What's New

● Optimized speak functions
- Keep reading aloud document in the background while using another app
- Lock screen support (play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume, display sentences list on the lock screen)
- Headphone support (play, pause, adjust playback volume, detect plugged and unplugged)
● Optimized tree file explorer functions (folder icons)
● Bug fixes

App Description

SpeakJapanese Pro HD
Japanese Text, Web Pages and Documents to Speech Offline
Speak aloud high quality Japanese voices offline (including one female voice and one male voice).

Useful Features
1. Speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
2. Speak aloud word by word, sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.
3. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.
4. Exercising (Reading then Recording) one sentence.
5. Funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
6. Female and male voices could take turns sentence by sentence.
7. Speaking repeat, pause, rate and pitch options.

Features
● Speak aloud offline
The app integrates a built-in high quality text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud offline without internet connecting.
It requires internet connection only while speaking the first sentence.

● Speak aloud sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.
You can repeat one sentence (paragraph), and set speaking pause between sentences (paragraphs), speaking rate & pitch and voices.
The app speaks from the last sentence (paragraph) automatically.

● Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking
The app could read then record (and play the recorded voice) sentence by sentence.
It will amplify voice from microphone to earphone and record voice while recording.
You can set the recording period to the times of reading period for each sentence or fixed period.

● Exercising one sentence
Reading then recording one sentence.

● Female and male voices take turns
The Female-Male voice feature speaks one female voice and one male voice sentence by sentence.

● Speaking face animation
The app provides funny face animations while speaking.
you can choose bears and humans face animation with two types of mouth each.
You could drag and drop to move to other position and turn on or off the face animations feature.

● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text
Key in text from keyboard, or copy words, phrases, and sentences from other app, the text will be pasted automatically, and then it will speak sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words in key in and speaking mode.

● Speak aloud web pages
Speak aloud the whole web page from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words on web pages.

● Safari-like browser
Support Google search, bookmarks and browser history features.

● Speak aloud documents
Speak aloud the whole document page from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words on documents.
Formats supported:
- Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)
- Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)
- Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
- eBook (unencrypted epub)
Please note that some licensed epub files are protected with encrypted data and are limited to use inside Apple iBook only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree document file explorer
Expanding and showing sub folders and document files in the same view.
Search for files and folders.
Add, Delete, and Rename files and folders.
Drag & Drop to move files and folders.

● Support three ways to open documents
1. WiFi file transfer
2. Open In...
3. Apple iTunes

● Sentence by sentence window
You can change the sentence by sentence window size, repeat one sentence, word by word, speaking rate & pitch and voices while speaking.

● Support useful speaking options
The app provides some useful options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking pause seconds between sentences, speaking pause seconds between words, speaking rate & pitch and display font size options.

● Email voice (wav) and text (pdf).

● Mark "Starred" to record favorite words

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 08, 2014 Initial release
  • November 03, 2014 New version 9.0
  • November 06, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $19.99
  • November 12, 2014 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $9.99
  • December 12, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • December 16, 2014 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99