Simple Text Reader vs Linguatec Voice Reader

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Simple Text Reader

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Students, Writers, Educators, Teachers

Pricing

Free

Linguatec Voice Reader

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: IT

Pricing

€49

20M+ Downloads
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Simple Text Reader reviews

I wish i could have kept it as it is I cant understand the accent of the default reader, but i will try again later as this app evolves . The speed controls is jarring as well. But i love that this is a app that is intuitive and not subscription based

- Anonymous

have a lot of homework that I need to read for, but I’m always getting distracted by my phone so having the app on my phone and my homework on my I pad and I’m without distractions. It really helps me do my work. I can just look up what I need to read, copy it, then past it into the app and I’ve got my work don’t like that. The is the best app and I’m glad I got it. I gotta say, I was skeptical at first but it really helped

- Anonymous

This app truly does embetter my life. It makes studying easy & fun- especially on the go. The fact that you can control the voice speed makes it even better. Sometimes I might read along, or just have it going in the background (to try to absorb and retain as much knowledge as possible). A big 5*'s from me!

- James Ron

Linguatec Voice Reader reviews

A useful tool, but expensive if you need multiple voices or the options to use the output commercially. The single voice option is of most use to those that want to have reports read to them on their daily commute.

- Tech radar- online publication

With TTV tools, it always comes down to how plausible a voice is, and Voice Reader 15 sounds human most of the time in the majority of the voices. As you commit to a voice and language when you buy, it is important that you try them out on the Linguatec website before committing to a purchase. We found British Serena to be overly nasal, but British Daniel was more rounded and sounded good most of the time. It’s critical to find a voice you don’t feel is distracting, isn’t patently synthetic, and delivers the content at the right speed and in a tone you like. Our favourite aspect of this tool is that it has a few regional accents, like Scottish and Irish, for the English language. Regional accents are an unusual feature in this type of software and should be encouraged. We can wait to hear a Geordie or Liverpudlian. Overall, this is a robust solution for those that want text reading to them or converting to MP3 audio so they can listen to it on a mobile device while travelling. The price is on the steep side for only one voice and language, making it critical that you make a wise choice when you pick your licensed voice.

- Mark Pickavance- expert on displays, reviewing monitors and TVs

I am very pleased with this product. I bought it because I have poor vision and wantd screen text read aloud. I had to get a friend to help me activate the software because I couldn't see the screen where the license key had to be entered, but after this speed bump I was able to use the manual on the installation disc to configure the reader. Using the Voice Reader Home 15 Direct part of the software, text is read aloud as soon as I copy it to the clipboard. This convenience is exactly what I hoped for. There is only one voice included with the original purchase, but it is clear, pleasant, and amazingly lifelike. This product deserves a 5 star recommendation.

- Chuck Geddes- amazon user

Pros & cons

Simple Text Reader

Pros
You can control the voice speed makes it even better
I can just look up what I need to read, copy it, then past it into the app and I’ve got my work don’t like that
This is an app that is intuitive and not subscription based.

Cons
If I want to pause
It will stop playing the instant I leave the app
If you press play it plays on repeat with no sign of stopping
When you leave the app to copy some text which you whished to paste into the app, you can't paste it without being moved back to the beginning and are forced to scroll all the way down.

Linguatec Voice Reader

Pros
There are 67 voices available in 45 languages
Recognize mistakes faster
Put together your own audio books and have the great works of literature read to you

Cons
Only one voice and language per license
Not for commercial use at this price
No pronunciation adjustments

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