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Helperbird is described as 'Google Chrome extension that gives people the features and customization to make reading and browsing the web easier. Including specialized fonts, changing of the background color, font colors, text, speech, overlays and more! Such as dyslexia' and is a Text to Speech service in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Helperbird for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Read Aloud Extension, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Helperbird are NaturalReader, eSpeak, TextAloud and Read Aloud.

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  • Chrome OS
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

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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
    83 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

    66 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
    57 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

      55 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)
        59 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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        Speakonia

        46 alternatives to Speakonia 

        CFS-Technologies Speakonia is a FREE Text-To-Speech (TTS) GUI (graphical User-Interface) Program which uses the Microsoft ® Speech Technology.

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        1.  Works OfflineSpeakonia can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
        2.  Text to SpeechSpeakonia allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
          Discontinued

          The program is no longer updated and supported since 2012, but the developer released last version of the software, 1.0.3.5, with a free registration key

          Speakonia Main Window with Property Window
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          kurzweil 3000

          • Mac
          • Windows
          55 alternatives to kurzweil 3000 

          Breakthrough attention, language, and reading barriers with technology built to drive meaningful progress.

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          1.  Text to Speechkurzweil 3000 allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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        • GhostReader icon

          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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