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QuickReader - The Speed Reading eBook Reader
Last changed: Oct 31, 2009
Size: 6.3 MB
By: Anphibby - 22-Nov-2009
Just started using this app and have already noticed a significant improvement with my reading speed, from reading the newspaper to reading text on the tv I'm amazed at how well this training app has affected me.
By: doinkie - Nov 30, 2009
Nicely featured app. Works well. Put me on the list of people who would like to be able to import your own materials - txt, rtf, LIT and other book formats would make this a crazy great app. Also, an increase in the selection of classics. Link up with project Gutenberg. Great job!
Best Speed-Reading Software Available (should be ported to the Mac)
By: Xiaopangzi - 7-Nov-2009
QuickReader is the only worthwhile speed-reading software currently available on the App Store, other than Read Demon, which I admittedly have not purchased since it does not appear to have a five-word-segment option in its settings, as four- to six-word segments seems to be the most comfortable and comprehendible chunk of information for me while reading.QuickReader is the most Mac-like speed-reading software that I’ve ever discovered, other than iVerbum’s iSpeedRead, of which an iPhone version has not yet been (may never be) created. They both put the venerable AceReader Pro to shame and don’t suffer from the typical Java code ugliness or bugginess that is found in other un-Mac-like speed-reading software. I urge Inkstone to port this to the Mac (probably using the same development software used for this version), and I’d be happy to pay four times this introductory price for a Mac version, as the frequent page turning on this iPhone is dizzying, especially at my target 600 wpm.My main complaints about this current version of QuickReader are as follows:• I’d either like access to all of the Gutenberg library or would like to import my own RTF ebooks from my Mac with their nice curly (smart) quotes and em-dashes—or preferably both of these possibilities.• I’d like the Guide Stops settings for landscape and normal mode to be differentiated, so that I could set two stops for normal orientation and three stops for landscape orientation, since I do rotate the iPhone from time to time during a reading session and don’t want to repeatedly change the settings manually.
Beautiful, easy to use app is quite helpful too.
By: Sam Grover - Nov 24, 2009
This app has a beautiful interface and is a delight to use. It has improved my reading speed and continues to go so.I've known for a while that I'm a not a very fast reader. I say it to my friends all the time. I wanted to do something about it but didn't want to invest a lot of time into it. Now with QuickReader I can spend short amounts if idle/commute times and it benefits my speed without having to set aside a chunk of time.
Very good Application!
By: I love stick people - 6-Nov-2009
Got this for my 15 year old son, but I use it more than him. Hopefully, he will benefit from this app in the future. It would be great if the Bible was included with the product.
By: the pamp - Nov 22, 2009
I have seen a vast improvement in the few days I've been using the app. It is a great tool and well worth the money.
Awesome idea so well implemented.
By: petti2009 - Nov 19, 2009
Quickreader is a great new learning tool to have on my iPhone. I have read about speed reading and tried some exercises in the past but this is so much better to help you get started with the basic technique. I am just getting started but I am already noticing a difference. It comes with a great selection of classic books to read which are worth the price alone. If you want to read faster, I highly recommend it.
By: wrosecity - Nov 19, 2009
This app is so much easier than taking a classroom based speed reading course! I can work at my own pace and use it when it fits my schedule. I read a lot of of computer industry blogs and it would great if there were a way to import outside content. The reading material included with the app is great, but it is mostly literature. This app is going to save me a lot of time as my reading improves.
Great app and excellent learning tool!
By: bendingcomments - Nov 17, 2009
I was looking for an app like this! The interface is elegant and easy to use ... plus it has a nice library.
By: DS7777 - Nov 17, 2009
PLEASE, please add the ability to import your own text. That would make this app so incredibly useful! Excellent first version, though.
Great Reading App
By: GuruRaj - Nov 16, 2009
QuickReader is designed to improve your reading speed. I was skeptical at first, but after a few sessions with the app, I can actually feel myself improving
By: Marcus97321 - Nov 15, 2009
QuickReader is a well-designed application that works! It trains readers to read more quickly and with greater comprehension. The UI is clean, and use is intuitive. A variety of interesting books are provided for the reading speed tests and practice readings. After a week with the application I tested at over 600 words/minute. I'm glad to have QuickReader on my iPhone, it's the one application I use during down time (typically waiting on lines) that actually provides a tangible benefit. It is well worth the price, and I highly recommend it.
5 stars! Great program!
By: nm3lin - Nov 15, 2009
I don't usually bother with reviews, but this software is out-standing! I've always head trouble with reading too slowly, and speedreading systems I've tried before had a lot of shortcomings. This program is enjoyable, challenging, and effective. The included books also make you feel like your not just practicing a technique, you can actually read something enjoyable! One feature i would love to see - make it possible to import your own ebooks - that would make this the most useful ebooks reader ever made! Even without that feature this program is worth much more than the cost.
intuitive tool for speed reading
By: zKevinl - Nov 15, 2009
A simple yet very powerful tool. With reading test, knowing where I am standing is rediculously easy. I can do exercise and measure the effectiveness instantaneously. The settings are nice and easy to handle.Anyone interested to improve reading speed can benefit from this app.
Works Right from the Start
By: dawson54 - Nov 15, 2009
I've tried several speed reading books. While I grasped the general concept, what I lacked was a program like Quickreader to pace myself and build speed gradually. Right from the start, I'm reading everything in several-word gulps, without pausing to say the words to myself. The result: much better comprehension, and much more enjoyable reading. All-in-all, a very fine program.
By: Rickness66 - Nov 14, 2009
I've taken several speed reading courses and this program does more than all of them combined for about $300 less. There is another iphone reader (beamitdown) that is touchless and a natural extension once you've 'graduated' and are looking for more material, I'd love to see the developers come together on a joint project. Meantime, get this!
By: Anjan Upadhya - Nov 14, 2009
Really awesome app. Love the fact that it comes with a good library to begin with. The guided reading takes a little getting used to but once the eyes adjust, its a lot of fun. I really think its a great tool for improving your reading skills and can teach a good reader a trick or two.
Handy Tool to Pick Up the Pace
By: Prosumer - Nov 14, 2009
I read a ton off the web, so anything to get an edge on information consumption is good for me. This application has the customization options needed to work on training up my ability to read and understand text quickly.I've also read two books on the Kindle iPhone app and was pleased to see the selection of classic works in there. If I were to add something, it would be to be able to have my most recently read books automatically moved ot the top of the library for quicker reference.
By: ilikemobile - Nov 13, 2009
This app is well designed (you don't find that often) and works great. I am not the fastest reader but I am getting better. great teaching and learning tool at a great price.
By: Todd H. - Nov 13, 2009
QuickReader with it's elegant UI gives you just what you need to improve your reading speed while enjoying classic texts included with the app. Perfectly suited for the iPhone, the app has only the required information and interfaces--nothing more--to make it simple to navigate. Using the guided reading exercises, you'll learn to re-train your eyes about how to scan text and improve your reading speed with no impact to accuracy. The app is so easy, that you won't even realize just how much you've benefited until you attempt some of your regular reading and find that you are reading at a signficantly faster pace. I'm going to continue with the exercises to see just how much faster I can go without losing accuracy!
By: Caldwellone - Nov 10, 2009
I have dabbled with speed reading for a few years now. Most of the techniques I came across are mentioned here but they could be explained in a bit more detail in the tutorial. With practice, this app could easily double your reading speed in a short time(a few hours a week I would say). I would give it 5 stars if I could copy/paste articles into it. Most of my reading is blogs/online news and it would be great if I could use my own material to practice with.