Speed reading is a skill developed through purposeful practice. You can be a voracious reader with hundreds of read books under your belt and still not be a speed reader. However, speed reading should never come at the expense of your comprehension and although it might sound hard at the start but it does get better and better with practice. There are several iPad apps you can use yourself or with your students to teach them the art of speed reading. We have handpicked for you this selection featuring what we think are some of the best apps out there.
1- Rapid Reader
‘Using Spritz, Rapid will quickly flash one word at a time at any of 40 different speeds. This eliminates the need for your eyes to scan the text in order to read efficiently. Spritz provides a reticle at the ideal position in a word to allow your mind to comprehend each word despite seeing it for only a fraction of a second. Read up to 1000 words per minute while maintaining or improving your current comprehension. ’
‘Acceleread will train you to become a faster, more effective reader. Acceleread’s Guided Course is uniquely generated based on your current reading level and desired performance goals. This personalized program is precisely calibrated to dramatically increase your reading speed in as little as 10 days!’
‘Sprint is a multi-tabbed web browser that let’s you Spritz or listen to a web page with a single tap. You don’t need to highlight the text, just find a page you want to read and tap the read button, Sprint does the rest.’
‘QuickReader uses the same proven speed reading technique taught to millions of people all around the world. And learning it is easy. You simply read along as QuickReader guides you through the text, automatically training you to read faster. Want to go quicker? With a couple of taps the guide speeds up… and soon you’re reading twice as fast as before.’
‘ ReadQuick helps you read faster than ever before. Designed for iOS 7, this app helps you speed read your way through your Pocket, Instapaper and Readability reading lists. Watch your comprehension sky rocket in just one day.’