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I am try Beeminder but it is not apprpropriate tool to page tracker. Can we have tool which is free and I can use it to increase my reading speed? Can I track my pages read something like velocity? I am searching for online simple tool.

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Ooh, as a cofounder of Beeminder I'm very keen to learn why you say Beeminder didn't work for this kind of goal. Is it that you're not into the commitment device aspect of Beeminder? Here's a list of tools that are just focused on tracking: – dreeves Feb 14 '12 at 20:17
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about lists of software tools - which are explicitly called out in the faq as off topic. – Rory Alsop Dec 21 '13 at 14:23

I'm using the Fast Book Outliner by David Seah. It's a printable sheet of paper to put down brief notes in place corresponding to the pages in the book. As the sheet fills, it's a visual reminder of where I've been reading in the book, what I made of it, and where I might want to continue next.

Sample image by David Seah

While I'm reading, it doesn't delay to take these notes, and it's a wonderful tool to see where I have been and what I still want to read, even coping with nonlinear ways of reading through a book. Also it's adding to my motivation to continue as the visual result of my progress through the book starts showing.

I like the qualities of a paper for taking notes, since they match the qualities of a book. The sheet goes into the book as a bookmark, and I can take both anywhere, and don't need to stay at my computer or hope for the sun to be dim enough to be able to use my notebook...

To track those pages read per day, it'd be easy to add a date to the notes, or mark the page range read each day with a different colour.

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I use Daytum to record personal statistics. It's quite versatile and it can be tailored for your specific need as well. You can record how many pages you've read for the day and present it as a chart or as several charts (actual # per day, average per day, etc).

I've been using the free version, and found it to be adequate enough.

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I'm not 100% sure this fits your needs, but have you tried

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Google spreadsheets. Or, if you don't have a Google account, just use a text document on your computer or phone.

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I track reading goals in Beeminder and find it is great for that. But if I didn't want the commitment device aspect of it I would probably just pop the info into Dayta on my iPod Touch like all the other personal metrics I am tracking. But Dayta is for iOS devices so the recommendation may not be useful to you.

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I find GoodReads to be an excellent tool for tracking not only my library, but also reading progress (by page # or percentage, so it works well with Kindle books that don't have page numbering). It also has some pretty nice book recommendation and social features.

Site: GoodReads

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It isn't online, but I use the iOS app ReadMore for this purpose, and it provides some really nice tracking and stats. You tell it when you start reading, and it keeps track of the time you spend reading. When you stop, you enter the current page count. Supports pausing mid read, and also acts as a nice digital bookmark. It even supports exporting to CSV so you can use the data however you like.

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