Podcasts are a great medium to take-in new information especially when commuting or doing other tasks simultaneously. But a lot of informational content on the web is available through articles. And, articles require higher focus as compared to a podcast. That brings us to this article where I will cover a web application that lets you listen to web articles as a podcast.
TAYL is a freemium service that converts online articles to a podcast. With this service, you can create a podcast of an article either via a browser extension, article URL, Email, copy-paste or using the API. This gives a URL to a podcast which you can listen anywhere on any device. This service uses advanced techniques and provides an almost human-like voice-over. The free has a limit ~1500 words per conversion along with a limited monthly quota.
Also read: How to Convert WordPress Articles to Podcast
Listen to Web Articles as Podcast
Listening to web articles as a podcast is made simple by TAYL. Starts with creating an account on the service and verify your identity. After that, log in to your TAYL account. At the homepage, this service shows you a message to upgrade. Don’t get confused here, you can switch to any section from the navigation panel present there.
Create is the section where all the baking happens. This section shows you 6 different method which you can use to make a podcast. These methods are:
- Browser Extension: By adding the TAYL browser extension (Chrome & Firefox) and registering with API.
- Website URL: By directly pasting the article URL in this section.
- Email: This service gives you an email address where you can send the article URL (one at a time) to convert it to a podcast.
- Copy-Paste: By copy-pasting the article directly to this section.
- API: Using API for command line interface.
- Mobile App: Coming soon.
As soon as you request a conversion, It’s added to TALES section on TAYL. After processing, you can listen to it anywhere on your TAYL account.
If you don’t find the voice comfortable enough, you can change that from the Settings. It offers a few options for free users which you can try to find a suitable one. You can also find a Podcast URL for RSS feeds along with your email inbox address for podcast conversion.
Listen to your favorite websites as a podcast here.
TAYL is a nice app to make podcasts of web articles which you can listen anywhere along with doing minor tasks. It offers multiple voices, you can choose one as per your taste. And, all the voices do sounds like (almost) human.