Speechify

An AI that reads to you. Stay focused, read faster.

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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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Reviews

  • Joel Lehi OrganistaNational Board President EdLibNetwork
    Pros: 

    The chrome extension helps me since I have a google chrome book and not a MacBook.

    I like how it is synced to my iPad‘s speechify account

    Cons: 

    Theres not really any cons I have. Just make sure to update to the latest version, in order to have the fixes available

    This has revolutionized the way I do homework and even just work. I can digest information that otherwise would take me a long time to do so in such a short time now. I 100% recommend this!

    Joel Lehi Organista has used this product for one year.
  • Sasha PodolskySoftware Engineer
    Pros: 

    The simplicity of the product. Nothing fancy to setup: just highlight, and listen.

    Cons: 

    None that are super noticeable. Voice is a bit computery, but is more than adequate.

    By far the coolest feature for me is the ability to use Speechify on the go! My one time during the day to consume new content is biking to and from work, and Speechify lets me gets through a number of my favorite Medium articles, books, and other pieces of content during my commute via the send to phone option. Keep up the good work!

    Sasha Podolsky has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Cliff WeitzmanMaker@cliffweitzman · Founder, Speechify
Hi Product Hunt! We are so excited to be here today. We built Speechify because it is often easier to listen than it is to read and because, for most people, you can actually achieve a higher information intake speed by listening over reading (with some practice). By activating two senses at the same time you also get better comprehension AND with Speechify speaking and highlighting it is much harder to get distracted. We would LOVE your feedback on how we can improve, and what you'd use Speechify for most. Here is our full medium post on Speechify for Chrome https://medium.com/@cliffweitzma... We would love to answer any questions have! <3 The Speechify Team
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Will check out 😊
Cliff WeitzmanMaker@cliffweitzman · Founder, Speechify
@ayush_chandra Thanks Ayush!
Chase Wang@ocwang · Maker
This is awesome. Love the simplicity of the UX!
Cliff WeitzmanMaker@cliffweitzman · Founder, Speechify
@ocwang Thanks Chase!
Joe J. Lam@joejlam · Founder & CEO, Brainbuild
I've been using Speechify for a while now and consider it one of the best learning & productivity hacks available. If you consume audiobooks or podcasts on your daily commute, this product turns ANY text into that listenable format. The best part is that it effortlessly speeds up your rate of consumption, faster than you can normally read. Here are some things I've used Speechify for: - Wikipedia page to quickly learn about a topic - eBook that isn't available in audio format - PDF report, whitepaper, scientific paper - Any article online (e.g. Medium)
Cliff WeitzmanMaker@cliffweitzman · Founder, Speechify
@joejlam Thanks Joe!
Valentin Perez@valentin_perez
This is such a useful product. I love using Speechify to read stuff on the go (love the feature to send any article, pdf, readings for classes, any text to my phone). I listen to audiobooks all the time but there’s many books/articles that are not in audiobook form — and with Speechify I don’t have to worry about that anymore 🙌🙌🚀🚀
Cliff WeitzmanMaker@cliffweitzman · Founder, Speechify
@valentin_perez Love it, thanks Valentin!