Read a Novel in 90 Minutes — Here's How

by Claire Luchette

Reading just taking up too much of your time? (I know, gah, right?) Well, Boston-based software developer Spritz has been working in "Stealth Mode" for the past three years to develop a new way of reading content in ebooks, apps, and other platforms. Spritz promises that their new app, which is available on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2, will save readers a huge amount of time:

When reading, only around 20% of your time is spent processing content. The remaining 80% is spent physically moving your eyes from word to word and scanning for the next ORP. With Spritz we help you get all that time back.

"How?! Tell me how!" you say. It's a new app unlike all speed reading apps that have come before. When a reader uses Spritz, words are streamed one at a time to the reader, and each word is manipulated so that the eyes recognize it more quickly. The special display, called the "Redicle," draws attention to the Optimal Recognition Point of each word, the precise point at which our brain identifies a series of letters as a word.

Want to give it a try? Check out the Redicle technology on Spritz's site. Just click the black and turquoise circle up top and Spritz away.

By using this new technology, readers can train themselves to read up to 1,000 words in a minute and devour, according to CEO and co-founder Frank Waldman, "Atlas Shrugged in a day." If that's your kind of thing. No judgements.

So you have no excuse to carry around Infinite Jest for the next four years, other than the fact that it's a cool accessory.

Image: Spritz