A Faster Reader

Read text like you're watching a video


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Tutorial Android

Tutorial iOS

Technical Issues

  • What's A Faster Reader (AFR)?
    AFR is an App that lets you read at speed of light. Well, maybe not that much, but with AFR you will read like you're watching a video
  • Can I use AFR to read ebooks, PDFs or Text Documents?
    Yes! Those features may present some issues because we don't support books with DRM and some PDF has no readable content
  • What's AFR based on?
    AFR uses the RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) method, that allows you to read more words per minute that you can imagine!
  • What does it have to do with Spritz?
    Both of them use the RSVP method. But AFR uses this technology to provide the experience of "reading like video" on mobile platforms.
  • What does it mean that AFR works with Pebble?
    Pebble is one of the first SmartWatch, a "smart" clock that connects to the phone via bluetooth. We have implemented a connection between Pebble and AFR to read the text that you share on your watch.
  • What do I get on the Premium version?
    1. Speeds less than 10-50 ppm to 1000 ppm and higher
    2. Additional Themes: Dark ,Sepia, Hacker and Rosa
    3. Show and hide the progress reading bar
    4. Shortcut to read the copied text
    5. Stop at numbers in quotes "" and punctuation as [. ,; :! ? ]
    6. Configure Slow Speed Mode
    7. Continue Reading from where you left off
    8. Compatibility with Pebble SmartWatch
    9. Set font size
    10. Read 100 words in Chromecast
  • What does the lite version include?
    1. Reading List: Only the last 2 items are available AFR
    2. Books: Only one simultaneous book and only the first 10 chapters
    3. RSS Feed: Only one simultaneous feed and only the last 2 items
    4. Pocket: Only the last 2 items
  • Where can I download the App?
    There are two versions of the App right now, Android and iOS.

Tutorial Android

  • How does AFR work?
    A Faster Reader converts text using the “RSVP” (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation), allowing you to read from 50 words per minute to 1000 words per minute
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  • How can I share text?
    There are several ways. For example, while you're reading the news with the Chrome Browser. Go to Options, select “Share” and then select “A Faster Reader”.
    Or while you're reading an email, select the text you want to read, then go to your clipboard icon and click it.
  • Special Features:
    • Pause, Stop and Resume
      To Pause, just tap anywhere on the text, To resume, tap again. And to stop the lecture, tap out of the AFR box.
    • Speed Change
      There are Speeds between 10 and 1000 words per minute!
    • Slow Mode Configuration
      If you're Premium, you can change between Normal and Slow Speed on the AFR box.
    • Theme Change
      There are 4 extra themes you can change on the menu.
    • Resume Lecture.
      If you're reading something and want to resume your lecture later, just tap outside the AFR box. A notification will appear on your Android Device, and you'll be able to select it to continue your reading.
      You can also go to the Menu and tap the option “Resume Reading”.
    • Stop on Punctuation
      You can select if you want the text to stop on punctuation symbols like [ , . : ; ! ? ]
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iOS

  • How does AFR work?
    A Faster Reader converts text using the “RSVP” (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation), allowing you to read from 50 words per minute to 1000 words per minute
  • How can I share text?
    There are two ways. You can copy any text from websites, notes or apps on the clipboard, then go to the App and "Read from Clipboard":
    Or you can Read from Safari. To do so, you'll need to create the AFR Bookmarklet, then go to any web on Safari, select Bookmarks and then the AFR Bookmarklet you've created.
  • Special Features:
    • Pause, Stop and Resume
      To Pause, just tap anywhere on the text, To resume, tap again. And to stop the lecture, tap out of the AFR box.
    • Speed Change
      There are Speeds between 10 and 1000 words per minute!
    • Slow Mode Configuration
      If you're Premium, you can change between Normal and Slow Speed on the AFR box.
    • Theme Change
      There are 4 extra themes you can change on the menu.
    • Resume Lecture.
      If you're reading something and want to resume your lecture later, AFR will remember the last place where your lecture was. When you get back to AFR, just select the "Resume Reading" feature.
    • Stop on Punctuation
      You can select if you want the text to stop on punctuation symbols like [ , . : ; ! ? ]

Technical Issues

  • AFR doesn't read a website
    Not all websites are the same, and there are some that send "unexpected" things to AFR that we can not read. If you send that kind of web to support email (afr.support@basetis.com) we'll investigate your case.
  • [Android] AFR doesn't work on my Kindle
    Kindle App doesn't allow to share content to other apps because the books are copyrighted.
    "Share progress" option from Kindle App only shares a sentence that says something like "I read 30% of xxxx book url_android_app", so AFR tries to parse the content of that url but it has nothing and really is not book content.
    We will add the ability of read open format books like epub, txt, mobi in the next future.
  • [Android] AFR is not compatible with this App
    Same way that with websites, not all applications allow the use of the share function, and some of them don't even send the information we need to make it work.
  • AFR is not working as expected
    Like with software, apps might have bugs. If you find one, we would appreciate if you send an email to support with the information: afr.support { at } basetis.com