How to Listen to Your Documents with Speechify

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Have you ever come across a long email, newsletter, or article that you wish you had the patience to read but bookmarked it for later and then never returned? It’s safe to say we’ve all been there. Some of us more than others. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore.


Speechify is a Chrome Plugin and iOS app that just might change how you consume content from reading to listening. The Speechify AI puts a small blue play button at the start of a paragraph on all your favorite sites, including the listening time. Tap the button, and Speechify will read any text online to you in a natural human voice (which you can choose with the paid plan).

Downloading Speechify

You need to download the app to Chrome or the iOS app from the Apple Store. The play button will appear everywhere: email, blog posts, online documents, and more. Click play, and Speechify will read it back to you in a natural-sounding human voice.

There is a one-week free trial so you can check it out. The free version of the app gives you full access to the mobile app, which is pretty useful for obvious reasons. Speechify Pro allows you to transform PDFs into audiobooks and send them to your iPhone to listen anywhere.

The Pro plan is $140 annually and provides additional choices of Natural HD Voices, listening at any speed, advanced cropping for imported documents, PDFs, and books, as well as a few other features.

Test it out to see what you think. This app could be an excellent addition to your productivity toolkit that will save you time and frustration. Share your experience in the comments.

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