Three Alternatives to Spritz to Read Faster in Android

On Engadget I have mentioned a small revolution in reading that comes from the hand of Spritz. The idea is to achieve faster reading in our smartphone (or even smart clock) concentrating only on reading the words and not move the eyes by the text.

The result is surprising and with a little practice you can reach 1000 words per minute. Now well, Spritz is not yet available (really an SDK and API, not an app in itself) but there Google Play alternatives available to achieve its effect. We will analyze them.

Speed Reader, basic reader

The first alterative suggested in Speed Reader. It is a very basic and only serves to read txt, pdf, epub, html and xml documents. The style is very elegant and very easy to management. Simply choose file, the font size, the speed of reading and if you want to have multiple words.

When we do the reading we will have to put the terminal in a horizontal position and if you press the display will stop, allowing you to continue, move playback or add a bookmark to resume reading later.

The problem of this reader is that it is too basic and that we can use it to read websites or readings stored in pocket, for example. It is very focused on reading books. That Yes, it is free.

Speed Reader Version 1.4

  • Version of Android: Since 1.0
  • Developer: Philip Garrison
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: free
  • Category: Tools

Speed Reader uses a method called Rapid Serial Visual Presentation to allow you to read faster by eliminating the time spent in moving your eyes between words

FastReader, complete and full of options

FastReader It is our second choice, and is more complete than Speed Reader. The philosophy is similar, an application for opening documents and read them as proposed Spritz, in this case in the txt and epub formats (say that soon they will support pdf).

The interface is more successful, since we can increase and decrease the speed of reading very comfortably (volume buttons) and also see a preview, as well as a view of all the documents that we have, with the progress bar.

But fastreader has a very nice feature is that it adds to the list of “sharing” of Android. Therefore, if we are reading a website or any document and You can share we can send it to fastreader and read it there. It is very comfortable and gives this application of great versatility. The only problem I’ve found is that sometimes to share a text with tildes are displayed wrong. I hope they correct it soon. It is totally free.

fast reader Version 1.1.2

  • Version of Android: Since 2.1
  • Developer: Citriccode
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: free
  • Category: Tools

Read everything you want faster with fastreader!

A Faster Reader, with floating window

For me A Faster Reader It is that better imitates Spritz. Only works sharing the document to read and takes over a small floating window that is showing us the text mode playback for fast reading.

This is the application that has best visual appearance. You can configure two speeds, fast and the slow, which are switched with a short press. If you press continuously playback will pause, and can even go back (Word-to-Word). We also have several topics to choose from.

That Yes, to have all features must purchase the Premium version, which costs only 72 cents. It would seem to me a successful provided that purchase could be stored somewhere where you go in reading, Since the application is designed to read a text of pull, something not always possible.

A Faster Reader Version 1.0.3

  • Version of Android: from 2.3.3
  • Developer: Base TIS
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: free / €0.74
  • Category: Tools

AFR is an App that allows you to read at the speed of light. It reads as if you’re watching a video.