Speechify - Text to Audiobook

App review by Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Solid text-to-speech converter may be pricey for some.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 2+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 5+

NOT A Scam. Here’s Why!

I LOVE this tool! In love with it. You can use it as a browser extension on all devices, so that anything you look up it automatically pops up to play it for you. It also tells you the time it will take to read what you’re wanting it to read, you can adjust the speed of reading, you can change the voice, you can save the articles/websites and not have to search for them again, it highlights text as it reads, and you can fast forward the audio to the part of the article you’re wanting to hear. WARNING: All the reviews about it being a scam are fair ONLY because it does shock you by the price. It does not warn you. That is true. BUT, for me, it has helped me complete assignments in half the time. My productivity level has skyrocketed.

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age 18+


This app is not worth the price. There is a trial period, but I was charged a full year subscription before midnight on the day the trial period was due to expire. I am a graduate student, and I figured I would continue to use it, however I am dissatisfied with their service. Customer support is one of the worst. They don't get back to you for days. There are settings where you choose your reading speed and reading voice. Every few weeks, the app defaults to its original settings with a Robot-like voice that is difficult to follow or listen to. You try to adjust the settings to your preferences, but ultimately it defaults to the original settings. Every time I have this issue, I have to contact app support, they take days to get back to me, and a few more days to resolve my issue. As a graduate student, I have a strict reading schedule and I can't afford to deviate from it. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!

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