Spritz is a new speed reading app that will help you read at a pace of up to 1,000 words per minute (for comparison, the average college-level reader clocks in at the positively sluglike pace of 200-400 wpm). One Imgur user did the math, and at just 500 wpm you could finish Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in about two and a half hours. Damn.
The app is optimized for small screens and set to be released soon with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch (because you know you always wanted to finish an entire novel while staring at your wrist). It works by presenting just one word at a time, each aligned by its “Optimal Recognition Point” (aka the “ORP” or “fixation point,” which is typically found just left of center in a word — but more that in a second).
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