Skimmer - Speed Reading by Advanced Reading Techniques LLC (Universal)
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Released: Nov 30, 2015
Version: 1.0.12
Size: 35 MB
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Skimmer - Speed Reading

Advanced Reading Techniques LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Skimmer is the most fluid speed reading app to date, functioning on the principle of using your finger as a guide. You can adjust the speed and position without pausing and always see how much more time you have to read. We have spent years developing the underlying controls to help assist you when reading any long form text or website.

Skimmer functions as an extension and read later app. Websites or long text you open from your Share icon can be opened in the Skimmer window, allowing you to read using our Advanced Reading Techniques. All texts opened are immediately saved onto your playlist in the Skimmer app for reading later. That’s all it does, no sign-ups, no data capture.

Core Features:
- Static or Dynamic controls for the Tracer’s WPM rate
- Constantly updated Time Remaining window
- Tap to move Tracer anywhere on the text
- Open Extension from Safari or other apps and autosave to read later
- Multiple color themes, text sizes, fonts, and spacing
- Zero sign ups or social media intergrations
- Zero data capture, total Privacy
- WPM speed functions from 25-1025 Words per minute.
- Store up to 500 stories
- No in-app purchases
- Works for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch


We made Skimmer to be as lean as possible. This app is meant to help you read better on your device. We couldn't find any technology that mimics the finger style meta-guiding pioneered by Evelyn Woods, so we made it ourselves. Please enjoy, share if you do, and give us any feedback you have.

Note: Not all website work with Skimmer, and is optimized for English Right to Left. We do function on Left to Right scripts and Character based languages like Chinese, however the timing is not correct and works best on the Highlight tracer type.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Skimmer - Speed Reading is a highly rated app (5-star).
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