@Voice Aloud Reader

4.4
117K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Listen to the app reading aloud or read on screen web pages, news articles, long emails, TXT, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documens, EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW and FB2 ebooks and more. It's an HTML reader, document reader and ebook reader all in one, both for reading on-screen, or listening when your eyes hurt, malfunction or are busy elsewhere.

FEATURES:
* Open text, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documents or HTML files for reading aloud.
* Now includes OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for extracting text from PDF files, where normal text extraction does not work.
* 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.
* When sharing web pages to @Voice, their menus, navigation, ads, other junk are removed, leaving clean text to read or listen.
* In WhatsApp use Export Chat function to send chats to @Voice for listening
* If "Share" is not available, copy text in another app and paste it into @Voice for aloud reading.
* 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.
* Read eBooks on screen with their original formatting, images shown, turn pages or read continuously. Or put headphones, turn off screen and listen!
* Handles Chinese and Japanese vertical text (right to left mode), or switch it to horizontal mode if preferred.
* Easily add saved Pocket articles to @Voice reading list - in Read List screen, press Menu - Add articles from Pocket, then read on screen or listen being read aloud.
* Record spoken articles to sound files - WAV (uncompressed) or OGG (compressed) formats supported.
* Long-press word and/or select a longer phrase to view dictionaries, translations, Wikipedia, Web search and more.
* Speech correction for TTS, optionally using Regular Expressions (RegEx)
* 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 or to next/previous article on list.
* Auto-recognize the language to 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.

WANT TO BETA TEST NEW RELEASES?
Join @Voice Beta Testing: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.hyperionics.avar
Updated on
Jul 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.4
117K reviews
Tom Hale
July 24, 2022
I use this app constantly everyday. I make audio files out of web pages, emails, texts, anything you can possibly imagine.... Basically this app will turn whatever it is, into an audio file. After that all you have to do is listen and/or all the person you're corresponding with has to do is listen..... Rather than read as well.....!! Very handy, very good app,I am a very happy customer. I look forward to a premium version or a new release from this developer.
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Manda Morrison
August 1, 2022
This app has saved my butt, trying to get through all of the reading I have to do for college courses. PDF import gives you so much flexibility, and you can import web articles directly. Every time I've thought "I wish I could..." I take another look through the app settings and realize that I can. I had one minor nitpick that I emailed the developer about—they responded by the next day with an explanation of why it works that way, plus a workaround for me. Seriously, the best.
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Sasha Harvey
August 5, 2022
UPDATED: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I love this app for listening to my textbooks & articles for grad school! The menu to quickly change voice, speed, pitch, and volume is convenienly placed. I like that i can import text from anywhere easily, though I mostly use PDFs from my Dropbox. There was an issue with Google's speech service, and they got back to me right away with a solution. Much appreciated!
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Hyperionics Technology
August 2, 2022
It’s a bug in the recent update to Google TTS engine, app name “Speech Services by Google”. It seems that if you uninstall all updates to Speech Services by Google app, reboot phone, update it back, the problem goes away.

What's new

Ver. 26.5.0
* Added Search button to the Settings menu, to quickly find the necessary settings. Just press the magnifying glass icon, then start typing.
* Save the original URL address with a server error response, to enable "reload"
* Strip extra URL parameters added by the server redirect response, when saving the original URL