RatherListen

Convert URLs, PDFs, & photos to clear spoken audio

Fit more reading into your schedule by uploading or pasting any news article, chapter, or work document into RatherListen and instantly get a listenable version to absorb while exercising, commuting, or doing chores.
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1 Review5.0/5
Nick Swider
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Founder @CorkedCode
Hey Product Hunt! I built RatherListen as a way to fit more news articles and blog posts into my current routine, especially during morning walks. When listening instead of visual reading, I like to listen at a faster speed to get through more content, and I personally find that I retain more of what I read. Obviously the concept of Text To Speech conversion isn't new, but existing products use outdated conversion technology that sounds more robotic and monotone, making it difficult to listen to for long periods of time and retain the content. Other solutions are also more focused on the education market, as opposed to the consumer and professional use cases RatherListen primarily intends to help. To hear the difference, type anything into the homepage to listen to a custom preview -- no account required! Let me know what you think!
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Craig SilvaCo-founder of 16thirty.com
Love it! Tried it for myself and was blown away by the audio quality compared To other things I’ve tried. Sounds as close to a real person reading it as possible. Impressive work Nick!
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Nick Swider
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Founder @CorkedCode
Thanks @craignb!!
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This is so much better than speechify. The voice is incredibly realistic. I tested it on Arabic names, which most speech apps are notoriously bad at, and it nailed it. Nice work!
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Nick Swider
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Founder @CorkedCode
Great to hear! Glad you like it @derrickbranford!
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Jon GaudetteProduct Engineer
This is awesome! I've tried other text-to-speech products before but they always fell short. The Chrome extension makes it wicked easy!
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Nick Swider
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Founder @CorkedCode
Thanks @jongaudette!!
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I tried it and it is amazing!
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Nick Swider
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Founder @CorkedCode
Glad you like it @karenmetsonwall!
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