“To read faster” is an eternal quest for every reading generation that has ever lived on this planet. Not to taper off in history or science but there's been some really commendable progress in understanding speed reading.
Many developers have taken some of these lessons, applied them to their apps and produced what can easily be some of the finest speed-reading apps for iPhones and iPads. Needless to say, sometimes, the list looks overwhelming but we decided to cut through and get you the best apps to help you speed-read.
Best Speed-Reading Apps for iPhone & iPad
Whether you are an avid reader or finding it a bit hard to read fluently, ReadMe! can be enormously helpful for you in speeding up your reading. With the clean user-interface and handy features like Spritz which allows you to read fast, the speed reader app is able to make a good impact. The BeeLine, which is available for free trial, makes it ultra-convenient to read and improves fluency. Through in-app purchase, you can unlock more features.
#2. Flash Reader
As the name itself suggests, Flash Reader lets you read fast. The built-in web browser allows you to quickly search articles and even save the ones you want to read later. There are different reading modes which you can use as per your need to accelerate your reading. Most importantly, you can customize fonts, themes and font sizes and even configure it to go with words per minute and words per flash.
Spreeder makes reading more easy-going. By removing by habits like sub-vocalization and regression, it expedites your reading speed. It can accelerate your reading speed by three or four times faster than your normal speed. As it automatically syncs data across devices, you can start off reading from where you left off on any of your device.
Outread works mostly like ReadQuick but it's cheaper, with lesser interface elements that adds to its minimalist feel. Outread is a superior and a fantastic speed-reading app that also makes sure you catch up with your reading list. The app lets you configure the reading speed and most notably, it prevents sub-vocalization (which is a big barrier to speed-reading).
The costly QuickReader gets a mention for two things: great collection of free ebooks to pick from and a school/trainer app because it has almost everything to the minutest detail. By guiding you through the text, it not only double-up your speed but also trains you to become a better reader. With the hands-free reading technology automatically, it turns the next page as soon as you read the last word of any page.
Thanks to superior Spritz technology, Sprint can hugely crank up your reading speed. You can read up to 1000 words per minute. The multi-tabbed web browser brings the needed comfort into the play. You don’t have to bother about highlighting the text as it automatically does it for you. Even better, if you don't want to strain your eyes, have the web pages read aloud for you.
Earlier we reviewed ReadQuick as a simple, elegant and smart way to learn to speed-read as you cover all your read-later/bookmarked articles. ReadQuick stands out as one of the top apps for two things: one, you get to learn to speed-read almost effortlessly and two, just because you are learning to speed read doesn't mean you should miss out on your read-later list. Club these two for a smart and productive way of accomplishing your speed-reading goals.
Syllable offers an amazing reading experience. As you go on reading, you will be able to alter your speed with optimum ease. You can customize it to show amount of words you want to see on the screen. It also tells you how long it will take to read any text. With night mode, it offers the required protection to your eyes and prevents straining. Comes with Instapaper, Readability and Pocket integration.
Acceleread can really supercharge your reading speed. Having removed all the bad reading habits, it expedites your flow and bolster your reading efficiency. With it, you can understand passages faster and be able to get hold of them without much effort. As per your convenience, you also have the option to adjust your flow.
#10. Speed Reader
Speed Reader is made to turbo-charge your reading skill. It's fully capable of increasing you speed up to 1000 words per minute. You have the option to read in chunks of 10 words at a time. Night Mode protects your eyes from straining and makes reading more comfortable. As there are multiple fonts to choose from, your eyes will continue to have a pleasing time with words.
The Bottom Line
All these speed reader apps are very useful and can be vital in boosting your reading skill. Based on your preference and need, you can pick out any of these apps. If any of the apps mentioned above has impressed you more than others, do let us know that in the comments. Stay connected with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus for more such special lists.
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