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There are instances when you have lots of articles, books and notes, you need to go through but don't have the time to read each one of them. There are numerous occasions when you prefer to listen than to read these materials line by line. Examples of these are when you are driving, commuting, doing household chores, jogging, or walking. Fortunately, there are Android apps that are available to help solve this problem. These are called PDF to speech Android converters apps. Moreover, these apps are great tools for students who want to study their reading materials by listening to them.

1. Voxdox – Text To Speech Pro

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Voxdox is a free PDF text to speech Android converter app that lets you listen to different kinds of text by converting them to spoken words, Voxdox –Text To Speech Pro offers PDF text to speech conversion in more than twenty languages.

The home screen of the app shows you a list of the converted files that are ready for listening. At the upper right, there are two buttons, one for adding files you want to be converted and the other for more options. The button for adding files allows you to add PDFs, enter a URL, write or paste text or import images from your phone's camera. The additional options button will show you several choices like the Shop and Settings button.

Clicking the Shop button presents you the premium membership. These memberships include the gold, silver and bronze lifetime memberships which give you more pages per month and removes advertisements throughout the app. The Settings page displays the different parameters you can set. The app allows you to choose the default voice and set the reading speed. Auto-play options are also available. Furthermore, the ability to invert colors, set the default font size, and make the text bold for easier reading can easily be accessed.

Advantages:

  • The app reads text aloud very well.
  • It also has an easy to use user interface.
  • The app has excellent speaking voices and permits you to choose from an extensive list of voices including English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Welsh.

Disadvantages:

  • This app cannot convert text to spoken words without an Internet connection.
  • There are distracting advertisements that are displayed within the app.
  • There is a limit to the number of pages that can be converted each day hence you may need to purchase the premium memberships if he or she wants more.
  • Some PDF files take some more time before the conversion process to finish.

2. Pdf to Speech Pro

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Pdf to Speech Pro is a paid Android PDF text to speech converter app. It allows you to listen to your documents by converting them from text to spoken words. It supports a lot of document formats that includes text files, PDF, ePub, Microsoft Office documents, web pages and images with text.

The app has three main buttons on top. The first main button is where you can find the document you are listening to. Then you can find the control options such as rewind, play, pause and fast forward. Under these is the button for the settings page. The settings page allows you to select a language, adjust the speed, choose a pitch and select a speech engine. Also in the settings you will be able to customize text size and choose a theme.

The second and third main buttons on the main screen is for the adding files and bookmarks, respectively. You can add files from Google Drive, Box Drive or Local Storage. The bookmarks page lists all the files you have bookmarked.


Advantages:

  • It can convert not only PDF files but also other formats to voice.
  • It has a clean design.
  • A great advantage this app has over other text to speech apps is its capability of converting text to spoken words without the need for an Internet connection.
  • The text is displayed and formatted well when the document is spoken aloud. Sentences are separated into different sections for readability. The section of the text being read is highlighted.
  • There are no advertisements within the app.

Disadvantages:

  • It will occasionally crash while adding a file.
  • Some words are not pronounced very well.

3. NaturalReader Text to Speech

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The NaturalReader Text to Speech is a pdf to voice app for Android, which converts PDF text to voice easily. It has many natural-sounding voices to choose from. The ability to sync documents in a cloud account and CC mode. PDF, Word, RTF and TXT are also supported by the app.

The app's home screen displays all the files you have imported. The icon with a plus at the upper right hand corner allows you to add files from inputted text, file explorer, Dropbox and Google Drive. The button with the symbol of a person lets you log in to your NaturalReader cloud account.

Tapping a file you have imported moves you to a page wherein you can view the document. The document can be read aloud by clicking on the green play button at the bottom of that screen. The gear icon which can be accessed at the top of that page lets you choose your preferred voice, speed and font.

Advantages:

  • In terms of the design, the app is beautifully made and simple. It is straightforward and easy to use.
  • The voices sound very natural especially the ones that are available online.
  • This app has no advertisements.

Disadvantages:

  • This app is the lack of offline support for converting the text to audio.

4. @Voice Aloud Reader - Read Aloud

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A free PDF text to speech Android app, @Voice Aloud Reader-ReadAloud converts text to audio. Text, PDF and HTML files are all supported by the app.

The app's main screen shows you the files you have loaded for conversion. Tapping the upper left corner will show you different Reading Lists where you can categorize your files. Files can be added by tapping on the plus button at the bottom of the screen. Selecting an item from the list brings you to a page where you can see the contents of tat file. At the bottom of that, the different audio controls such as play, next and stop are found. Using the slider below you can set the speed, pitch and volume. Plus, there is a button to change voice or language. Languages available are English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

Advantages:

  • The app supports importing articles from 'Pocket'.
  • It has the ability to set the speed, pitch and adjust volume.
  • You can create and name lists.

Disadvantages:

  • Advertisements are found within the app. To remove the advertisements, the full version needs to be purchased. Also, there are a few bugs that I have encountered.
  • There were instances the app crashed during adding files.
  • The app requires an Internet connection for PDF text to speech conversion process.

5. PdfSpeaker

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PdfSpeaker creates an audio file from your PDF. The interface of this app is similar to a file system that shows you the folders inside your phone. You can navigate through this file system to find the PDF you want to listen to. Clicking on the PDF you want brings you to a screen where the contents are displayed. The control option for the audio playback is situated at the top of that screen.

Advantages:

  • The voice and accent of the speaker are very clear.
  • The app does its conversion pretty quickly and does not require an Internet connection.
  • The app allows you to save the audio of the PDF using the WAV format.

Disadvantages:

  • The app's user interface is done poorly and is quite difficult to use. It takes times to navigate the directories inside your phone to get to the PDF you would want to listen to.
  • There are advertisements in the app.
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Published: Jul 07,2015 17:29 pm / Updated: Aug 01,2016 17:46 pm

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