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BeeLine Reader

BeeLine Reader

by BeeLine Reader

GRADES / Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PLATFORMS / Web Browser, iPhone App, iPad App, Other, iPad

Facilitates on-screen reading using color gradients


BeeLine Reader is a digital reading technology that uses color to accelerate reading speed and literacy acquisition (by up to 50% and 75%, respectively, the company claims). While co-founders Nick Lum and Andrew Cantino developed the product to help people who spend lots of time reading on electronic screens, they also discovered it could help people with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. BeeLine offers a 30 day trial period for individual users; educational users may qualify for free use.


BeeLine Reader uses a color gradient to guide a reader’s eye across text more efficiently. Users install the BeeLine reader plugin on their device browser, and the tool automatically converts text to include the gradient. Users can also take advantage of the product's compatibility with Amazon and Overdrive to use BeeLine for all books on those two platforms, across all devices.

BeeLine’s goal is to improve readers’ reading pace and understanding of the text.


BeeLine charges individual users $10 per year for unlimited, ad-free use of its browser plugin. The PDF plugin costs $12/year, while the iPad app can be purchased for $5. The company offers volume discounts for educators for both the browser and PDF plugins.


As of December 2015, BeeLine says that its plugin is used 16 million times a month by users in 120 countries. The company recently signed a multi-year contract to integrate its tools into the public computers in the California Public Library System. 


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School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, BYOD Devices, Blended Learning

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Educational Pricing - Most of our tools (all but iOS app) are currently available for free. These tools contain no advertising, and we do not track or sell user data. Once we begin charging for our tools (Summer 2015), schools will still be eligible to qualify for free access BeeLine software, thanks to our buy-one-give-one business model. Schools can apply for free or reduced-cost software by emailing
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, Student, or Parent. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)


This product is accessible via a web browser.
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