Text to speech (using spaced repitition)
I like to listen to my books. It helps me understand the material. I read a lot of textbooks related to college. Here is an idea I have had since 1 year.
I like to listen to my books. It helps to understand the material better or when my eyes are tired and can't take no more. Then I switch to listening the material with eyes closed.
Here's the idea.
Say a book has 400 pages.
I start listening to pages no. 1, 2, 3. Now I have to manually go back to page 1 to listen/read it again.
What I want is : I want the process to be automated.
The iPad/phone app reads the text aloud to me from
1. page 1 to page 2
2. before going to page 4, it reads the page no. 1, 2, 3 again
3. then goto page 4, 5,
4. Now read pages 2,3 before going to page 6.
Basically, I something like a spaced repition, I must listen to the material before I forget it. When I have to manually do it, I often skip the HARD WORK and continue reading ahead. What happens is I start forgetting what I had previously read.
This text to speech Read aloud of previous pages in a spaced repition kind of way would help keep the memory fresh.
I say this with experience. I have a chm file of a book. I converted it to epub using calibre and then used iBooks to read it using SPEAK SCREEN accessibility feature added in iOS8 onwards. It used to read first few pages..and then before going forward, it would read the previous pages.
I know this used to take a lot more time. but then I was able to have much stronger grasp of the material because I had listened and read it multiple times over. It is a glitch, the converted epub book is buggy that is why it happens like that.
Presently I have to do it manually. I wanted an app that would automate this whole process for me.
Like creating a playlist of pages on text to speech, with a repeat mode after every few pages before going forward.
What do you think? I have shared this idea with goodreader and PDF expert 5 team, but didn't get a positive response. Margin notes team on the other hand seems like someone who could experiment with this idea. Thanks.