waist! this is ok for a few words/ sentences. but 80% of the times where I'm trying to play a bigger files., like scripts etc. it doesn't work! so I waisted My money worth this app I feel!
Not good for ALS I have ALS and like most it affects my hands. The dialogue window does not resize when typing so the keyboard covers the talk button and other controls making me constantly open and close the keyboard making far too hard to use with my bad hands. So far i think Type and Speak is best Android app for ALS.
not product-quality Looked for an app to read pdf ebooks out loud while I drive. The boastful claims of the developers, at least for this feature, are quickly disintegrated once you try to use this app. Repeated browsing for a pdf file is a pain. There is no way to save your location in the pdf file, so if you're reading a long book in segments, you have to painfully browse to the file each time, then manually page through the file using the non-friendly interface, to find the location where you stopped last time. The whole process is user-interface torture. Furthermore, the app translates pdf to text then reads it out loud, but pdf contains all kinds of text markings that should not be read out (like carriage return, html-like markings). After 10 minutes I want my money back. The technology may be promising but the current implementation is not product-quality. 1 star.
Just OK. No updates, ever! I bought this app because I was looking for a Read-Out-Loud app quickly to read through some PDF documents. When I did a search, this app came up. However, I realized it was pretty unrealiable. Some of the issues I had are: 1) It crashes several times. 2) Memory issue - If you've open multiple documents before then you can have a situation where it's reading the previous document instead of the current document. This is so weird. 3) There have been no updates since I installed this app. If you are looking for a more reliable Read-out-loud app, take a look at an app called ezPDF Reader
Useful but lacking... I will be rendered mute for a week or so by invasive corrective surgery. It looks like it will be useful for communicating under those circumstances, but lacks many simple features that could vastly improve usability. It desperately needs resizeable/rearrangeable buttons on the soundboard. Adding/removing categories would also help. Most of the negative comments that I see are apparently from people with reading comprehension difficulties unable to understand the purpose of this app.
Great Utility. Overall this is a wonderful tool to have and use. I bought it at the same time I downloaded SVOX, and I bought one SVOX's premium voice packs as well. So all of that in combination, really makes this app a joy to use. You don't of course have to install all of the extra things I did to you use this app. They just complemented it well and suited my needs. I find it very fun to type in ridiculous things and have them spoken back to me, especially with the SVOX Dark Lord voice, just hilarious! And the ability to save what you type, in wave format, well it's really what puts the icing on the cake for this application. I have noticed at times, though, at least on my tablet. That the app starts to not function properly and the little enter/play button just does not work at all, it gets stuck. Actually, even on my phone, the only way too get the app to play. Is to hit the Return key on my phone's keyboard. So besides that issue, I'm cry satisfied with this app. A feature request for me, though, would to be able to choose the bit and khz for the exported .wav file.
*Fixed TTS not working on certain devices
*Better PDF handling
*Soundboard scroll buttons option
*Fixed share bug
New in 4.0
*Improved startup time considerably
*PDF large file support
*Larger text area
*Bug fixes for certain model phones
*Better handling when receiving call