*** 2016 Starbucks Pick of the Week ***
Too busy to read articles from your favorite websites? Sit back, relax, and listen up as news from any website is magically read back at you with adjustable speeds and multiple accents.
How it works? Just link any article in Speaky. It will extract the main content, detect the language and read it out loud to you. You can retrieve content from your favorite websites or from the cloud.
"Articles in your Speaky queue play without an internet connection, so you can breeze through a New Yorker treatise as you ride the subway or catch up on world news on your next international flight." - New York Magazine
"Speaky is a handy tool that helps you multitask by listening instead of reading. Whether it’s an entertaining article on the Web or an important PDF for work, you can give your eyes a rest or just get more done with this intuitive voice reader." - AppAdvice
"The Pocket integration really makes it a lot easier to catch up on those articles you put off on reading." - Lifehacker
This update includes bug fixes for iOS 11.
Please note: There is a bug for devices running iOS 11 that adds a delay before the player is able to speak. I've sent a bug report to Apple back in November 2017 and I hope for a fix in a future release of iOS. I'm still working on most of the bugs you guys have reported to me, but I wanted to say a quick thank you for your feedback and your support!
Speaky never prompts you for a review because I don't want to interrupt you. I know that if you’re enjoying Speaky, you will take a minute to leave a review. They’re greatly appreciated and the 5 stars are really helpful. If you've previously left a review, I'd appreciate it if you would repost it as reviews are reset with every update. Thanks for your support!
Ratings and Reviews
Please bring back the other American male voice
I believe he was Aaron. I love this app but the cacophonous computer voices are awful. Aaron sounded the most human, I miss him
The Best Text-to-speech App
This app has become part of my daily commute. This is by far the most useful and enjoyable app on my device.
But after iOS 12 update, maybe something broke - the app sometimes doesn’t seem to recognize apostrophes correctly. For example, it reads “children’s book” like “children S book”. There may be nothing the developer can do about this, but if there is, it would be great to see this fixed.
The good news is the US voices are now more responsive after the OS update. There used to be a 10 to 30 second delay (depending on the length of the article) before the playback, but the delay is much shorter now.
Kindle texts files
I upload all my kindles as text files into the app. I Could not have read half the books I have without listening to them on my morning commute.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.