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Here's Why Bionic Reading Is Going Viral
On May 19, 2022, iMore reported that Bionic Reading, a tool created by the Swiss developer Renato Casutt, is storming the internet, promising to revolutionize the way people read and break down content. The tool is simple: It scans texts and highlights some key parts to make text more concise and recognizable.
Bionic Reading adds that its tool saves time, gives readers an advantage, and facilitates fast learning. Twitter user @juanbuis — a UX writer for Minecraft and Spotify — retweeted on May 18 a Bionic Reading sample, saying it "feels like finally unlocking 100% of your brain,” and a day later, the post had more than 16,000 likes and over 5,000 retweets.
Currently, the Bionic Reading Application Programming Interface (API) is integrated with the apps Reeder 5 and Lire for the iPhone and can be found on an app called Fiery Feeds for the Mac. It’s also available for download online, so developers can tweak the tool for higher or weaker highlights, frequency of fixations, contrast, fonts, text characteristics, and more.