Text reader – text and voice vs Apple VoiceOver

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Text reader – text and voice

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

Apple VoiceOver

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

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Sir Richard Branson

Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.

Sir Richard Branson

Text reader – text and voice reviews

Best Text reading App I could find! I use voice-to-text and I know where that button and the send buttons are by muscle memory. But, I couldn't/wouldn't read my responses. Now, all I have to do is copy the text into this app and it'll read every text for me and I still don't have to look at my phone. Don't text and drive if you have to look away from the road, even for 1 second! This is also great for those who can't read the words on the screen very well. *Not while driving!

- Trace M-K

I am able to copy and paste any text to the app and it reads the text to me. I wanted a text reader to read aloud to me so that I can multitask. I can listen to required readings while completing other task. The app is a good tool. The only thing I wish I could do with the app at this time is to use it within any document rather than copying and pasting the text from the document to the app. Very user friendly. There are no pop up ads.

- Diane Faucette

Sometimes, I am unable to read big blocks of text due to my disability and have been trying to find a good text reader. This is the only one (so far) that is not only free, but allows me to put as much text as I need read into its text box. Obviously this app is still being worked on, so there isn't a feature for images yet, but for simple text to speech, it's pretty good. The voice is a tad hard to understand at times, but that's alright if you're just looking for something basic.

- Desireé Thatcher

Apple VoiceOver reviews

VoiceOver is a highly sophisticated screen reader produced by Apple. It comes as a standard feature when you purchase the Mac OS X operating system (version 10.4 onwards) which runs on Apple Mac computers and laptops. Although it is not free in the traditional sense, it is the only screen reader that comes as a integrated feature of any operating system and is highly advanced. A variant of VoiceOver is included on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to make these multi-touch devices accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired. A cut-down version is also used on iPod shuffle and iPod nano. In addition to the standard features you would expect to see in a screen reader are some stand-out features such as gesture support, Braille display support and advanced Internet browsing.

- Media access australia

Apple allows you to export your VoiceOver preferences from your Mac computer or laptop onto a USB memory stick. If you were to plug that USB memory stick into another Mac computer or laptop with Mac OS X, it will recognise your preference and act accordingly. As all Mac computers and laptops have VoiceOver as a standard feature, VoiceOver itself is not able to be run off a USB memory stick.

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Pros & cons

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.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

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.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world

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