Speed Reader

Speed Reader


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

Speed Reader Gold is now available!
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.
Supported file formats include:
.txt
.pdf
.epub
.html
.xml
and other markup languages

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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Free
72
3.6
User ratings
1460
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
1377 kb
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About Speed Reader
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

Speed Reader Gold is now available!
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.
Supported file formats include:
.txt
.pdf
.epub
.html
.xml
and other markup languages

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

User reviews of Speed Reader
Excellent app, love they our can be customized, and bookmarks added, controll speed and words, I've tried others and they don't compare.. Nice job!
Nov 4, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 20, 2014
Wish it would hesitate on a paragraph so that my mind could connect that. When a program pauses like that I can read at 500 - 600 comfortably but I'm at four fifty.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Will have to uninstall Unless I can get it to work soon. A how-to or manual might help...
A Google User
Nov 11, 2014
Necessity Got a.d.d.? Nope u just don't have this app. 😉
A Google User
Nov 11, 2014
Excellence! I had some troubles not sub vocalizing at first but after I got past that I was smooth sailing! Keep up the great work! My only comment would be that a simple ui change could go a long ways. Material design seems to be trending
A Google User
Oct 28, 2014
Needs Google Books Support If it had support for Google play so I'm not just reading the stock 'books' that they have, other than that, it's a good app.