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Text to Speech Alternatives

Text to Speech is described as 'Artificial intelligence text to speech service! Unlimited and free! Convert any text to speech, speech synthesis' and is a Text to Speech service in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Text to Speech for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and SaaS. The best alternative is NaturalReader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try eSpeak or Simple TTS Reader. Other great apps like Text to Speech are TextAloud, ReadSpeaker, Speech Central and Speech Central.

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Artificial intelligence text to speech service! Unlimited and free! Convert any text to speech, speech synthesis.

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    NaturalReader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    82 alternatives to NaturalReader 

    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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    1.  Text to SpeechNaturalReader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  PortableNaturalReader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    eSpeak

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    69 alternatives to eSpeak 

    eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.

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    1.  Text to SpeecheSpeak allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Spell CheckingeSpeak can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    Discontinued

    The last version (1.48) is from March 2014.

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    TextAloud

    66 alternatives to TextAloud 

    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.

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    1.  Text to SpeechTextAloud allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Works OfflineTextAloud can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  LightweightTextAloud consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Simple TTS Reader

    55 alternatives to Simple TTS Reader 

    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.

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    1.  Text to SpeechSimple TTS Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2, released in October 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website

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      ReadSpeaker

      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      59 alternatives to ReadSpeaker 

      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.

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      1.  Text to SpeechReadSpeaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Speech Central

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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      49 alternatives to Speech Central 

      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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      1.  Text to SpeechSpeech Central allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Speech Central

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Windows Phone
      • Apple Watch
      • Apple TV
      • Xbox
      46 alternatives to Speech Central 

      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.

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      1.  Text to SpeechSpeech Central allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Web Reader

      • iPhone
      • iPad
      48 alternatives to Web Reader 

      Let Text to Speech read web pages to you. Download webpages for reading offline. Practice speed reading. Use it simply as a RSS reader or use RSS playlists feature to listen to items in RSS feeds. Read from clipboard. Offline playlists.

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      1.  Text to SpeechWeb Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
      Offline Playlist - Listen-to or read web pages added with in-built web browser or from RSS feeds without an internet connection.
      RSS Playlist - listen-to or read material in rss feeds. Have material delivered to your device.
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      Text2VoiceOver

      25 alternatives to Text2VoiceOver 

      A web app that let you create voiceovers for your videos. Upload a video or use a youtube video link and add a voiceover to it !

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      1.  Text to SpeechText2VoiceOver allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      TTSFox

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      • Firefox
      45 alternatives to TTSFox 

      TTSFox is a text-to-speech WebExtension for Firefox that gives you a speech synthesized reading of any text you select.

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      1.  Text to SpeechTTSFox allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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