ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS
By Action Now
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The world's best speed reading app. ReadQuick helps you read faster than ever before. Designed for iOS 7, this app helps you speed read your way through your Pocket, Instapaper and Readability reading lists. Watch your comprehension sky rocket in just one day.
ReadQuick displays the articles of your choice one word at a time at a pace you set. It is the only app that teaches you how to speed read while getting through your daily reading.
You can access articles you want to read through our partners like Pocket or find them yourself through the built-in Web browser. You can also choose to read think pieces suggested by our great content partners such as Macworld, Talking Points Memo, Longreads, TechMeme, GigaOm and more. ReadQuick will tell you how long each article will take you to complete based on your words per minute rate.
The more you use this app, the faster your reading rate will become. With ReadQuick, you read - and comprehend - more faster.
What's New in Version 1.6.1
* The Daily Caller is our newest featured source.
* Added OpenDyslexic which is a font that improves reading for users with dyslexia.
* Improvements to the text parser.
Needs to increase number of articles it download
I generally like this app. The UI is good and it's reliable. My biggest complaint is that RQ only syncs with your 20 (or so) most recent Instapaper articles entries. I would like for the app to sync with all IP articles saved or at least give users the choice to do so. If you've been using Instapaper for a while you may have a lot of articles and it would be nice to read them using RQ in the order you prefer and not based on data/sync restrictions. I emailed support several months ago about this. I received a prompt, courteous response indicating they'd consider it. Thus far, no changes. I understand some users may have data restrictions, but it seems users should be able to choose how much data RQ uses rather than strict restrictions on the number of Instapaper articles it syncs with.
I also recommend adding more font options, possibly sans serif.
I always wanted to read quicker and when I saw this app I thought I give it a try. Not sure whether it improves actual reading ability but you can breeze through the articles in your library (you can connect to Pocket, Instapaper, Readability...). It's an interesting way to read articles. I like it.
(I just wish that the app would show more than 50 articles in Pocket and that I could sort them from old to new...)
This app is promising but at the moment it is not worth your ten dollars. You can't read your e-books. It doesn't do a good job skipping over pull quotes, captions, and other extraneous text. The "swipe to go back" command takes too long to go back. The pace of the stream is constant whereas it should be slightly modulated so that longer words and punctuation remain on the screen for slightly longer. I emailed with the developers in early January and was told that progress is being made. I have since emailed back to check on progress but get no response. An update is long overdue, especially for an app that costs ten dollars.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Dec 11, 2013
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 33.9 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Action Now Limited
- © Action Now
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.