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This article was published on February 25, 2014


Outread now helps you speed-read from your iPad

Outread now helps you speed-read from your iPad
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Last month we brought you news on Outread, an iOS app that takes a slightly different approach to other speed-reading apps such as ReadQuick, by displaying a full page of text and highlighting words as your eyes scan across the page.

Now, version 1.1. has hit the App Store bringing in a handful of updates – perhaps most notably, Outread has been optimized for iPads. This should prove popular for those who like to catch up with their Pocket, Instapaper or Readability articles on the move.

Also, while OutRead initially adopted a yellow highlighter to make key text stand out on the page – this has now been replaced by a dimming function that makes the words on the rest of the page less prominent instead.

Other notable enhancements include AirDrop sharing, and an import option for Word, .rtf and .txt documents. And while it’s not an enhancement as such, when we first went hands-on with Outread it was priced at $2.99 – this has now been ramped up to $4.99.

Related read: 16 apps to help you read on the move

Outread | App Store