Reading Trainer – An app for iOS, Android and Windows
Reading Trainer is a multiple award winning application that will help you to increase your reading speed while, at the same time, improve your retention.
It is NOT one of those “one-word-at-a-time-flashed-on-the-screen” apps that claims to increase your reading speed by increasing the speed at which the words are flashed.
Reading Trainer is compatible with most platforms, including all the various Apple iOS devices, Android and Microsoft Windows.
Reading Trainer – Overview
This app makes excellent use of all the best features of Spritzer technology, originally designed to help beginners and those with learning and reading disabilities to read faster and to remember what they’ve read. It is a popular and comprehensive speed reading app that allows for the creation of multiple user profiles. This means that more than one person can use the app on a single device.
Reading Trainer employ solid theory, fun games, exercises and quizzes to not only improve your reading speed, but to also improve your retention. You can measure your own progress at all times. It is ideal for use by students, teachers, parents, beginners and those with learning disabilities.
Solid scientific foundation. Reading Trainer employs all the most popular and proven reading efficiency and retention techniques. It combines a wide variety of activities, backed up by a very solid and very impressive record-keeping system in order to achieve its aims.
Clean interface. The user-interface is intuitive, easy to use and surprisingly comprehensive.
Purely educational. The Reading Trainer app has not been designed for general reading and it does not support the import of fictional or non-fictional text. It is meant as an educational aid and that is the only thing it does.
Unique user assessment. Every user is assessed in terms of their reading speed and their retention before instruction starts. This means that the activities and techniques in each lesson is based solely on the established level of each user.
Total user control. Reading Trainer does not follow a linear path. Instead, it is interactive and users can jump from one activity or lesson to another easily without ever getting lost. Progress is tracked and reported at all times.
More than just fast reading. The app also helps you to increase the flexibility of your eye movements, the span at which you can recognize text and your ability to comprehend entire sections of text at a single glance.
Useful for learning other languages. The Reading Trainer supports nine (some reviews say only six) different languages. It is therefore a very useful learning tool for people trying to master one of these languages, especially because the many quizzes test comprehension.
Pros and Cons
Proven app. Any app that has been the top educational app in more than 20 countries and in the top chart position in 70 other countries must mean something. It is simple: it works and it delivers upon its promises.
Affordable. At just over two quid this app is truly affordable. This even includes quick and extremely efficient support!
Can a con be a pro? If the very worst criticism is the fact that the app does not display the native flag of the user next to his profile (such as a USA flag instead of a UK flag), then you must know that critics are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Reliable. No user have ever complained of crashes, bugs and inconsistencies. This is a polished app, well designed and professionally managed.
Reading Trainer App – Review Verdict
Reading Trainer has been living on my laptop as well as my tablet for a while now. I am impressed by it and I have benefited from it. If you want to read faster, learn how to remember what it is you read and improve your concentration, this is the app for you.
What do you think? Please share your experience with the Reading Trainer app in the comments below.