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GoodReader's text-to-speech lets you turn any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook

GoodReader's text-to-speech lets you turn any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook

November 15, 2014

GoodReader, the popular document reader app developed by Good.iWare, has just received another significant update.

Within the past couple of months, GoodReader received a couple of updates that brought iOS 8 compatibility, iPhone 6 optimizations, iCloud Drive integration, Touch ID support, and more.

Now, the latest update to GoodReader introduces more improvements, most notably a new Speak feature that effectively turns any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook.

To enable this new feature, just press on a blank section of a supported document and tap the new Speak option, whereupon GoodReader automatically begins reading the document aloud. You can also set GoodReader to read a specific section of the document by highlighting the section and selecting the Speak command.

To ensure that you don’t lose your place in the document while its Speak command is enabled, GoodReader highlights words as they’re read in real time. What’s more, TXT documents are set to auto-scroll in sync with GoodReader’s text-to-speech.

And to help you customize your GoodReader text-to-speech experience, there’s a new panel for volume, language, speed and player controls.



Aside from text-to-speech, the latest update to GoodReader includes the following new features, new bookmarking options, and improvements:

  • Support for Drobox’s business accounts with a Single Sign-On (SSO) option
  • Support for RTFD formatted documents.
  • bookmarks summary can now be generated and emailed – use “Email Bookmarks” button in the list of user bookmarks
  • bookmarks will also appear in annotation summaries for PDF files
  • bookmarks on PDF pages are now shown in Page Management view
  • bookmarks are now properly updated when rearranging, deleting, extracting and merging PDF pages
  • new options in app settings allow to exclude dates and author names from PDF annotation summaries
  • fixed an issue that caused saved passwords survive app reinstallation. Now all passwords will be properly erased if you delete and reinstall the app.
  • fixed an issue that caused occasional crashes during importing from or exporting to iCloud Drive

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, GoodReader is available on the App Store for $4.99.

See also: Evernote unfolds Penultimate 6.0 featuring new look, infinite paper and more, Adobe updates photo editor Aviary with $200 worth of stickers, effects and more, and Sunrise Calendar is now optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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