Bionic Reading‪®‬ 17+

Faster. Better. More focused‪.‬

Bionic Reading AG

    • 2.3 • 116 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



All 6 Bionic Reading® Apps are available as a free or a Premium version – 6 for 1 Price. The one and only from Switzerland is a “Life Changer” for Lisa, a “Game Changer” for Tommy and “Absolutely Mind Blowing” for Kelly.

Bionic Reading®
Faster. Better. More focused. Reading.

Bionic Reading® for Apple iOS, iPadOS, macOS, other platforms and web. We offer you the free version “Discover” and the subscriptions “Premium” and “Premium Plus”.

Bionic Reading® revises texts in such a way that the most concise parts of the words are highlighted. This guides the eye over the text and the brain remembers words already learned more quickly.

Save precious time.
Gain advantages.
Learn new things faster.
Expand your knowledge.
Improve your skills.
Noise-free with more focus.
Less distraction.

The Bionic Reading® reading mode can be individually adapted to the needs of all readers. This flexibility allows Bionic Reading® to provide maximum customization for all users.

• NEW: Download as Word file.
• NEW: You can now smoothly continue your reading experience with “Bionic Reading® Reader” across platforms, as the last reading position is now saved.
• NEW: Bookmarks now allow you to mark your favorite pages.
• Advanced Bionic Reading® Settings with Part of speech.
• Bionic Reading® Reader for your reading experience.
• Bionic Reading® Library for your favourites.
• Synced content.
• Fixation, Sccade, Opacity.
• Fixation via Letters or Syllables.
• Details.
• Colors.
• Light Mode. Dark Mode.
• Upload File, Text or Website, convert and read in the Apps.
• File Conversion.
• Text Conversion.
• Website Conversion.
• Send to Amazon® Kindle.
• Download as EPUB, PDF, WORD.
• Carefully selected Fonts.
• Designed for the Latin alphabet.

More than 15% of the population has great difficulty reading and understanding texts (ADHD, dyslexia). We have received feedback from people with ADHD that thanks to Bionic Reading® they immediately understood the content of various texts the first time they read them, which was impossible without Bionic Reading®.

Jessica: “Having ADHD and processing issues means that I read very slow because my brain can’t focus on the words enough to both read them and process what they mean at a decent pace. Using Bionic Reading® has allowed me to feel functional and productive when I’m reading something lengthy – it’s such a GAME CHANGER!”

Lisa: “I have not read fiction for 20 years. I read what I have to read. It almost hurts my brain to read regular type. But now I will be reading fiction again! Bionic Reading® works for me and I can read 2–3 times faster! AMAZING! This is a LIFE CHANGER! Thank You!”

Patrick: “OK, Bionic Reading® is the real deal. I already read quickly and this doubled it.”
Reaction from Daniel: “Holy smokes you’re not kidding!”

Carla: “WOW! I could read quickly and fluently using Bionic Reading®. Doing this helped me understand the context of the paragraph much better than when I have to squint and focus on each word, which tires me out and I lose focus. Bionic Reading® is brilliant!”

Nestor: “Your tool is gorgeous, It’s helping me a lot. My sight is reduced because one of my transplanted corneas has become opaque and Bionic Reading® is helping me a lot to read easier and comprehend faster.”

With over 25 years of experience in typography, we know how important it is to get text right. It’s the small details that matter enormously to make you read better.

• German Innovation Award 2023: Gold (highest distinction)
• German Design Award 2023: Gold (highest distinction)

What’s New

Version 2.6.2

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

ellsthomps ,

Most words were not converted into Bionic format

Really disappointed in the performance of this app. I paid for the premium pro plan (which I have since cancelled) and was very excited to see that they made this app available to individuals.

When I went to convert my EPub file it only picked up and converted every 5 words into bionic format, leaving most of the document in regular font. I made sure to play with the settings, turn off and on the types of words… nothing worked. So I decided to convert the EPUB into a .docx file… same thing, did not work. Lastly, I converted that into a .txt file… still did not work and was only converting about every 5th word even with the fixation and saccade turned all the way up. Maybe I was missing an important step? But I am pretty sure I wasn’t. Hopefully, there is some trouble shooting trick I can try.

Ultimately, this font/application of this font needs to be built into consumer products (accessibility option within apple/android settings; font option on the Kindle/newspaper apps, etc.), rather than consumer converting the media they want to consume into this font.

Developer Response ,

Hi ellsthomps. I’m sorry for this problem! Many small bugs have been fixed already. As a small team, we work very hard to improve our products. You can always send us your message via so that we can analyze the problem. This would be very helpful. Thank you very much. Best regards from the Swiss Alps, Renato

xingyun21 ,


I used to use this app very often a few months ago. My favourite app to help me understand my reading better, I was able to put all my documents in here and it was quick and easy. Now they force you to do a subscription just to upload files, and even those subscriptions have limits.
I completely understand needing money to continue funding this project, and donations aren’t always a reliable way to receive money for that. But anything else seems better than the two subscription options they give you from a consumer perspective. Both options feel too little or too extreme, both price and plan wise. I really wish they’d go back to being a free service, maybe just with ads, and then an option for a one time payment to get rid of ads forever.

Developer Response ,

Hi xingyun21. Thank you very much for your feedback. We understand your concern. Our surveys showed that users need different subscriptions. That’s why we decided to use this model. Advertising is less of an option for us, as we clearly focus on “FOCUsed READing”. Advertising would be very irritating and distracting. I hope for your understanding. Thank you very much. Best regards from the Swiss Alps, Renato

Sunday Morning Focus ,

Thank you for an amazing tool for work

I have been using this tool for months, much of the time to plow through bloated memos and emails. I just don’t have the patience to read either without this tool now. Also is fantastic for long form articles, especially anything technical. I’m perplexed by some of the reviews I see here. I use this on an iPhone and IPad and it’s one of the most robustly reliable apps I have.

*Update- I took a look at other reviews- they do have issues with subscribing through Apple- that’s legit but easy to navigate. The vast majority of the other objections are absolutely ridiculous. Someone complaining it won’t work on their kindle is my fav…If you’re dyslexic (like my daughter and I are) and have to read technical information do yourself a favor and give this a try. It’s a great product and SUPER EASY TO USE!!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Sunday Morning Focus. Thank you for 5***** NEW: Bionic Reading® for Apple iOS and macOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows, Google Chrome and Web. We offer you the free version “Discover” and the subscriptions “Premium” and “Premium Plus”. • NEW “Bionic Reading® Reader”. • NEW “Bionic Reading® Library”. • NEW Synced content. — NOTE: We have a problem with the subscriptions within the apps. But you can register and upgrade in the Bionic Reading® Web App ( After that you can use all 5 other apps without any problems. I hope you will try it again. Best regards from the Swiss Alps, Renato🇨🇭

App Privacy

The developer, Bionic Reading AG, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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