iPlayText Alternatives

    iPlayText is described as 'reads text to you. It turns wikipedia articles into podcasts. It gives your tired eyes a rest' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to iPlayText for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Online / Web-based and Linux. The best alternative is Read Aloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iPlayText are Speechify (Freemium), eSpeak (Free, Open Source), TextAloud (Paid) and Read Aloud (Free).

    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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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.
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    2. eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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    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. 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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    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      The program is no longer updated.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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    7. 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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    8. Turn your reading list into a podcast, instantly! Multitask while commuting, exercising or running errands. Save articles, emails and personal documents to elocance and it will read them out loud to you! Find your favorite newsletters in audio.
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    9. 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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