM selector
  • RSS feeds from top news and commentary sources (as well as HackerNews and TrueReddit)
  • No ads!
  • Most read and most recently read articles across the network (powered by Parse)
  • Diffbot-based article extraction
  • Light-and-dark themes
  • Responsive design

Future Features

I'd like to have classic literature and essays available as well. Can anybody help me make RSS feeds of books and essays?


Glance needs you! If you find bugs, have feature requests, or have other needs, please help out!

The best way to contribute is to start a new ticket, or to work on an existing ticket.

Once you have tested your changes and confirmed they work, send a pull request. Add yourself to the list of contributors below as well!

Important note!

Please be sure to submit your pull requests to the dev branch, rather than master. Since the currently deployed version depends on accessing the raw resources from Github master, all changes must be reviewed for functionality and security testing before they can be merged directly. Thank you!


This project is a descendant of the Glance Bookmarklet.

You may also want to see the Glance Android App.


These projects aren't related, but might be interesting for speed readers.


This software is licensed under the New BSD License. For more information, read the file


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