Legere Reader

In-app purchases
3.2
892 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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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.

FEATURES

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

Navigating
- 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

Voices
- 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
Jun 25, 2022

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3.2
892 reviews
A Google user
May 26, 2019
I purchased VDR for my iPhone years ago and it became my most used app. It's absolutely amazing. Recently I purchased VDR for Android and I'm struggling with some basic tasks--like how to get VDR to advance to the second article after finishing the first one. For the life of me I can't figure it out. Also, when I back out of an article, it takes me to the beginning of my list of articles rather than to the location of the article I was just reading. And one more thing, I am very disappointed that the NeoSpeech voice I used in iOS doesn't seem to be available in Android--but I can't criticize VDR for that.
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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
September 18, 2019
Their customer service is awesome! However the Android app needs a lot of work to be done still to live up to their iPhone app. The voice settings I set up reset every time I closed and opened the app or a new story, even though it was defaulted to it. Unlike the iPhone app I was unable to have a plain and advanced text option, no folders to organize different files in, and so on. In short, all I ask is that the Android app is the same as the iPhone app lol.
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What's new

If you are having any issues, Please email support.

Handle bad Acapela voices (bad or old downloads of the voices). Tell the user there's a problem, and give them an option to repair (delete the existing, and redownload).