Text to Speech Apps

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Text
to S
peech

Apps




ClaroSpeak US Edition

$5.99

A

high
-
quality text to speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of
human high
-
quality voices. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in sync with the
spoken words


and a great range of color and font settings to allow

for optimum reading.
ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and
literacy development and creating audio files from any text.





Speak it! Text to Speech

by Future Apps Inc.

$1.99

Speak it! is the essential app for converting written words int
o spoken words. The app includes
four high quality voices. The app will highlight your words as they are read and can even save
your spoken words as an audio file. The app also includes a pause button in case you need to
take a break for a long reading. Th
e app also lets you change the playback rate. The app is
multitasking ready allowing for background playback and fast user switching. The app is an
essential because of its low price point, high quality of voices, great feature set, and continued
developme
nt.

Newest version highlights text as it reads.



Web Reader HD
-

Text to Speech Page Reader

by Chris Chauvin

$4.99

Web Reader HD is a web browser designed to read the web to you. The app is a great
alternative to other apps that only work with you inputting text. The app allows you to choose
where in the web page you want it to start reading. The app can also be config
ured to start
reading once loaded. The app has an interface designed to help you play, pause and hear the
web. The app will even continue reading the web to you in the background if you are running
iOS 4.2. The app comes with two great voices (one male and

one female). The app includes
playback speed settings. The app also lets you open web pages that you are looking at right up
within Web Reader HD through a bookmarklet. The app can also read files synced to your
Dropbox account. The app supports HTML, pla
in text, Microsoft Word, and RTF files. If you are
in the market for a web browser that reads to you this is the app to get.



S
peakPad

by SITG.mobi

Free

SpeakPad is a great alternative to SpeakIt

for those that do not want to spend any money. The
app comes with one built
-
in voice called Heather
. You can buy additional voices for $1.99
. The
built
-
in voice sounds great and is on par with many of the other apps. SpeakPad allows the user
to change the

text playback rate. The app does let you pause your playback and lets you save
documents and open those saved documents. SpeakPad also lets you have multiple documents
open at once. It allows for you to flick through your open documents and includes a pag
e
indicator at the bottom (like your home screen) to indicate how many pages are available. The
app also has text sharing built in. The app will send the text (not audio) throu
gh email, Twitter,
or Facebook.




GoodReader for iPad By Good.iWare Ltd.
$4.99

GoodReader® is the super
-
robust PDF reader for iPad
-

the #1 selling non
-
Apple app for iPad in
USA in 2010! With GoodReader on your iPad
, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books,
movies, maps, pictures.




iSpeakIt

by

Michael

Zemsky

$0.99

iSpeakIt

is an advanced, fast, and portable, yet extremely easy to use, text to speech
application. With a few button clicks, iSpeakIt is able to easily read online articles, webpages,
and much more. Unlike other text
-
to
-
speech apps, iSpeakIt doesn't require any o
f that
annoying copy and paste of large amounts of text! In addition to iSpeakIt's text to speech from
online sources, iSpeakIt can also turn an image to text, and speak it to you! iSpeakIt can also
speak anything you paste or type into the text box. Final
ly, iSpeakIt can email the text
displayed, and the sound file, of the text spoken, to any email!


Reading/Writing Apps




AppWriter

US

for

iPad

by

LingApps

ApS

$19.99

Choose between different reading strategies: read from cursor position, read
selection of text,
read sentence by sentence, read words as you type. Text is highlighted as it is being read
aloud.

Has high
-
quality synthetic voices. All menus and buttons can be read aloud.


The word prediction enables you to develop your writing skills

by providing the tools to
construct sentences with ease. Context based word suggestions will allow you to produce high
quality work and reduce the time it takes to do so.

AppWriter

predicts the word you want to
use next. This means that you will be less likely to make grammatical or spelling errors.

Word
prediction is available with the ability to hear each word before selection. AppWriter comes
with American English and American Sp
anish.

Created documents can be emailed, copied to clipboard for use in another app or export it to
Dropbox or Google Docs.



Note Taking

Apps



MobileNoter for iPad

b
y Businessware Technologies Inc

Free

MobileNoter

is a powerful and multifunctional note taking application which is able to sync
with Microsoft OneNote. Although you can use MobileNoter as a standalone application to take
and store your notes, its real power comes into play when you start using it with
Microsoft
OneNote. Now all your Microsoft OneNote data is available on y
our iPad.


MobileNoter lets you v
iew and edit your MS OneNote notebooks on iPad
. You can create new
or edit or delete existing pages
, c
reate audio recordings and play media in your not
es and add,
move and delete images on your pages.



SoundNote by David Estes
$4.99

SoundNote tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you'll never worry about
missing an important detail. During playback, just tap a word: SoundNote

will jump right to the
proper time in the audio. It's easy to edit your sketches, too. Tap a drawing to select it, or tap
twice to select an individual stroke. From there, you can drag it to wherever you want, or tap
"Delete" to get rid of it. Use two fin
gers to zoom and scroll.




Notability
$0.99

Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing
so you can take notes your way! Amazingly smooth ink makes capturing ideas easy and
awesome. Notability's zoom win
dow helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail and the
palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Our scissors let you copy, move and even
re
-
style the color and width of any ink. Reordering notes is a joy: drag
-
and
-
drop thumbnails,
while addi
ng or removing pages as needed. Your notes should be as unique as you are, so
choose a paper to fit your style and use a variety of pen colors and widths to create beautiful
notes.

It's easy to share your annotations with anyone using email or Dropbox and
more.

Audio
recordings automatically link to your notes. While reviewing your notes, just tap a word to hear
what was said at that moment. Use the recording feature to capture your own voice for
memos, presentations, or speech practice.

Notability's auto
-
s
yncs your notes. They are always
backed up in the cloud. Enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from
the iPad camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize,
and draw on images to make them
perfect. Your text will automatically flow around them.



PaperDesk by WebSpinner, LLC

free lite version

or $3.99

PaperDesk is a simple, easy
-
to
-
use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad.
PaperDesk

allows you to keep a "Desk" full of your notebooks. Each notebook has an unlimited
number of pages in PaperDesk full version, and they remember where you left off when you
last opened them. In PaperDesk LITE, you are limited to 3 pages per notebook.

While

playing audio, tap a word and PaperDesk will take you to the point in the recording when
you typed that word. Free access to myPaperDesk.com to store notes and backups. Insert
images from photo library or camera. Rest your wrist on screen while drawing
.


Upload entire
notebooks to GoogleDocs, or share on Twitter. Bookmark pages to navigate easily.



Penultimate b
y Cocoa Box Design LLC $0.99

Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and
flexibility. Your handwriting and drawing looks spectacular in bold gel ink. Use colors or stick
with classic inky black. Three different photorealistic paper

styles are included, along with a
magically effective eraser tool that's always the right size.


Store your thoughts in named notebooks for each topic, project, or category. Penultimate can
manage as many notebooks as you can create, each with an infinit
e number of pages. View
your list in a notebook carousel
--

or sort and scroll in a fast grid view. When your notebooks
get large, you can browse quickly through all pages, or insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize
pages within and between notebooks.


T
he pioneering automatic Wrist Protection mode prevents most stray marks from appearing on
a page for writers of all grips. Image import allows photo annotation, cataloging, and design
work. Powerful ink selection and copy/paste is a touch away.

Send single

page images or full
notebooks in PDF format to anyone.


Spelling App



Typ
-
O HD
-

Writing is for Everybody!

By SecondGuess ApS

$14.99

Typ
-
O uses a powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to help
you write, even if
your spelling isn't perfect. The integrated synthetic voices let you inspect the
word predictions before selecting them, and check your text before emailing or pasting it into
other applications.

Includes

spell checking, file management and a selection of
four synthetic
voices.

-
Word prediction
:
Typ
-
O finds your word (and the next one) in its vast model of common
English words and phrases.


-
Text to speech
:
Listen to your word before you select it. Hear your words and your sentences,
before you

email or SMS them.


-
Perfect spelling optional
: T
yp
-
O knows the most common spelling mistakes, and will often
suggest words even if you have misspelled them.


Voice to Text

(Speech Recognition) App





Dragon Dictation

by Nuance Communications

Free

If you are looking for an app that does speech to text then this is the app for you. Dragon
Dictation stands in a class on its own on the iPad. The accuracy is fantastic and the app is free.
The app recogniz
es standard diction commands such as new line, new paragraph, question
mark, and much more. The app has email, Twitter and Facebook sharing options. If you are
looking for a great dictation app this is the one for you.


Web Browser

App
s



Talking

Browser

for

iPad

by

G.P.

Imports,

Inc.


$
0
.99

Our Browser with text
-
to
-
speech (TTS) system converts normal language text found in websites
into speech
. Uses
a clear and natural voice.

Our application works like a regular browser with
the exemption
of an amazing feature. You can actually ask the browser to "read" aloud for you
the webpage you are browsing.

Perfect for reading stories (ebooks), news, long websites,
forums and more.

Currently the app reads only in Engl
ish. French, German and Spanish to

come
.




Dragon Go!

By Nuance Communications

Free

Allows you to speak what you're searching for on the web
-

so Google, Wikipedia, Youtube are
defaults. You can also search for maps (using the location function), Twitter, and more.

S
hare
your Dragon Go! results via an easy
-
to
-
use pop
-
up toolbar featuring link share options across
email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter.

You can also

type your Dragon Go! requests for
the same fast, ac
curate results.



Reading Apps



Read2Go By
Benetech



$
19.99

From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from
Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources.
The app gives you full control over visual choices for font siz
e and color, background and
highlighting color, and text
-
to
-
speech preferences. Read2Go features word
-
by
-
word
highlighting for multi
-
modal reading.


Read words on the screen with synchronized text
-
to
-
speech (Read2Go audio on). Read with highly natural Acap
ela voices and navigate with
VoiceOver gestures (Read2Go audio on, VoiceOver on). Read with Apple VoiceOver gestures
and voice (VoiceOver on, Read2Go audio off). Read with many choices of font size, color and
backgrounds, and no voices (Read2Go and VoiceOv
er off).


Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS.

Read with Braille displays
connected via Bluetooth
.



Learning Ally Audio By Learning Ally


$19.99

Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind &

Dyslexic, is committed to making reading
accessible for all who learn differently.

Instantly access Learning Ally’s (formerly RFB&D)
downloadable DAISY
-
formatted audiobooks.

Learning Ally serves people with visual
impairments or learning disabilities who experience difficulty in reading print material. Learning
Ally members can explore our extensive library of textbooks and literature titles.


To use Learning Ally Audio, mem
bership is required. Visit LearningAlly.org/membership
($99/yr
for individuals)
to see if you are eligible for membership. Learning Ally is a nonprofit
organization, and the nation’s


leading provider of accessible educational content. Learning Ally works
with key textbook
publishers to provide audio textbooks for K
-
12 and college level curricula.

Dictionary Apps


Merriam
-
Webster Dictionary By Merriam
-
Webster, Inc. F
ree

I
n addition to all the definitions from Merriam
-
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers
voice search


to let you look up a word without having to spell it


along with an integrated
thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more
.


Reminder App
s



Voice Reminders! by GZero Ltd Free

Includes our latest 'Echo' feature that will keep alerting you every minute or every hour until
you have done what you needed to do! From everyday ‘to do’ lists, to repeating annual
reminders.

Speak your personal memo, set the time and date, and be reminded in your voice.
No need to type text!

Speaking is quicker and more accurate than typing and speech
recognition can sometimes get it wrong. VoCal makes a personal memo quick, easy and
naturall
y has no spelling mistakes! The time/date setting is all done using Apples simple
spinning click wheel design.


Your alerts are delivered even when the app is closed! VoCal now
includes a ‘snooze’ feature. Delay the job, but never forget it!



Time Timer
By Time Timer LLC


$1.99

Make every moment count with this visual Timer App


it gives you three timers in one!


It’s a
Visual Timer

to helps students
plan their work without the anxiety of a numerical countdown.


3
Ways to Visualize Time:

60 Minutes Mode:
the circle represents 60 minutes, so you can quickly
ga
uge how much time you have left; Custom Mode:
the circle will count down any amount of
time you set


up to 1
1 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds; and Clock Mode: the t
imer appears on a
re
al clockface. So, if it’s 9:00 and you set a 90
-
minute Timer, you can watch time elapse until
10:30.



Concept Mapping App
s


Idea Sketch
by Nosleep Software

Free

Helps in creating and editing diagrams and outlines right away.
E
nter text and move the
shapes
around. So, it is very easy.

E
asily draw a diagram, mind map, concept map, or flow chart and
many more. You can also convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. That is not all because Idea
Sketch will help you to create anything you want such as
brainstorming new ideas, illustrating
concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, and many more. If you create
diagrams then you can save it to the Photos app and then synced to your desktop computer. If
you want to share your idea then yo
u can easily share it on your facebook account. All you have
to do is just touch the “Save to Facebook” button to upload an idea to a photo album in your
Facebook account. If you want to share it then you will only have to login to Facebook and
share it.



SimpleMind+ b
y xpt Software & Consulting B.V. Free

Mind mapping tool for brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.

Easy to use
-

drag, arrange and edit topics on the Mind Map page. Tap or drag Node Well to add
new Topics. Cut/ Copy/ Paste
-

move or duplicate topics between Mind Maps. Create new
MindMap from selection or clipboard. Apply visual styles
-

change colors, b
orders and lines for
maximum presentation impact.

D
iagram size is only limited by memory. Scroll, zoom and rotate
page.


Homework Organization App



myHomework By Rodrigo Neri
Lite Version
Free

or $1.99

With myHomework you can easily know what's due
and when so you will never forget a
homework assignment again.

The
app includes allows the student to track

classes, homework,
tests,
and
assignments
. Provides T
ime & Block based class schedules
.
Beautiful calendar display.
Gives m
ultitasking support
.
myHomework is also available on the web so you can quickly sync
and access your homework from your computer at myhomeworkapp.com



Remote Desktop App



Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad

By Splashtop Inc.

$4.99

This app allows o
ne
-
click access
from your
iPad
to your
home
computer desktop with minimal
setup
.
Install the free Splashtop Streamer on your computer
-

supports Windows 7, Vista, and
XP (including Home Premium), as well as Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for
Mac users)
. The app
au
tomatically finds your local computers
--

sign in to your Gmail account
on the app and Streamer to find your computers across the Internet


U
seful for students who have AT tools on their home

computer and wish to access the tools
from school. Many of the A
T tools do not have iDevice or droid versions.