Rating: Very Good
Strong Points: Downloadable articles and PDFs, options for customization
Weak Points: Need a paid plan to get unlimited listening
Cost: Free, with paid option
Trying to stay up to date with the flood of new research that gets published daily can be daunting. If you find yourself trying and failing to set aside time to read the latest papers, then Elocance may be the right app for you. Elocance lets you store articles, documents, and PDFs on the app and transcribes them to audio, making learning about the latest findings as easy as listening to a podcast. Elocance has a number of customization features, such as allowing users to choose the tone of voice they want to hear when listening to articles. Additionally, users can create playlists of their documents, making it easy to prioritize what you want to hear about first. Elocance is free to download and has a free plan, which allows users up to 20 minutes of listening time per week. However, if you want unlimited listening, plans start at $7 per month.