Fala Alternatives

    Fala is described as '- A simple text reader is an open source application. A simple software that speaks a text. You can type the text or appoint a file. Fala is just a frontend to festival. Its designed for GNOME, but if you have gtk, pyhton and festival you are able to run it'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Fala for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Read Aloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fala are eSpeak (Free, Open Source), Read Aloud (Free), TextAloud (Paid) and Simple TTS Reader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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    3. 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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    4. 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.
    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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



    6. 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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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      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.
    7. Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. Text-to-Speech - One premium Acapela voice of your choice free with the purchase of the app. - 36 built-in iOS voices in 27 languages are also available for free.
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    8. 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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    9. Easy Speech2Text is the simplest speech recognition software used to convert your voice and speech into plain text. At the same time, it also supports converting your text to voice.
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