Speed Reader Gold

Speed Reader Gold


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:
.txt
.pdf
.epub
.html
.xml
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.

Licensing:
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.

Recent changes:
- 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
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$2.50
79
4.0
User ratings
33
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
1374 kb
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About Speed Reader Gold
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:
.txt
.pdf
.epub
.html
.xml
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.

Licensing:
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.

Recent changes:
- 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

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A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Great for reading A good app with all the functionality I need considering it's been years without an update.
A Google User
Apr 28, 2014
Good but needs better control of start points and "jump back" Overall very good.... Couple things that are needed... I would like to have better control of where to start or navigate to in a book or reading material. The slider navigation doesn't work well... would like to enter my own word point (type in a value) or something ... Need a better navigation while reading/starting Would like a button that I can configure (set a value in the settings) to "go back"... speed reading requires practice and if my brain is distracted for a moment, i can miss pages of material. Often, I want to "jump back a few pages" and re-read some of the material, and I have to go try to slide the slider bar a % or so, just a bad experience there...
A Google User
Mar 10, 2014
Great Start With a few tweaks this could be a five star app. I love using it but it needs - a better interface (how about a real time left in the book as you read?) - ability to choose a display font - Better bookmarking (maybe the ability to embed meta code in the text for predefined book marks or pauses) - how about linking to Google docs? - how about a max character display option? Like I said I've been using the app and until the Kindle App incorporates this I'm all in.
A Google User
Mar 8, 2014
Great initial release. I think the app is great, though I think it could use a few things. 1. A pause at the end of a sentence. 2. A Longer pause at the end of a paragraph. 3. Quick stats in one of the corners. Page, paragraph, line, time in, time left. 4. Multi touch controls. A. Play while a hand is on a HOT spot position. B When hand is removed the playback pauses. C. Swipe left to back up one sentence. D. Swipe up to backup a paragraph. E. Zom uot mode to view as a eReader. The pauses will help with comprehension, like blinking at the end of a sentence does. Navigation helps when you get lost a bit. Hot spots help control playback.
A Google User
Apr 11, 2013
Great The most useful app on Android. It will only get better.