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SpeakEnglish, SpeakBritish, SpeakSpanish, SpeakChinese, SpeakJapanese and SpeakKorean - Text-to-Speech Offline

The apps integrate a built-in text-to-speech engine, speak aloud offline without internet connecting.  
SpeakEnglish, SpeakBritish, SpeakSpanish, SpeakChinese,  SpeakJapanese and SpeakKorean  apps support English US, English British, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.  
 
The Pro series provide Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech features.
The HD series provide high quality voices.
FREE apps are limited to speak few sentences only and with sponsored ads.

SpeakEnglish Pro HD: English Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakBritish Pro HD: British Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakSpanish Pro HD: Spanish Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakChinese Pro HD: Chinese Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakJapanese Pro HD: Japanese Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakKorean Pro HD: Korean Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline (High Quality)
SpeakAsian Pro: Chinese/Japanese/Korean Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline
 SpeakEnglish Pro HD SpeakBritish Pro HD SpeakSpanish Pro HD SpeakChinese Pro HD SpeakJapanese Pro HD SpeakKorean Pro HD SpeakAsian Pro

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SpeakEnglish series Version 9.0 are ready to free update from Apple App Store.
What's New in this Version 9.0
● Optimized speak functions
- Keep reading aloud document 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)
● Optimized tree file explorer functions (folder icons)
● Bug fixes

What's New in this Version 8.0
● New design UI with 25 themes and font size support.
● Mail Voice, Export Voice, Export Text (Pro).
● Twitter, Facebook, Mail Voice, Edit for one sentence (Pro).
● Scroll reading view setting.
● Beep volume control.
● Optimized toolbars.
● New app icon.
● App name changed (+ -> Pro).
● Bug fixes.
● Optional offline high quality voices (In-App Purchases): English HD, British HD, Spanish HD, Chinese HD, Japanese HD, Korean HD.

What's New in this Version 7.0
1. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.
2. Exercising (Reading then Recording) one sentence. 
3. Enhance speaking pause feature.
It will amplify voice from microphone to earphone while paused.
You can set the pause between sentences to the times of reading period for each sentence or fixed period.
Add 0.5 seconds speaking pause option.
4. Add Starred from the selected text.
5. Enhance email voice feature.
Female and male voices could take turns sentence by sentence.
6. Improved performance.
7. Bug fixes.


English US Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakEnglish Pro

SpeakEnglish Pro

English Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud English US voices offline (including one female voice).

SpeakEnglish Pro HD

SpeakEnglish Pro HD

English Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality English US voices offline (including two female voices and one male voice).

 

English British Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakBritish Pro HD

SpeakBritish Pro HD

British Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality English British voice offline (including one female voice).

 

Spanish Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakSpanish Pro HD

SpeakSpanish Pro HD

Spanish Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality Spanish voice offline (including one female voice).

 

Asian Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakAsian Pro FREE

SpeakAsian Pro FREE

Chinese/Japanese/Korean Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud Chinese/Japanese/Korean voices offline (including one female voice for each language).


Chinese Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakChinese Pro HD

SpeakChinese Pro HD

Chinese Text, Web Pages and Document to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality Chinese voices offline (including one female voice and one male voice).

 

Japanese Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakJapanese Pro HD

SpeakJapanese Pro HD

Japanese Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality Japanese voices offline (including one female voice and one male voice).

 

Korean Voice Apps

Apps

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SpeakKorean Pro HD

SpeakKorean Pro HD

Korean Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline

Speak aloud high quality Korean voices offline (including one female voice and one male voice).

 

 

Useful Features

1. Background operation support (keep reading aloud text, document and web pages in the background while using another app.
2. Lock screen support (play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen).
3. Headphone support (play, pause, adjust playback volume and detect headphone plugged and unplugged).
4. Speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
5. Speak aloud word by word, sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.
6. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.
7. Funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
8. Mail and export voice.
9. Support powerful speaking repeat, pause and speed options.
10. New design UI with 25 themes. 

 

Features
● Speak aloud offline
The app integrates a built-in text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud offline without internet connecting. 
It requires internet connection only while speaking the first sentence. 

● Background operation support
The app can keep reading aloud text, documents and web pages in the background while using another app.

● Lock screen support 
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
The app provides the headphone support that you can play, pause and adjust playback volume. It also detects headphone plugged and unplugged.

● Speak aloud sentence by sentence or paragraph by paragraph‬
‪You can choose sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph and word by word.‬
‪You can repeat one sentence (paragraph), and set speaking pause between sentences (paragraphs), speaking rate & pitch and voices.‬
‪The app speaks from the last sentence (paragraph) automatically.‬

● Speak aloud word by word
‪The app could speak aloud word by word.‬
‪You can repeat one word, and set speaking pause between words.‬
‪Speak vocabulary words with pinyin for Chinese voices.‬
‪The word by word feature is not supported for Japanese and Korean voices.‬

● Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking
The app could read then record (and play the recorded voice) sentence by sentence.
It will amplify voice from microphone to earphone and record voice while recording.
You can set the recording period to the times of reading period for each sentence or fixed period.

● Exercising one sentence 
Reading then recording one sentence.

● Female and male voices take turns
Female and male voices could take turns sentence by sentence.
The Female-Male voice feature speaks one female voice and one male voice sentence by sentence.

● 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 drag and drop to move to other position and turn on or off the face animations feature.‬

● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text (Speak…Pro, Speak…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. 
You could recall the “Starred” or “History” text to input box.
Speak aloud the touched selected words in key in and speaking mode.

● Speak aloud web pages (Speak…Pro, Speak…Web)
Speak aloud the whole web page from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words on web pages.
If you copy url (http://...) from other app, and run the app, it will go to the pasted url web site automatically.

● Safari-like browser (Speak…Pro, Speak…Web)
Support Google search, bookmarks and browser history features.
Support URL autocomplete feature. Just type a few letters of a website's name or address into the location bar, the autocomplete drop-down will show matching sites from your browsing history, so you find the right web page fast.

● Speak aloud documents (Speak…Pro, Speak…Doc)
Speak aloud the whole document page from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words on documents.
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 some licensed epub files are protected with encrypted data and are limited to use inside Apple iBook only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree document file explorer (Speak…Pro, Speak…Doc)
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.

● Support three ways to open documents (Speak…Pro, Speak…Doc)
There are three ways to add documents to the app’s “Documents”:
1. WiFi file transfer 
Connecting your computer and iPhone (iPad) with a local WiFi network, you can upload files and create directories from any web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.).

2. Open In... 
Open documents from Apple's Mail app attachments (or any app that supports "Open In..." feature), and select "Speak…" in the "Open In..." menu of the Mail app, then they will be opened and copied to the app's “Documents”.

3. 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".

● Sentence by sentence window
You can change the sentence by sentence window size, repeat one sentence, word by word, speaking rate & pitch and voices (English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean paid version only) while speaking.

● Support useful speaking options
The app provides some useful options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking pause seconds between sentences, speaking pause seconds between words, speaking rate & pitch, speak English punctuation (English US and English British only) and display font size options.
You can set the pause between sentences to the times of reading period for each sentence or fixed period.

● Mail and export voice
The app converts the key in text, web page and document into voice file (wav), you can mail and export the voice file.
If the voice file size is too big to mail, then will be limited to send the first part of voice only.
You could export the voice and text to other app and upload to cloud if you install a cloud app (such as Google Drive, Dropbox,…).
You could mail the voice of one sentence.

● Mark "Starred" to record favorite words
It supports search and delete features. 

● Highlight words while speaking
Words will be highlighted while speaking.
Please note that words with special format may not be highlighted properly.

● New design UI with 25 themes

● Twitter and Facebook support

● This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad



The Solution for iOS 7, iOS 8 compatibility problem (SpeakEnglish, SpeakBritish, SpeakSpanish, SpeakChinese, SpeakJapanese and SpeakKorean apps)
If you upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 8 (or iOS 7) and find the playing demo message problem, here is the solution for the iOS 8 (iOS 7) compatibility problem of SpeakEnglish, SpeakBritish, SpeakSpanish, SpeakChinese, SpeakJapanese and SpeakKorean apps.
Re-installing the app will solve the iOS 8 (iOS 7) compatibility problem.
Please delete the app completely and re-install the app (no money would be charged). 
Please backup all your documents by Apple iTunes software before you delete the app.
It occurred because iOS 8 (iOS 7) wiped out MAC address. That being said, new purchase should be fine. 
But the current users should delete the app and re-install the app. It does not play demo messages any more. 
We 
apologize for
 the inconvenience.