MotoRead is a terrific app for speed-listening to news articles, blogs, or any other text you might not want to miss out on. You can definitely speed up your day and be able to accomplish more, since you don't have to take the time to read. You can listen to the articles on the bus, train, or in the car.
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Listen to articles as slow or as fast as you want. Once you have your playlist, it's time to start listening. With Motoread, you can adjust the playback speed in the app's Settings, the gear icon at the bottom right of the screen. The app uses Siri's dictation technology, reading the article to you in a way that sounds fairly natural. It isn't perfect, but it's one of the better apps on the market for listening to articles.
Add articles to speed listen to. Once you've got some content sources added into Motoread, it's time to add articles to speed listen to. Just tap on the source, like AppAdvice Latest, and then add the articles you want to listen to. It takes a few seconds to add, presumably because Motoread is retrieving everything and then creating the audio track to go along with it. I wish it added faster, but it's still a great way to find things to listen to instead of reading.
Add articles using the Share Extension. You aren't limited to just adding articles from within the Motoread app. You can also use the Share extension to add articles and other texts from your email, from Safari, or any other app that supports the extension. You can also install extensions in Chrome or Safari on your desktop, and send articles straight to Motoread. The developers have thought of just about any way you might browse headlines and other things to read later, and made them available to you within Motoread.
What is it about?
MotoRead is a speed listening app that lets you listen to articles instead of reading them. It turns your favorite news sources into podcasts. You can add articles from within the app, or use the Share Sheet extension in Twitter, Facebook, or your mobile browser. You can also add articles using the Chrome and Safari extensions on your desktop or laptop. Audio speed is adjustable, so you can listen as slow or as fast as you want. The only drawback is that the app cycles through your playlist at the end, so you have to stop it from playing back things you've already listened to.
For those who...
- Want to listen to articles instead of reading them
- Have busy days that often mean they miss out on the latest headlines
Not for those who...
- Don't keep up with current events in anything
- Prefer to read their articles the regular way
Why we love it
MotoRead is quick and easy to use. It allows you to follow along with the text, if you want, or just listen with your iOS device locked. The adjustable playback speed makes it easy to speed through your daily news or blog posts.
Motoread is FREE but there are more add-ons
App Store Description
Speed listen to web articles and YouTube videos in a playlist format
– Save content to your playlist from:
+ Any other app on your phone - including Flipboard, Google News, Evernote, Safari/Chrome mobile browser, etc.
+ Your computer with the Motoread Chrome or Safari Extensions
+ The in-app RSS feed aggregator
+ Sync unread articles from Pocket
+ Sync articles you favorited from Twitter
– Adjustable audio speed
– Follow along the article as it’s being read to you
– Voice support for +20 languages
– Listen to YouTube videos with speed adjustment (1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x speeds).
Subscription pricing and terms:
Motoread offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
Motoread Basic Plan: $1.99 per month
Motoread Plus Plan: $19.99 per year
These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on country of residence.
Your Motoread subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. Accounts will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of term.
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