I love consuming information, especially “geek” stuff, but I am not a fan of reading. Last month I came across this start-up company called SoundGecko out of Melbourne, FL. Well, it’s love! SoundGecko will take any public article and transcribe it to an audio read out. Perfect for multi-taskers like myself or the go-go crowd. Currently, the service is in beta and free. Yes, free.
What I like:
- Although the landing page is marketed specifically towards iOS and Android users, the service works flawlessly on my Windows Phone.
- Articles process at the speed of light! Okay, a slight exaggeration, it’s fast. On average, I wait no more than two minutes to receive my audio file.
- There is an option to sync through Zune Podcasts which is more user friendly. It’s ridiculously easy. Great for those of us who like to multi-task but like multi-tasking on our Windows Phone.
What I would change:
- Please write a Windows Phone App. Although it’s not necessary, we do live in a culture of apps.
- SkyDrive support. There is support for Google Drive and Dropbox; why not SkyDrive?
How-To Use SoundGecko
Register at SoundGecko
- Use the webpage or email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is the option I use)
- If you want to use podcasts through Zune go to https://soundgecko.com/podcast
- For the email route tap on the SoundGecko icon and the audio file will open
For the podcast route sync to zune.
Find your podcasts in the Music & Video Hub