Latest from Bookshare on their Read2Go app

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Bookshare have today posted the following information about their forthcoming iOS app:

"Our members talked, and we listened! Announcing the new Read2Go App, the DAISY reader for Bookshare on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Read2Go is an accessible e-book reader that was developed by Benetech (the parent nonprofit for Bookshare), in partnership with Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd (best known for its PLEXTALK® brand of digital talking book players).

Read2Go is the most full-featured, accessible DAISY reader for the Apple device market. This very easy-to-use app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch connects directly to Bookshare for immediate on-the-go reading.

From within the app, individual users and schools supporting students can search, download, and read Bookshare books and periodicals and manage their books in a bookshelf. In addition, Read2Go reads DAISY 2.02 and 3.0 materials from some other sources.

Read2Go will be available this quarter in the iTunes App store and will sell for $19.99."



Submitted by sockhopsinger on Monday, August 10, 2020

While I appreciate that they are putting out a new reader, I remember using their former app and thought it was extremely overpriced. I will stick with Voice Dream Reader and/or Capti, both of which apps appear to be able to read more material than this one.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Monday, August 10, 2020

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Just to let you know, this article is from 2011. The app has since been released and left for dead. There are indeed much better options, some of them free, for accessing Bookshare content on iOS.