Jay Allen

Jay Allen’s App Of The Week: Speechify

By June 10, 2021 No Comments

Did you know that you can listen a lot faster than you can read?

Speechify is an intelligent text-to-speech audio-reader that turns your reading material into interactive audiobooks so that you can save time, retain more information, and stay focused. Like your own personal reading assistant, Speechify can read books, documents, and articles while you cook, work out, commute, or any other activity you can think of.


  • Listen to articles, PDFs, digital text, or physical books as audio.
  • Listen with HD voices and 50+ languages.
  • Toggle your reading speed up to 900 words per minute (~5x faster than sight-reading).
  • Scan physical book pages with your device camera.
  • Import internet articles straight from your mobile browser.
  • Integrates with iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.
  • Sync audiobooks across your devices both Mac and Web.

Listen To Any Text, Anywhere: 

  • Import online articles, PDFs, clipboard-copied text, or even photos of physical book pages, and listen while Speechify reads your content to you in the highest quality digital voices available anywhere.

Personalize Your Listening Experience:

  • Listen to your content with any of Speechify’s HD voices or 50+ supported languages, and find the perfect reading speed that works for you. Read along with Speechify’s interactive reading interface, or simply lay back and listen!

Save Time, Retain More, Get More Done:

  • While the average sight-reading speed is approximately 200 words per minute, Speechify users quickly learn to listen to 400 words per minute or faster, doubling their reading speed. Speechify’s reading screen highlights each word as it reads, and academic research shows that listening and reading at the same time results in significantly higher levels of comprehension.

Perfect For Users With Reading Disabilities:

  • Originally created as a solution for Speechify’s founder’s dyslexia, Speechify now empowers tens of thousands of users with Dyslexia, ADHD, Low vision acuity, anxiety, concussions, and other reading disabilities to breeze through their readings and engage with their curiosities.

Sync Your Library Across Devices:

  • Download Speechify for iPhone, iPad, and Google Chrome at speechify.com, and your library of audiobooks will sync across all of your devices.

We created Speechify so that reading is never a barrier for anyone again. Designed to help people with dyslexia, ADHD, Low vision acuity, concussions, and other reading disabilities, Speechify now helps hundreds of thousands of people to consume their reading content with ease. From those with reading disabilities to auditory learners, productivity fanatics, second language learners, hobbyists, and more, we love all of our users and strive every day to create a reading assistant that empowers them to read more and succeed in life.

If you’d like to learn more about Speechify and how you can use it in your life, click here!