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SpeakText FREE - Speak & Translate Text Documents and Web pages for iOS

By BorG Technology Corp. Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 14, 2013

The newest version of iOS has a built-in text-to-speech function that will mechanically read any words on the page to users with learning or sight impairments. It is easy to turn on and works fairly well for most apps and all Web browsing. For those that have more robust text-to-speech needs or that want to communicate with other people through the text-to-speech function, SpeakText FREE is a potentially useful app.

The app's biggest issue is the poorly executed user interface. Lacking clear menus, busied by excess and animated ads, and not taking advantage of the space available on the iPad screen, it is not always easy to use. Finding specific functions or navigating through different sentences can be cumbersome, making long dictations harder than necessary. Additionally, the free app limits how many words you can convert in any one session. This is to be expected from a free app, but the paid upgrade costs $20, making it hard to recommend the app over the free tools included with the iPad. The only exception is if you frequently import "non-Pages" documents to your iPad or would like to quickly convert text, as you type it, to speech.

SpeakText FREE uses the iPad's technologies well to provide a much-needed centralized text-to-speech interface; however, because of a muddled interface and high upgrade price, it is only good for those with robust text-to-speech needs. If you don't use the text-to-speech functions often or if you can get by with the basic functions built into iOS 6, this app may not be for you.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 29.1

Bug fixes (Edit [Cancel][Done] buttons disappeared after iPhone rotated)

General

Release March 31, 2015
Date Added March 31, 2015
Version 29.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.

Popularity

Total Downloads 12
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

SpeakText reaches 1M downloads !!!SpeakText FREE ranked #13 Top Chats in App Store Business category !!!SpeakText FREE - Speak & Translate Text Documents and Web pages Touch text documents and web pages, copy & paste, key in, then it will speak and translate sentence by sentence. A must have app to speak & translate web pages and documents, including newspapers and magazines. Innovative features 1. Speak 20+ and translate 30+ languages sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph. 2. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking. 3. Read aloud English offline word by word, sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph. 4. Female and male voices take turns (SpeakEnglish Add-on). 5. Funny bear and human face animations while speaking. 6. Read aloud offline after offline voices downloaded. 7. Support powerful speaking repeat, pause and speed options. 8. Speak & translate the touched words on web pages and documents. 9. Speak & translate the whole page from the beginning or touched words to the end sentence by sentence. 10. Search and speak the whole page from matching words to the end sentence by sentence. Watch Video Demo http://www.SpeakTextForMe.com Note: The FREE version is limited to speak & translate few sentences only and with sponsored Ads. SpeakText for Me supports all formats, integrates SpeakText, SpeakText for Web, SpeakText for Office, SpeakText for eBook features into one app. Features Speak 20+ and translate 30+ languages sentence by sentence Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking The app could read then record (and play the recorded voice) sentence by sentence. Exercising one sentence Reading then recording one sentence. Read aloud English offline word by word, sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph The app integrates a built-in English text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud English offline sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph and word by word without internet connecting (English US HQ). Speaking face animation The app provides funny bears and humans face animations while speaking. You could use the pinch to zoom gesture to change the face size, drag and drop to move to other position and turn on or off the face animations feature. Provide two styles of sentence by sentence window Read aloud offline after offline voices downloaded Speak & translate the copy & paste or key in text Speak & translate the touched words Speak & translate the whole page from touched words or from the beginning Search & speak from the matching words Translate the whole web page Speak & translate web pages and text documents- Web pages - Text, RTF document Support four ways to open documents1. WiFi file transfer 2. Open In... 3. Apple iTunes 4. Download file Support powerful speaking & translating optionsThe app provides some powerful options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking and translating pause seconds between sentences, speaking speed, popover text font size and paste automatically options.You could assign repeat times or pause seconds for some specified sentences.Auto repeat function for a sentence.Speaking rate quick setting while speaking. Mark "Starred" to record favorite words Support bookmarks and home page Support URL autocomplete and browser history Email voice Copy translated text Highlight words while speaking & translating Support 10 favorite language setting selections This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad