Fluency Timer is an adjustable timer that automatically records students' fluency readings for playback and sharing. Just press record and the app will automatically stop at the end of one minute (or whatever time you select). It's simple enough for even students to use it. At the end of the recording, name your file and play it back or delete it from the built in library.

This is the iOS version of our popular desktop application.

Upgrade to this version of Fluency Timer for an ad-free experience and add the ability to transfer files to your desktop or try Fluency Timer Free (available in iTunes).

Research has proven that having students listen to themselves reading increases reading fluency speed. Use this app to have students listen to themselves, playback recordings for parents, or review fluency assessment data.

Teachers and parents can use fluency passages that are already a part of their education program or use hundreds of free passages downloadable from the Resources section of the Fluency Timer support site.

Using Fluency Timer will revolutionize fluency assessment, provide an instant independent work time activity, and help students' reading fluency to skyrocket.

What's New

Version 2.0

Updated for compatibility with iPhone 5, iOS 6, and iOS 7.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Very Helpful in Second Grade


This app has become part of my regular classroom routine. Students record their voices independently and then listen to the results. I play the recordings for parents at conferences and in meetings like IEPS as evidence of student work. It's a simple thing but having students listen to themselves increases reading fluency. Although there are other timers and other recorders, this app combines the two things and makes for an easy to use app.

Good potential, not so great now


We purchased this at the suggestion of our daughter's teacher. I appreciate the timed recording but it is aggravating when it crashes and also the fact that the date is completely off with no way to change it.



It crashes every time I try to access the library. Hasn't been working for almost a month now. Before it started crashing, it was a fantastic app.


Mathew Needleman
2.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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