Legere Reader

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946 reviews
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About this app

Legere Reader is an accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.

The visually impaired will benefit from the ability to hear documents read in their favorite voices; students and others with dyslexia will appreciate the synchronized reading capability that integrates text and voice; and everyone who wants to hear or read their documents in their own way will benefit from the configurability of the visual and voice capabilities.

Legere Reader supports reading PDF, DRM-free EPUB and DAISY eBooks and more. It can load files from file sharing apps like DropBox, Box and OneDrive, or directly from your local device. It has direct integration with the Bookshare book-sharing service.


Voice Reading
- Listen to documents like it's music, with play-pause button, gestures or remote control
- Continues reading when you lock the screen
- Change voice and reading speed (50-700 words per minute) on the fly
- Remembers the voice and speech rate used for each document

Visual Reading
- Switch between original layout and text-only view for PDF documents
- Synchronized word and line highlighting
- Improve focus with reduced text area and auto-scrolling
- Customizable font including OpenDyslexia font
- Font size up to 80 points for low vision users
- Adjustable margin, line spacing and character spacing
- 3 fully customizable color themes

Getting Content
- Word .doc files converted to and imported as PDF
- Word .docx, RTF, .mobi convert to and imported as ePub
- Text extraction from PDF, Plain text, and HTML files
- Text extraction from DRM-free ePub and DAISY books
- DAISY audiobooks, and audiobooks as zipped MP3 files
- Store and view PDF documents in original layout
- Dropbox, Box and OneDrive or any app which can share supported files
- Bookshare and Gutenberg
- Built-in Web Browser to download files
- Folders for organizing content
- Export full text, highlights, and notes

- Navigation by sentence, paragraph, page, chapter, highlights, bookmarks, 15, 30, and 60 seconds
- Remembers speech and visual location where you stopped
- Bookmarking, text highlighting and note taking
- Full-text search

- Any builtin voice already on the device
- Premium voices from Acapela 24 languages available through in-app purchase
- Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Romanian, Icelandic and Welsh.

Important Notes:
- It is not possible to load DRM-protected books from iBooks, Kindle and Nook.
- Word level highlighting is not supported for builtin voices
Updated on
May 16, 2024

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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

841 reviews
Jon Heselton
March 3, 2024
Best value for a TTS app. Its integration with bookshare is great . Reader has allowed me to consume PDFs that were previously inaccessible to me (academic articles, technical specifications, etc). I've tried many TTS applications that have not worked well or simply don't parse text very well. IT can parse the text of pdfs in a manner that makes the CONTENT DIGESTABLE.
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A Google user
November 15, 2018
On IOS this app is the best thing ever! Its so useful and runs smoothly. However, on the Android version of this app is still God awful. I really hope they can fix the bugs and step their game up cause this is (in IOS) one of my favorite and most productive apps I've had. Specific problems related to this app is: It often freezes and crashes. Can't rewind without having to back out of the app entirely Horrible (& often unsuccessful) imports of documents and web page links I can go on and on but you get the point. Guess I'll just go back to checking up again after every couple of months hoping it gets better
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A Google user
June 1, 2019
i am updating my review. after one year, the app has been improved a lot. want to have page flip. *********** update 2019_06_01****** Can't believe a great app on iOS has so many problem on Android. I used this app on iPhone for more than two years and it performed excellent. But it has so many problem on Android and it is already been almost a year since I install this app on my Android phone, but all these bugs problems still haven't been fixed. I hope it can become a great app on Android too.
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What's new

Add an option for additional pause at the end of a sentence.
Fixed Restore to handle theme changes.
Acessibility improvments.
Various small bug fixes