Integrating Spritz technology for Logos

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Scott | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 27 2014 9:58 AM

I came across this site yesterday http://www.spritzinc.com/ and was sold on the idea. Then I instantly thought to myself, Logos needs to integrate this technology into its software. If I could read books in my Logos library at 400+ words per minute with the help of this software, that would be a wonderful thing.

The technology is still in development, but it sounds like there are groups already partnering with them to bring this format to the user.

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Reimar Vetne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 9 2014 11:03 PM

I agree 100%, Scott. I also thought about the Logos software and Logos app when I read what Spritz was up to. It could help us digest a lot of our books in Logos faster with this technology built into a Logos app.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 7:24 AM

Yes

I agree that this would be so cool especially if we could get in the apps first to try out. I'm sure that adding this to the Apple and Android Apps would be a lot simpler than integrating it into the main program.

God Bless

Graham

Pastor - NTCOG Basingstoke

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 7:50 AM

I think it's a good idea, too. http://community.logos.com/forums/t/81797.aspx

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Bas de Winter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 10:01 AM

I would really like this as well! I just came across the Spritz website and thought about what possibilities there would be to get this working for my theology reading. I've been interested in speed-reading for a while now, because I normally don't read that fast. But speed reading takes a lot of time and discipline to really learn and keep up. So it would really be great if Logos would be able to implement this in the near future, and would certainly convince me buying even more books digitally than "offline". Thanks for posting!

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Matt B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 10:57 PM

When I saw it, I remember thinking I saw it before years ago... and I think I remember seeing something similar on Bob's twitter (though I may be mistaken). He was (if I remember) simply commenting on the technology. Anyone else remember seeing this a long time ago?

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 11 2014 8:03 AM

I just saw that there is a browser java-script button that will Spritz webpage or highlighted text:

http://news.en.softonic.com/try-openspritz-a-free-speed-reading-bookmarklet

so , if you pull up the Logos resource in Biblia.com ...

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Bas de Winter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 11 2014 12:53 PM

Thanks toughski, this is nice to try it out, though it does not seem to be as smooth as Spritz.

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 12 2014 6:32 AM

right...

they also don't have a pause button

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Matt B | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 2:13 PM

They do now, but I can't preload a big section on biblia. Just a page at a time and bible references are jarring.

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 6:47 PM

I've been using Spritz to read many of long online news articles at 500 WPM and my comprehension is really good, but I found that I still use "subvocalization" - saying words in my head, even at this speed. that's weird.

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Greg Masone | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 2 2014 7:22 PM

So according to the Spritz website (http://www.spritzinc.com/), they are integrating their technology with reading apps. Scroll down a little bit and you can see the first app that has the feature, along with a comment from Spritz telling users to contact Apple and Amazon and request they add them to their apps.

I have yet to try it for more then a few seconds, but my friend used it today and was able to read 30 pages of a novel in 6 minutes with excellent comprehension. That's pretty cool.

Just from that, I think it would be great to have this feature in the Logos app! I think this would be very useful for those who do a lot of reading, rather then studying. I'd gladly pay for the integration too.

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Greg Masone | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 2 2014 7:35 PM

Looks like someone already put out a Bible reading app with Spritz.

http://www.spritzinc.com/where-can-i-experience-spritz/

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 2 2014 8:04 PM

It does look like a great product and I'd like to be able to try it out with a book I really want to read.

I didn't have any trouble at 600 wpm, although I don't think that would be the speed I'd use regularly.

There needs to be an easy way to pause that. A few seconds of inattention at 600 wpm and you loose a lot.

Pastor, North Park Baptist Church

Bridgeport, CT USA

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