Pocket, the online content saving tool that we used to know as Read It later, has been updated today, with the newest version adding a feature called Listen. It’s pretty simple and rather awesome. You open an article you’ve saved to your account and, instead of reading it yourself, have Android’s text-to-voice feature read the words out to you.
Imagine how soothing that will be, having a vaguely robotic person reading out news about world events to you. There’s a selection of speeds and voices, too. We’ll have a slow, husky robot lady, please.
Might save the eyes and probably reduce battery consumption thanks to having the screen off while your phone reads to you. What an ace idea, plus it’s one the maker says it currently can’t incorporate in the iOS app due to Apple’s lack of a speech API. Pocket’s on the Play Store here.