Read more and faster with ReadQuick for iOS
If it seems you are left alone with your long queue of “read later” articles, online applications can come as a lifeboat.
As the name implies, the ReadQuick app enables to read quicker, thus giving you the pleasure of getting through your reading lists at a faster pace.
Available at $9,99, ReadQuick is designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Setting words per minute
Set your preferable pace and read one word at a time. The suggested speed range is quite wide: 100-800 WPM. It’s scientifically proven that we utter words in our minds when reading, which is the main reason to slow down our reading speed. The technique of reading one word at a time helps to shush our “inner” voice and totally concentrate on words, which is an important factor to gain speed and improve our results over time. Based on the WPM (words per minute) you set, the app will prompt how long it will take you to read the entire article. Create playlists to queue up articles for continuous playback.
Third party services
Any quick reading app becomes more efficient if it integrates with some widely used reading sources. ReadQuick is linked to Instapaper, Pocket and Readability, so that you can open and read the already saved content. You can also browse for articles with the help of the built-in browser or search through some featured sources, including: GigaOM, The Feature, The Morning News, Longreads, Talking Points Memo, Macworld and more. Be aware that there is an age restriction: you must be at least 17 to download this application.
Change the reading preferences choosing from small or large text sizes and day or night reading modes. ReadQuick comes with a very plain and simple interface and a side panel of functions for easier navigation. To keep you motivated the app creators added statistics section, which shows how many articles you have read in the last week/month/year, how many words you have covered so far, what your top sources are and what your average reading speed is. Moreover, sharing buttons are designed to let you boast about your achievements on Facebook, Twitter, or via email.
Consider before Starting
Readers’ reviews suggest that compatibility with eBooks is probably the most desirable feature which is missing now. If ReadQuick team gives people the chance to read not only online articles, browsed texts, but also eBooks, the app will surely attract more consumers.
Reading one word at a time seems challenging at first sight, because a glance away means you have lost the track. That’s why it requires more attention than the traditional reading does, but the result is rewarding. You gain speed and save time! When adjusting the reading speed, keep in mind that it is highly dependent on how familiar you are with the content. The deeper you know the topic, the faster you are likely to read the text.
ReadQuick App Review: Verdict
Whether it is breaking news or a long scientific article, ReadQuick is there to quickly walk you through your daily readings. Enhance your concentration by reading one word at a time and refine your skills to gain a faster speed! Track your progress and share your results on social sites! If you want to know how it performs against other tools, read our speed reading apps review.