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Babble Alternatives

Babble is described as 'is nice Text to Speech software for Mac OSX and for free' and is a Text to Speech service in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Babble for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Balabolka, which is free. Other great apps like Babble are Read Aloud Extension, NaturalReader, eSpeak and TextAloud.

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    Balabolka

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    41 alternatives to Balabolka 

    Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT...

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    1.  Text to SpeechBalabolka allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  PortableBalabolka can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Read Aloud Extension

    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    57 alternatives to Read Aloud Extension 

    An extension for Chrome browser. Let's you select text from screen and read it. Capable of reading in different languages. Speed, pitch and other settings available.

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    1.  Text to SpeechRead Aloud Extension allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    NaturalReader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    79 alternatives to NaturalReader 

    Natural Reader is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. The paid versions of Natural Reader have many more features.

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    1.  Text to SpeechNaturalReader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  PortableNaturalReader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    eSpeak

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    69 alternatives to eSpeak 

    eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.

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    1.  Text to SpeecheSpeak allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Spell CheckingeSpeak can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    Discontinued

    The last version (1.48) is from March 2014.

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    TextAloud

    64 alternatives to TextAloud 

    NextUp.com develops Windows text to speech (TTS) software applications like TextAloud that let your computer talk with AT&T Natural Voices. TextAloud can also be in Microsoft Word as a plug-in.

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    1.  Text to SpeechTextAloud allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Works OfflineTextAloud can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  LightweightTextAloud consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Read Aloud

    • Windows
    • Xbox
    56 alternatives to Read Aloud 

    ReadAloud is a very powerful text-to-speech app which can read aloud web pages, news, documents, e-books or your own custom contents. ReadAloud can help with your busy life by reading aloud your articles while you continue with your other tasks.

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    1.  Text to SpeechRead Aloud allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Simple TTS Reader

      54 alternatives to Simple TTS Reader 

      Simple TTS Reader is a small clipboard reader. Simply copy any text, and it will be read aloud. You can choose any installed speech engine, e.g. Microsoft Anna. This text-to-speech utility can also be minimized to tray.

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      1.  Text to SpeechSimple TTS Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
        Discontinued

        The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2, released in October 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website

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        ReadSpeaker

        • Online
        • Software as a Service (SaaS)
        57 alternatives to ReadSpeaker 

        Online Text to Speech by ReadSpeaker. Speech-enable web sites, mobile apps, online documents and forms so that your visitors can listen to your content.

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        1.  Text to SpeechReadSpeaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
        Web based player at the top of pages.
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        Central Access Reader

        • Mac
        • Windows
        44 alternatives to Central Access Reader 

        Central Access Reader (CAR) is a free, open source, text-to-speech application, which reads docx files and pasted text using the voices installed on your computer. It currently works only on 64-bit Windows.

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        1.  Text to SpeechCentral Access Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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          GhostReader

          45 alternatives to GhostReader 

          The premier Text-to-Speech solution for the Mac. GhostReader allows you to listen while your Mac does the talking in your language of choice

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          1.  Text to SpeechGhostReader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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