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

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

- Speed read by following the highlighter along the page (Highlighting Mode) or by keeping the focused phrase in the center of the screen (Flashing Mode - Rapid Serial Visual Presentation)
- Exercises improving peripheral vision, eidetic memory, short-term memory and chunking ability.
- Add webpages from Safari or other apps using share extension
- Paste text or add from a URL
- Adjust the reading speed and chunk length (length of text you read at once)
- Selection of 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
- Pleasant reading experience improving comprehension and concentration for people with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD
- Universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Everything is always with you, even offline

- Read free classic novels from the built-in catalog
- Sync with Pocket, Instapaper and Pinboard
- Add your own ebooks (DRM-free ePub)
- Add PDF, Microsoft Word, RTF and TXT documents (Outread shows only pure text, without images and complex layout)
- Higher reading speed up to 1,500 words per minute
- Reader themes: Black & White (great for OLED), Sepia and Gray

- 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

Version 1.10.4

- Improved onboarding experience.
- Fixed import not working for some EPUB files.
- Fixed rare crash when closing the app.
- Improved small layout issues on iPad.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
530 Ratings

530 Ratings

Dr. L. ,

The Best

I’ve tried a lot of readers, but Outread is hands down the best. I browse The NYT and Washington Post for articles of interest. Using the Share extension I can quickly and seamlessly add them to Outread. I do most of my reading using the Spritz method, and Outread has added some fantastic features such as customizable settings for the length of pauses at the end of sentences, after commas, etc. You can sort the items in your list alphabetically, by length of article, or by items most recently added. The developers have really thought of everything to facilitate the reading process. There is even a good collection of classics you can read for free.

AJShadowz ,

My favorite of all

I’ve tried every speed reading app I could find on apple and google play stores... this one is hands down my favorite when it comes to functionality, simplicity, and stability. I hope this app is around forever. I use it daily and it has my literary journey so much easier. I believe it is worth every penny.

Also, the developers of this app are amazing. I had a problem after an update. They looked into it promptly.

Abe1741 ,

Loveeeeee it!

As someone who loves information, new ways to learn, and getting through the front pages of newspapers, this app is essential. It pays for itself. It also has classic books on there which is a nice added bonus.

Anyone who thinks ‘you’ can’t speed read, I encourage you to try this app out and see how your amazing brain works.

You can read rsvp or guided. I’m going through 20 news pieces a day and I love it!


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App Privacy

The developer, Arkadiusz Holko, 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 Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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