What I made on a Sunday afternoon: Spreed, a speed reading Chrome extension

 

I was annoyed at something: I liked using the speed reading app at http://www.spreeder.com/ to blaze through online content, but I hated all the clicks and copy-pasting needed to do it. When I’m annoyed at something, I see if I can solve it. So I decided to develop a simple speed reading Chrome extension. I had never developed a Chrome extension before (though it’s just javascript + html + css anyways), so this was also a great chance for me to try something new.

7 hours later, I submitted my extension to the Chrome web store. As I receive feedback over the next few weeks and refine my minimum viable product, I’ll post more lessons on what I’ve learned in the process.

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