November 14, 2014 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Topeka, Kansas - In its newest version just released, GoodReader is introducing a "Speak" feature which turns any PDF or TXT document on an iPhone or iPad into an audio book. Now busy professionals, students or even those having trouble reading tiny text can listen to full documents or sections of documents in their preferred language, and with absolute control over the speed of how fast the text is read aloud and the language it's read in.
With its new Text-to-Speech feature, GoodReader enables users to listen to full documents or sections of documents while they are driving or are otherwise occupied with other tasks. By simply pressing on a blank section of a PDF document, users are presented with a menu of options including the new Speak command. Tap on Speak and GoodReader will automatically begin reading the document. Volume, language and speed controls are also provided to easily tailor how loud and fast the app reads to you and in which language.
GoodReader is also able to read specific sections of a PDF document rather than the entire thing. The user simply needs to highlight the desired section and then click on Speak. GoodReader will begin reading at the beginning of the section and just read to the end of the highlighted area.
The Text-to-Speech feature includes full audio player-like controls, such as Pause, Resume, Skip and Rewind. To help users not lose their place, GoodReader highlights the words being read in real-time and a TXT document will auto-scroll to follow the speech.
Other new features added in the latest version include:
* Support for Drobox's business accounts with a Single Sign-On (SSO) option
* Support for RTFD formatted documents.
* Several new bookmarking options, including an "Email Bookmarks" button which enables a user's bookmarks summary to be generated and emailed, plus GoodReader now displays bookmarks in annotation summaries for PDF files and in Page Management view.
Beyond the updates in this new GoodReader version, the app was also recently updated to enhance the reading experience on the larger screens on the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. Now users can both listen to their documents being read to them, or enjoy all the easy reading functionality of the world's top-selling document reader optimized for the larger screens of the latest iPhones.
GoodReader delivers the greatest number of ways yet to manage PDF files on a mobile device, providing users the ability to do virtually anything they'd like with documents on an iPhone or iPad. GoodReader users are able to annotate PDFs, highlight and mark-up text, create notes, text boxes and freehand drawings, draw lines, arrows and boxes, and share entire documents in every way imaginable.
GoodReader is known throughout the world as the top document reader for viewing, navigating and annotating large PDF documents on an iPhone and iPad. GoodReader aims to deliver the most file viewing and sharing options, while remaining simple to use. With GoodReader, users not only have the ability to do virtually anything they'd like with documents on an iPhone or iPad, they also enjoy unequaled file downloading and sharing with all major networking protocols and cloud services.
Often referred to as "the missing file system for iOS," GoodReader is also able to organize thousands of files into an easily manageable hierarchy of folders and files. GoodReader has also set the standard for iOS document readers in the enterprise, offering a high level of document security and synchronization with remote servers.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, 6/6 Plus
* 45.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GoodReader 4.7.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
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