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Pocket Listen

Reading is hard. Listen to articles instead.

32 Alternatives to Pocket Listen

Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

Play.ht (for Medium) is a Free Chrome Extension to Listen to any article on Medium as an Audio Narration.

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Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I use Play.ht for providing audio for my Medium readers. They are robotic voices, but it gets the job done and it's very easy to get started. You can even embed the player inside your own articles.
Niv Dror
Niv Dror- VC at Shrug Capital
This seems like a very popular Chrome extension for listening to articles. Did well in the Product Hunt launch 😊
keyul
keyul- Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash
I was going to recommend this when I saw the question. But you already did. This is definitely the best extension to listen to Medium articles.
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Play
Play is an app that adds Audio Narrations to your Articles using automated voices and automatically adds an Embedded Audio Player in those articles for your readers to Listen and Subscribe! Is your blog on Medium? Check out How to Add Audio to Your Blog on Medium!
Play
Unlike reading that demand a reader's complete attention and focus, audio narrations come with the advantage of multitasking, allowing you to better engage for longer periods with your audience as the content is delivered in a way that's easy to consume.
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Read faster, stay focused & absorb more - Create Audiobooks

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Adelaida Diaz-Roa
Adelaida Diaz-Roa- Co-founder @ Nomo FOMO
Simply click 'option' key twice and it'll read anything you have highlighted at any speed you'd like! Great for getting through emails, articles and anything else you might need. Also works on your phone and in other languages :) Huge time saver, like listening to a Podcast or an Audible at 2x speed!
Nikos Melas
Nikos Melas
Great text to speech app. Has brilliant keyboard shortcuts :)
Ahmed
Ahmed- iOS/macOS Engineer. Founder of Flawless
The product is great. The mission is really inspiring. I definitely recommend you to try this one.
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Turn your articles into audio

Audio is the new trend for consuming content. But while everyone's listening to podcasts, you're still writing articles. Why not serve people where they're at?
With Blogcast, you can generate audio versions of your articles, automatically.

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Miguel Piedrafita
I woke up on Monday with a strange idea. After working on micro-products (I built two chrome extensions in less than an hour each) and small products (products whose development lasted less than a day), I wanted to build and release something new. But I didn't want it to take me a year, as the last time.
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The platform for online written content 📝

Readory is striving to be the web's platform for written content.

We are a platform curated by readers and content creators alike to make sure quality written content (blog posts, ebooks, Ask.PH, IH Interviews, tutorials, forum discussions and more) are not underexposed or hidden behind major content platforms, and SEO giants.

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VYTEO
Let's face it. Sometimes there's nothing interesting on the web. We click through a tired routine of sites looking for something for our minds to consume. Some people get immersed in the news, others follow their favorite internet icons, or maybe they just kick back watching documentaries on YouTube.
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Switch between reading and listening to the same story

Duobook is an eReader and audiobook player that lets you switch between reading and listening without losing your place in the story.

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Nick Abouzeid
Nick Abouzeid- Partner @ Shrug Capital
DuoBook works wonderfully - you can switch back and forth between reading & listening, which makes it perfect for someone who has a hard time dedicating time to just listening to a book 😅
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An AI that reads to you. Stay focused, read faster.

The Speechify Chrome extension let’s you read faster and comprehend more.

Highlight the text you want to read, then click the Speechify icon to listen. Learn more here https://medium.com/@cliffweitzman/2x-your-reading-speed-with-an-app-that-reads-to-you-62fe6b9cbaaa

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Medium
The App Download Speechify, highlight some text on your browser, hit play, and Speechify will read it out to you. Pretty cool huh? The Background Story My name is Cliff and I love to learn.
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Experimental recommendation engine built into Firefox

Firefox is launching a new experimental browser extension called Advance, which recommends new websites and articles based on what you’re currently reading and your recent browsing history.

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Engadget
You can flag and block articles you don't want, so you'll ideally refine your results over time to get only the content you'd actually care to see. And Mozilla, the privacy advocate that it is, knows that the recommendation system may make some people uncomfortable.
The Verge
Firefox is launching a new experimental browser extension called Advance, which recommends new websites and articles based on what you're currently reading and your recent browsing history. There are two parts to Advance: a "Read Next" section, which recommends related articles based on your current tab, and a broader "For You" section, which uses your recen… See more
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Top HackerNews articles in human-read podcast format

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Raman Shalupau
Raman Shalupau- Maker @ CryptoJobsList.com
Real people narrate your content. REAL. PEOPLE. Synthesized voice is nowhere near. We are starting out with top HN articles and cryptocurrency whitepapers, but will soon start narrating any article or document on demand. Subscribe to keep tabs on our progress!
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Medium
In this article I'll share with you how I validated a fresh idea, by focusing on metrics instead of lines of code; did that in 3 months, instead of 2.5+ years (like in my previous startup); got accepted in Y Combinator's Startup School and... all that while traveling across San Francisco, Singapore and Bali.
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Listen to your news stories, narrated by humans

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Kate
Kate- Head of Social @ GitHub
Instead of reading the news, enjoy it being read to you! Plus, it's read to you in a friendly human voice (instead of a robot voice, because as much as I like Alexa and Siri, they don't have the same finesse).
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Convert Web Articles into an Audio Podcast Feed

Hey this is Ambrose - I've made My Orator for the busy professional who needs to catch up on their reading list.

There are no recommendations or distractions so that you can focus on what you wanted to listen to.

This is the easiest way to convert text to audio and have it available on all devices.

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Ambrose Leung
Ambrose Leung- Solving 1st world problems
My service works on all platforms - you just email the article URL to an email address (or use the Chrome Extension) and it will be added to your list your personal podcast feed is automatically updated as well. the unique feature that my service has is that you can tag articles and have them played by tag on the Amazon Echo. Obviously the parser may not … See more
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Medium
My Orator is a service that takes your saved articles and converts them into spoken text so you can play it on your phone or Amazon Echo. Here are answers to a few questions I keep getting. What was your motivation in making this? Who is the intended user?
Medium
It's 2.13 am right now - I woke up in the middle of the night to do a brain dump of my thought because I'm excited to see what will happen later today when Justin Jackson posts the side project...
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