Spdr - Speed Reading

Spdr - Speed Reading

By Kindred, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2018-03-10
  • Current Version: 2.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 75.80 MB
  • Developer: Kindred, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
Score: 4
From 784 Ratings


"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. Enjoy! DM @spdrapp on Instagram with questions, feedback, and to view helpful how-to videos. Notice: 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!



  • Terrible

    By Noctnono
    Not user friendly at all. You can’t open newspaper apps in Spdr or use books on the iPad
  • Has promise, but very frustrating

    By gingi0
    This app could be very good with glaring bug fixes and some attention to detail. The main issue is that users cannot test features at all until they make the purchase. Here are several issues I’ve come across with only a few days of use. Content does not get shared properly from Apple News or the web. Cookies aren’t recognized even with the Store Cookies setting (why not just use the shown content instead of trying to download the original article?). The anchor character sometimes moves around, making reading very jumpy and reducing comprehension. The anchor is sometimes a symbol (for example, the apostrophe in “doesn’t”). Ellipses (...) are shown one dot at a time. The Apple Watch app doesn’t recognize any content, even short articles, and there is no feedback on how to sync content. All it says is that Spdr Pro is required. EPUBs are loaded with raw CSS markup, making them useless. The UI itself is a bit clunky and unrefined. I’ll keep using the app and hoping that these issues are addressed. The app has potential to be great. But it’s got a ways to go.
  • Can’t even use the app with the free version.

    By Xoragami
    The least you could do is let the free users keep their progress in their read but I guess the greed was more worth it, spreader is better for those of lacking funds.
  • Importing ePub or pdf does not work

    By Kdnebdjwoa
    This is AFTER their most recent bug fix. I attempted to import reading material that I saved in iBooks but it said I needed to upgrade to premium for this to work. After paying, all my PDFs but won’t open at all. Some don’t even allow me to open it in the app and these are not large documents. I tried my ePubs and they will open the app but right when I click anywhere on the app, it will just close and disappear. I tried multiple times to get the app to work but have had no success. The only thing that somewhat works is the link import but I don’t need that.

    By Tufted4545
    Do not buy! You have been warned! Paid $10 you get nothing. You cannot download anything to read. Keeps crashing - tried uploading and it will either crash or says the file is too big - COMPLETE SCAM- no one responds - Complete garbage
  • Can’t read ebooks

    By 5262526
    Can't read ebooks
  • Currently broken

    By rexzerub
    Every time I pause the book, the app crashes and requires me to restart my phone, I used to love this app but can’t use it anymore. I even payed for pro
  • Broke the second I paid

    By Flopon.com
    This app worked creat up until the second I paid for it. Once I became a pro member the app crashes every time I try to open it. I assumed it had to do with the ebook sized file I uploaded to it. But then I sent text to it from Apple news and it still crashed. Now it’s a dead app that cost me 10 bucks. BEWARE
  • Trash

    By DarkestTheories
    Never works, every time I import a file it crashes
  • Still needs work

    By 1amguy
    The app has 5 buttons to change the text appearance (worthless imo) but no feature to show multiple or blocks of words at a time. Good luck trying to over 400wpm one word at a time. Or maybe i am missing something?