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Lifelike voices, complete with emotion and intonation
Easily pronounces technical words in any field
Remove excess text, like references citations,
and computer code from the audio
Having an app that converts all my reading into voice is just so convenient and amazing
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This app is a MUST for anyone in academics. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks and I’m already sold. I’m in grad school at the moment and almost all of our reading are academic articles. It takes me ages to get through them every week and by the end it feels like my eyes are going to fall out of my head.
Bell Jelly
Love using it to read papers and journal articles. The text is often too dense for me and my eyes skip words, making it difficult to understand what I just read. With the app, I can slow down the speed of speech and listen while my visual brain generates images (much easier for me to do than with reading). I would suggest perhaps removing the reference numbers, it is distracting while listening. Otherwise, I like where this is going! Thank you!
Samantha Lumby
Absolutely brilliant, haven't been able to find an app that can say scientific words properly until now. Very easy to use
Mary Ballard-Johansson
What a great app! The reading voice is pleasant and understandable. Even on the harder words. Having the text available to read along helps also. Naturally, as with any new app, there are bugs. But support is readily available. Highly recommend this for anyone doing research or just keeping up with the latest articles.
Sean Gruber
Already thoroughly impressed! I've used Natural Reader for a while, but this is cheaper, designed specifically for academic papers (e.g., organizes into typical paper-sections, like abstract and findings), and, in my opinion, has a more natural flow in the AI voice. HIGHLY recommend! 👍🏻
Matthew Indy
Exceptional app for curating a personal podcast of text I want to "read" as audio.
Róisín Hennessy
Brilliant app! I have dyslexia and have previously used Otter, Text Help and Glean, this reader outshines all dramatically. The text display is very clear while listening. The pronunciation is fantastic and the app allows you to report mispronunciations which happen rarely. My favorite part is that you can turn off citations so the text reads smoothly and you can easily skip unimportant information. The note feature is an added bonus too. This app was clearly created by people who care!
Watson Chiwambo
Amazing app to help you study especially if you don't have much time due to work, family and other things.
Eric Allam
Love this for listening to stuff I would never get around to reading while on my morning commute. Definitely saves me lots of time

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We have put together some commonly asked questions
Can it pronounce difficult words, like “Mesothelioma” or “Diphenhydramine”?
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