WebSpeak will speak web pages to you. Either type the web-page url into the text-box or select from your browser bookmarks or history.
WebSpeak can be used as an html e-book reader. Among other uses are newspaper and magazine readers, particularly from mobile websites.
WebSpeak can be used by the blind or partially sighted to navigate and listen to the contents of websites.
Webspeak allows manually or configurable automatic drill-down into links on the web-page to speak those too. Web sites can be read to you while you are busy doing other things, even driving, without intervention by you.
WebSpeak can remove repetition from web pages. This removes links and content that have appeared on previous pages, e.g. common advertisements or feedback text.
Webspeak can cache content for offline reading/speaking along with deeper content accessible via links. If reading is paused, then the location is stored to enable speaking to continue from that point.
Other options include:
- Setting a homepage
- Start speaking at app startup
- Selection of button and content-window sizes
- Orientation lock
- Use of hardware buttons to control speak/pause
- Termination of app on exit
- Operate via D-Pad
As an alternative to the standard Android voice, other TTS voices can be used, such as IVONA. IVONA's voice data can sometimes be moved to SD Card using the "Root All to SD" app.
- Touch title bar toggles display of UI controls on Browser screen, maximising content.
- Mono color scheme added
- font-size selection added
- choice of whether to say the word "link".
- Registers as a browser
- Better support for D-Pad use in paragraph list
+ D-Pad Left - clicks check-box for link selection
+ D-Pad Right - follows link
+ D-Pad Center - Starts or pauses speaking
- Long-click a paragraph list row to follow link
- Support for compressed (gzip) pages