WebTalks Reads Your RSS Feeds For You Off Your Android Device

Android: When you’re driving or otherwise have your hands and eyes busy, you can still keep up with your favourite websites by listening to your news feed with the free WebTalks app.

As the video shows, WebTalks reads aloud your feeds in a female robotic voice, even when other sounds are running in the background — or, for more a useful scenario, when another app is running in the foreground.

The app supports feeds from Google Reader as well as adding your own URLs. After WebTalks reads the article to you, it will mark it read in Google Reader.

If you have a headset with buttons that can control playback, WebTalks also works with that, so you can double-tap the play button to skip to the next feed.

In my test, the biggest drawback I found was that it was sometimes hard to discern when WebTalks had finished reading one feed and gone on to the next — even though the app does add more voice emphasis on feed titles.

Still, it was nice to get in some “required reading” while doing more mindless things like chores around the house.

WebTalks (Free) and WebTalks ($1.36 Ad-free version) [Android Market via AddictiveTips]

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