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Text to Speech app to read aloud emails, websites, ebooks

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  1. Braaainz

    Braaainz Android Enthusiast
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    I'd like an app that could be EASILY used to read aloud ebook/text files off of the SD card, emails, websites, etc.

    It should be able to select specific blocks of text or all text.
     

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    Well, are you assuming that the ebooks would all be in English? If that is the case, then I think it would be possible to do some app like this
     
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    already said in details...;)
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    There are several apps in the market that will read you texts and emails. I use drivesafe.ly it was designed to do it while you drive, doesnt mean you have to be driving. it has a companion app that reads the name of the person calling you when they are in your contacts. (I'd like to see that include caller ID).

    There are I believe, apps for handhelds that will read e-books as well. I don't readily have an example, but I'm sure I've seen them while perusing the apps stores.
     
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    Well, I'd want English books, preferably read with the voice chosen in the text-to-speech settings.

    I've seen apps that read sms, but not ones that will large text files like ebooks and I especially want the option for ebooks.
     
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    Did you ever have any luck finding a text to speach app for ebooks - I would have thought it should be a basic accessibility function! (I am using Galaxy S2)
     
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    And another year later ... I'm looking for the same thing. I want something to read an ebook out loud over my bluetooth headset while I'm working out.
     
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    are you sure , there is no app available like this in the market?

    if there is none, then ill do it :)
     
  8. Braaainz

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    Well, there might be. PDF to Speech is the closest I've found, but it definitely isn't perfect.
     
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    PDF to Speech Pro ($3.50) seems to do all the stuff you're asking. Have you tried it out? If you have, what is it missing?
     

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