The IcanRead app


Reading should be quick and effortless. For most it is, but not for everyone. Now it can be. The IcanRead app makes it effortless for everyone to read. Just point and listen.

How does it work?

IcanRead reads any text out loud, no matter if its in a book or on a screen, typed or handwriting. The voice reading the text is the most natural sounding voice available. You cannot tell it apart from a real person.

The app works on any mobile phone.

The app has two modes, tripod- and handheld-mode.

To read text on your computer screen there are Windows and Mac applications


The Tripod Mode

The tripod mode is for when you want to focus even more on learning and understanding the text.

Put the phone in a tripod

The camera sees your book and the text in it.

When you want to listen, you point at the text in the book.

The app will read the text out loud for you.

The app uses advanced AI to recognize your finger and to see exactly where you point. This mode is perfect for when you study and don’t want to be distracted by your phone.

Tripod mode

The Handheld Mode

Handheld mode is easy to get started with and is a very quick way of listening to any text. Point your phone at the text, tap and listen.

Handheld mode

The Screen Mode

When you have installed IcanRead on your computer you can read any text on your screen. Point the mouse to any text, press Ctrl+I and listen. It works in all other applications such as Outlook, Word, Chrome, Safari etc.

To install, click here.

Screen mode

What languages does it read?

IcanRead supports a large number of languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
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The story behind IcanRead

As a parent of a dyslexic son I help him a lot by reading for him. He quickly gets tired from reading and he has trouble taking in the subject. But the truth is that I can’t be there for him all the time. Thats why I developed IcanRead. Whenever my son is struggling with a text, he can use the app. I feel proud to give him the same opportunities to learn as anyone else.

Now I’m excited to share this app with the world. I want as many families as possible to have this chance of leveling the playing field.
Adam, founder of IcanRead
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IcanRead is currently in BETA-testing

You can try the app for free 10 days and see the blaze in your child’s eyes when they realize how easy it is to POINT AND LISTEN.