ReadPlease Alternatives

    ReadPlease is described as '2003 is a text-to-speech application designed to give your computer a human-sounding voice so it can read arbitrary text to you, from Web pages, e-mail, or the Clipboard' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ReadPlease for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Google Chrome. The best alternative is eSpeak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ReadPlease are TextAloud (Paid), DSpeech (Free), Simple TTS Reader (Free, Open Source) and NaturalReader (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    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. DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced upon the vocal answers of the user.
    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      The program is no longer updated.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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      • 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.
    6. Acapela Group, the leading European voice expert leaning upon 25 years of experience, invents text-to- speech solutions to give your content a voice in up to 25 languages.
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    7. CFS-Technologies Speakonia is a FREE Text-To-Speech (TTS) GUI (graphical User-Interface) Program which uses the Microsoft ® Speech Technology.

      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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Chrome Speak, select the text and right-click to speak with offline tts engine - Select text and select "Read the selected text" from context menu.
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    8. Convert texts to audio files easily... Write your text, click export. You'll obtain an audio file of your writing. Write and let your computer read for you... Localized audio examples on https://soundcloud.com/rbcafe

      Features :

      - Your text can be read in realtime.
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