Listen To Blog Posts On The Go

If you love reading articles about your profession or passions but don’t have enough time, you may flip for SoundGecko. This unique service lets you easily convert any online article into an MP3 file then listen when you’re commuting to work, running or wherever.
You start by creating a free account. Then when you see a Web article you like, you can either email the link to or use a Chrome extension to convert the article. It will send an MP3 file to your email, and you can also listen using their iPhone or Windows Phone app (an Android version is coming soon). You can also subscribe to one or more RSS feeds, which is a great way to get any new articles sent to you automatically.

The vocal quality sometimes leaves a little to be desired (like all computer-generated voices), but it’s getting better. I’ve found SoundGecko is great for skimming through articles and deciding which ones are worth reading more carefully later.

I plan to start adding an audio version of some my blog posts using their service as well.

Cost: Free (up to 30 articles per day and one RSS feed) and paid plans ranging from $4.95-$7.95/month.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to listen to this post in SoundGecko.

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience.

Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities.

Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm.

Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

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