Any recommendations for an app/solution to this?
Background: I spend about an hour commuting per day, driving to and from work.
Instead of only listening to podcasts, I often want to listen to an article/long-form writing piece that I am currently in the process of completing.
As in, I’d like to have it read back to me, whilst driving. As an auditory ‘learner’, I find it helps me to embed what I have written, and hearing it also helps in identifying sections of writing that needs improvement.
Currently, I strip the text of any footnotes/endnotes, and convert to PDF.
I then airdrop that onto my phone.
Done so far:
1.) I have used the built-in iOS accessibility feature (two-finger swipe from the top) to read text to me.
2.) I have tried some of the app-specific “reading-tools” to read the text to me.
Regarding option 1.) >> this works OK, but when I am forced to rely on the iOS feature, then I’m faced with it only reading a page at a time.
This is hardly ideal, since then I have to keep dismissing and re-starting the process page-by-page.
Anyone had the iOS feature read back text where they had the PDF displayed as a continuous document, that doesn’t require page turning?
Regarding option 2.) >> I use Goodreader, which is a great PDF reader, but the ‘reading-technology’ is not great. It’s not as fluid as the iOS feature, and makes hearing what is being said (especially with technical/jargonistic text) difficult.
I’ve also tried Documents by Readdle. This doesn’t have a built-in feature, but does display the PDF as one continuous document.
I was quite optimistic, only for the iOS accessibility voice-over to read the text ‘underneath’ the PDF – as in, my file-structure inside Documents… For some reason, it doesn’t ‘see’ the PDF document, in order to read it back.
Any apps that someone can recommend, or an alternative to the above, that might work better?