"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.
DM @spdrapp on Instagram with questions, feedback, and to view helpful how-to videos.
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!
As featured on Product Hunt, twice!
People normally read at a rate of 150-200 words per minute. Spdr doubles that instantly with no effort or learning required. You can easily read 10,000 words a day. Experience Spdr before downloading by watching the app preview videos below. This update includes:
+ Bug fixes and performance improvements
Thanks for speed reading with Spdr!
Ratings and Reviews
This app is surprisingly helpful
I was doubtful at first about whether this app would help me but I’ve realized that it does. It’s really easy to set up and control and I’ve been happy with the free trail so far :). If you have trouble focusing on reading or are really slow I HIGHLY recommend that you get his app. I’ve been reading very boring books, most recently about Human Rights :/ , I tried out the camera mode and it really helped!
I looked at other apps such as Focus. One interesting feature they have are two lines on going across the screen which helps you focus. Another thing they have is they make one of the letters in the word red so you can focus on that. I think it would be cool if you made this a toggle feature. Another idea I have is something that I don’t expect you to do but it may help people remember things. Neuroscience found that when you take information from two senses you are more likely to remember it later on. This is why it’s helpful to read something out loud. Using that logic it may be really cool if there was a read along versions.
Keep up the good work.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to provide such detailed feedback. To address your individual points: included in Spdr Pro ($5 once, enjoy forever, no subscription, no sign up), you have the ability to change the highlight color among green, blue, and red when you are in Targeted Alignment Mode. To do this, toggle Targeted Alignment Mode (far right option in the alignment picker) and then press the button just right of that until you get to "R" for red. We also offer Spdr Learn, which is available for everyone. Spdr Learn automatically activates between 25 and 75 words per minute and includes optional voice assist. We have a ton of great new and helpful features that we are rolling out in the next several updates. Stay tuned. Thank you for your support.
Update: After the recent update it has worked just fine!
Got the app a while ago and have enjoyed it enough to get the premium version. App on my phone works fine but the iPad version crashes by pushing most any button. I have reinstalled the app multiple times and reset the iPad, which is up to date. Even with the premium version it still says I cannot perform functions like using the share button to send an article straight to the app. I also couldn't find any link to contact customer support of any kind. Would really like the app if it were to actually work on the device I would like to use it on.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review. We will take a look at trying to recreate the issues on iPad. You may contact us at anytime via Instagram Direct Message @spdrapp, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Thank you for your updated review! We’re glad Spdr is working for you now.
Useless without premium
I am a very slow reader and usually do not very helpful things to help me understand what I was reading. As an honor English student I would think that this app would help me, but the use of the camera renders useless. It can barely pick up an entire paragraph without making errors, making the user have to read the text in the book and correct it, making the process slower. What’s even worse is that to be able to use the camera feature, the user has to buy premium. If they don’t do that then they will have to type out everything in their book making them actually read the story, taking up even more time. I would not recommend this app.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review. Spdr is free for you to try to see if the method works for you. Spdr Pro is even unlocked your first sessions so that you can try all of the main app’s features. If it does work for you, we recommend you upgrade to Spdr Pro for a one-time fee of $5. This unlocks all Spdr Pro features, including the app extensions and Apple Watch app, forever. You also get all of the new Spdr Pro features that we are building in regularly. Spdr provides utility for those that need it, and we consider the price, which rivals that of your average coffee shop latte, to be very fair. There is no sign up, we don’t ask you to subscribe like most apps do these days, and we don’t take or sell any personally identifiable information. Consider Spdr like any other tool you’d own, except this one is for reading. Thanks for giving Spdr a try!
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.