SpeakEnglish 2

SpeakEnglish 2 Series
Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech
The apps integrate the system text-to-speech engine, speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
A must have app to read text, documents and web pages of Safari.


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Demo Videos

SpeakChinese 2 (8 Chinese Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech Voices with Pinyin)

SpeakChinese 2 demo video

8 Chinese Voices demo video

SpeakEnglish 2 (41 English Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech Voices)

SpeakEnglish 2 demo video

41 English Voices demo video

SpeakFrench 2 (14 French Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech Voices)

SpeakFrench 2 demo video

14 French Voices demo video

SpeakGerman 2 (8 German Text/Web/Doc to Speech Voices)

SpeakGerman 2 demo video

8 German Voices demo video

SpeakItalian 2 (6 Italian Text/Web/Doc to Speech Voices)

SpeakItalian 2 demo video

6 Italian Voices demo video

SpeakJapanese 2 (6 Japanese Text/Web/Doc to Speech Voices)

SpeakJapanese 2 demo video

6 Japanese Voices demo video

SpeakKorean 2 (4 Korean Text/Web/Doc to Speech Voices)

SpeakKorean 2 demo video 

4 Korean Voices demo video

SpeakSpanish 2 (12 Spanish Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech Voices)

SpeakSpanish 2 demo video

12 Spanish Voices demo video

SpeakPortuguese 2 (10 Portuguese Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech Voices)

SpeakPortuguese 2 demo video

10 Portuguese Voices demo video

SpeakRussian 2 (6 Russian Text/Web/Doc to Speech Voices)

SpeakRussian 2 demo video

6 Russian Voices demo video

 

Text-to-Speech

Document-to-Speech

Web-to-Speech

Lock screen control support (Pro)



Useful Features 
● Speak aloud sentence by sentence
- Read all unread articles automatically
- Swipe to control skipping sentences
- Highlight word by word for each speaking sentence
- Add favorite articles with "Starred" to speak aloud later
- Copy or add touched selected words with "Starred" in Speak mode
- With funny bear and human face animations while speaking
- Support useful speaking repeat, pause, speed and pitch options

● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text
- Swipe to mark as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box

● Speak aloud web pages
- Speak aloud the entire web page of Safari app directly
- Speak aloud the pasted url web site automatically
- Speak aloud the clicked web page

● Speak aloud documents
- Turn eBook page automatically to ensure continuous reading 
- Tree file explorer
- Cloud files import & export support

● Optimize speak functions (Pro)
- Enhanced voices support
- Translate speaking text into system language
- Background operation support: keep reading aloud web pages in the background while using another app
- Lock screen support: play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen
- Headphone support: play, pause, adjust playback volume and detect headphone plugged and unplugged
- Speak aloud Chinese text with pinyin (SpeakChinese 2 Pro)



Features
● Speaks aloud sentence by sentence
The apps integrate the system text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud sentence by sentence without internet connecting.

Supported voices:

App

Voices

SpeakChinese 2

SpeakChinese 2 demo video

8 Chinese Voices demo video

Mandarin-China, Mandarin-Taiwan and Cantonese:

8 Chinese voices (iOS 10)

● Chinese (China): Li-mu (Enhanced)(Siri Male), Ting-Ting, Ting-Ting (Enhanced), Yu-shu (Enhanced)(Siri Female)

● Chinese (Taiwan): Mei-Jia, Mei-Jia (Enhanced)

● Chinese (Hong Kong): Sin-Ji, Sin-Ji (Enhanced)

6 Chinese voices (iOS 9)

● Chinese (China): Ting-Ting, Ting-Ting (Enhanced)

● Chinese (Taiwan): Mei-Jia, Mei-Jia (Enhanced)

● Chinese (Hong Kong): Sin-Ji, Sin-Ji (Enhanced)

SpeakEnglish 2

SpeakEnglish 2 demo video

41 English Voices demo video

 

English Australia, English Ireland, English South Africa, English UK and English US:

41 English voices (iOS 10)

● English (Australia): Catherine (Siri Female), Catherine (Enhanced)(Siri Female Enhanced), Gordon (Siri Male), Gordon (Enhanced)(Siri Male Enhanced), Lee, Lee (Enhanced), Karen, Karen (Enhanced)

● English (Ireland): Moira, Moira (Enhanced)

● English (South Africa): Tessa, Tessa (Enhanced)

● English (United Kingdom): Arthur (Siri Male), Arthur (Enhanced)(Siri Male Enhanced), Daniel, Daniel (Enhanced), Kate, Kate (Enhanced), Martha (Siri Female), Martha (Enhanced) (Siri Female Enhanced), Oliver, Oliver (Enhanced), Serena, Serena (Enhanced)

● English (United States): Aaron (Siri Male), Aaron (Enhanced)(Siri Male Enhanced), Alex, Allison, Allison (Enhanced), Ava, Ava (Enhanced), Fred, Nicky (Siri Female), Nicky (Enhanced)(Siri Female Enhanced), Samantha, Samantha (Enhanced), Susan, Susan (Enhanced), Tom, Tom (Enhanced), Victoria

11 English voices (iOS 9)

● English (Australia): Karen, Karen (Enhanced)

● English (Ireland): Moira, Moira (Enhanced)

● English (South Africa): Tessa, Tessa (Enhanced)

● English (United Kingdom): Daniel, Daniel (Enhanced)

● English (United States): Alex, Samantha, Samantha (Enhanced)

SpeakFrench 2

SpeakFrench 2 demo video

14 French Voices demo video

French (Canada) and French (France):

14 French voices (iOS 10)

● French (Canada): Amelie, Amelie (Enhanced), Chantal, Chantal (Enhanced), Nicolas, Nicolas (Enhanced)

● French (France): Audrey, Audrey (Enhanced), Aurelie, Aurelie (Enhanced), Daniel (Enhanced)(Siri Male), Marie (Enhanced)(Siri Female), Thomas, Thomas (Enhanced)

4 French voices (iOS 9)

● French (Canada): Amelie, Amelie (Enhanced)

● French (France): Thomas, Thomas (Enhanced)

SpeakGerman 2

SpeakGerman 2 demo video

8 German Voices demo video

8 German voices (iOS 10)

● German (Germany): Anna, Anna (Enhanced), Helena (Enhanced)(Siri Female), Markus, Markus (Enhanced), Martin (Enhanced)(Siri Male), Yannick, Yannick (Enhanced)

2 German voices (iOS 9)

● German (Germany): Anna, Anna (Enhanced)

SpeakItalian 2

SpeakItalian 2 demo video

6 Italian Voices demo video

6 Italian voices (iOS 10)

● Italian (Italy): Alice, Alice (Enhanced), Federica, Federica (Enhanced), Luca, Luca (Enhanced)

2 Italian voices (iOS 9)

● Italian (Italy): Alice, Alice (Enhanced)

SpeakJapanese 2

SpeakJapanese 2 demo video 

6 Japanese Voices demo video

6 Japanese voices (iOS 10)

● Japanese (Japan): Hattori (Enhanced)(Siri Female), Kyoko, Kyoko (Enhanced), Otoya, Otoya (Enhanced), O-ren (Enhanced)(Siri Female)

2 Japanese voices (iOS 9)

● Japanese (Japan): Kyoko, Kyoko (Enhanced)

SpeakKorean 2

SpeakKorean 2 demo video 

4 Korean Voices demo video

4 Korean voices (iOS 10)

● Korean (South Korea): Sora, Sora (Enhanced), Yuna, Yuna (Enhanced)

2 Korean voices (iOS 9)

● Korean (South Korea): Yuna, Yuna (Enhanced)

SpeakSpanish 2

SpeakSpanish 2 demo video

12 Spanish Voices demo video

Spanish (Mexico) and Spanish (Spain):

12 Spanish voices (iOS 10)

● Spanish (Mexico): Angelica, Angelica (Enhanced), Juan, Juan (Enhanced), Paulina, Paulina (Enhanced)

● Spanish (Spain): Jorge, Jorge (Enhanced), Marisol, Marisol (Enhanced), Monica, Monica (Enhanced)

4 Spanish voices (iOS 9)

● Spanish (Mexico): Paulina, Paulina (Enhanced)

● Spanish (Spain): Monica, Monica (Enhanced)

SpeakPortuguese 2

SpeakPortuguese 2 demo video

10 Portuguese Voices demo video

Portuguese (Brazil) and Portuguese (Portugal):

10 Portuguese voices (iOS 10)

● Portuguese (Brazil): Felipe, Felipe (Enhanced), Luciana, Luciana (Enhanced)

● Portuguese (Portugal): Catarina, Catarina (Enhanced), Joana, Joana (Enhanced), Joaquim, Joaquim (Enhanced)

4 Portuguese voices (iOS 9)

● Portuguese (Brazil): Luciana, Luciana (Enhanced)

● Portuguese (Portugal): Joana, Joana (Enhanced)

SpeakRussian 2

SpeakRussian 2 demo video

6 Russian Voices demo video

6 Russian voices (iOS 10)

● Russian (Russia): Katya, Katya (Enhanced), Milena, Milena (Enhanced), Yuri, Yuri (Enhanced)

2  Russian voices (iOS 9)

● Russian (Russia): Milena, Milena (Enhanced)

*: The Pro version supports enhanced voices (including Alex voice for English).


● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text
Key in text from keyboard, or copy words, phrases, and sentences from other app (such as Mail, Pages, Safari…), the text will be pasted automatically, and then it will speak sentence by sentence.
If you key in or copy url (http://...) from other app, and run the app, it will speak the pasted url web site automatically. 
You can swipe to mark a starred item as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box.
Swipe a starred text right and tap the [Mark as Read] or [Mark as Unread] button to mark as read or unread, tap the [Flag] or [Unflag] button to flag or unflag, and tap the [Copy] button to copy the starred text to input box.
Swipe a starred text left to remove the starred item.
You can copy or add touched selected words with “Starred” in Speak mode.

● Speak aloud web pages
The app provides a Safari extension that speaks aloud the entire web page of Safari app directly sentence by sentence.
You can copy or add touched selected words with “Starred” in Speak mode.

● Speak aloud the clicked web page
If you click the link on web page while in Speak mode, the app will read the clicked web page automatically.

● Speak aloud documents
Speak aloud the whole document page sentence by sentence.
The app will turn eBook page automatically to ensure continuous reading.
You can copy or add touched selected words with “Starred” in Speak mode.
Formats supported:
- Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)
- Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps) 
- Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
- eBook (unencrypted epub)
Please note that iBook eBooks are limited to use inside Apple iBook app only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree document file explorer
Expanding and showing sub folders and document files in the same view.
Search for files and folders.
Add, Delete, and Rename files and folders.
Drag & Drop to move files and folders.
Select multiple files and folders to Zip, Zip & Email, Email or Delete.
Scrollable menu.
Pull down to refresh the tree list.
Zip, Zip & Email multiple files and folders with a password. 
Unzip a password-protected zip file.

● Cloud files import & export support
You can import and export Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud files directly.
The feature requires iOS 8 (or later) and Box, Dropbox and Google Drive apps installed.

● Support three ways to open documents
There are three ways to add documents to the app’s “Documents”:
1. Open In... 
Open documents from Apple's Mail app attachments (or any App that supports "Open In..." feature), and select "SpeakEnglish 2 series" in the "Open In..." menu of the Mail app, then they will be opened and copied to the app's “Documents”.
The app can keep speaking text, documents and web pages in the background while using another app.
But you need to quick the speaking function and back to the main screen to use the "Open In..." feature.
2. Apple iTunes 
Connect Apple iPad or Apple iPhone to your computer via USB cable, and then drop your files to the app File Sharing window of Apple iTunes to copy to the app's "Documents".
3. Cloud services
Import documents from the Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud services.

● Add favorite articles with "Starred"
Add favorite key in text, documents and web pages with "Starred" to speak aloud later.
You can swipe to mark a starred item as read or unread, and flag or unflag a starred item.
Swipe a starred item right and tap the [Mark as Read] or [Mark as Unread] button to mark as read or unread, and tap the [Flag] or [Unflag] button to flag or unflag.
Swipe a starred item left to remove the starred item.
You can copy or add touched selected words with "Starred" in Speak mode.

● Read all unread articles automatically
The app can read all unread starred key in text, documents and web pages automatically.

● Swipe to control skipping sentences
You can skip a sentence or all below sentences while in Speak mode.
Swipe a sentence right and tap the [Skip Below] or [Unskip Below] button to skip or unskip all below sentences. 
Swipe a sentence left and tap the [Skip] or [Unskip] button to skip or unskip the sentence.

● Support useful speaking options
The app provides some useful speaking options, such as repeat times of the whole article, repeat times of each sentence, speaking pause seconds between sentences, speaking speed, speaking pitch and font size options.
The repeat times could be 0~60 and infinity (∞).

● Speaking face animation
The app provides funny face animations while speaking.
You can choose bears and humans face animation with two types of mouth each.
You could use the pinch to zoom gesture to change the face size, drag and drop to move to other position features.

● Highlight words while speaking
The app will highlight word by word for each speaking sentence.
The sentence will also be highlighted on many web pages while speaking. Please note that words with special format may not be highlighted properly.

● Enhanced voices support feature (Pro)
The Pro version supports enhanced voices (including Alex voice for English). 
Enhanced voices require iOS 9 (or later).
To use enhanced voices, you need to download enhanced voices first.

● Translate speaking text into system language (Pro)
The Pro version can translate the speaking text into the system language.
You can mail the translation that web page and document will be attached as a PDF file.


● Background operation support (Pro)
The app can keep reading web pages in the background while using another app.

● Lock screen support (Pro)
The app provides the lock screen support that you can play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen.

● Headphone support (Pro)
The app provides the headphone support that you can play, pause and adjust playback volume. It also detects headphone plugged and unplugged.

● Speak aloud Chinese text with pinyin (SpeakChinese 2 Pro)
The SpeakChinese 2 Pro app can speak aloud Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) text with pinyin. 
You can turn off the pinyin feature.
You can mail the pinyin.

● This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Note:
To use the app, you need to enable the [SpeakEnglish 2 series] extension in Safari app first.
To use enhanced voices, you need to download enhanced voices first.
The app requires iOS 8 (or later).
The FREE version is limited to speak few sentences only and with sponsored ads.

The Pro version optimizes speak functions:
- Enhanced voices support
- Translate speaking text into system language
- Background operation support (keep reading aloud web pages in the background while using another app)
- Lock screen support (play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume, display sentences list on the lock screen)
- Headphone support (play, pause, adjust playback volume, detect plugged and unplugged)
- Speak aloud Chinese text with pinyin (SpeakChinese 2 Pro)


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