Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SoundGecko Reads Articles Out Loud to You, Almost Sounds Like a Real Person

 
 

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via Lifehacker by Whitson Gordon on 3/4/13

If you're having trouble getting through all those blogs you want to read, SoundGecko makes it easier by reading them out loud to you—without sounding like a robot.

We've talked about SoundGecko before, but if you haven't given it a shot yet, the new version is worth a download. It's got a new set of "stations" that'll serve you content based on your interests, push notifications when an article is ready for listening, a speed boost, and the ability to add articles right from the SoundGecko app itself.

It's not the only app of its kind, but it's definitely the most natural sounding—while it won't fool anyone into thinking there's a person on the other end of your phone, it makes the articles much more listenable than any article-to-text program we've come across yet. Hit the link below to check out version 2.0 for iOS, or, if you're an Android user, you can check out version 1.2 while we wait for the next update to drop there.

SoundGecko (Free) | iTunes App Store via Lifehacker Australia


 
 

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