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    What are the best eSpeak alternatives?

    eSpeak is described as 'compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows' and is a Text to Speech service in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to eSpeak for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, SaaS and Android. The best alternative is Balabolka, which is free. Other great apps like eSpeak are LOVO Studio, Read Aloud, TextAloud and NaturalReader.

    This page was last updated Mar 21, 2022
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    eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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    1. 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.
      Balabolka vs eSpeak opinions
      Most users think Balabolka is a great alternative to eSpeak.
      Balabolka is not a voice synthesier just a client for them.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      AI Voice Creation Platform for marketing, HR, audiobook, e-learning, movies and games. Choose from 60+ human-like, emotional voices in various accents, languages, and characters to turn any text into a commercial-grade audio. Or Clone your own voice!.


    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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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      RHVoice is a free and open source speech synthesizer.
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      Gespeaker is a GTK+ frontend for espeak. It allows to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume, speed and word gap. The text played can also be recorded to WAV file.
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      It's a front-end, not an alternative to it.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Arkl1te This is a front-end addition, not a text-to-speech core alternative.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    5. Simple TTS Reader is a small clipboard reader.

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      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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      Speechify is a Text-to-speech application for iPhone, iPad, Chrome, and Mac. That makes it simple, fast, and easy to get your text read to you. Speechify also helps create audiobooks right within the app.
    6. Any Text to Voice is a powerful text-to-speech app to read out loud text on PC or phone, and save text to audio files.
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