IMPORTANT: You need Text-To-Speech engine and voices installed on your device to use this app. If you don't have it yet, pickup from Play Store Acapela, Ivona or SVOX TTS package. You may use more than one if you want.
* Click "Share" or "Send by Email" button/menu item in any app to send text to @Voice Aloud Reader for aloud reading over speakers or a headset.
* If "Share" is not available, copy text in another app and paste it into @Voice for aloud reading.
* Option to instantly read aloud text copied to clipboard.
* Open text, PDF or HTML files from Android file system for reading aloud.
* Save articles opened in @Voice to files for later listening. Construct listening lists of many articles for uninterrupted listening one after the other. Order the list as needed, e.g. more important articles first.
* Dropbox sync! Enable, then build your list on one device, e.g. a tablet, then listen on your phone. Or from your computer, use File/Save As - "HTML only" function in the browser, save to @Voice Dropbox folder, then listen on your phone.
* Easily control speech generator volume, pitch and rate of speech.
* Pause/resume speech as needed with wired or Bluetooth headset buttons, plus click Next/Previous buttons to jump by sentence, long-click the same buttons to switch to the next/previous article on a list.
* Can automatically recognize the language of an article and use appropriate TTS voice, if available, or set your preferred voices manually with "Select language" menu item.
* Options for additional pause between paragraph, start talking as soon as a new article is loaded or wait for a button press, start/stop talking when wired headset plug is inserted/removed.
* Optional sleep timer to stop speech after a given timeout.
The full Internet access is needed because the “Share” function from web browsers and any news reading apps I tried, sends us only the URL address (http://something...). They do not send the full text of articles, so @Voice has to download the article from the Internet to be able to read it aloud or save for later reading. Only by using Copy text function in one app, and pasting it in @Voice, or by saving the full text in one app to storage and opening a file in @Voice, you could avoid Internet connection, but this is not very convenient. Also - the new Dropbox sync function needs Internet access, of course. There is no way to avoid it.
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※This app uses Google standard TTS (Text To Speech).
How to change to another TTS engine is described in the following link.
★Information of Google standard TTS★
[2014/01/06] If your terminal is the Galaxy and the "Google Text-to-Speech" app is installed, you may receive an error. Please change to another TTS engine.
[2013/11/13] If your terminal is connected to the network and the "Google Text-to-Speech" app is installed, it seems that also supports a variety of languages.
Display Web → Play button
※Reading aloud from the point of long press is possible.
Select a file → Display the contents of the file → Play button
Sentence input → Play button
・Reserve parsing, Read aloud list
Add list & select → Add item on list & select → Start button
※By start timer, you can set start time.
・Once after power off → on, please start the main screen
In specifications of android, timers is canceled after power off → on. Therefore this application sets timers again in the main screen.
※If you installed this application in internal storage, this operation is unnecessary.
[Usage examples of "Reserve parsing"]
・Like a reserve recording of TV
If you set several items on the list, this function will parse consecutively in turn from the top.
※In the bad place of the electric wave, you can hear results in parsing, if you parse beforehand in the good place of the electric wave.
[Usage examples of "Read alooud list"]
・Like a play list of music
If you set several items on the list, this function will read aloud consecutively in turn from the top.
※This function are convenient, when both hands are full and screen operation is not possible.
・As a alarm clock
This function will start reading aloud at setting time, if you set the start timer on the list at the hour of waking up.
※It may be easy to wake you up, if you let this function read aloud the information that you are interested such as the news site!?
This function will finish reading aloud at setting time, if you set the end timer on the list at the time when you may be sleeping.
※You may be able to sleep soundly, if you let this function register old tale sites and read aloud!?
・While reading, you can play games of other app
・This app can save the parsed data, so you can let it read aloud many times
・You can let this app read aloud again from the parsed data in history
・This app can display a list of sentences of the parsed data, so you can let it read aloud from a selected sentence
・This app parse (or read aloud), even if it becomes screen off
・By a seek bar and a skip button, you can control to read aloud
・This app is sortable in a list of bookmarks and a list of storage
・This app can change speech rate, so you can listen speedy
・This app can change speech language, so you can let it read aloud the site of the foreign language
・This app can replace the character and read aloud
・This app can read current time aloud by special character
・While reading, you can look at the other web page
・This app can receive a URL by "share" in another app
・This app can read aloud the frame element of the HTML tag
・This app can read aloud the iframe element of the HTML tag
・This app can read aloud from the point of long press
・This app can receive a file path by selecting a file in another app
・This app can paste clipboard and result in parsing
[TTS (Text To Speech) engine]
Google standard TTS supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
※For information about advanced settings, please refer to the link below.
Another TTS engine: IVONA, SVOX