Read Aloud Alternatives

    Read Aloud is described as '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' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Read Aloud for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Balabolka, which is free. Other great apps like Read Aloud are Read Aloud (Free, Open Source), eSpeak (Free, Open Source), Speechify (Freemium) and TextAloud (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    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.
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    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. eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
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      • 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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    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      The program is no longer updated.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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    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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      • 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.
    8. 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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