IVONA Penélope Spanish US beta

IVONA Penélope Spanish US beta

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Very useful
  • Not a robotic voice
Cons
  • It takes long to download
  • It takes a lot of space
  • Doesn't read street names
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Expert's Review
3.0
Standard

"Penélope speaking"

Reviewed by / Jun 03, 2011

The app that will make your smartphone speak

This app will read aloud your smartphone outputs when you need to.
- Directions while driving (although it doesn't read street names)
- E-books with apps like Book Speech
- SMS messages with apps like Handcent SMS or Drive Carefully,
- System menu
- Many other speech-enabled applications

For installing the complete app, you need to download it in the market, register your mail and download the full app all over again (which will take forever to do because of the size), and install again. After all that, you'll need to change your Android settings so as to activate IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ and start using it.

IVONA Software created this app, along with six others in different languages.

This app can be extremely useful when you're in a car or simply want to rest your eyes, yet the problems mentioned above make it less appealing than it should be.

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Developer's original description available here
IVONA - The leader in realistic, natural-sounding & accurate TTS voices for your Android device.

No more robotic, sythesized voices. IVONA for Android replaces the synthesized text-to-speech (TTS) voices currently available on your Android device with more natural sounding, accurate & easy-to-understand voices. Select from 13 different languages to find the one best suited for you. Easy to install one or several different voices!

IVONA is compatible with many of your favorite Android applications. With IVONA, enjoy:

☆ Turn-by-turn voice navigation so you can keep your eyes on the road (e.g. Google Maps)
☆ Have your ebooks naturally read aloud to you (e.g. Moon+ Reader Pro)
☆ Listen to online content, articles, PDF documents & RSS feeds (e.g. Pocket, ezPDF Reader, gReader)
☆ Change the voice on your virtual assistant (e.g. Jeannie, iris, Skyvi)

Plus:
☆ Enjoy improved accessibility (e.g. TalkBack built-into Android)
☆ Increase your productivity (e.g. Driving Mode built-into Android)

Key features include:

• BrightVoice technology provides lifelike, expressive reading of all your text
• Clear & easy-to-understand sound – even in noisy environments
• A rapidly expanding portfolio of award-winning voices available in multiple languages, accents & genders
• Easy-to-install & use with automatic, free updates

Get started in 4 easy steps:

1. Install IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ to your Android device from the Google Play store
2. Select & install your preferred language and voice(s) from the Google Play store
3. Once downloaded, launch the IVONA app to complete your installation
4. Finally, Select IVONA TTS Engine as your default engine by navigating to Android Settings

Now you’re ready to experience world-class IVONA Text-to-Speech & IVONA voices on your favorite text-to-speech enabled Android apps.

This Free beta version will work without any limitations till beta tests ends.

Contact Us:

We want to hear from you. If you have a concern, kindly email us and we will do our best to resolve the issue.

Email: support.android@ivona.com
Browse FAQs: http://mobile.faq.ivona.com/pkb_mobile_i4m?l=en_US#home/l:en_US
Visit us: http://ivona.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivonatts
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ivonatts
Follow us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ivona/posts

Languages currently supported:
English (US)
English (UK)
English (AU)
French
German
Icelandic
Italian
Polish
Romanian
Spanish
Spanish (US)
Welsh
Welsh English

Recently changed in this version

* Improved FAQ webpage
* New voice data installer (IVONA HQ update required)
* Major bug fixes.


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Comments and ratings for IVONA Penélope Spanish US beta
  • (67)

    by kentralph abenes on 08/06/2014

    The problem about Ivona. When I set this as a default in setting after one day or an hour, the app fails and no longer works at all. Please how can we have this app permanent without error.?

  • (67)

    by Danny Roque on 13/05/2014

    Una de las mejores voces que he escuchado en español con la mejor calidad de voz no se escucha como la mayoría voz computarizada ivona se escucha excelente IVONA tiene las mejores voces gracias.

  • (67)

    by ANDRES VARGAS GARCIA on 12/05/2014

    El mejor en su tipo ;)

  • (67)

    by EJ Loera on 26/03/2014

    You must get this app now on your android Nook HD. OBEY ME NOW !!!

  • (67)

    by Jairo Narvaez on 24/11/2013

    compared to other options, as of now this is the most natural sounding voice I've found, great work :)

  • (67)

    by nirmal verma on 07/10/2013

    The tts I love most

  • (67)

    by Ronald Patrick Marriott on 28/05/2013

    It does not always work. When entering large amount of words it freezes and won't work.