Just don’t have enough time to read documents, blogs or feeds? How about a feature-rich freeware that can convert your blog posts and documents into audio, so that you can hear them while driving to work, during a coffee, or at the gym. SoundGecko lets you do just that.
Convert documents into Audio : Listen to websites, news and feeds
SoundGecko is a cool app for Windows Phone, that reads out your favorite stories and documents. You can send any webpage, articles from your mobile or laptop to SoundGecko and it will convert those documents into audio while you browse from your browser.
SoundGecko is particularly useful for your favorite websites where you visit regularly. You can add any RSS feeds to your playlist and those documents will appear automatically. For installing the application you first need to create an account with a username and password. This application works in combination with the desktop site. Any RSS feed which you want to automatically show up in your mobile inbox or playlist can be decided on the desktop site itself.
Other settings in SoundGecko allow you to change the voice of the reader. Also there is a chrome plugin that allows you to transfer any webpage directly to your playlist
SoundGecko has wonderful interface with iPhone, Android applications and Windows Phone. Windows Phone users you need to sign in with a Microsoft account on your phone before you can get applications from Windows Phone Store.
SoundGecko comes with two versions, FREE and PRO. The free version allows you to subscribe to one RSS feed and let you share up to 30 web articles with the maximum word limit of 4000 words. As you guessed the PRO version is a charged service, but at a nominal cost of $2.95 per month. It increases the RSS feeds to 100 with additional feature of reading PDF. With PRO version there is no limit on the number of web articles and the word limit is also extended to 30,000.
Even though the PRO version has more features to offer, there is no reason why a casual user won’t be satisfied enough with FREE version. So, unless you are a RSS hardcore the FREE version will serve you well.
- Easy to use – With SoundGecko send articles by web, email, and browser add-on.
- RSS feeds – Stay updated with latest news from your favorite website / blog, automatically updated.
- Hands Free , Eyes free – It’s a text to audio transcribing service that lets you enjoy written content from around the web on the go. It converts your favorite blog posts and documents into audio.
- Multi-task – Stay up to date while you work to drive, ride public transport, during a coffee, take a run, during workouts, in a queue, enjoying the sunset.
- With SoundGecko Pro – Have you journal articles, reports and research papers read out to you.
- Sync with the cloud – Automatically sync SoundGecko MP3s to your cloud storage. Access it at home, work or on your mobile.
If you need more information you can visit the home page of SoundGecko.