vBookz PDF Voice Reader
By Mindex International Ltd
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The groundbreaking PDF reader that speak aloud. vBookz has a magnifying glass interface indicating your current reading location, the magnifying glass follows the text as the PDF is being read, making the reading experience much more enjoyable and fun.
Read your documents with their original context and rich pictures and various font size. vBookz PDF Voice Reader reads any true text PDF from any source. vBookz PDF Voice Reader use Mac's original OS Text-to-speech voices. The app has a unique stunning interface with a reading speed dial, page navigation and other control functions.
More information at www.vBookz.com
If needed, an OCR process should be made before import.
• Read aloud any PDF file.
• Operate vBookz using it's stunning controller.
• Select any Mac text-to-speech voices directly from vBookz.
• Follow the magnifying glass while the document is being read.
• Drag the magnifying glass to set a new reading point.
• Plan your reading time using the time-elapsed/time-reaming indicators.
• Adjust the speed of reading.
• Navigate the document using the time line bar.
© vBookz is enabled by patent pending technology.
What's New in Version 1.2.1
Increase maximum reading speed.
Law Student: "One of the Best Purchased Apps for Me!"
I purchased various developors' PDF reader apps, and vBooks has been consistently the reader app that I prefer to use because of its simplicy, consistency, and effectiveness. The determining factor that makes this app make #1 my choice (actually two) is the ability to adjust the reading speek. This allows the calculation of time needed to read the entire the pdf— because of this, my study times improved drastically, by which I became a better learner (dramatically).
Secondly, on an important personal note, in addition to calculating my reading times, it was absolutely important that I was actually reading the PDF material, while simultaneously listening and following along to its reader form. From personal experience, reading the PDF (visual learning) while listening (auditory learning) to it, proved to be an overall more effective learning experience.
Finally, I purchased this app for my desktop and iPad(or iPhone), which required seperate purchases, and I found that I need both. However, I used the iPad version the most, and it offered a higher reading rate than the desktop.
A+ Application, Don’t Worry About the 2011 Date
Like the previous reviewer, I too read PDFs with the voiceover (I use this TTS feature on my kindle) so that I may get both the auditory and the visual reading done simultaneously, which for me and for most people, commits it to memory better. There’s nothing wrong with this app, despite the 2011 date - visually it looks just as current as any other AppStore app and it does a fine job on large and weird PDFs. This is a must have for anyone “reading to learn,” like I do: white-papers, online text books, you name it. I am able to read them with audio and remember quite a bit more than I ever could reading silently (or) listening to a book alone. The neatest feature is that it highlights the word when you read it.. not even Amazon’s TTS nor Apple’s Accessibility TTS does that. It’s a must-have app for me and I use it all the time on a very new MacBook Pro 2015 running macOS Sierra (latest version as of this writing) - it works flawlessly.
Great Application- Needs to have note taking capabilities
I use this application for almost all of my PDF reading. It works really well for PDFs that have been converted from a text program like word, but not as well from scans. I am a dyslexic undergraduate student doing a significant amount of scientific resarch and it really helps me get through scientific papers. The only thing that I would like to see them add is the ability to annotae the PDFs while it reads- ie if it had a sticky note function so you could insert notes, that would be excelent. I'm planning on using this for most of my reading needs next year in medical school as well.