Voice Aloud vs Read&Write

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Voice Aloud

Category: Text to Speech

Industries: Students, Writers, Educators, Teachers, Content Creators




Category: Text to Speech

Industries: Communication, Marketing, Business/Productivity, Education


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Most popular feedback for Voice Aloud

I am a student, and anyone who has taken a class at USC will tell you that the amount of reading per class is Insane. Aside from the stacks of books per class, there are just as manny article readings. If it were not for this app reading to me during my commute, or while I am working, I do not think I would be caught up on my reading. And my midterm, which I got a perfect score on, was based 90% on reading and about 10% on lecture. I had the free version and it works good. The ads are on a small strip at the bottom, and don't interfere with the reader at all. Yet I am so grateful for my A+ that I upgraded just now to the paid version to support the people who made it. I have not used the paid version yet, but I already know it's worth every penny. I did take away one star became on articles (usually PDF's) that have one paragraph on the right side of the page, and another on the left, the reader will read from left to right, top to bottom. Although there is a gap between the two it will read the first line of each paragraph as one. As one can imagine, this distorts the flow and makes no sense. Yet, While it's not perfect, it's better that anything else I have ran into.

Oscar Arciga

About Voice Aloud

You can read on screen or listen to the app read aloud web pages, news stories, lengthy emails, TXT, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documents, EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW, and FB2 ebooks, and more. It is an HTML reader, a document reader, and an ebook reader all rolled into one, and it allows you to read on the screen or listen to the text if your eyes are bothering you, they are malfunctioning, or you are otherwise occupied.

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Most popular feedback for Read&Write

Our aim with implementing EdTech has been to ensure that we meet our accessibility requirements, while also giving every student with unidentified requirements unrestricted access to all the tools they need. In Read&Write, we’ve found a solution that works across all our schools - primary and secondary.

Hazel Lynch

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Voice Aloud reviews

This is a really good app that reads words allowed. I’m using the application to read PDF books. It is working very well. It does a good job of reading books that may have two columns on one page with tables, charts and graphs. It does a good job of reading the left column of words first and then the right column of words. It will read the charts and graphs also, so if you don’t want that read, all you have to do is press on the next section you want read. Its a life saver. Also, it works in multi task mode, so you can have PDF reader pulled up, highlighting within your PDF file and making notes while the app is reading to you (e.g. left side of screen has the voice app reading and the right side has the actual PDF book open) One other application I tried would not allow this, which was odd. For only about $8, I say this application is a bargain. I’ve already used the application to read hours of text to me. It is definitely saving me some eye strain. Word pronunciation is pretty decent, but I would follow along as the text reads to you, just Incase the reader pronounces some words awkwardly. Overall, a really good application.

- DesfluraneGas

Needs some attention, but good Love the one time purchase, absolutely worth it as a college student. The only problem I have with it is when it adds extra characters to the start of each page. Most of the time, whenever the page is turned, the program will add and read aloud “a” and/or “-“ two to four times before starting on what the page actually says. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a way to edit this out of the page, though you are able to view the extra “a”s and “-“s in the contents menu of your book. If you’re anything like the average reader, this makes it kinda hard to follow the meaning of the sentence across the page turn when there’s a four to five second break with the voice repeating “a a hyphen hyphen a hyphen.” If you don’t mind it though, it’s a great app and much closer to five stars.

- MoonieMeep

Overall decent. Couple of basic quality of life changes. The rate needs to increase in increments of .1 not.5. I don’t know who could ever understand something at a rate of 5. Second the Web reader needs two basic features. Zoom and search text. Zoom for the oddly small font and search text for long documents so that you don’t have to search manually when telling it to play from here. Otherwise I’m quite pleased it loads the body content quite well and plays it just fine.

- crossfire92

Read&Write reviews

"Read & Write - Gets the job done" What do you like best about read&write? Read & Write is an add on you can use with Chrome. It allows you to have whatever is on your screen read aloud or to have whatever you're dictating typed out for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What do you dislike about read&write? Some of the features don't work well with certain operating systems. The updates are inconsistent/slow and some sites do not have full functionality. Several students have utilized this, but only some have found it helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What problems is read&write solving and how is that benefiting you? We use this for students who struggle with reading and writing. When we were doing all school virtually, it came in handy quite a bit. For someone who cannot type or who has suffered an injury, the dictation component is helpful.

- Jes S.

"Read & Write Help Software." What do you like best about read&write? I like read&write because it help improve your writing skills. This software is designed to help all even those with difficulties reading and writing.It will help those with learning disabilities as well. This soft wear reads to you and the big thing is that it has spell check as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What do you dislike about read&write? I dislike that read & Write it only gives you 30 days free. Read & Write is mainly only great for certain students and staff. I dislike the fact that this is very expensive software.This software also requires help from the support team. It is very rarely that you can self help with this program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. Recommendations to others considering read&write: This good but expensive it will help those struggling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What problems is read&write solving and how is that benefiting you? It has helped with many documents in the organization. It ha helped many disabled individuals within the organization overcome their fears and boost there confidence about their disability.

- Lisa G.

The extension allows educators to construct lessons that align with a TPACK design. Read&Write uses technology to create a change in pedagogy (students independently navigating texts instead of with intense teacher support) and allows much more accessible content. The extension modifies lessons according to the SAMR model because students are able to work independently on assignments instead of small groups with intensive teacher support.

- Tyler H.

Pros & cons

Voice Aloud

It does a good job of reading books that may have two columns on one page with tables, charts and graphs
It loads the body content quite well and plays it just fine
Word pronunciation is pretty decent
Layout and navigation need to be simpler and more descriptive, with lesser icons and more font
The Kindle app cannot open a lot of files, so what the @voice app does is convert documents and websites into a format that the Kindle can read aloud
Has a mechanical "accent," mispronounces or misreads the occasional word, tends to add extra pauses, and occasionally reads punctuation marks instead of obeying them (e.g, "ehyphenmail")


The large range of features allows for a range of dyslexia and associated difficulties to be supported
I love that we are able to create vocabulary sheets with very little ease
I like that it runs in the background to constantly help out those who are needing help.
It was very difficult to download and understand exactly what the idea of the program was
Doesn’t have overall tutorial at the beginning of the program
When the Internet is slow the program stops.

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