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    Read Aloud Alternatives

    Read Aloud is described as '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' and is a Text to Speech Service in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Read Aloud for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Speechify, which is free. Other great apps like Read Aloud are eSpeak (Free, Open Source), TextAloud (Paid), Read Aloud (Free) and Simple TTS Reader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 29, 2021

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      • 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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    1. eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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    2. 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.
    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. 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      The program is no longer updated.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



    5. 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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    6. 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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      • iPhone
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      IcanRead reads any text out loud, no matter if it's in a book or on a screen, typed or handwriting. The voice reading the text is the most natural sounding voice available. You cannot tell it apart from a real person. The app has 3 modes.
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    7. 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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    8. Speaking Email iPhone app speaks your emails out loud, making it possible to keep your eyes on the road while you listen. Simple gestures designed for use while driving give you the ability to skip, pause, archive, star or even reply on the go.
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