Voice Reader

Voice Reader is the high-quality voice output app which is fluent in a total of 21 languages and comes with 32 voices. Have PDFs and texts read out to you anywhere at any time, open and save PDF and text files, generate audio files, manage your files and send them by email.

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Comfortable listening instead of cumbersome reading! And there's so much more...

Our brilliant Voice Reader voice output is now also available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch! Simply copy texts from emails, websites, documents, notes or other applications and have them conveniently read out to you anywhere and at any time with Voice Reader. You can even open PDFs and text files (Unicode) from other applications, synchronize PDFs and text files via iTunes or enter your own content using the keyboard and have it turned into audio. Thanks to its variety of settings, the Voice Reader app adjusts to your individual requirements with its range of 20 female and 12 male voices. Both the read-out texts and the generated audio files can be saved or sent by email. Utilize the variety of sensible, entertaining and amusing areas of applications and reading ideas.

Voice Reader Features:

Professional:

Our products’ voice output quality is known from the multiple award-winning Linguatec Voice Reader desktop products. The pleasant male and female voices and the natural intonation give the remarkably realistic impression that you're listening to a human speaker. It should come as no surprise: recordings of trained speakers provided the basis for the Voice Reader voice output. And you can hear that!

Comprehensive:

Extensive and expandable range of voices: the scope of delivery already includes a total of 32 online voices for 21 languages (20 female and 12 male speakers). Can be expanded to 32 offline voices.

The Voice Reader text editor supports

  • MANUAL ENTRIES using the ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD
  • COPYING AND PASTING of text from other applications
  • OPENING OF TEXT FILES (.txt in Unicode format) as well as PDF FILES, which you can conveniently synchronize through iTunes. To do so, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer and simply drag the desired PDF or text files (format: txt – Unicode) into iTunes (on your mobile device under Apps – Voice Reader) and start the synchronization process.
  • OPEN PDF and TEXT FILES (.txt in Unicode Format) easily and directly from other apps via the “Open in…“menu. This is valid for all apps that support iDocument Interaction for PDF or text files, for example, GoodReader, ReaddleDocs, DropBox, Mail (E-Mails with text file attachments)

When using online voices, you can have up to 2,000 characters read out to you per file. There is no character restriction when using offline voices.

Sophisticated:

Of course, you can have the whole text read out to you. If you would like to have only a part of the text read out to you, you can either have a selection read out or have the reading start from a cursor position of your choice.

Sustainable:

When a text is read out, an audio file is generated, which is saved together with the text and can be accessed at any time later on.

Advanced:

Advanced export function: You can send the created text and audio files by email. This feature is available on the iPhone and iPad, providing you have set up an email account there.

Clear:

Straightforward management of the saved audio and text files.

Adaptable:

Voices and editor can be extensively adapted: in the editor, for example, the font size can be adjusted to 5 different sizes, from small to extra-large. The audio files created with Voice Reader can be saved in the following formats, depending on your requirements and the intended further use of the files: .m4a (AAC= Advanced Audio Coding), .caf (Apple Lossless Coding) or .wav (Linear PCM Coding). Select the desired quality for the saved files that meets your requirements: you can choose from 8, 16 or 22 Khz. An answerphone greeting typically requires 8 Khz. If there is enough memory available, you can choose 22 Khz. Speed, pitch and volume can be adjusted using a slide control and reset at the press of a button.

Convenient:

The whole text input window can be cleared conveniently at the press of a button.
Easy operation via Remote Control: Play, Pause and additional when using offline voices: jump to next sentence / jump to previous sentence.

Flexible:

Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.

Universal:

Fully supported for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from iOS 4.2.

Expandable:

Range of functions can be expanded by purchasing offline voices. A total of 32 offline voices (20 female and 12 male speakers) are available for 21 languages. You can test all offline voices as online voices prior to any download and then download those that you are interested in.
The advantages of the offline voices that can be purchased additionally are:

Independent:

No Internet connection is required for reading out and creating the audio files with offline voices. (Especially important for iPod Touch, iPad without 3G and travel abroad)

Unlimited:

No Internet connection is required for reading out and creating the audio files with offline voices.

Fast:

Audio files are generated directly on your device, which makes it a very quick process.

Professional:

Additional reading options with selection function:

  • Sentence-by-sentence reading of a selection
  • Sentence-by-sentence reading from the cursor position
  • Skipping sentences forward
  • Skipping sentences backward
  • Percentage display for the definition of the reading progress and the current text position

Areas of application:

The areas of application and possible uses are so versatile that it is impossible to list them all. Let the following examples inspire you:

Relaxation and reading aid:

Discover how much more relaxing and comfortable it is to have texts read out to you rather than trying to tediously decipher them on the small screen.

Brushing up on your foreign language skills:

Have foreign language texts read out to you and brush up your foreign language skills in the process.

Dubbed anthologies and audio books:

Create your own collection of jokes or sayings and send them to your friends as audio files. Or create your very own, personal audio book. (Note: Please note the character restriction of the online voices and use offline voices if necessary.)

Send audio greetings:

Send your next birthday or holiday greetings as an audio file instead of just text! Your friends will be all ears!

Fun factor:

Make your friends smile by, for example, letting Claire (French, female voice) read out a German text.

Generate attention:

Your colleagues will be quite surprised to hear you use personalized computer sounds. Instead of just a boring beep, have the arrival of new emails on your PC announced with a witty line, e.g. “Hey honey, you’ve got mail!” To do so, simply create a WAV file with Voice Reader, send it to your computer by email and save it on your machine. Select it as a sound file for the desired task.

Play tricks on people:

When was the last time you played a joke on one of your friends? Turn a funny text into an audio file and play it back in an unexpected moment.

Creativity:

Be creative and share your ideas with us! Have fun!

 
 
 
 

The Voice Reader voices:

Language Voices
Czech Eliska
Czech
female voice
Danish Kristin
Danish
female voice
Dutch Lieke
Dutch
female voice

Willem
Dutch
male voice


English (US) Olivia
English (US)
female voice

Jacob
English (US)
male voice


English (UK) Kate
English (UK)
female voice

William
English (UK)
male voice


Finnish Venla
Finnish
female voice
French (France) Claire
French (France)
female voice

André
French (France)
male voice


French (Canada) Louise
French (Canada)
female voice

Jules
French (Canada)
male voice


German Julia
German
female voice

Markus
German
male voice


Greek Eleni
Greek
female voice
Hungarian Piroschka
Hungarian
female voice
Italian Giulia
Italian
female voice

Francesco
Italian
male voice


Norwegian Nora
Norwegian
female voice
Polish Natalia
Polish
female voice
Portuguese (Portugal) Mariana
Portuguese (Portugal)
female voice

Miguel
Portuguese (Portugal)
male voice


Portuguese (Brazil) Ana
Portuguese (Brazil)
female voice
Russian Olga
Russian
female voice

Boris
Russian
male voice


Spanish (Spain) Carmen
Spanish (Spain)
female voice

Antonio
Spanish (Spain)
male voice


Spanish (Mexico) Rosa
Spanish (Mexico)
female voice

Alejandro
Spanish (Mexico)
male voice


Swedish Annika
Swedish
female voice
Turkish Erkan
Turkish
male voice

Voice Reader summary:

  Voice Reader App including online voices

Offline voices (can be expanded by individual voices)


Languages 21 included 21 available
Voices 32 included 32 available
Female speakers 20 included 20 available
Male speakers 12 included 12 available
Character restrictions 2000 characters none
Reading options Read out whole text
Read out selection
Read out from cursor position
Pause
Read out whole text
Read out selection
Read out from cursor position
Pause
Read out selection sentence-by-sentence
Read out sentence-by-sentence from cursor position
"Fast-forward" sentence-by-sentence while reading out
"Rewind" sentence-by-sentence while reading out
Percentage display for the definition of the reading progress and the current text position
Selecting a section of text while reading out no yes
Clear text window through Recycle Bin yes yes
Save text yes yes
Search function yes yes
Go to function yes yes
Save audio yes yes
Send text and audio by email yes yes
Open text files (Unicode) yes yes
Open PDF files (Unicode) yes yes
File synchronization in iTunes yes yes
iDocument Interaction for text and PDF files yes yes
Open files (Text and PDF) in Voice Reader directly from other applications which support iDocument Interaction yes yes
Send saved text file by email yes yes
Send PDF file by email yes yes
Open saved audio file yes yes
Send saved audio file by email yes yes
Settings: Font size small - medium - large - very large - extra large small - medium - large - very large - extra large
Save audio: Format settings m4a (Advanced Audio Coding)
caf (Apple Lossless Coding)
wav (Linear PCM Coding)
m4a (Advanced Audio Coding)
caf (Apple Lossless Coding)
wav (Linear PCM Coding)
Save audio: Quality 8, 16, 22 kHz 8, 16, 22 kHz
Speed adjustable using a slide control yes yes
Pitch adjustable using a slide control yes yes
Volume adjustable using a slide control yes yes
Internet connection required yes no
Price 2,69 €

0,89 € per voice
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