- Many people prefer to learn by listening to audio rather than reading text.
- Speechify is a text-to-speech audio reader that turns any reading material into interactive audiobooks.
- Speechify's founder created the app to help deal with learning challenges as a dyslexic college student.
Reading has never been everyone’s favorite way to learn. In the digital age, many people prefer to consume information from audio and video. Not everyone can sit still for hours and make their way through a book.
Cliff Weitzman created Speechify while in college to help him deal with lifelong dyslexia. He learned how to code thanks to text-to-speech programs, yet he found every app lacking in some capacity. So he decided to build one that suited his personal needs.
When he started showing friends what he’d built, everyone was interested for different reasons. Some wanted to use Speechify to combat their ADD. Others simply preferred to listen to text rather than read it. Since you can listen in the car or while cooking or working out, it freed them up to multitask. And it’s definitely a game changer for dyslexic students.
Think of it as a personal reading assistant, quickly transforming books, documents, PDFs, and articles into speech. You can listen to male or female voices. Plus, you can slow the audio down or speed it up at your leisure—Speechify is completely customizable.
Speechify has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating on the App Store and 4.3 out of 5-star rating on Product Hunt. As one user raves, “I have used this before and it’s really elegant—anything to get a break from the screen with all the “virtual learning” we are doing lately.”
A one-year subscription to Speechify is on sale now for just $39.99 — a whopping 89% off of the list price.
Price subject to change.
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