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Speechify

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

3.4/5
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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

Would you recommend this product?
Scammed out of $150 from this nonsense
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National Board President EdLibNetwork

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!

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

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Founder, Speechify
This post makes my day. Thanks Joel!
Co-founder @Prodibi

No idea why but my Female US voice (not HD) has a strong French accent 🤣

Pros:

Very cool well done!

Cons:

The reading starts at the beginning again when changing voice

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Founder, Speechify
Thanks Olivier!
Software Engineer

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!

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.

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Founder, Speechify
Thanks Sasha!

Looking forward to the future of this application!

Pros:

Really useful, especially when I need to go through a document quickly and don't want to read it all. Convenient. Intuitive. Awesome idea.

Cons:

So far, I haven't found any. :)

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Founder, Speechify
Hell yea. Thank you Marco! What do you expect to mostly use this for? Why does this product make you happy? What is the main use case you expect? for what content and at what time of day for you?
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This is a decent product, but be very careful when you sign up for the free trial. It billed me $140 (Which I would personally never pay for a PDF reader) but luckily my card declined. I think it is bit scam-like to try and bill $140 after a 3 day free trial, but it taught me a valuable lesson.
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Founder

Reading blocks of text is a nightmare for dyslexics so this is a great tool for my kids thank you 🙏

Pros:

Perfect for my dyslexic girls. Thank you

Cons:

None

I have dislexia and most of the time feel frustrated having to read books...this is a great app. I really feel grateful. I would love for it to be a little less expensive so you can help more people around the world.
Data Scientist
Surprised at how well it handles and navigates different text and documents. A feedback if I may: on how equations are being handled presently (not too smoothly). But if user is allowed to switch on filtering out equations (latex expressions), that might just be perfect since I am (like many people) using it to read stem papers.