AirRead - Text to speech

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Description of App

Would it be amazing if somebody can read aloud articles for you?
If your answer is "Yes", AirRead is for you.

You can "read" web pages, news and books while waiting, walking, driving, exercising ...whatever!
AirRead reads aloud text for you.

【Listen to web pages】
- in-app browser for reading aloud web pages interactively
- skips advertisements and menus while playing
- one tap to play mulitiple linked articles inside a web page

【Listen to books】
- create your own audio books
- convert ePub, PDF, txt, rtf, docx files to audio books

【Copy and play】
- Copy a web address or text to speak aloud

【Other features】
- designed for fragmented-time operations
- supports Apple Watch

* LIMITATIONS: Some web pages may not load in the playlist
* Please note that this app shows advertisements

Version

8.1.3

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Yes

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

iOS Version

11.4

Accessibility Comments

This is a fully accessible app with voiceover and its cool:) According to the apps description it supports apple watch, but i don't know the exact watch version since it was not mentioned in app store description.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

this app blew me away when i discovered how easy and simple it is to use:)

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by HarmonicaPlayer 2 years 3 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Rocker on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Why would I use this application over built-in voiceover navigation? Perhaps designed for VI not totally blind user? No Comprendo

Submitted by danlai on Monday, June 4, 2018

Hi, I am the developer of this app.
One of the features I would like to recommend is that, when you open a news listing page using the in-app browser, e.g. the front page of usatoday.com, then select "play linked articles" function, this app will try to read aloud news articles one after another automatically. It will try to skip ads and menus while playing the article content.

Submitted by Rocker on Monday, June 4, 2018

Neat, nifty! However, with the new article reader via the voiceover rotor, as well as, the reader function built into Safari, I’m not sure why this app exists! I guess I will give it a try though cheers!

Submitted by danlai on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thank you for trying our app!

Yes, you can open a web page, put it in reader mode, read aloud it with voiceover, navigate back and use the rotor to navigate to the next one. This app simplifies these operations into a single tap.

Sometimes, cooking, for example, you may not want to interrupt your task on hand while listening to the news articles. This app can help.

This app offers playlist function for you to add web pages first and listen later.

Besides, you can create your very own audiobook and share with others. You can type in text or add web pages as the book content.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I am using this app and it rocks. I am an author and have a book I am writing. I have made it into a private audio book.
The app is really easy to use. I think it is great that it is possible to make playlists, because then I don’t have to select chapters all the time, it just keeps on reading.
The thing I don’t like with reading pages documents with VoiceOver is the fact that it has a tendensy to interrupt stuff wich is really annoying. I haven’t played around with the articles rotor option, but since I am only going to use this app for my books it is fine.
And it is possible to use swedish voices too. I write most of my stuff in english but sometimes have swedish works, so it is a really great feature.

Submitted by Jesse Anderson on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Apple Watch support caught my attention. Could I cue up several pages or articles on my phone, and then copy them to my watch? Then I could go for a walk, leave my phone at home, and still listen to content via a Bluetooth headset with my watch? I'm also curious about voice speed adjustments. I'll have to try the app out.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Thursday, June 7, 2018

I have always had problems with reading long documents using VoiceOver because it will interupt by the slightest notification wich is frustrating so I am using this to make my own audio book.

Submitted by danlai on Friday, June 8, 2018

In reply to by Jesse Anderson

Currently, Apple Watch does not provide room for the third-party app to do so. We look forwarding to making it happen. For voice speed adjustments, this app has a speech setting screen which presents speed, pitch, volume, and language configuration. Please let me know if you need help.

Submitted by Chris Gilland on Friday, June 8, 2018

Looks like this app does literally 100% the same thing as Voice Dream Reader? Also, I'm not getting the point of the Apple Watch app, if you can't put your books on the watch to read later with no phone near you. Plus, the playlist feature already exists in Voice Dream. One more thing, look at comment number 2 in this thread. You say you're the app developer, yet, then you make a suggestion. Uh, what's up with that? If you're the developer, then why are you making suggestions for your own app? If you want something implimented, then implement it. I mean this with all due respect.

Submitted by Chris Gilland on Friday, June 8, 2018

OK, now I better understand. I went back and read comment 2 again. You weren't suggesting the feature, but more suggesting/recommending others give that feature a try within the app. The wording on that comment was a bit confusing, so my apology.

Submitted by danlai on Friday, June 8, 2018

In reply to by Chris Gilland

Your questions or even challenges let me know more about what you are thinking, I really appreciate and treasure your feedback! Frankly, text-to-speech apps may look like more or less the same. What makes them unique is the subtle differences they have.

Submitted by Caroline on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hi
I’ve just downloaded the app and haven’t got a clue what to do I played the video but it was so fast and I need some written instruction for voice over to read. Please help

Submitted by Caroline on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hi
I’ve just downloaded the app and haven’t got a clue what to do I played the video but it was so fast and I need some written instruction for voice over to read. Please help

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