Evie – The eVoice book reader vs ZoomText

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Evie – The eVoice book reader

Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Educaton, Students, Teachers, Parents

ZoomText

Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Software Development

Pricing

Magnifier/Reader

Home Annual License (U.S. Only)$85/year

Magnifier/Reader

Student Annual License (U.S. Only) $80/year

Magnifier/Reader $700

Magnifier Only $500

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Evie – The eVoice book reader reviews

Once I get more books from other places I will be very happy. Right now everything that I have on my phone comes through Amazon or from the library and this will not read either of them I have difficulty even trying to share to this app. I love the potential. I love the ease. I love all the different features. Except everything I want to read right now is inaccessible. I guess you could call it melancholy Joy.

- Gwendolyn Thomas

Love this TTS app! The built in network voices are so smooth and natural that I can listen to books (I use this for reading fanfic) while doing chores, driving, at work, etc. One downside is that I can't play music and listen to books at the same time or change the pitch of the reader, but tbh those are a minor trade off for the amazing voice quality! It can also record the TTS for saving and listening offline, which is great for not using data :)

- Gina Chung

Best reader, hands down. If it's do-able, I'd LOVE to be able to change the color of Evie in-app; the blue area at the top of the screen where the icons all are, as well as the highlighting part that's currently a pink color. I'm personally a fan of red, purple and full black. But if a "color wheel" could be a thing, that would be amazing also. Just an idea I had. It's not vital, just more on the aesthetic side of things, haha. Zero pressure, I promise

- Kaedyn Walsh

ZoomText reviews

My wife is legally blind. She uses the program and tools everyday. ZoomText 10 has many new features and improvements.

- John B Romo

Used this for at least 15 years. In the beginning was an outstanding, enabling breakthrough for which I was grateful. Company continues to add features and it's better by far than OS accessibility. Best dedicated low vision PC solution. Recently they seem to be struggling. Their are quite a few bugs. Not entirely compatible with Office 365. Price remains high including upgrades, while the cost of other software has declined. No subscription SASS model.

- Steve Vashon

This product works well for the most part but it suffers from numerous bugs that require me to restart ZoomText several times a day. This product has many features, but I never use most of them. Would certainly prefer a product with fewer features and also fewer bugs. Here are a few of the bugs that drive me crazy with this product. Windows XP Seems to disable the start menu after a few hours of use. Restarting the application will restore your start menu. Windows 7 Disables task bar, alt tab etc (the only way to switch between applications is to minimize, but as you can't maximize this only works one way). Only way to get around this is to turn off magnification with the hot key (computer will crash if you don't) bring up the windows task manager and then kill Zoom Text from there. Another common difficulty is attempting to use the app reader to read long web pages. It has to process the entire page before it can start so this will either take a long time (sometimes several minutes) or crash the computer depending on how long the web page is. There seems to be no way to cancel once you realize it is going to take a long time. Another problem the App reader seems to develop after a few hours of use is that it will begin reading froma random part of the document and not allow you to direct it to the portion of the document you want it to read. This can be resolved by restarting the application but it is very annoying. It also disables aero under windows 7, something the windows magnifier seems to operate just dandily without having to do. This product goes a long way to make the computer more accessible for those with visual impairments, but the bugs, of which I have only mentioned a few drive me crazy. Hopefully the next release will focus on fixes and performance instead of features.

- Kenneth Spencer

Pros & cons

ZoomText

Pros
Can increase the size of text & other objects on the screen
.Echoes your typing & other program activities
Automatically reads web pages & emails.

Cons
Pricey

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

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Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

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