Text reader – text and voice vs ReadEra

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Text reader – text and voice

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

ReadEra

Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Education

Pricing

Free

20M+ Downloads
5/5

#1 in Magazines & Newspapers

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world. Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything

you read – faster.

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

ReadEra reviews

I was very tired of a previous reader app because it was so full of ads as to make it difficult to read even one book. I installed this app and it searched my phone for all PDF documents and then presented them in a nice list on the screen - very cool. Updating this review after becoming re-inspired to take up reading again. Reinstalled this app (on a new phone). I discovered that the volume up/down button takes me forward or backward a page at a time. No more swiping! Fantastic usability!!

- Steve

Best e-reader I tried. I've been using it for 3 years without complaints. I wanted to suggest the addition of reading tracker (stats per day, month, year). Right now, I'm tracking this on another app but I think that a lot of people wanting to read more would enjoy such feature. I also want to mention the text selection tool and how frustrating it can be. I understand it is small characters on a small screen, but it feels like the cursors jump around randomly between lines.

- Simon Lépinay

I am still new to this app. I don't believe I've exploited her to her greatest potential, and thus I have offered her little opportunity to disappoint. I can say that I have made full use of its dark mode function, which displays not only .doc files as white-on-black, but also inverts the colors of .pdfs, which is quite helpful when accessing text-based pdfs. I am currently reading a William S. Burroughs novel, after which I will read the latest edition of SCAB Magazine.

- Suzy Vogenthaler

Pros & cons

ReadEra

Pros
No ads
Read books of all formats
Doesn't compel users to use any specific services

Cons
The adjustment controls take some getting used to
Complicated login system
No option to sort books by author

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

Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything you read – faster.

4.6/5

20M+ downloads

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