Reading Is Fundamental‪!‬ 4+

Versatile file reader for FCP

Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $9.99



Reading is Fundamental! is a versatile, multi-format document reader in a Workflow Extension so you can read documents without leaving Final Cut Pro.

Reading is Fundamental! reads and displays:
• Word (.doc and .docx)
• Pages
• Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
• Numbers
• PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
• Keynote
• Comma-separated values (.csv)
• Rich Text Format (.rtf and .rtfd)
• Plain text (.txt)

Most document types allow you to zoom in and out by using your trackpad’s “pinch with two fingers” — if you’ve enabled this in System Preferences > Trackpad. (Not supported by Rich Text Format or Plain Text files.)

Multiple documents can be opened at the same time, and you can switch between them (using navigation arrow buttons or the popup menu).

The previously opened documents will be restored on relaunch.

The workflow extension window floats above Final Cut Pro so you can view your document and project timeline at the same time.

The workflow extension window can be repositioned, resized, and saved as part of a Final Cut Pro workspace layout.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

• Bug fix for a potential crash after closing all documents
• Bug fix to support view layout changes in macOS Sonoma

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

tpf1952 ,

What a timesaver!

Much of my post production these days involves editing from multiple transcripts. "Reading is Fundamental" lets me shuffle effortlessly among Word documents and mail messages without turning my desktop into dozens of windows. Thank you for this app!

App Privacy

The developer, Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.