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SpeakText - Speak & Translate Web pages and Documents
 
Touch web pages and documents (Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, eBook, Text), copy & paste, key in, then it will speak and translate sentence by sentence.
A must have app to speak & translate web pages and documents, including newspapers and magazines.
 
SpeakText - Touch web pages and Text documents, copy & paste, key in, then it will speak 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence.
SpeakText for Me - Touch web pages and documents (Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, eBook, Text), copy & paste, key in, then it will 
speak 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence.
SpeakText for Office - Touch web pages and Microsoft Office, Apple iWork documents, copy & paste, key in, then it will 
speak 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence.
SpeakText for eBook - Touch web pages and eBook documents, copy & paste, key in, then it will 
speak 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence.
SpeakText for Web - Touch web pages, copy & paste, key in, then it will 
speak 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence.

        
 
Note:
SpeakText for Me integrates SpeakText, SpeakText for Web, SpeakText for Office, SpeakText for eBook features into one app.
The FREE version is limited to speak or translate few sentences only and with sponsored ads.


Ratings and Reviews

Love it ★★★★★

by Marek.D

I love this app; it became the big part of my life since I bought it two years ago. I use it mostly to listen to books from the Internet sites like Project Gutenberg that offer books in a text format. English is my second language and the 'SpeakText For Me' gives me the possibilities to listen to books, sentence by sentence, with a speed that is comfortable to me, the app translates all sentence to my native language, additionally I’m able to repeat all the difficult parts of the books as many times as needed to fully understand them. I spend with 'SpeakText For Me' one to two hours every day and, since I started using it, I have made very big improvements in my abilities to understand and speak English. I plan to use it for many more years, read hundreds more books and, at the same time, improve and perfect my English skills. I’m convinced that it is “must to have” app for everyone how tries to learn a new language.

Amazing SpeakText to learn languages with excellent Support !!! ★★★★★
by Silver_evs 
How many people worldwide struggle to improve their oral expression in English? Are you one of them, as I am? Then, you know how difficult it is to find someone that makes you speak every day, when you are not in an English speaking country. It's almost impossible, unless you can afford paying a very expensive private teacher! The second obstacle is to find the time to do that... We haven't got time! ...have we? This amazing APP combines the time I regularly spend exercising (...to keep fit) with its ability of asking me questions in English... making me think and speak... whereas my words are heard through my earphones and are recorded (...so that I can listen to them later on, once my exercising is over). The time I'm allowed to answer each question can be fixed in "Settings" (30 to 60 sec is a good option)... and it works with the iPhone screen Off... to save energy! There're plenty of Questions in the Internet on the subjects you're in: Questions for Job Interviews... or Questions about Startups... or Questions about Computers... etc. Choose the set of Questions you like most and let SpeakText to ask them to you... whereas you're exercising (bike riding, jogging or else): simply GREAT !!! Not only can this APP ask you questions, but also it can be used to review English Patterns or Vocabulary... or even use it as a Dictation Machine! Besides, I have received an excellent support from Jack (SpeakText): He has proven to be a professional who can actually listen to the Customers' voice! Thanks, indeed, Jack! ...for this terrific v22.0 !!! Best regards.- SILVER_evs.



SpeakText series Version 30.0 are ready to update from Apple App Store.
What's New in this Version 30.0
● 64-bit architecture
● Speak aloud updates
- speaks aloud 100+ voices (upgrade to the system Text-to-Speech voices)
- highlight word by word
- speak the first sentence automatically after press [Speak]
- update Keyin UI (reverse languages, close keyboard)
- remove Mail Voice, Export Voice, Speak Last, Search and Speak, Female and male voices take turns functions
● Translation updates
- support 8 more translation languages: Afrikaans, Bosnian (Latin), Croatian, Kiswahili, Querétaro Otomi, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Yucatec Maya
- removed auto-detection, Translating Pause functions
● In-App Purchases updates
- upgrade to the system enhanced voices
  Enhanced English Voices: up to 14 enhanced English voices
  Enhanced British English Voices: up to 6 enhanced British English voices
  Enhanced Spanish Voices: up to 6 enhanced Spanish voices
  Enhanced Chinese Voices: up to 5 enhanced Chinese voices
  Enhanced Japanese Voices: up to 4 enhanced Japanese voices
  Enhanced Korean Voices: up to 2 enhanced Korean voices
- All Enhanced Voices (New): up to 70+ enhanced voices
● SpeakEnglish add-on updates
- up to 41 English voices
● LearnChinese add-on updates
- new Vocabulary UI
- remove Starred Vocabulary function
● SpeakText Air add-on updates
- Speaks aloud 100+ voices (upgrade to the system Text-to-Speech voices)
● FilesOnTree add-on updates
- Speaks aloud 100+ voices (upgrade to the system Text-to-Speech voices)
- remove WiFi file transfer, cloud files upload/download functions

What's New in this Version 29.0
● Adds iCloud Drive import & export supports
● Bug fixes
- DropBox can't sign in when DropBox app installed
- Open In takes long time to show options for iOS 8
- Wrong icon

What's New in this Version 28.0
● 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)
● Optimized FilesOnTree add-on functions (reading & playing in the background and lock screen, headphone support of speak, playing music functions)
● Bug fixes (Dropbox "Sing In")

What's New in this Version 27.0
 ● IOS 8 Compatibility fixes (can’t control after back from the Speak and Translate mode)
 ● Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
 ● Optimized artworks
 ● Optimized function (local Language name, controls in Speak and Translate mode, highlight web to middle instead of top)
 ● Bug fixes (FilesOnTree add-on photos view)

What's New in this Version 26.0
● Support more translation languages: Malay, Maltese, Urdu and Welsh. 
● Manage documents in tree structure. 
● Download and upload cloud (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive) files. 
● Optional FilesOnTree Add-on (In-App Purchases).

What's New in this Version 25.1
● Export Text, Export Voice
● Scroll reading view (SpeakText Air add-on)
● Bug fixes.

What's New in this Version 25.0
● Optimized functions: Mail Translated Text, Mail Voice, toolbars, quick language settings, word by word reading.
● Bug fixes: web pages auto complete, epub crash (iOS 5), LearnChinese add-on long text crash.
● Added functions: scroll reading view setting.

What's New in this Version 24.1
● Bug fixes.
● Font size setting for SpeakText Air add-on.

What's New in this Version 24.0
● Improved performance
● Optional SpeakText Air Add-on (In-App Purchases)
● Replaced English (Female) with English HQ (Lisa) offline voice

What's New in this Version 23.0
● New design UI with 25 themes 
● Optional offline high quality voices (In-App Purchases): English HD, British HD, Spanish HD, Chinese HD, Japanese HD, Korean HD.
● Speaking rate setting by language
● Beep volume control
● Twitter and Facebook support
 
Go to Quick Start...
 

SpeakText for Web ranked #7 Top Chats in App Store Reference category !!!
SpeakText FREE ranked #13 Top Chats in App Store Business category !!!
SpeakText ranked #32 Top Chats in App Store Utilities category !!!
SpeakText for Office ranked #50 Top Chats in App Store Productivity category !!!
SpeakText for eBook ranked #68 Top Chats in App Store Books category !!!


Innovative features
1. Speak aloud 100+ voices and translate 50+ languages sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.
2. Background operation support (keep reading aloud text, document and web pages in the background while using another app.
3. Lock screen support (play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen).
4. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.
5. Funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
6. Support powerful speaking repeat, pause and speed options.
7. New design UI with 25 themes. 
 
Features
● Speak aloud 100+ voices
The app integrates the system text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud 100+ voices sentence by sentence without internet connection:
Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Chinese (China), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), English (Australia), English (Ireland), English (South Africa), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hindi (India), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (South Korea), Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Slovak (Slovakia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand) and Turkish (Turkey).
Please refer to 12. How to add more Text to Speech voices? to add more voices.
Continue speaking when the Apple iPad or Apple iPhone screen is locked. 
Speak when the Apple iPhone is set to vibrate only.
You can choose sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.

● Translate 50+ languages
The app supports the Bing Translator translation service that translates 50+ languages:
Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Klingon, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Querétaro Otomi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yucatec Maya.
The service requires internet connection while translating. 
Please turn on Wi-Fi while 3G/4G is running slow.

 

● Optional 70+ enhanced voices (In-App Purchases)
Enhanced Chinese Voices: up to 5 enhanced Chinese voices
Enhanced English Voices: up to 14 enhanced English voices
Enhanced British English Voices: up to 6 enhanced British English voices
Enhanced Japanese Voices: up to 4 enhanced Japanese voices
Enhanced Korean Voices: up to 2 enhanced Korean voices
Enhanced Spanish Voices: up to 6 enhanced Spanish voices
All Enhanced Voices: up to 70+ enhanced voices
Note: 
All enhanced voices require iOS 9 (or later).

● 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.

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Lock screen

 ● Lock screen control support demo video


● 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.
Beep volume control.
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.
Auto repeat function for one 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 use the pinch to zoom gesture to change the face size, drag and drop to move to other position and turn on or off the face animations feature. 

● Speak & translate 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, then it will speak & translate sentence by sentence. 
If you copy url (http://...) from other App, and run the app, it will go to the pasted url web site automatically.
You could recall [Starred] text to edit in Key in mode.
The app supports the Apple Wireless Keyboard and iOS split keyboard for Apple iPad.


● Speak & translate the touched words
Speak & translate the touched words on web pages or documents sentence by sentence.
Do not need to type in any text or copy & paste, just touch and hold (long press) words, phrases, and sentences on the screen.

● Speak & translate the whole page from touched words or from the beginning
Speak & translate the whole web or document page from the touched words or from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.

● Translate the whole web page
After the web page is loaded, tap the [Speak] and [Translate Whole Page] buttons, then it will translate the whole web page.

● Support web pages and multiple document types
Formats supported:
- Web pages 
- Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps) 
- Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
- eBook (epub)
- Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)

SpeakText: Web pages, Text, RTF documents
SpeakText for Me: Web pages, Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, eBook, Text, RTF documents 
SpeakText for Office: Web pages, Microsoft Office, Apple iWork documents
SpeakText for eBook: Web pages, eBook documents
SpeakText for Web: Web pages


Please note that the iBook eBooks are limited to use inside Apple iBook only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree File Explorer
Expanding and showing sub folders and files in the same view.
Search for files and folders.
Add, Delete, and Rename files and folders.
Copy and Paste to copy and upload files.
Drag & Drop to move files and folders.
Pull down to refresh the tree list.

● Cloud File Explorer
Manage Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive cloud files in tree structure.
Upload and download files.

● Support four ways to open documents
There are four 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 "SpeakText" 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. Download file 
After the web page is loaded, click the hyperlink of document, then it will be downloaded, opened and copied to the SpeakText app's [Documents].

4. Import documents cloud services
Import documents from the Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud services.
Please refer to 11. How to import & export iCloud Drive files?.

● Support powerful speaking & translating options
The app provides some powerful options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking and translating pause seconds between sentences, speaking speed, popover text font size and paste automatically options.
You could assign repeat times or pause seconds for some specified sentences.
Speaking rate setting by language
Auto repeat function for a sentence.
Speaking rate quick setting while speaking.

● Mark "Starred" to record favorite words
It’s a good way to study foreign languages. 
It supports search, delete, and details with speaking & translating features. 

● Support bookmarks and home page
Add favorite web pages to "Bookmarks" which supports search and delete features.

● Support URL autocomplete and browser history
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.

● Mail and export translated text
The app translates the key in text, web page and document into a file (pdf), you can mail and export the translated text file.
You could mail the translated text and voice of one sentence.

● Copy translated text

● Highlight words while speaking & translating
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.

● Support 10 favorite language setting selections
The app keeps the last 10 language settings automatically.
To add your favorite language setting selection, just set a new language setting. The new language setting will be added to the favorite language setting selections.

● New design UI with 25 themes


● Twitter and Facebook support

● This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad