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Speeding up reading and proving a great way to consolidate articles, Outread is useful for those who regularly read on their iPhone.

What's New

New Features:
* Ebook support (DRM-free ePub), along with an optimized navigation – books are presented by chapters, similarly to iBooks
* Built-in directory of public domain, mostly classic, books (see “+” > “Browse Classic Books”)
* Statistics; see your overall and daily reading stats
* New reading mode - vertical centering of the highlighter; it limits vertical movements of your eyes by keeping the highlighted text centered on the screen (enable it in “Preferences” > “Reading Mode” > “Keep Highlighter Centered”)
* Pinboard integration (for bookmarks marked as "to read")
* You can now enhance your speed-reading training with audio cues, i.e. a ticking sound played on every change of the highlighter's position (see “Preferences” > “Reading Mode” > “Audio Feedback”)

Improvements:
* Improved chunking algorithm: 1) long compound words with hyphens can now be divided into parts, so it's easier to read them; 2) the app now works correctly with character-based languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.)
* Rebuilt sync: texts are now downloaded from Instapaper/Pocket/Readability, not directly from the saved URLs (as it was before); it's beneficial because 1) texts saved behind pay-walls will show correctly in Outread, 2) if you save only a small part of a longer webpage, Outread will show only that part, 3) not-URL based bookmarks are now supported, e.g. texts added to Instapaper via email, and 4) it’s faster
* Rewritten Help section
* 64-bit compatibility (the app works faster on iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display)
* “Open in Safari” and “Delete” buttons added to Activity Menu
* Refreshed icon
* Bug fixes (crash happening on articles with malformed images, possible crash after changing Text Font, possible incorrect order of elements in “Read next” button) and minor UI improvements

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App Description

Speed-read websites, ebooks and documents. Outread improves reading effectiveness by guiding eyes through text with a regularly moving highlighter.

“A clear winner in the speed-reading category” — AppAdvice
“You're in luck, because Outread will help you get through them [articles] and learn speed-reading in the process.” — Lifehacker
Featured by Apple: “Best New Apps” — Productivity and Education categories.

Features:
- Made with iOS 7 in mind: background syncing, multiple font sizes, awesome AirDrop integration and a URL Scheme
- Sync with Instapaper*, Pinboard, Pocket, and Readability (supports offline reading)
- Add your own ebooks (DRM-free ePub) or download free ebooks from the built-in library
- Add Microsoft Word, .rtf and .txt documents; export docs from Pages (see FAQ for instructions) or just read the clipboard contents
- Add from Safari via the bookmarklet or paste the URL inside the app
- Adjust the reading speed and the highlighter size (length of the chunk of text you read at once)
- Two reading modes (highlighting and dimming), two themes and five fonts
- Monitor your progress with reading stats
- Auto archive items once they’re read
- Filter (by services or tags) and sort the items (by date, length or title)
- In order to reduce distractions articles are stripped from unnecessary content – what’s left is the leading photo and the text

* Requires a subscription account at Instapaper (we're sorry but this restriction is imposed by Instapaper)

Note:
- Sync between iPhone and iPad versions is currently available only via Instapaper, Pinboard, Pocket and Readability

If you have any questions, you can reach us at contact@outreadapp.com

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

April 11, 2014 New version 1.2
February 28, 2014 New version 1.1.1
February 23, 2014 New version 1.1
February 05, 2014 New version 1.0.4
January 29, 2014 New version 1.0.3
January 15, 2014 Initial Release

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