The leading provider of language-technology software in Germany, Linguatec, is pleased to announce the release of their new app for iPhone and iPad: Voice Reader Web. Voice Reader Web is a universal browser for all mobile devices that implements three important additional functions: save websites for offline display, fade out images or ads, and award-winning voice output in multiple languages.
A web-browser should be able to do more than just scroll through countless online sites. The universal-app Voice Reader Web brings variety to the three mobile Apple platforms and offers more benefits than traditional browsers.
Offline display of homepages: Voice Reader Web saves entire web sites for future reading through a simple tap. They can be downloaded onto the browser for convenient, leisurely offline viewing - even without an online connection. This way the app keeps suitable reading material at hand for periods without WLAN connection.
Text display - no images: Voice Reader Web gladly displays texts without images and most importantly without advertising graphics - which results in much faster downloading of web sites. Especially on the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch web sites can be viewed a lot easier - particularly if the operators of the online sites have not yet adapted them for mobile use. Even a night-reading mode is available so that the web sites are clearly visible in the dark.
Voice output of web texts: Voice Reader Web is able to read the text of a home page out loud — in 21 languages with 32 voices. No more strenuous reading on a small screen. While driving a car, riding on a train or simply relaxing someone can just listen to the crystal-clear, professional quality voice output. The quality of the voice output used in Voice Reader Web has received numerous awards.
Voice Reader Web teaches the browser how to talk: App developer Linguatec is the specialist when it comes to digital voice output - as many users of the mobile app Voice Reader Text to Speech will attest to. They may continue to use the already purchased offline voices with the new app - naturally free of charge.
Voice Reader Web offers 20 female and 12 male online voices for the following languages: Danish, German, English (UK + U.S.), Finnish, French (France + Canada), Greek, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil + Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Spanish (Spain + Mexico), Czech, Turkish and Hungarian.
Not everyone needs all 32 available voices. That's why the developers have made the app as inexpensive as possible. Individual offline voices may be bought through in-app purchase for an additional $ 0.99. With the free online voices up to 4,000 characters at a time can be read out lout — offline there is no limitation.
The app can be customized precisely to the needs of the user. A whole web site or just individual sections may be read out lout. There is even a pause button. Reading speed, pitch and volume of the voice output may be selected according to user preference. Sequences that have been read, can be stored in an audio file (M4A, CAF or WAV) which may be managed in the device or send out via e-mail.
Developer: Linguatec GmbH
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store