Speech Central: Take Web On Walk
The app was marked as Xamarin app of the week at its announcement, and it is based on significantly improved top chart Windows app Share to Speech, pushing the mobility of web to previously uncovered boundaries (like browsing the web while running).
It is available on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spee...mUvbUpU2826370. It is also fully compatible with iPad.
Speech Central is the only app that lets you enjoy the Internet with the screen off. It uses headphones or Bluetooth hands-free for reading aloud and receiving commands for the interactive browsing of web sites headlines. Finally you can completely keep up with the news while you perform another activity whether it is commuting, jogging, housework or something else. That way you'll save your time and eyes for better things while having your battery and data plan last significantly longer than when browsing in the standard way and being much less dependent on the availability of a good data connection.
Browsing is supported for any web site that has a page in a form of headlines or RSS feed, and while headlines are being read you can schedule reading of their articles with no screen interaction. Aside from browsing you can add an article for reading from any app that can share a web site link (including every web browser) – just press the Share button in it and starting the speech or saving the article to listen to it later is only a tap away.
The app is not limited to reading the online content, you can import various text file formats to be read aloud - supported document types are: .docx, .pptx, .odt, .odp, .html, .txt and supported e-book formats are .epub and .fb2. All those formats will work only if a document has no DRM.
By using the app you'll build your knowledge base in an easy way. Each read item is automatically moved to the Library which supports powerful search and filtering features. Articles are always available offline. Annotation tools are there to mark an item as favorite, or bookmark an important paragraph in it.
Latest iOS features including 3D Touch, Spotlight Search and Dynamic Type are fully supported. The app is tested to work properly on iOS 9 and 10.
English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish language can be auto detected inside the app, but it can be used with any of 27 languages supported for text to speech by iOS.
The free version has a limitation in the number of items that you can add to it. It is removed by purchasing the Pro add-on.
Get it from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spee...mUvbUpU2826370