Speedy Reader

Speedy Reader


Speedy Reader is an app that will help you to speed read.
"It's like injecting words directly into your veins!"

You can practice on really great, interesting, insightful news articles. It uses RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) to display words one at a time so you are forced into a fast pace. By displaying the words fast enough, you reducing sub-vocalizations (talking to yourself), and eliminate most of the inefficiency associated with slow reading. Also, by displaying the words in the same place, you eliminate the time it takes for your eyes to go back and forth. With practice, you can get up to 800 - 1200 words per minute (WPM)!

Features:
* Send content or web pages to the app to speed read them and save time. (New)
* Displays really great, insightful news articles. Be fully informed in a fraction of the time!
* Saves your place and speed when stopped. Pick up where you left off.
* Keeps 30 minutes of reading material in memory in case you lose connection.

Instructions:
* Press the screen to start and pause.
* Use the volume rocker buttons to go faster and slower. It starts at 300 WPM.
* Long press on the screen to display extra actions like Share or Skip. Email yourself an article you'd like to read in more detail.
* Try to increase the speed each day until you can keep the same comprehension level.
* When you reach The End, wait a few moments (if you were skipping fast) to a day (if you really spent a lot of time reading) for new content to appear. Just click it again to refresh.
* In other apps, share to Speedy Reader to speed read the content.
* Make suggestions or bug reports here: http://www.reddit.com/r/speedyreader

Background:
* Speedy Reader takes the best articles from Reddit, from the best sub-reddits: TrueReddit, FoodForThought, and Economics.
* It is similar to a combination of Readability and Spreeder, without using either.
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Serial_Visual_Presentation

Future Features:
* Personalized settings to control the brightness (dark background) and font size.
* Display article pictures in the word stream.
* Control which sub-reddits are scanned.
* Custom RSS feeds.

Recent changes:
* Added share capabilities to accept income shares for text and web pages.
* Added progress bar animation when loading articles.
* Take up entire screen for tablets.
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* Added comprehensive testing.
* Improved article extraction.
* Fix getting stuck at end. Fix forward & backward.
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* Fix previous article bug.
* Fix longer display for words with numbers.
* Fix bug & race condition when sliding keyboard open/closed.
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$.99
50
2.5
User ratings
2
Installs
100+
Concerns
0
File size
209 kb
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About Speedy Reader
Speedy Reader is an app that will help you to speed read.
"It's like injecting words directly into your veins!"

You can practice on really great, interesting, insightful news articles. It uses RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) to display words one at a time so you are forced into a fast pace. By displaying the words fast enough, you reducing sub-vocalizations (talking to yourself), and eliminate most of the inefficiency associated with slow reading. Also, by displaying the words in the same place, you eliminate the time it takes for your eyes to go back and forth. With practice, you can get up to 800 - 1200 words per minute (WPM)!

Features:
* Send content or web pages to the app to speed read them and save time. (New)
* Displays really great, insightful news articles. Be fully informed in a fraction of the time!
* Saves your place and speed when stopped. Pick up where you left off.
* Keeps 30 minutes of reading material in memory in case you lose connection.

Instructions:
* Press the screen to start and pause.
* Use the volume rocker buttons to go faster and slower. It starts at 300 WPM.
* Long press on the screen to display extra actions like Share or Skip. Email yourself an article you'd like to read in more detail.
* Try to increase the speed each day until you can keep the same comprehension level.
* When you reach The End, wait a few moments (if you were skipping fast) to a day (if you really spent a lot of time reading) for new content to appear. Just click it again to refresh.
* In other apps, share to Speedy Reader to speed read the content.
* Make suggestions or bug reports here: http://www.reddit.com/r/speedyreader

Background:
* Speedy Reader takes the best articles from Reddit, from the best sub-reddits: TrueReddit, FoodForThought, and Economics.
* It is similar to a combination of Readability and Spreeder, without using either.
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Serial_Visual_Presentation

Future Features:
* Personalized settings to control the brightness (dark background) and font size.
* Display article pictures in the word stream.
* Control which sub-reddits are scanned.
* Custom RSS feeds.

Recent changes:
* Added share capabilities to accept income shares for text and web pages.
* Added progress bar animation when loading articles.
* Take up entire screen for tablets.
-------
* Added comprehensive testing.
* Improved article extraction.
* Fix getting stuck at end. Fix forward & backward.
---------
* Fix previous article bug.
* Fix longer display for words with numbers.
* Fix bug & race condition when sliding keyboard open/closed.
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 19, 2012
crash city Couldnt get it to work I get an error report. Shame since I paid for it. Just as well I have speed reader. At least that has no bugs have been using that for over a year
A Google User
Oct 8, 2012
Pretty good As far as i can tell, this is the first software of this kind on android. A good way to get speed reading practice. Would be nice to choose your own material to read but the articles are interesting.