What are the best free speed reading apps for Android ?

Processing and displaying written information in the fastest way possible is the core concept of many speed reading apps for mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. How much time do you regularly take going through long articles or your favorite book? There is probably a queue of books, articles or novels that you would have tackled if you had more than 24 hours in a day!
When there’s so much to read yet so little time to do it, being a fast reader sure does help. You could certainly just practice reading faster on your own with a stopwatch or timer, but chances are you might improve quicker by using a speed reading app that teaches you how to become a proper speed reader at a pace the works best for you.

Best Free Speed Reading Software

Learning how to read faster is really only half the battle. Absorbing and understanding the information as you read it at a lightning speed is the real challenge. This review will show you the best apps to learn and apply accelerated reading methods on android devices.

#1- Speed Reading for Android

speed reading androidSpeed Reading is available for Android devices and allows its users to independently develop their reading speed.

This speed reading app does not seem to have a very recognizable brand name but it is certainly a winner with more than 1,000,000 installs on the Android platform.

If you want to “think differently, effectively solve problems, think creatively, manage more, and become more energetic and successful,” then, lady, do I have an app for you. The aptly named Speed Reading app on android promises to do all of that for you, and more.

Features

There are three sections available to practice your skills: Reading, Training and Motivators. Furthermore a library allows you to read entire books in fb2, ePub, txt formats, e.g. The Fellowship of the Ring. The above mentioned simulators allow you to train specific skills to either remember words or numbers, to expand your eye vision or to recognize objects faster.

Outcome

Using the app will allow you to reduce the time needed for non-fiction material. You should also see an improved memory, attention span and increased vocabulary with the help of exercises or simulators (Schulte Table). The app will also let you find those text passages within a larger text that are important.

Availability: Android
Rating: 4.6 of 5
Downloads: 1,000,000+
Price: Free install. In-app purchases from $2.59 – $29.99

 

#2- ReadMe! (Spritz & BeeLine) for Android & IOS

read me app

ReadMe! is another reader that utilizes the RSVP style, along with the Bee Line Reader style. The Bee Line Reader uses color coding in order to train you to read at speeds that are 2–3 times faster than your normal reading speed.

This speed reading app stands out from other apps due to the integration of Spritz technology. It will show the user one or more words at a time by presenting an optical recognition point which is highlighted in red. This way your eyes should keep their focus on the highlighted word and not skip away. This technique makes it easier to read at high-speed without requiring any more training.

This app is available for iPhone and Android devices. Key features and highlights:

  • Provides control over reading speed
  • Renewal subscription offered on monthly or yearly basis.
  • Monthly charges of $0.99 per month are being currently offered.
  • Pay via iTunes account or Google Play Account
  • Add books to one device and it will show up on your other devices
  • An E-PUB Reader which supports rich formats and high quality pictures on your device

Some users have mentioned that offline availability is limited and sometimes they faced issues in making use of this feature at all. There are also reports that changing the reading speed caused the app to freeze or close. Most users are, however, satisfied with ReadMe! and can recommended it.

Availability: Android, iPhone
Rating: 2.8 of 5
Downloads: 50,000+
Price: $0.99 – $144.99

 

#3- Reedy. Intelligent Reader for Android

Reedy Intelligent reader appReedy is an speed reading app for Android and also offers a Google Chrome extension allowing users to access the tool on Linux, Windows or MacOS. Reedy promises you to increase your reading speed of 1.5 to 2 times your current reading speed.

Reedy uses the RSVP technique of speed reading (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) to highlight words one after another at a predefined speed.

The major difference between Reedy app and other speed reading apps is it displays one word at a time at the same pace on users screen and the speed of showing words can be set faster or slower.

Features:

    • Speed Can be set from regular reading (300WPM) to Faster Reading (3000WPM).
    • Preview of the full text is shown including text formatting, images, tables, during a pause in the app.
    • Is Compatible with E-books, articles, any texts, and web pages, It also opens files, weblink and any text received from other apps
    • Various Languages supported are: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian
  • Clean simple and highly user-friendly interface with nice control panels.

Goals:

Reedy will not teach you the techniques to read faster but rather expose you to higher speeds using RSVP technology. This way you can read 1.5-2 times faster. You may even choose to read a text at 3,000 wpm. Whether that will enable you to maintain comprehension is debatable, but this setting is certainly fun.

Availability: Android. Chrome extension for Linux, Windows, Mac.
Rating: 4.6  of 5
Downloads: 100,000+
Price: In-App purchases. $1.29-$12.99

 

#4- Speed Reader for Android

speed reader appSpeed Reader is an eBook book reader app on Android. One of the best features is the RSVP mode allowing you to go through books at a maximum speed of 750 (free) or 1,250 words per minute (premium). The paid version also gives the reader the ability to download their ePub or txt files to the app, but sharing it with your current reading app is just as easy.

Speed Reader is comparable with almost all of the android apps including, Pocket, Zite, Feedly, GoogleKeep, and Color Note.

If you look for an app that will allow you to read eBooks and content at higher speeds, the SpeedReader app could offer you an interesting solution. Available for Android it comes for free as an initial download, however, expect in-app purchases in order to unlock more premium features.

Features & Highlights

One of the more notable things to highlight is the availability to read material in RSVP mode in other apps. It actually works in many other reader apps too. Furthermore, if you are not fully comfortable to read at higher speeds you can first use one of the build-in drills to practice essentials skills. This makes the app more valuable against pure text highlighting apps.

Premium Features

However, don’t get too excited as some of the features do not come for free or are limited in their performance. If you wish to upload your own eBook in txt or ePub format you will be required to go premium. On the other side, if you don’t mind being limited to the 750 wpm RSVP mode in the free version, I think this wills serve you well to enjoy digital reading at faster speeds.

Availability: Android.
Rating: 4.3 of 5
Downloads: 1,000,000+
Price: Free. In-App purchases. $2.99

 

#5- Speed Reading App: How to Read Faster

speed reading app-read fasterThis application contains three sections of daily test, individual training and measurement of speed. With this app you can experience noticeable increase in your reading speed. Its features can help you to strengthen your attention and concentration, memorize numbers and words quickly, and increase the speed of your reading.

Daily test:

Daily test is the main section of application. It is arranged for 12 days. A test which is consist three steps is designed for each day. In the first step you start to read a displayed text and measure your reading speed. In the second step a series of exercises is listed to improve your reading speed abilities. In the third step of test your reading speed is measured again. At the end, progress chart will be offered to you according to the first and third steps that can be very useful.

Individual Training:

Individual training helps you to increase the speed reading skills. This part also helps you to correct your eye movements. This section uses from exercises to strengthen the eye and increases the field of view.

Measurement of speed:

In this section, you can determine the speed of your reading according to the number of words per minute (wpm). Everyday you can measure your speed and compare it with the prior speed.

Features:

  • Using a specific road map in 12 days
  • Automatic measurement of the reading speed
  • Increase your reading speed to more than 3 times
  • Flexible eye movements
  • Improve photographic memory
  • Improved ability to concentrate
  • Improve your reading habits

Availability: Android.
Rating: 4.6 of 5
Downloads: 1,000+
Price: Free. In-App purchases. $1.99

 

#6- SpeedRead, Spritz Reading Free

spritz reading appOk, this is the classic promise: Read the novel “War and Peace” in 5 hours. What Homer? Well, two hours and you are done. How? By reading up to 2,000 words a minute. This app uses Spritz technology (RSVP) and will show you only one word or one symbol per display. However, it needs to be learned to focus on dots and just read and understand the highlighted word/symbol.

Benefits: This speed reading app aims to increase your rate by 200-400 words a minute within 1-2 weeks. 1-2 months and you should be able to run through a novel with 1,500-2,000 wpm. However, there are no tools to specifically practice techniques and physical skills (chunking, reducing subvocalization).

Good to know: Based on user reviews, expect the achievements in speed to vary. Furthermore, the app does not teach you how to recall the information you have taken in at a speed of 2,000 wpm. Generally, the app is being described as intuitive. You can use any book or text (PDF, FB2, ePub or txt ) to start reading in RSVP mode.

Availability: Android.
Rating: 3.8 of 5
Downloads: 1,000+
Price: Free. In-App purchases. $1.79

 

#7- Balto Speed Reading Free

balto speed readingYou will find both paid and free version of this useful App. This app supports all types of file including epub, fb2, HTML, doc, txt, zip, pdf to name a few. Both versions of this app can make it significantly easier for you to read any text.

Third Party App Support: Kindle, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Pocket, Flipboard, Feedly, Zite, Shrib

It also consists of supportable languages such as German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Czech, Italian, English and French.

Availability: Android.
Rating: 4 of 5
Downloads: 50,000+
Price: Free
Price for Premium Version: $1.99

 

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