Umano: News Read to You
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Great natural voices
- Wide range of updated articles
- Make your own playlists
- Car-listening mode
- The app runs smoothly
- Nothing special
Umano makes the most of text-to-speech technology to provide voice-narrated news articles
Best mobile applications are those that lay out a simple idea that can be used in lots of different ways. Umano is one of them. The idea backing it is basic: voice-narrating news articles from reliable sources (digital newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc). However, lot of people in many different situations can benefit for an app like this.
For example, people with sight issues can now keep themselves up-to-date much easier. Maybe you are on the way to improve your English. Thanks to Umano you can read and listen to news at the same time, which will make improve your reading/listening skills. Likewise, you can make the most of your car journey and listen to news while driving. Or while taking a bath. Or maybe your are just too lazy to read.
In any of these cases, Umano offers a good solution. Umano's added-value features are basically three: a user-friendly interface that lists articles by recent or categories, its top-notch voice-narrators and, finally, its social approach (create playlists, add friends and share content with them,...). It should also be mentioned its "car mode", for a safer driving while listening to articles.
A must-have app.
Time: "Umano: One of 50 Best Android Apps of 2013"
Forbes: "Umano. Can you think of a better way to pass the time on a commute?"
★ Your daily headline news and thousands of articles narrated by REAL people
★ Enjoy a wide selection of articles from Technology to Lifestyle
★ Simple and intuitive design. Ideal for using while on-the-go.
★ Build your own playlist or let Umano create one for you based on your interest or time available.
★ Download capabilities for offline listening.
★ See what your friends are listening to and share articles with friends via Email, Twitter or Facebook. Friends can listen, even if they don't have Umano!
★ Slick car mode designed for a perfect in-car experience
★ And many more...
Download today and join the Umano community!
Thank you for making Umano a finalist in the annual Google Play Top Apps and Games poll!
We were chosen as 1 of the 8 best apps featured as Quietly Brilliant. Take 1 second to vote for us: http://goo.gl/8KcL56.
This release is a bug-fix release in preparation for a huge update that we are doing next week. Stay tuned, you are going to love it!
Note: there is a known issue on Nexus 5 and other devices running Android 4.4, which causes articles to skip. We are still working hard to resolve it
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Great UX, Simple Fundamentals & A 5 Star Experience Overall
My favorite app right now !
Good app, but it could have better filtering options for finding more material that I like