Speed Reader uses a method called Rapid Serial Visual Presentation to allow you to read faster by eliminating the time spent in moving your eyes between words. Watch the center of the screen, do not move your eyes, and try not to "subvocalize," or say the words in your head. Do not listen to music or attempt to multitask while using SpeedReader. If you find it very easy to read and absorb every word, consider increasing the speed. With practice, speeds of 600 wpm are not uncommon.
Supported file formats include:
and other markup languages
Benefits of the gold (donate) version include:
The prestige of being in the elite
A shiny new gold icon
Updates about 15 minutes before those regular users
A happier developer
Supports custom colors, any speed, and multiple words at once.
Speed Reader can also help those coping with dyslexia because it orders words correctly. Other color options can also aid in reading for those suffering from dyslexia. If you are using Speed Reader because you have dyslexia, it is suggested that you keep the application at a low speed.
Speed Reader requires access to the external storage in order to convert .pdf and .epub files to .txt files. Files that are not .txt files get converted to .txt, and these .txt files are saved on the external storage to be accessed quickly later.
Speed Reader is an open source project released under AGPL, Version 3.
Speed Reader uses the following libraries, with the corresponding licenses:
epublib under CC-BY,
itextpdf under AGPL Version 3,
juniversalchardet under GPLv2.0+,
android-file-dialog under 3-Clause BSD, and
jsoup and slf4j under the MIT license.
- You can specify a specific number of characters to display (rounded up to the nearest word). When both the number of characters and the number of words are set, the application will use whichever is longer.
- Improved bookmarking
- Lots of bug fixes