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AceReader Reviews & Awards

AceReader has been winning awards for well over a decade


A few more recent reviews & awards:




Technology & Learning's Awards of Excellence

Technology & Learning's Awards of Excellence program has been recognizing outstanding ed tech curriculum products for 31 years.

AceReader was named the TOP winner out of all winners. Technology & Learning Magazine named AceReader Pro from StepWare its "Top Winner" in the 24th annual Awards of Excellence. Eclipsing programs from such well-known educational software companies as Microsoft, Apple, Scholastic, and Harcourt, AceReader Pro was singled out as the finest of the 55 curriculum products that won this Award of Excellence.

Winner in 2006, 2007 and 2013

2006 Technology & Learning Press Release

2007 Technology & Learning Press Release

2013 Technology & Learning Press Release

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AceReader Pro Article published at techlearning.com

TITLE - Research: Improving Silent Reading Performance

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BESSIE AWARDS:
AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 12th Annual Best Educational Software Award in the catagory of "Best Middle School Reading Software". AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 14th Annual Best Educational Software Award in the catagory of "Best High School Language Arts Software". AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 17th Annual Best Educational Software Award in the catagory of "Best High School Reading Software". AceReader Online wins 18th Annual Best Educational Software Award in the catagory of "Best High School Reading Software". AceReader Elite wins 19th Annual Best Educational Software Award in the catagory of "Best High School Reading Software".

The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. The BESSIES have had the distinction of previously being co-sponsored by the CBS-affiliate in San Diego (KFMB-TV, Ch.8). Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world. All submitted titles are made available to school districts, teachers, and the public through ComputED and the Educational Software Preview Service of San Diego Center for Educational Technology (a nonprofit organization).

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EDDIE AWARDS:
AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins Annual Education Software Review Award.

AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 10th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Reading.

AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 12th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Language Arts.

AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 14th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Language Arts.

The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence--including augmenting the classroom curriculum and improving teacher productivity. Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world. Selection is based on academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach and management system. All submitted titles are made available to school districts, teachers, and the public through ComputED and the Educational Software Preview Service of San Diego Center for Educational Technology (a nonprofit organization).

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Cathy Duffy Review of AceReader Elite (December 2012)

Cathy Duffy is best known as a curriculum specialist. As the author of the two-volume Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual(Elementary Grades and Junior/Senior High) she researched curriculum and methodology for all subjects and all grade levels.

Below is a link to Cathy's review of AceReader Elite

Cathy Duffy Review of AceReader Elite
AceReader Pro Finalist in 2004 & 2006

Distinguished Achievement Award program.

Presented by The Association of Educational Publishers (edpress.org).

Finalist in the 2004 and 2006 Distinguished Achievement Awards for Outstanding Educational Products

Category: Software / Educational - Reading

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AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus is a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 20th Annual Codie Awards!

Category: Best Secondary Education Instructional Solution: Language Arts/English

"The 20th annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards finalist is a significant achievement."

CODiE Award
Seal of Approval from Homeschool.com

Statement from Homeschool.com:

This "Seal of Approval" will let homeschoolers know that Homeschool.com supports your curriculum and/or products, showing them that you are a legitimate and respected operation. Keep up the good work!

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AceReader Spotlight Review and award from Practical Homeschooling

by Anne Wegener,
Practical Homeschooling
#84, Sept/Oct 2008

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AceReader wins Practical Homeschooling Interactive Learning Awards in the 2007, 2010 and 2013

Category: Reading Improvement

"Voted by fellow homeschoolers to be considered the best and most useful products in each category."

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Review/Article in Closing the Gap

by Miriam Ruff, December, 2009 / January 2010 issue of Closing The Gap magazine


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Review of Macintosh version of AceReader Pro Deluxe

by Marcel Dufresne, September 9th 2009 issue of MaUsE (Macintosh Users East) newsletter

"Whether you read real books or ebooks, magazine articles on or off
line, AceReader will improve your reading speed. Since running
through the first set of drills, I have noticed an improvement in my
reading speed."

Full AceReader Article


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Full newsletter (AceReader on page 6)

AceReader Pro Deluxe has successfully met the CLRN (California Learning Resource Network) review criteria.

California Learning Resource Network

Northwest Region Literacy Resource Center gives AceReader Pro an Excellent rating.
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AceReader Pro Deluxe has been been chosen to be included in the On-Line Educational Software Preview Guide.

The Educational Software Preview Guide (ESPG) Consortium is comprised of a group of highly respected educators, representing major software review centers throughout the country. The Guide, now in its 21st year, is an invaluable resource to educators looking for exemplary technology related curriculum recommendations, delivered in an objective manner.

ESPG
TopTenREVIEW's gives AceReader Pro a perfect score.

Click on the image to watch the video review.

TopTenREVIEWS Excellence Awards
StarReviews.com Reviews AceReader Pro

In 2010 StarReviews.com gives AceReader Pro a Gold Seal and ranks it their #1 one pick of Speed Reading software programs.

StarReview Gold Award
SpeedReadingTechniques.org Reviews AceReader Pro

SpeedReadingTechniques.org ranks AceReader Pro as their #1 one pick of Speed Reading software programs.

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Media & Methods Magazine announces StepWare, Inc. as a Portfolio 2003, 2004 & 2005 Winner for the Product AceReader Pro Deluxe

The Awards Portfolio, sponsored by Media & Methods Magazine, acknowledges instructional technology products and services that contribute to excellence in K-12 schools. Cream-of-the-crop products have ben selected for inclusion in this year's Awards Portfolio.

Hundreds of products are submitted annually to this education-industry competition. Each product is evaluated by a team of educators who serve as judges for this annual event.

The products are assessed against a sets of objective criteria. Judges measure the products purpose, content, documentation and effectiveness. Other judging criteria include: interest level, clarity of educational objectives, user friendliness, as well as overall strengths and weaknesses.

Quote from Media & Methods Magazine: "Overall Evaluation: Here is a well-focused product that successfully zeros in on improving reading skills."

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AceReader Pro is an honored recipient

Of an iParenting Media Award

Review by Andy Kaiser from AndyBrain.com
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Review by Wally Wang, ComputerEdge Online
Review by Wally Want, ComputerEdge Online
Software Review in HOMESCHOOLING Parent

July/August 2003 Issue, page 20.

"For homeschoolers who are interested in helping their children learn to read faster and more accurately with documented results, AceReader Pro Deluxe is a must for your home classroom!"

HomeSchooling Parent Review
Software Reviews by The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine; The Magazine for Homeschool Families

REVIEW 1: AceReader Pro Deluxe Product review by Cindy West, The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine, LLC, May 2008

Review by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

REVIEW 2: AceReader Pro Deluxe Product review by Dr. Anne Margaret Write, Senior Product Reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine, LLC, January 2011

Review by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Review by Children's Software & New Media Revue

Issue 53, Volume 10, No. 3.

"This straightforward program teaches children and adults how to read faster and understand more (improve comprehension). It's easy to use. First you take self-paced reading comprehension tests to determine your base reading speed. Then, you perform reading drills and play skill-building games. Tests and drills are broken out by grade levels 1-12+. Exercises consist mainly of speed drills and multiple choice assessment of understanding. Detailed records are kept, and the program is customizable in that teachers can make their own drills and tests. You won't find frills‹ just straightforward skill practice."

Childrens Software Revue
Mentioned In Book

Going to University: The Secrets of Success

Page 54 states: "If your university offers a free course it is worth doing, but manycommercial courses seem over-priced. Speed reading programs are nowavailable for computers and provide a decent and cheaper alternative aslong as you persist and practise. I found “Ace Reader” from Stepware Inc. particularly useful, and I confess that I rather enjoyed the little games."

Childrens Software Revue
Mentioned in Columbia Daily Tribune

By SCOTT A. MY
Published Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scott A. May is a local freelance writer who has been published in Home Office Computing magazine and other computer publications. He is technical support manager for Hi-Tech Software.

Childrens Software Revue
AceReader Pro Review in infopackets Windows newsletter

By Jake Ludington

Childrens Software Revue
Review by Learning & Leading with Technology

September 2004, Vol. 32 No. 1

"...AceReader Pro is an excellent computer-assisted reading improvement program to improve reading speed, efficiency, and comprehension... "

"...It was amazing to me how quickly the drills made a difference in my base reading speed. After only 20 minutes, I saw improvement in my reading speed and that of my student testers. I imagine in a lab or classroom setting, that 20 minutes a couple of times a week would lead to a noticeable reading speed improvement for many students..."

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A Review by The Education & Training Academy
ETA Review
Selected as a featured site in StudyWeb as one of the best educational resources on the web.
Academic Excellence Award
Selected as 'Site of the Month' at the UK Teacher Network site.
UK Teacher Network
Article: Ability @ Work:

Real Tools and Real Accommodations. Share your stories.

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Winner of SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2009 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2008 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2007 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Finalist in 2006 for SIAF Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2005 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2004 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Finalist in 2003 for SIAF Best Educational Program.

Finalist in 2002 for SIAF Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 2001 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

Finalist in 2000 for SIAF Best Educational Program.

Winner of the 1999 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.

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Ziff Davis Awards:

AceReader Pro Launched on ZDNet LaunchPad January 2001!

Winner of the 1999 ZD Shareware Awards competition as FamilyPC's Program of the Year.

Winner of the 1999 FamilyPC ZD Shareware Awards competition in the category "Education."

Launched on ZDNet LaunchPad 1998!

ZDNet Gives AceReader 5 Stars!

Listed on USA Today Hotfiles for Top Downloads of 1997!

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Jon C.A. DeKeles, Technical Director ZDNet AnchorDesk Review
Preston Gralla, Executive Editor ZDNet Software Library Review

C|Net's DOWNLOAD.COM

AceReader has been downloaded from download.com over 100,000 times and counting...

8th Most Popular Educational Title

Featured as Power Downloader's Weekly Pick

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Selected as a " Top Download for Self Improvement" by PC WORLD
PC World Award 2
Selected as "Top 10 Downloads for Home" by PC WORLD
PC World Award 1
A 5 Star Review by Pegasus Book Club
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Review of Text-To-Speech Add-on by Pegasus Book Club
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Featured by CNN.COM as Top 10 downloads for home
CNN Award
Dr. File Finder's Pick on Simtel
Dr. File Finder's Pick Award
PaulsPicks.com gives 5 stars to the AceReader family of products.
Paul's Picks
The Microsoft & WUGNET Best Choice Shareware Pick of the Week
WUGNET Award
TUCOWS gives AceReader their highest rating of 5 cows.
TUCOWS award

AceReader Pro wins Isidor Awards 2003 in the category of "Education & Science"
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Featured on TechTV Show Title: Sharpen Kids' Reading Skills
Call for help
Selected as an "Essential CNet Download" in August 2003 issue of Computer Shopper.
Computer Shopper
Rated 5 stars by GnomeDownloads
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PC version featured in the Digital Media Section of Lockergnome Technology Newsletter.

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Macintosh version featured in the Apple Core Section of Lockergnome Technology Newsletter.

LockerGnome
Written up in Mobile Computing & Communications. May 1999.
Mobile Computing
Featured on the Home Computing TV Show

( Courtesy of Knowledge TV & Tim Testa's Home Computing Show )

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chilidownload.com

chilidownload.com gives AceReader Pro 5 stars and certifies the download as 100% clean

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3D2F.com

A quick review of AceReader by 3D2F.com

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From SoftwareSeekers.com

"We sincerely congratulate you for the excellent job that you have done and want to recognize your achievement by awarding you with our Editor's pick gallardon: our highest recognition."

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BestVistaDownloads.com gives AceReader Pro series 5 stars.
Best Vista Downloads Award
FindMySoft.com awards AceReader with 5 stars.
Best Vista Downloads Award
DownloadRage awards AceReader Pro series of products with 5 stars.
Best Vista Downloads Award
DownloadRage has tested AceReader Pro software

With the best available antivirus and antispyware products in order to ensure that all the files included in the installation package are free from viruses, spyware and adware.

Best Vista Downloads Award
Soft-Go.Com gives 5 stars to the AceReader Pro series.

Also certified by Soft-Go.Com as software with no adware, no spyware and no viruses.

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Qweas.com gives 5 stars to the AceReader Pro series.

Also certified by Qweas as software with no adware, no spyware and no viruses.

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FiveSign Network gives 5 stars to the AceReader family of products.
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AceReader Awarded SOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN AWARD"

Softpedia guarantees that AceReader is 100% CLEAN, which means is does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean, therefore it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.

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AceReader Pro receive award from Soft32Download.com

You received this email because your software product has been tested on 2006-09-04 and has been found by our experts free of adware/spyware/trojans/viruses. Also, we were impressed by the quality and cleanliness of your program.

Considering the test results we decided to grant your product, with a 5/5 Stars Rating and "100% Clean and Safe to install award". This award means that your product is 100% clean of adware/spyware/trojans/viruses and it is safe to install.

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AceReader Pro series receive award from DownloadSofts.com

DownloadSofts.com found "AceReader Pro Series " clean of adware/spyware and they qualified it as "100% Clean and Safe to install". Accordingly to the tests results made by our team, we grant your product with "Clean & Safe" DownloadSofts Award.

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AceReader Pro has been Approved, 5 Star Awarded and 100% Safety Certified at our software archive site FileLook.Com

FileLook guarantees that AceReader Pro is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any spyware, adware, viruses, trojans, backdoors. This software was tested thoroughly and found absolutely clean, therefore it can be installed without any concern by computer users. This software product will be retested periodically when new version releases, so you should check back this page.

8844download.com gives AceReader Pro series 5 Stars
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softsoft.ru gives AceReader Pro 5 Stars
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download3k.com gives AceReader Pro series 5 Stars
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Ivertech.com gives AceReader Pro series 5 Stars
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Free Downloads Center gives AceReader an Editor's Choice award and provides a review.
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Softdll.com gives AceReader Pro series 5 Stars
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SubmitFile.com gives 5 Stars & Editors Pick to the AceReader family of products.
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Softs Land gives 5 stars to the AceReader family of products.
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Download32.com gives 5 stars to the AceReader family of products.
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Onekit.net gives 5 stars to the AceReader family of products.
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KeyDownloads.com gives AceReader 5 stars.
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at fileedge.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at windfile.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at byte-flow.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at Criticalfiles.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at Acidfiles.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at SoftChecker.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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AceReader Products awarded by the editors at SoftPlatz.com with "Excellent (5/5)" award and "Editor's Choice".
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Rated 5 out of 5 by SoftwareAwards.net
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"AceReader has been awarded our Golden Award, the highest ranking available at Filebasket."

"Our Golden Award has been given to very few products, and only to products we consider to be excellent and above average in their category. Less than 1% of our listed products have received it to date, so AceReader is joining an exclusive club."

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All AceReader products rated 5 out of 5 stars.
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All AceReader Pro products rated 5 out of 5 stars.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars by FileHungry.com.
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Rated 5 out of 5 horns by Ryno-Net.com.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars by softlist.net.

"5 stars is our highest rating, and we are proud to have your software listed in our directory and we are glad to recommend your software to our users!"

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A 5 Smile Review by ROCKET DOWNLOAD.COM
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Editor's Pick at FILES32.COM in the category of Education/Reading
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at The File Transit
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at bestsoftware4download.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at SoftAward.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at Softsia.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at FinalDownload.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at Software Picks Network
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at Get-Free Trial Networks
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at Download2you.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars at UKwares.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by TSM-Soft.net Downloads Editor
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Soft32.com
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Hotlib.com awards AceReader Pro with their highest rating
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by ProgramURL .com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by TomDownload .com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by BestSoftOrder .com
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Selected as Editor's Pick at FileTrial.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by editors at Sofotex.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by hotSoft32.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Softforall.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by BobSoft.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by EuroDownload.com
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Awarded 5 out of 5 cups by 5Cup.com
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AceReader has been awarded a 5 star rating at programjunction.com
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AceReader Pro Deluxe has been awarded the Softempire Emperor Award (highest award available) at softempire.com
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AceReader is Awarded 5 stars by softwareinsearch.com
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AceReader is Awarded 5 stars by softjamboree.com
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AceReader Pro is Awarded 5 stars by downloadleader.com
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AceReader Pro is Awarded 5 stars by prgdc.com
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AceReader Pro is Awarded 5 stars by download128.com
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by aFreeGo.com
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by SoftwareDaemon.com
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by FileDudes.com
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by SOFTS.info
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by Gear's Box
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Downloads45.com awards AceReader Pro with 5 out of 5 stars and their Editors Choice award.
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by SoftGrab.com
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AceReader Products are Awarded 5 stars by kingdownloads.com
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Awarded 5 stars from Lastdownload.com
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Awarded 5 stars from filebuzz.com
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Awarded 5 stars from GTdownload.com
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Awarded 5 stars from pcwin.com
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Awarded 5 stars from devgalaxy.com
Awarded 5 stars from downloadthat.com
Awarded 5 stars from filegets.com
Awarded 5 stars from actualdownload.com
Awarded 5 stars from bluechillies.com
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Awarded 5 stars from DownloadMegasite
AceReader line of products receive "Five Star" awards from EgyFirst.com
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Member of Educational Software Cooperative (ESC). (Member of the month for October 1997)
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Member of the Association of Software Professionals (ASP)
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