Review & How-To SoundGecko

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

  1. Register at SoundGecko
  2. Use the webpage or email to go@soundgecko.com (Email is the option I use)
  3. If you want to use podcasts through Zune go to https://soundgecko.com/podcast
  4. For the email route tap on the SoundGecko icon and the audio file will open
  5. For the podcast route sync to zune.
  6. Find your podcasts in the Music & Video Hub

    Sources:

    http://soundgecko.com/

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2 thoughts on “Review & How-To SoundGecko

  1. Ed from SoundGecko here, thanks for the write up!

    A windows phone SoundGecko app will be released in the next 3 weeks with skydrive support following shortly after.

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