Read faster than ever before, one word at a time. Speed read articles from the web at superhuman speeds. Finish your reading list in record time with Accelerator.
• Designed for iOS 8 with multiple text sizes, automatic background updating, and AirDrop
• Speed read Instapaper and Pocket articles
• Browse and save articles from the web and supported apps
• Read text, rich text, and word documents from Mail and other apps
• Brag about your reading skills on Twitter, Facebook, and more
• Automatically read text and links from your clipboard
• 3 themes for comfortable reading in any environment
• Save web pages right from Safari with the Accelerator bookmark
• Specialized typeface designed for dyslexic readers
Resolves issues that some customers reported related to reading articles from Instapaper and Pocket. Uses a new article parser to more reliably extract body text from saved URLs.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good idea, but...
The concept is interesting, but I am a bit disappointed with the implementation.
Sometimes, not everything in an article gets displayed. For example, if the article has a numbered list—or a bullet list—it doesn't get displayed. But on the other hand image captions get displayed, which gets confusing.
Also, there's no differentiation between headings or titles and the body of the articles. Titles and other headings should be showed bold, or emphasised in some way. This and the lack of a pause between paragraphs make things confusing, at least to me. Imagine putting a whole article in a text editor, removing all line breaks and all formatting. Just all the text in one single line, titles, image captions and all. It gets very confusing and hard to read. That's how this is.
On the other hand the interface is good, and features like the sync with some read-later services is good. But the important bit; the presentation of the text to read is lacking.
I don't know if there are other apps that do these things.
ReadQuick is better
The only reason I purchased Velocity is because it supports Pocket, and as a bonus it has a nice clean iOS 7 interface compared to ReadQuick's interface which is stuck in 2007. I can still read way faster with less strain in ReadQuick. Now I'm torn between two half baked apps... Neither of which provides what I want.
Only skin deep...
Gorgeous interface, but seriously lacking in basic usability features.
No reading time estimates shown when scrolling through article list; no word count shown until article finished; cannot change font size; no shortcut to view article normally when in speed reading screen (you must quit the article first and hit the "i" icon on list screen); no ePub support; no iPad support.
I'm still waiting for these features, developer!
On another point, these speed readers only work comfortably when their themes are set to white font on a black background; an image of the white screen will get burned into your eyes if you use a light background for an extended period.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.