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Outread: Speed Reading Trainer

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Price: Free
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Category: Productivity
Version: 1.6.6
App Size: 7 MB
Language: English
Rated: 9+

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Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Speed-read websites, ebooks and documents. Outread improves reading effectiveness by helping you focus on reading small chunks of text at a time. You can either follow the highlighter along the page or keep it centered.

“A clear winner in the speed-reading category” — AppAdvice
“You're in luck, because Outread will help you get through [articles] and learn speed-reading in the process.” — Lifehacker
Featured by Apple in “Train Your Brain” section

- Add webpages from Safari or other apps using share extension
- Paste the clipboard contents (text or web page URL)
- Follow the highlighter along the page (Guided Reading) or keep the highlighted phrase in the center of the screen (RSVP)
- Adjust the reading speed and the highlighter size (length of the chunk of text you read at once)
- 5 fonts to suit all reading conditions
- Monitor your progress with reading stats
- Filter (by services or tags) and sort (by date, length or title) the items
- In order to reduce distractions, items are stripped from unnecessary content
- Universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Everything is always with you, even offline

- Sync with Pocket, Instapaper and Pinboard
- Add your own ebooks (DRM-free ePub) or read free classic novels from the built-in library
- Add PDF, Microsoft Word, RTF and TXT documents (Outread shows only pure text, without images and complex layout)
- Night reading theme

- DRM-protected ebooks (Kindle and most of iBooks ebooks) are not supported
- Sync between iPhone and iPad versions is available only via Pocket, Instapaper and Pinboard

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What's New in Version 1.6.6
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Fixes "Outread" appearing when sharing items that the app doesn't support.
What's New in Version 1.6.5
Fixes quick settings not working properly for Outread Plus users after moving to a different chapter in a book.
What's New in Version 1.6.4
- Switched to flashing (RSVP) mode by default.
- Minor bug fixes.
What's New in Version 1.6.2
- Added "Popular articles" section in "Add to Reading List" menu containing fresh and popular articles from across the web
- Increased max speed to 1500 words per minute for Outread Plus users
- Added experimental support for PDF files (they're stripped from everything except for the pure text)
- Fixed saving links from Apple News
What's New in Version 1.4.3
- You can now add articles (URLs) to Outread using the iOS share sheet thanks to our new share extension

- Crash on iOS 10.3 in RVSP mode on iPad
What's New in Version 1.4.2
- Fixes issue with encoding of some characters in some of the articles (you have to log out and log in again to Instapaper/Pocket/Pinboard to have this issue fixed)

Latest changes:
- Adds better selection of font sizes (FINALLY!)
- Adds support for 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- Removes Readability support because the service is closing soon
What's New in Version 1.4
Please leave us a nice review or update your old review if you like what we are doing with the app. Thanks!

- Updated for iOS 8, compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- Add files quickly from your Dropbox, iCloud Drive and other cloud accounts via Document Picker ("+" > "Add a File")
- Added delays for punctuation (see Preferences > Reading Mode)
- Added the ability to stop highlighter from crossing sentences (see Preferences > Reading Mode)
- Better contrast in the RSVP mode
- Improved accuracy of sliders (WPM and highlighter size)
- Many other fixes and improvements
Note: The release notes shown here are grabbed from time to time from the iTunes servers, so maybe there's some missing versions.
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