"Spdr is the Swiss Army Knife of reading apps." -Enzo, Spdr reader People normally read at a rate of 150-200 words per minute. With Spdr (pronounced “Speeder”), you can instantly double that without even trying and still retain the same amount of information. There is no learning or effort required. Watch the app preview videos above to experience it before downloading. Then, download Spdr and try it out for yourself for free. Here's how Spdr works: Spdr displays words one-by-one, with Punctuation Pauses giving Spdr a natural and seamless feel. Rather than moving your eyes across and down a page like you normally would, Spdr allows you to absorb text as it is presented. This means your eyes don't have to work as hard, enabling you to read and retain more text faster without your eyes getting tired and fatiguing. We recommend starting at double the average adult reading speed, or 300-400 words per minute, and working your way up as you feel comfortable. Spdr is free for you to try in order to see whether the technique works for you: (1) Simply copy most links or any text and paste into the text box in Spdr (2) Set your desired words-per-minute rate (3) Hold down anywhere on the screen to start, and lift to pause Upgrade to Spdr Pro. Pay once. No subscription. No sign up: Because Spdr is so powerful and useful, upgrade to Spdr Pro for a nominal one-time fee and receive unlimited feature access. Spdr truly is the "killer reading app," because it saves you time. You'll never want to read anything without it again. Spdr Pro includes: (1) Save text for later and read on Apple Watch (2) Speed-read PDFs, Word docs, books (.epub files) and more (3) Read & save Spdr from Apple News and your favorite websites. (4) Use the text image recognition camera to snap or upload pics of book pages and read them in Spdr (5) Get all advanced controls, including Sans/Serif/Monospace mode, text alignment mode, light mode, and word skip (6) Lifetime reading stats (7) Remove all ads forever (8) All future features included Spdr for Apple Watch: Spdr is the first app ever to make reading on Apple Watch truly delightful. Spdr is seamlessly integrated to fit the Apple Watch interface, with its simple yet comprehensive functionality, one-word-at-a-time reading method, press-and-release controls, and intuitive use of the Apple Watch's hardware components, like adjusting your reading speed with the Digital Crown. Read anything effortlessly on Apple Watch with one simple press gesture. No scrolling, repetitive tapping, or swiping necessary. Simply open Spdr on your Apple Watch, adjust the word-per-minute rate with the Digital Crown, and start reading. Spdr on Apple Watch is great for any situation where you don't want to take your iPhone or iPad out. Spdr synchs seamlessly between Apple Watch and your device. Spdr for Apple Watch is available only with the Spdr Pro upgrade. Enjoy! DM @spdrapp on Instagram with questions, feedback, and to view helpful how-to videos. Notice: Rapidly flashing content may have adverse effects on individuals prone to seizures. If this is you, please use Spdr with caution. Link pasting and app extensions work better for some URLs and websites than they do for others. Image text recognition camera results may vary depending on text and image quality, including the surface of where the text appears. Certain features are limited on Apple Watch. watchOS 5.1 or later is required to run Spdr on Apple Watch. An Internet connection is required when pasting links, and may be required when using the Spdr Pro-available app extensions to share content to Spdr. File support includes .epub, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .html, and more. Spdr does not currently support .fb2 and .mobi ebook file types. ePub books protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) are not supported. Jailbroken devices are not supported. If you find Spdr useful (or useless), we'd like to know by having you leave a review. Thanks!
I really want to love this app. I purchased pro and I find I’m able to speed read very effectively with this technique but there are some glaring omissions. Why are there only 2 font size option??? The text is comically small on a 12.9in iPad Pro. As a visually impaired user I would really appreciate further care when it comes to accessibility as this could be a great tool for me. iCloud syncing for save text and progress seems like a no brainer. Option between black and white would be very helpful. Ability to use system fonts in iOS 13. Reliability of watch app isn’t great. If these were addressed this would easily be a 5-star app.
I paid for the premium feature on Spdr. I am a chronic reader and educator, so I saw this as a smart investment. It has great potential to becoming a game changer for me, but the app crashes so frequently that I’m unable to successfully use the app. :(
Update- it seems that for some texts, such as articles, you can see the text, which awesome! So I have added two more stars. However, larger files cannot be previewed in the text box. As I am currently reading “War and Peace,” the classic cliche of the overly long text, it cannot be previewed, which is a major pain in my butt, and I have to revert to my other app, which is sad because I love the quality of this reader! I love the scan feature, and reading news articles is great (when they load properly). SO, dear developers, please please fix it to preview larger texts. I would be ever so grateful! Original post- I enjoy speed reading, and have been using a competitors app. I downloaded this one, liking the white on black text option, as it is very clean and easier on my eyes. However, the fact that you cannot look at the text as a whole, or select different chapters or locations, is a huge problem, and one which the competitor app does very well. I payed for the pro version, but am unsure how usable this will be. I go back and forth between reading the text and the audio book, and if I cannot find the location where I left off on the audiobook, it’s pretty useless. And since there is no easy way to go back, if for instance you get distracted and the text keeps running, you can’t reread anything you missed, and any analysis of the text is next to impossible. I hope the developer addresses this issue. Thanks for listening!
I just purchased this app and it doesn’t seem to function as expected. I’m trying to download an article from the Washington Post app, and it never loads. Also, no matter what color I select, the color never appears in the flashing word. My ideal work process would look something like this. Open Washington Post app. Browse for articles I want to read. Click the Share extension to save the article to Spd. Have the article load and get saved in Spd in the background so I can continue to browse and save articles to Spd. As it is now, it appears that sharing an article to Spd immediately opens Spd where I have to wait for it to load and then save it before going back to the WP app to repeat this process over and over. This app has great potential, so I’m really hoping these issues can be resolved.
thank you for making this wonderful application! As somebody who also makes high frame rate programs, I can tell the depth and detail you put in! It is so smooth! I am looking forward to using it hopefully ten hours a day! :) I purchased pro so that I could access the full set of features, specifically the ability to import pdf. I read many pdf documents already on my iPad and would love to be able to access the power of spdr while doing so! After successfully importing a pdf, I hit a snag which makes it so I am having a hard time using spdr. I was wondering if you could help me! It seems like it may be a minor code fix on your end, but would dramatically improve my ability to enjoy spdr! The documents I read have many long words, intermixed with short words. I find that I can’t register the long words properly at the word rate I am most comfortable with. They flash on the screen for too short of a time! I have to continuously go back to check what they were. Would you consider adding a toggle that lets us scale the speed for each word by word length? I would love to be able to adjust this behavior to make long words show up for longer than short words. What do you think? Is this something you would add and release? I am hopeful you say yes, because truly, every other thing about spdr makes me want to use it ten hours a day. I just can’t use it if I don’t have enough time to read the long words! Slowing the whole thing down makes the short words go way slower than I can process, and I feel I am not getting the speed benefit as acutely! Thank you! All the best, -T
So far, not so good. I was really sold on this app, even purchased the upgrade. Now it crashes every single time I try to open it regardless of how many times I restart the app or turn my phone off and on again. Spent about 10 minutes trying to locate a website which was decidedly not easy as many services use SPDR for their name surprisingly. Didn't spend a lot but super unimpressed this is what the result is.
Was so excited for this app as I have huge backlog of ePub nonfiction books that I want to read but never have time for. None of the ten different books I tried worked. Mostly the app did nothing or crashed whenever I tried to load a book. Have the pro version but wish I waited to try out a few more features before buying so I could see it’s not functional yet.
I love the idea of the app; I just purchased the app and it keeps crashing when loading an ePub. I’m hopeful that this is resolved.
The app can’t even overcome a bug to give me a free preview. Doesn’t inspire confidence about the actual product.
I really wanted to love this app (especially since I gambled a few bucks on it), but it’s so sporadic loading PDFs and other files. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it’ll display “Loading...” for minutes on end. Sometimes it will immediately crash. I’ll keep an eye out for updates, but...if I had to do it again, I wouldn’t pay for this app. It’s not quite ready for primetime.