Open Source Voice Reader Alternatives

    Voice Reader is described as 'from Linguatec reads your texts and e-mails for you, either at your desk on your PC or on the move on your MP3 player'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Voice Reader for various platforms. The best alternative is eSpeak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Voice Reader are Read Aloud - Browser Extension (Free, Open Source), Chrome Speak (Free, Open Source) and Fala (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 30, 2020

    • eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox


    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
    • Fala - A simple text reader is an open source application. A simple software that speaks a text. You can type the text or appoint a file. Fala is just a frontend to festival.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux