TextReader is a Windows freebie designed to make text reading a breeze, offering an interesting set of features supposed to enhance this process.
While it’s not at all focused on text editing, TextReader applies of series of modifications to every opened text file, just to make it readable in a quick and easy manner.
The text is reformatted and zoomed, while the character dialogs are highlighted and the window is switched to full screen.
What’s more, once you select a number in the text, TextReader automatically launches a conversion tool with support for length, speed, area, volume, weight and temperature.
There are several settings to play with, although this separate screen seems a bit cluttered and difficult to use.
Despite the fact that it’s organized in tabs, the settings menu, accessible through a simple right click in the main window, comprises lots of features in a not so well-organized layout, so you may need some time to figure out which feature is which.
On the other hand, TextReader remains a very stable application all the time and doesn’t affect system performance at all, running on low resources regardless of the Windows version installed on your computer.
Although it does such a simple thing, redefining the reading experience when it comes to TXT and RTF documents, TextReader can still come in handy to many users out there. And it’s pretty obvious that it’s quite hard to get lost in its interface, especially since everything’s so intuitive in the main window. A few improvements to the settings screen and everything would be a lot more attractive.