Have a Need for Speed Reading? There’s an App For That

Mobile-Photo-Dec-3-2009-10-40-04Worried about how you’re going to find the time to read all those new eBooks that you’re planning on consuming now that eBook reading is becoming all the rage? If you’d like to learn the skill of speed reading there’s an app for that on the iPhone. QuickReader supposedly provides you with the training necessary to improve your reading speed with a variety of tools and options. Developed by Inkstone, the app will let you set your Word Per Minute (WPM) rate, adjust it on the fly, and contains a measuring tool to gauge your progress.

QuickReader comes with 21 full length classic books for you to practice on (in the full version, the Lite version comes with a collection of Aesop’s Fairy Tales) , and from what I’m reading you can’t import any old eBook, but then I’m guessing rather investing in that aspect, the folks at InkStone are probably content (at the moment) to provide a training tool that you can apply elsewhere. The full version costs you $4.99.


Via AppAdvice

3 Comments

  1. Philip Seyfi

    12/06/2009 at 3:28 pm

    Why are you only covering iPhone apps? There are several similar apps for Windows Mobile, and the DO let you import ebooks.

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  2. Warner Crocker

    12/06/2009 at 5:59 pm

    @Phillip, I don’t use a Windows Mobile device at present. We accept tips and recommendation from users who use other platforms and follow up on those apps with coverage. What are those several apps?

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  3. David Chan

    12/06/2009 at 6:11 pm

    @Philip Seyfi, THANK YOU!!!

    Dear folks,

    I am in search of excellent Google Android, Windows XP, Windows Vista/7, and Windows Mobile Speed Reading software options.

    I currently owns a Fujitsu p1620 (Vista/XP), and a Windows Mobile htc Vogue {htc ppc 6900} pda phone. In anticipation of reading a lot more digital contents, I am evaluating my computer hardware and software needs.

    Hopefully, the software allows stand alone and possibly can be embedded to speed read within web pages, software applications, e.g.:
    – Google Editions ebooks (available to any device with a web browser)
    – Evernote [on Windows desktops]
    – Microsoft OneNote
    – Microsoft Word
    – Kindle eBooks [reading them in windows desktop version]
    – Barnes & Noble Nook eBooks [reading them in the future where a Windows/Android/Chrome/Apple hardware that can access them])
    – pdf files
    – etc…

    Can anyone comment on their positive and negative experience(s) with any speedreading applications in the operating systems mentioned above?

    Many thanks!

    Happy Holidays!!!

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