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Free your hands and listen, Speaky now has a document picker

Free your hands and listen, Speaky now has a document picker

iOS Reading
November 5, 2015

We do not always have time to sit down and read articles we find on the Web or lengthy documents that we need to review. Whether you are on your daily commute or preparing a meal, Speaky can read your items aloud to you; freeing you up to do other things while still getting the information you want. And, with a major update today, Nov. 5, the Speaky app has even more to offer. With a document picker and updated interface, the app has more great features.

Document picker

The most notable new feature in version 2.7 of Speaky is the document picker. The app will extract the text from common file formats such as PDF, RTF, HTML, plain text, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. You can select documents from Dropbox, OneDrive, and iCloud and Speaky will use the installed app to authenticate, download, and import your files.

SpeakyInterface updates

Speaky has the new San Francisco font, swipe actions for unread and retain, and light or dark mode for HUD progress. The Now Playing area includes the reading list name and there are updated tutorials and instructions that include the document picker.

SpeakyUpcoming features

In an update last November, the app received a new share extension, Today Widget, and support for Handoff and Split View on the iPad. The list for future updates includes support for watchOS 2 on Apple Watch, spotlight indexing, Alex voice support, and ePub file text extraction. So, Speaky definitely continues to grow and add significant new features.

Easy and convenient

Speaky is a handy tool that helps you multitask by listening instead of reading. Whether it’s an entertaining article on the Web or an important PDF for work, you can give your eyes a rest or just get more done with this intuitive voice reader. Speaky is designed for iPhone and iPad with Apple Watch support. It is available for $4.99 on the App Store.

In other news this week, Evernote gets side-by-side multitasking and support for the iPad Pro and Listen up, meatbag! Carrot Weather has made its way to the Apple TV.

Mentioned apps

Speaky - Voice Reader for Web Articles and Documents
Speaky - Voice Reader for Web Articles and Documents
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