- CELA Library: Now support for text-only books
- Save/restore reading position improvements
- Updated the French translation
- Various additional fixes and improvements are rolled in as usual
Ratings and Reviews
Very awkward to use by someone who is blind and who is using voiceover on iOS
I tried using this app to read a book share a book with one of the supplied text voices. I found the interface to be very awkward using voiceover, trying to swipe left or right to go to the previous or next control off and landed me on the control which was not labeled, or which was far too easy to inadvertently change that’s losing my position within the book. Yet trying to change the voice speed was excruciatingly tedious, and using the help places you into a hierarchical system of webpages requiring you to go back and forward many times
Developer Response ,
Hi TallyChip, Many thanks for the feedback. We'd love to get some more detail from you so we can resolve the issues you mention. Or maybe you'd be willing to beta test for us? If you could email email@example.com we could get someone in the US to capture your insights and make improvements for all our VoiceOver users.
Needs so much improvement especially in search
I down loaded this app to use Bookshare for my second grader. The search options are limited. I can type in a subject word or look at a list of categories but you can’t filter further. For example, if I want animal books for children I can search by age or category not both. If I choose category, There is no way of knowing book level or intended audience.
I also don’t like that I have to eye read all the titles and descriptions. An app designed for those that can’t eye read should read book titles and descriptions to the user.
The default voice is awful. I can get a new voice for $7 but I can’t hear what it sounds like before I buy it. I’m also not convinced a different voice would be better. The voice inflections are weird, accents on the wrong syllable, pauses at the wrong spots. It makes it really hard to comprehend.
Really Great App
I love this app! My students are beginning to see its value and are now using it more! (You know how high school kids are!)
The newest version which allows you to access bookshare reading lists is now so much easier to use. If you know how to choose a voice on your iPhone/iPad - “Alison” is a good free voice to chose, you can adjust the pitch & speed so that it almost sounds like a real person. Even the “paid” voices are relatively inexpensive.
You can copy written material, say from a google doc, or from your safari reading list, and read it with this app. This is a great tool for struggling readers.
I hope that the developers will next allow us to take a picture of written material & have the app read it too. (Like another app does.)
The best thing of all is that it is FREE! My students won’t buy a reading app & the state sponsored app isn’t always available for enough students. We only get so many licenses. This allows my students to read the highlighted text, stop & start it, & bookmark text. I just love it. 10 stars!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sharing this very exciting feedback. We're delighted to hear EasyReader is making a real difference to your students. We've taken your product improvement suggestion onboard and will continue to develop EasyReader to ensure struggling readers can succeed!
- Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
- 125 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Serena $6.99
- Tom $6.99
- Allison $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.