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
Add to list
Free
73
3.7
User ratings
1203
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
1377 kb
Screenshots
Screenshot of Speed Reader Screenshot of Speed Reader

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

Visit Website
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
Jul 8, 2014
its ok not that good... not that bad
A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
Thanks ^_^ This is very great ... and I realy love it ^_^
A Google User
Jun 27, 2014
Ipad? Not longer necesarry!! It is simply. You don't need a bigger screen to be able to read PDF, your.phone is perfect for this app. The only problem is that bookmarks doesn't work when you close the app, so it is necessary to manually.go back to the % of the text. Also, it would be great if it were posible that the longer the word the lower.speed.... However it is a very useful app. Recommended!!
A Google User
Jun 25, 2014
Still unsure if I like it. Can't convert most of my pdf files
A Google User
Jun 24, 2014
Reading fine / loading something to read needs help Reading from the app works well. This was my first app of this type. I will say I know I missed large words from time to time. I feel the non-reading interface needs improvement. In landscape mode it is difficult to scroll which is required to start reading. The app also lost its place a few time and my bookmarks also have varnished a couple of times as well. This could be more android related though. I loaded Balto speed reading free a couple of days ago with much better experience