3 Spritz-like speed-reading apps for Android

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced, details emerged about Spritz — a speed-reading feature that comes built-in to some apps on the phone. Spritz uses rapid serial visual presentation, or RSVP, to display words one after another using a single focal point. The company calls this point the optimal recognition point, or ORP.

The technology isn’t exactly new — it dates back to the 1970s — and it was even used in software for last decade’s phones. In 2005 CNET covered a demo version of BuddyBuzz, mobile software that could display one word at a time on your phone’s tiny screen, making message reading a more pleasant experience.

If you don’t want to wait to check out the software on the new Galaxy S5, you can try it now with one of these three Android apps:

A Faster Reader

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

This app, by BaseTIS SL, is free with a premium upgrade option offered as an in-app purchase of 99 cents. Once installed, highlight text in an app that allows sharing and then choose A Faster Reader from the pop-up menu. A small window will appear above the text, and … [Read more]


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