Speech Central Alternatives

    Speech Central is described as 'Don't spend your time in front of the screen reading articles when you can listen to them. Pack them as MP3s on the cloud, USB drive or any folder and then access them in your car or on your mobile device' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Speech Central for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Balabolka, which is free. Other great apps like Speech Central are Read Aloud (Free, Open Source), eSpeak (Free, Open Source), Read Aloud (Free) and TextAloud (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Easy Speech2Text is the simplest speech recognition software used to convert your voice and speech into plain text. At the same time, it also supports converting your text to voice.
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    3. Breakthrough attention, language, and reading barriers with technology built to drive meaningful progress. Meet the New Kurzweil 3000
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    4. Text to speech extension for a browser. Automatic text detection (can speak without necessary selection), adjustable voice speed, playlist.
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    5. Voice is your Text-to-Speech Mac App. It offers various unique features. Ideally for learning at school, script authors, learning platforms, audio books, video tutorials, anonymous talking and so on. With more then downloadable 100+ voices.


      The app seems no longer updated. Last version, 6.4.1, released in November 2018, can be still downloaded from the Appstore

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      • Windows
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      • iPhone
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      • Android Tablet
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      Speech Central is a feature-packed, text-to-speech software with years of development history culminating in an easy-to-use tool that just works. Start listening, pause and pick up where you left off later. Easily build a knowledge base and convert read text to MP3.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      TexVoz is the best online text to speech converter with natural sounding voices. Available in 65 languages ??and more than 400 voices with different accents. Download your audios as mp3. Create stunning audios for audiobooks, narration, E-learning.
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    6. Naturaltts.com is an online text to speech converter with natural sounding voices. Ability to download files in mp3. Available for Personal and Commercial Usage.
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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.


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

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    8. 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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