vBookz PDF Voice Reader
Developer: Mindex International Ltd
Current Version: 1.2.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 715.4 KB - Download
The groundbreaking PDF reader that speak aloud. vBookz has a magnifying glass interface indicating your current reading location, the magnifying glass follows the text as the PDF is being read, making the reading experience much more enjoyable and fun.
Read your documents with their original context and rich pictures and various font size. vBookz PDF Voice Reader reads any true text PDF from any source. vBookz PDF Voice Reader use Mac's original OS Text-to-speech voices. The app has a unique stunning interface with a reading speed dial, page navigation and other control functions.
More information at www.vBookz.com
If needed, an OCR process should be made before import.
• Read aloud any PDF file.
• Operate vBookz using it's stunning controller.
• Select any Mac text-to-speech voices directly from vBookz.
• Follow the magnifying glass while the document is being read.
• Drag the magnifying glass to set a new reading point.
• Plan your reading time using the time-elapsed/time-reaming indicators.
• Adjust the speed of reading.
• Navigate the document using the time line bar.
© vBookz is enabled by patent pending technology.
Increase maximum reading speed.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great Application- Needs to have note taking capabilities - I use this application for almost all of my PDF reading. It works really well for PDFs that have been converted from a text program like word, but not as well from scans. I am a dyslexic undergraduate student doing a significant amount of scientific resarch and it really helps me get through scientific papers. The only thing that I would like to see them add is the ability to annotae the PDFs while it reads- ie if it had a sticky note function so you could insert notes, that would be excelent. I'm planning on using this for most of my reading needs next year in medical school as well.
The Worst $15 I've Ever Spent - I loved the idea of this app, but unfortunately it just doesn't work. It's suppose to highlight text while it's narrating. So that you can read along. I've never had the narration sync with the text. If you pause the app, the text selected will jump several pages ahead. Making it a nightmare to find your place. I hope that an update would be able to fix it's problems.
More Reviews for Current Version
IT READS MY PDFs WHILE I DRIVE - Thank God for this app. I am a full time MBA student, Navy reservist, part time intern, and a father. I am BUSY and now I can listen to assigned school readings when I drive to drill weekend (3 hours each way), during afternoon traffic (so I don't go insane). The highlighter thing follows the words, it doesn't screw up when I pause it, and if it starts reading the text of a figure or exhibit, you can move the highlighted window to the new relevant part of the article. Is sounds a liiiiiittle robotic, but not enough to bother me. Overall great app. As for the guy that gave it 1 start because your pdf files are locked… that your issue, not the software developer's (allow I'd give you a refund if I were them). Happy reading… or listening
Don't buy this app - It reads the text time but you are unable to specify exactly what you want read. Also, there is no magnifine glass and it doesn't hilight exactly what you read. Definately not worth $15. I could find a program that does the exact same for free. It would be neet if it would work but as of now, don't buy this app.
I really cannot use this - I would like a refund based on the fact that i am not able to unlock my pdf files from my school in this app. There for i cannot read it at all utilizing this app.
Does the Job Remarkably Well - I'm dyslexic and this is a tremendous help to me. I have this version and the iPad version, too, and use them both alot. The negative reviews about the word highlighting are a bit unfair. The way that the original layout software created the PDF determines if highlighting will work perfectly. $15 is an amazing price for this software. My thanks to the developers!
Great text to speech BOOK reader - I have tried several pdf text to speech programs, and this one is by far the best so far. vBookz has an equivelant program for iPad, iPod, and iPhone, and while they have more issues relating to memory (pausing at the end of each page, slow loads for pages starting at a random place in a book etc.), they still beat the competition hands down in functionality in my opinion. Since I used vBookz first on an iPod and iPad, I guessed that the issues related to the iPad and iPod might be resolved with the Mac version, so decided to gamble the $14.99 to try it out. It turned out my hunch was correct, and this software is very straightforward and simple to use. One of the biggest problems I have found with other software is the requirement of having to select the text you want to read before the software will work. A couple of programs I have tried then only allows you to select a few pages at a time. I like to listen to books while doing other things, so the idea of pre-selecting text every 2-4 pages is almost useless. vBookz is a REAL book reader. I opened a pdf book I had been reading immediately after downloading the software, and within 5 seconds or so was at the right page and reading at double speed. No pauses at the end of a page, and if you wish to follow along, it highlights each word as it reads. You can also let it continue reading while you browse smoothly to another part of the book you are listening to. I was slow to order vBookz because of posts from others in the past year or so saying the software randomly starts reading sometimes pages away from where you wish to start. I have not had that experience at all. Either a bug has been fixed or perhaps someone doesn't have much RAM on their computer or are trying to run too many programs at the same time. For me, this software is a dream to use, and although I didn't try a couple of more expensive programs that claimed to do the same thing, it's definitely the best I have found so far. I'm running this on a Macbook Pro, version 10.7.4 with 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM.