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  1. Leo Elfarra

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    Dear friends,

    I wonder if there is an app has the feature of creating audio book and integrating English dictionary at the same time . So, I will be able to listen to the book while I'm reading it, and if there is any vague word, it will be easy to translate it by tapping on it. Any idea will be very appreciated.

    Many thanks
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    Not that I know of, but;

    If you select text in iBooks, you can tell it Speak that text. It's clumsy, but if your main purpose is to improve your English reading skills, it might be enough.

    iBooks also uses the built in English dictionary. Unfortunately you can not use the Speak and dictionary lookup at the same time. At least I dont' think so.

    Afraid that's it for ideas from me.


    Tip: if you tap with two fingers an entire paragraph is selected. You can select a larger section, up to the entire screen, by using the pinch-out gesture; the same one you use in many other apps to zoom in.
     
  3. Leo Elfarra

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    There is an app called FullTextDict. It is really amazing app I love the idea of creating such app, the problem is that you can not add or delete book to it, it has its own book. For instance, there is book story called Vanity Fair, you can download and browse it. Hopefully you will get what I mean. My concern is that if there is any feature of adding any book for such app.

    Thank you very much mate

    Leo
     
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    If the app developer did not add the ability, then you can't add a book. I can't really tell, since I'm not able to read Chinese.

    Your best bet is to contact the developer via their support link in the App Store and ask. Perhaps they will consider adding the feature, or have other products that will meet your needs.
     
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    I did contact them and they replied that they make the book by their own, there is no open interface to edit till now.

    Thank you my friend
     
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    Oh well, good luck with your search. Please tell us if you ever find an app that meets your needs.
     
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    Hmmmm. I haven't heard an app about that but good thing you opened this. Let us know if you find one :)
     
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    Some possibilities:

    Amazon sells some ebooks that also are available in audiobook format. They sell some combos at a discount, like if you've bought the ebook, they'll sometimes sell you the audiobook at discount. (Otherwise you'd have to buy ebook and audiobook at full price.) So if you bought a combo, you could read the ebook and access its dictionary function, while listening to the audiobook. Of course, you'd be limited to the ebooks and audiobooks that Amazon sells. (Amazon sells via its website, as well as on Audible.com, which it owns.)

    Other alternatives: You can buy audiobooks from iTunes, or other sites, and buy the matching ebook from various sites. Or you could borrow from a library that offers both ebooks and audiobooks; just check out the same book in both formats. There also are free classic ebooks (for which copyright has expired) that are widely available via Gutenberg Press, and you could download the matching audiobook from Librivox for free. Librivox audiobooks are recorded by volunteers, so quality can vary, but it's hard to be picky when something is free. iTunes also offers some free Librivox audiobooks.
     
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    #9 Kaykaykay, Feb 28, 2013
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