"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.
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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. Spdr is a tool meant to help you read more text faster without having to skim or really make any effort at all. Certain features may be limited on the 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. If you find Spdr useful (or useless), we'd like to know by having you leave a review here on the App Store. Thanks for giving Spdr a try.
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 for both the main app and app extensions where the title of a text (if available) was not showing, and the highlight color button was not disappearing when reading
+ Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements
If you experience a crash or frozen screen, please leave us a review with your device type, iOS version, and what you're trying to read, and we will address it immediately with an update. There is a lot more to come in future updates. We hope you are finding Spdr useful. And if you're finding it useless, please let us know why. We'd love to hear from you by having you leave a review either way. Thanks for speed reading with Spdr.
Ratings and Reviews
Hamstrung by congratulations
I like this app. As someone with dyslexia this app is really useful for me and I would absolutely give it more stars if I could actually use it to read more than a few hundred words before it stops everything and congratulates me. Then I have the option of starting at the beginning of what I was reading, read something else or share that I am using the app. Why can’t I just keep reading? Much of what I read is longer than the instructions to ramen noodles but that’s the length of text this app seems to want to keep to. Let me choose when I am done Spdr and I’ll use you a bunch. I thought paying the $1.99 would remove what I see as a glitch, but nope.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review! This is great feedback! Spdr should stop once the text you have entered has been read through in its entirety. If we understand your comment correctly, does it stop prior to getting to the end of the input text? With Spdr Plus, you have the option to (1) copy-paste text, (2) paste a link, (3) open through the browser extension, and (4) take a photo of the text. You can enter any length of text. In upcoming updates, we’ll allow you to save text like articles and read them consecutively. Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any further questions. Thank you for using Spdr!
Deleted then reinstalled new update. It works!
Updated review due to the latest update. I had to delete and then reinstall and now it works! First time experiencing this in app in all its glory. Even the Apple Watch experience is fantastic. If this continues working like this (fingers crossed), I’m going to plow through so many books. This format works so well for me and I’m just thrilled to have it working. Keep up the great work!
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the poor experience. We have discovered the root cause of the issue and are providing an updated version (2.0.9) momentarily. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
UPDATE: Thank you very much for updating your review. Your feedback was instrumental in helping figure out the issue that was causing so many problems for so many users. We hope you get a lot of good use out of Spdr. Have a great day!
This app is garbage
Warning!! Do not buy this garbage. I just wasted $5. It freezes nonstop. Useless!! I should’ve listen to the bad reviews. Thought they fixed it though. Freezing is just the start. It also does not save were you left off. It doesn’t let me read from online like they claim. It gets stuck at loading. The % indicator doesn’t change at all even after letting it go for 20min. The article was fairly small too which should’ve been easy to upload. Apple should take this app down until the created fixes it. I’m looking into reporting this app to Apple.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry for the poor experience. We have discovered the bug that is causing the issue you are experiencing and have submitted a fix with an updated version 2.0.9. More specifically, whether or not your iPhone was paired with an Apple Watch, the iPhone would attempt to bundle your books and articles to potentially be used on Apple Watch. This could potentially amount to a lot of data. If you were currently reading a book or large piece of text, this may have caused the app to freeze or crash. This was our mistake, and something we clearly missed in 2.0.8 and we apologize. This review was actually very helpful is assessing the problem. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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