Classic Desktop

The original desktop version of AceReader is still available.

What is AceReader Classic Desktop?

This is the "original" desktop PC/Windows install version of AceReader.

This version of AceReader is often referred to as Reading Speed and Comprehension software. It is also referred to as reading improvement software, reading assessment software, reading fluency software, speed reading course and vision training software.

Also check out our new online cloud based applications:
AceReader Education Edition and AceReader Personal Edition.

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A few reasons why individual consumers and educators choose AceReader

  • The only program that uses time-tested, patented and research-based technology that has a 15-year proven track record. Sophisticated yet fun and very simple to use.
  • We provide a satisfaction guarantee along with excellent support. We are known for our rapid and high quality support. Call or email any time.
  • Includes more leveled and themed material than any other product. Themes include: American History, Earth & Space Science, Famous People, Fun Facts and SAT/ACT Prep. Get smarter while you learn to be an efficient reader. 13 levels of text make it ideal for all ages.
  • Includes the most advanced eReader available. You can train with material you need to read anyway (i.e. eBooks, documents, web pages, email...). With the web, thousands of eBooks are only a few clicks away.
  • No product in its class has won more awards. We have won prestigious education awards from Technology & Learning, BESSIE and EDDIE for innovation and educational excellence.
  • We don't make wild claims, but we do guarantee that you will improve your reading speed and comprehension. It varies for each individual, but doubling and tripling speeds is not uncommon. The improvement you make will be well worth your investment.
  • Satisfying and serving Individuals, Educational Institutions, Business and the Military for over 15 years. A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and TrustLink member.
  • Download our Free trial. We believe you should be able to try our program before you purchase. The trial can be turned into a fully functional version upon purchase. Our new 2015 editions have over a decade of releases behind them.
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Double your Reading Speed with AceReader.
The Industry Leader for over a Decade.

  • PROVEN: Picked as the program of choice and successfully being used by 100's of Learning Centers (world wide), the US Air Force Academy, the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon plus thousands of individuals, k-12 schools, colleges and universities.
  • EASY: The Course Mode leads you through an automated self-adjusting and personalized training process.
  • FUN: Eye Exercise Games improve your reading speed while you're having fun.
  • GREAT PRICE: We're committed to keeping our prices affordable for everyone.
  • VERSATILE: The program provides all the content you need (for grades 1 up through adult-level). Also allows you to incorporate your own material for the Tests, Drills, and Games.
  • DUAL PURPOSE: The program allows you to load text from files and from the clipboard (i.e. Web pages, e-mails, .pdf files, .doc files...) and lets you train with material you need to read anyway.
  • AWARD WINNING: AceReader has won over 50 awards and honors, including rated the Winner out of all the Winners by "Technology & Learning."
  • GREAT SUPPORT: We pride ourselves on providing unsurpassed, rapid support. Call or e-mail us any time.
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Breaking bad habits

AceReader helps you break two major bad habits:

  1. Subvocalization (pronouncing the words in your mind while you read).
  2. Re-Reading/Regression (letting your eyes wander back to re-read text).
AceReader paces you to read at higher speeds. At these higher speeds, it becomes physically impossible to subvocalize. And because AceReader displays text by flashing word sets, you will be forced to read ahead and will not have the opportunity to regress.

AceReader will also help you:

  1. Reduce Your Eye Fixation Time (time spent when your eyes are focused on a single point).
  2. Expand Your Eye Fixation Zone (ability to read a wider text width when your eyes are focused on a single point).
  3. Increase Your Re-Fixation Speed (ability to reposition your eyes at a rapid rate).

Easy-to-use technology

AceReader uses the following two technologies. (Each can help you learn to take in multiple words at one time.)

  1. RAPID SERIAL VISUAL PRESENTATION — When AceReader is in RSVP mode, text is displayed in the center of the text area. RSVP can help you read faster than normal because your eyes do not have to move. The words come to your eyes instead of your eyes going to the words.
  2. TACHISTOSCOPIC SCROLL PRESENTATION — When AceReader is in TSP mode, text is displayed in a manner that forces your eyes to move just like they do in normal reading. TSP can train you to read in a normal fashion but at higher speeds.

At school, work, or home, use AceReader as:

  1. A READING IMPROVEMENT TOOL — Learn to read faster by practicing at configurable speed settings. Track progress by taking the reading/comprehension tests, broken out by grade levels 1-12+. Once you've broken two bad habits (Subvocalization and Re-Reading), you will find yourself reading 2X, 3X, or even faster. The more you practice, the better you will get.
  2. A PRODUCTIVITY TOOL — Read faster at the computer. Use AceReader to read and skim text rapidly from a variety of documents and from your clipboard. The clipboard allows you to import text from other applications, such as your favorite word processor and text from the Internet (i.e. Web pages, e-mail, news groups). Utilize the "Burst" and "Sentence Search" features to read efficiently while online. Adjust (1) speed of text presentation, (2) font color, (3) font size, (4) background color, (5) number of words or lines, (6) delays, and much more.

Targeting specific challenges

  • Diagnostic Reading Assessment Tool - In addition to improving your reading skills, use AceReader to help assess your current reading level (speed and comprehension).
  • Tachistoscope - Use AceReader as a pacing tool. Some teachers have noted that AceReader is a modern-day software version of the mechanical tachistoscope machines from years ago. Those machines, which would flash text onto a screen at configurable speeds, were used to help many students and teachers learn how to read faster and better by pacing their eye movement. AceReader goes beyond their capabilities, though, by providing many additional options and features, and it includes the ability to track student progress.
  • Warm Up Tool - Use AceReader to warm up your reading skills. It's the same as picking up several bats and taking a few swings before stepping up to the plate. Then you can switch over to read online or offline, increasing your speed in the process.
  • Low Vision Aid - Read without eye movement. Change the text font and background color to meet your needs.
  • Memorization and Flash Card Tool - Use AceReader Pro's Flash Card Game to memorize learning material (i.e. state capitals, multiplication tables). You can also use the Burst Forward and Burst Repeat features to rapidly read and re-read text for the purpose of memorizing it.
  • Self-Improvement Programmer - Step up the speed and rapidly display messages to yourself for the purpose of programming your subconscious with positive suggestions.
  • Foreign Languages Trainer - Use AceReader as a computerized flash card system to read and re-read text for the purpose of learning a foreign language. AceReader support s the international ASCII character set (i.e. English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, etc.).
  • ESL Trainer - Use AceReader to help learn English as a Second Language by improving your English reading skills.
  • Dyslexia Aid - Read by viewing one or a few words at a time. Easily adjust the speed to your fit your needs.
  • Eye Tracker - Train your eyes to move left-to-right and top-to-bottom by using the "Eye Trainer Mode." This mode forces proper eye movement for normal offline reading.
  • PhotoReading Aid - Use AceReader to flash whole pages of text at desired speeds to assist with online PhotoReading techniques.
  • Speed Reading Aid - Use AceReader to assist your eye tracking at configured speeds. This will help break common bad reading habits that slow you down (i.e. subvocalization and regression...).


  • Proficient Reading = Proficient Learning. Once you unlock your reading potential, you will unlock your ability to learn everything more proficiently.
  • Better grades in school. Teach your children skills that will pay benefits through high school, college and into the workplace.
  • Better performance on the job where reading skills are more and more important.
  • More hours in your life as your reading speed increases.
  • Better quality of life as your reading, understanding and retention grow year after year.

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AceReader has won more than 50 awards and honors over an 18 year period... more awards than any other program in its class.

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

Other honors included winning 5 BESSIE Awards and 3 EDDIE Awards in the category of best reading software.

No Risk — 100% Satisfaction 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

We have been working with industry professionals, educators, reading specialists, for years to perfect this product, but your voice matters. If with 30-days of using AceReader you do not feel 100% satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a full refund.

In the rare event that you are not 100% satisfied, please give us all call: 1-800-AceReader, Ext. 2