Text to Speech Alternatives

    Text to Speech is described as 'This service provides text to speech vocalization with artificial intelligence' and is a Text to Speech Service in the category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Text to Speech for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Windows S and Android. The best alternative is eSpeak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Text to Speech are TextAloud (Paid), Simple TTS Reader (Free, Open Source), NaturalReader (Free Personal) and ReadSpeaker (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2019

    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. 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      The program is no longer updated.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

    4. 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.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Windows Phone
      • Apple Watch
      • Apple TV
      • Xbox
      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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    5. 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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    6. 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 !
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Offline capable text-to-speech extension for Firefox.
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