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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I was a little skeptic about this one but decided to give it a try anyway since I really do get distracted easily, and to my surprise, it actually helped! It's not something like completely dramatic, but I've definitely been getting more things done with this tool, so i must admit it helps you focus!"
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      Amazon Polly

      Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Polly lets you create applications that talk, enabling you to build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. It uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice. 

      Software

      Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Anna Garza
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I always love Amazon products because they came from a trustworthy producer. This worked seemlessly for a busy person like me."
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      Anna Garza
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I always love Amazon products because they came from a trustworthy producer. This worked seemlessly for a busy person like me."
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      Jason Brooks
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Amazon Polly is an amazing text to speech software that will allow you to put in voice all your books, articles, and whatever you desire. It's easy and fast and it also includes a lot of free data every month. I really suggest its use to whoever needs to put in words their favorite text."
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      Bryan Cole
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "This is a really great service for people who need text to speech services. The service is innovative and a relatively good price. The service works well and I would recommend it to those who are looking for a simple solution to this problem."
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      Paul Ray
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "Amazon Polly was an interesting software. It worked for the purpose intended, of course, but the really unique thing was the payment tier it had. You could utilize a pay as you use philosophy which was a very nice feature."
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      Balabolka
      Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. 
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Amy Burton
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "It's just such a great feature that this software is able to play voices from different formats of audio files. Gonna try and get this later I hope that this would not..."
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      Amy Burton
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "It's just such a great feature that this software is able to play voices from different formats of audio files. Gonna try and get this later I hope that this would not disappoint my expectations."
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      Justin Harris
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "I love Balabolka because it works with anything. The best feature about this Text-To-Speech program is that you can actually save on-screen text to a variety of different audio formats allowing you to listen to them again later."
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      Donald Rodriguez
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "Balabolka is a decent Text-To-Speech program. In fact, I used it to write this review!"
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      NaturalReader
      This text to speech software comes in several versions, including a free one that converts Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, and emails into spoken words. The professional (paid) version offers more features and voices and is more suitable to eLearning and online training.
      Software

      Windows, Mac, iOS

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Sandra Keller
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "WOW! PDF to voice!? That's just insane! They took text to speech to a whole another level of technology and innovation. I think this would work perfectly for my son who loves..."
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      Sandra Keller
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "WOW! PDF to voice!? That's just insane! They took text to speech to a whole another level of technology and innovation. I think this would work perfectly for my son who loves to read online books..."
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      Kyle Wagner
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "Though the voices can be a little mechanical, NaturalReader's text to speech cadence flows well, no awkward pauses. I like how many choices of voice and accents are available and that you can choose different speeds - I sometimes put dialogue that I've written in to hear if it flows smoothly. It's a simple and easy to use test to speak program that that's free, but I appreciate that I can get more features if I want to pay for them."
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      Jesse Tucker
      Written on February 20, 2017
      "I played with the interface for a bit and changed out the voices. The default text seemed to sound a little more natural than any sentences that I typed in. While the text was spoken and was easily understood, it still sounded like typical computer generated speech to me. I do feel that this would be very useful for those that needed this type of software for reading text."
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      James Medina
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "I've tried many text to speech softwares and NaturalReader is by far the best, It's a professional text software that has tons of useful features, I don't know what I would do without it."
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      Pablo Rodríguez
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "The the best site for info on this topic. But it is a place to start."

    WHAT’S THE MEANING

    Text-to-Speech systems, often abbreviated as TTS, is a system that converts phonetic and orthographic transcriptions into artificial speech. It is part of natural language generation in natural language processing, wherein a machine is programmed to synthesize speech that is similar to the natural language of humans in pitch, tone, and duration. Conversely, a speech-to-text system does the opposite, with speech recognition as its main function.

    DID YOU KNOW

    The first machine that was capable of producing human sound was created by Christian Gottlieb Kratzenstein, who made a model of the human vocal tract in 1779. Named the “vowel organ,” he used resonance tubes connected to organ pipes with free reeds to produce five long vowel sounds. Kratzenstein’s background in physiology greatly helped with his understanding of how the movement of air through the vocal folds produce sound. However, the first machine to actually produce words and short sentences was the “acoustic-mechanical speech machine” invented by Wolfgang von Kempelen. It was made of bellows that simulate the movement of the lungs and had machine models of the tongue and lips. At present, scientists are focusing more on developing software, not hardware, for TTS systems. The TTS systems of today have two parts, the front-end and the back-end. The front-end is responsible for analyzing raw text and providing a phonemic transcription of it. The back-end is responsible for actually producing sound.

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      Zabaware Text-to-Speech Reader
      Zabaware also comes in a free version that offers generic voices, but the paid option provides high quality CereProc and AT&T Natural Voices. Text can be converted into wav audio files, which you can transfer to any portable device.
      Software

      Windows

      $29.95 - Free trial available

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      Austin Porter
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I would like to agree with @Bobby. Althought this is not a super good, Zabaware can still compete for other softwares around the same category. The price to pay is really..."
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      Austin Porter
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I would like to agree with @Bobby. Althought this is not a super good, Zabaware can still compete for other softwares around the same category. The price to pay is really worth it."
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      Robert Stone
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Zabaware is a free utility which reads text from your screen. It works well and makes computer use much more functional for people with vision issues. Although the included voices work fine there is an option to purchase more natural sounding voices which I would recommend getting."
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      Bobby Simpson
      Written on July 31, 2017
      "It's not the most amazing one out there, but this will do the job for plenty of people. That being said I say download the free trial and give it a go. Learn for yourself if this will make you happy or not, before you purchase it for 30."
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      Roger Dunn
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "This is a really great solution for transforming text to speech. The price is very reasonable and the product is easy to use, which is very important."
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      Virtual Speaker
      Multilingual (30 languages already available), easy integration, availability of voices in several sampling frequencies and qualities; all these and a lot more make the Acapela Group one of the top publishers for text to speech software ideal for eLearning. Moreover, the sound files are especially easy to access from any authoring tool you are using.
      Software

      Windows

      Price upon request

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      Katherine Meyer
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I would like to try and make an EDM music using voice from this software LOL. I hope this works and can speak hungarian very well."
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      Katherine Meyer
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "I would like to try and make an EDM music using voice from this software LOL. I hope this works and can speak hungarian very well."
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      Sean Hansen
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "If you have every tried the built in text to speech software on your computer you know how frustrating listening to it can be. There are a few more pleasant sounding text to speech apps out there, but short of speaking everything yourself and uploading it to your own website there was no easy solution to this problem. That is until I can across Acapela Group Virtual Speaker. They offer a wide variety of voice variants with options for extra emotion as well as a whole host of different languages. Now I can give all my clients a text to speech option that makes it much easier for them to stay updated on my post on the go."
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      Jose Thompson
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "This is a beautiful app. This works great for my business. I can do voice recordings for several activities in my company. This creates high quality recordings immediately and anytime I need it,24/7! Virtual speaker will create voice recordings instantaneously. The way I can use some of the voices to show emotions such as being happy or sad is shouting or even whispering. So helpful and a time saver for my organization"
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      Jesse Chen
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "When I was looking for something to help some of my colleagues, I stumbled onto Acapela. Acapela made it so very easy to get my point across in the many languages we work in, without having to hire a translator by the hour. It was a wonderful investment, one I'll be sending other workers to as often as I can."
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      Jerry Hughes
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "I own a small business and needed interactive voice recording software for my phone system. Acapela Group Virtual Speaker fits my needs and it has several languages. Spanish is important for some of my customers so this is great for my business."
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      Eugene Hunter
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "The virtual speaker by Acapela Group is one of the best ones I've tried. The system is extremely easy to use and the voice is very natural and life-like. I will be using this exclusively for my projects."
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      Read The Words
      An online text to speech application that offers a free version including a variety of voices characters, 3 languages, and the ability to create audio files up to 30 seconds in length. The gold upgrade includes unlimited audio files up to 8 hours in length, and unlimited podcasting.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Irene Carranza
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "FOR A GRANDMA LYK ME, THIS IS A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM. I OFTEN LOSE MY GLASSES THAT MY SON IS ALREADY TIRED OF ALWAYS BUYING ME A NEW ONE. BECAUSE OF THIS, I THINK THIS WILL BE..."
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      Irene Carranza
      Written on July 6, 2018
      "FOR A GRANDMA LYK ME, THIS IS A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM. I OFTEN LOSE MY GLASSES THAT MY SON IS ALREADY TIRED OF ALWAYS BUYING ME A NEW ONE. BECAUSE OF THIS, I THINK THIS WILL BE THE FINAL SOLUTION FOR MY ALWAYS PROB!"
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      Christopher Meyer
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "I wear reading glasses and what a pain it is to have to put on my glasses when a text comes in. With this app, I can just listen to the text without having to stop what I am doing to put my glasses on. It is so easy to use and now, when I am busy, I don't have to stop what I am doing to read a text or risk missing an important one."
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      Robert Johnston
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "Great site for text to speech. Easy to use and fun to even play with. Save your fingers from typing everything and use this."
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      iSpeech
      iSpeech's API allows you to create high quality speech audio in multiple formats such as mp3, wav, wma, mp4, and flac. It also offers a variety of other online services and apps, including the iSpeech Translator which translates speaking text in 7 languages and reads translated text in 18.
      Apps

      Web, iOS

      Free

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      Kevin Chen
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Studies show that people learn faster when listening to something rather than reading it. I have been on the market to improve my training software by including text to..."
      KC
      Kevin Chen
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Studies show that people learn faster when listening to something rather than reading it. I have been on the market to improve my training software by including text to speech. This program is amazing, it works so well and I am well on my way to changing my training and getting better employees because of it!"
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      Charles Wells
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "iSpeech website is a hit or miss, even though the try it out feature is good, it doesn't work on most of my trials. The pricing is also steep for a synthetic voice text to speech service. I would rather hire a voice actor."
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      George Silva
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "This is a great web site for the visually impaired. I like the layout. Very user friendly."
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      Voice Reader
      A product of Linguatec, Voice Reader converts any text to voice professionally using natural sounding voices in several languages with individual pronunciation adjustments. It supports a wide range of formats, including PDF, Doc, Docx, HTML, RTF, etc, and integrates directly in Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
      Software

      Windows

      Varies by plan

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      Randy Jimenez
      Written on April 12, 2017
      "My eyesight is not what it used to be. I have to do a lot of reading for my job and squinting at lines of text all day can give me a bad headache. I was so happy to find Voice..."
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      Randy Jimenez
      Written on April 12, 2017
      "My eyesight is not what it used to be. I have to do a lot of reading for my job and squinting at lines of text all day can give me a bad headache. I was so happy to find Voice Reader. Now I can put in my headphones and listen to the text-to-speech easily and not strain my eyes."
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      Tyler Gonzalez
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "I was very happy to try this program out. I bought this so I could work on my pc while multitasking. I bought the cheaper version and it still did well, providing me with the essentials. I was able to understand it very quickly and have had no issues."
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      Jordan Hoffman
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "After endless hours of searching for a text to speech software that's realistic I no longer have to look. This program not only made the text sound realistic but it did it fluently without any problems."
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      Douglas Baker
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "You know how your computer can do text to speech? And in some instances your phone can do the same? Want to pay another $80 for it to sound more human? Buy this!"
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      read2me

      Read2Me is a website that instantly converts articles from your favorite websites or uploaded files into a podcast that you can listen whenever you want. 

      Online Tools

      Varies by plan

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      Kimberly Hudson
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I am never home...I travel for work, sometimes by car, sometimes by plane. Love read to me. It lets me load articles that I can listen to while on the go. Need to do some..."
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      Kimberly Hudson
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I am never home...I travel for work, sometimes by car, sometimes by plane. Love read to me. It lets me load articles that I can listen to while on the go. Need to do some research, need to run two miles. Do them both simultaneously. Load articles, start running and listen away. Love that I can "multi" multitask. Never waste a minute. On the phone with business colleague, they say 'Hey did you read...." Now with Read2Me, you can load the article and read later, no worrying about remembering what you wanted to read. Read2Me has made me so much more efficient with my time. I also love classic rock, use Read2Me to load article about the latest rockers while I sit at the pool and tan. A win-win!"
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      José Juan Ayala
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "Read2Me is a great way for me to digest content found on the internet in a very convenient manner. I can easily convert websites I frequent into concise audio files that I can listen to while out and about."
      Nino Škopac
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "It lets you instantly convert articles from your favorite websites or uploaded files into audio. It backed up by Amazon's Polly and has a free tier of 5 minutes per day. Paid plans are very inexpensive (€1.99 for 5 hours of conversion). Also, it has a curated list of hot daily articles from New York Times and Medium, which are completely free to everyone."
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      TextSpeech Pro
      TextSpeechPro reads any kind of document (Microsoft Word, PDF, emails, etc.) aloud and includes AT&T Natural Voices. It also has an integrated internet browser that allows the software to read any web page straight from its interface, and it offers availability in voice quality, speed, and volume.
      Software

      Windows

      Varies by plan

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      Jacob Perry
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "This product only tells me that it is compatible with windows xp which makes me concerned whether it will work with windows 10. I would prefer a free trial to see how it..."
      JP
      Jacob Perry
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "This product only tells me that it is compatible with windows xp which makes me concerned whether it will work with windows 10. I would prefer a free trial to see how it works before I pay $60 for it. It seems very good but it also seems very outdated. I would just like to try it before I put that much money into it."
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      Carlos Alberto Bautista
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "This software is pretty great. Of course the speech doesn't sound that natural, but that's just the state of the tech now. This particular software does a lot better job than just about any I've ever heard."
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      Muhammad Bose
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "It looks like a reasonable product. The question will be, does it sound very robotic and choppy or does it actually sound like a person speaking?"
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      AudioBookMaker
      One of the highest quality free text to speech software available, AudioBookMaker converts text to audio quickly and includes adjustable speech parameters (i.e. speed, pitch, and volume). It also has a multilingual interface (including Russian and Chinese) and "remembers" each document settings (voice parameters, dictionaries set, colors, etc.) between reading sessions.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Kyle Richardson
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "AudioBookMaker is probably one of the best free text to speech software's that you will ever find. I absolutely love that they have a selection of voices that you can..."
      KR
      Kyle Richardson
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "AudioBookMaker is probably one of the best free text to speech software's that you will ever find. I absolutely love that they have a selection of voices that you can choose from and that you can also switch to different languages. The thing that bothers me the most about text to speech software is the monotone voice that you get from it. But AudioBookMaker actually has a built in monotone voice reduction that really works! I will never use another text to speech software again."
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      Phillip Parker
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "I feel like we haven't perfected human synthesized voice, and although we're pretty near, text to speech software is just not something I would use to listen to anything. Audiobooks are amazing if it was read by a voice actor or the original author, nothing compares. We need more voice talents covering news articles online for people who want to listen, not read."
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      Mark Carroll
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "I am very pleased with the services that AudioBookMaker provide. The Text to Speech software they offer is amazing and I am satisfied with the high quality results, it's definitely one of the best software I used so far. There are also excellent features and benefits that comes along with the text to speech software."
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      Gregory Franklin
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "I was looking for a text to speech software, which would could perform speech following as well as I could customize single words per pronunciations. I like AudioBookMaker for this. It also allows for imports from MS Word documents and supports multiple format like *.WAV, *.MP3. It being a freeware is a plus too."
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      Anthony Myers
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Sometimes simple solutions just work and there's really no reason not to use AudioBookMaker. It's free and can easily convert text to mp3's for listening on the go which can save time that would otherwise be wasted reading reports."
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      TextAloud 3
      TextAloud 3 is created by NextUp and offers a huge list of voices in different accents and more than 29 languages from major voice publishers, including AT&T Natural Voices, Acapela Group, Ivona, and Nuance Vocalizer. It also offers a pronunciation editor, which may be a lifesaver when it comes to eLearning translation
      Software

      Windows

      $29.95 - Free trial available

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      Philip Little
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "I've tried other text to speech software, but TextAloud 3 is one that works with so many of the different formats I use on my Windows machines. The voices can be a little..."
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      Philip Little
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "I've tried other text to speech software, but TextAloud 3 is one that works with so many of the different formats I use on my Windows machines. The voices can be a little robotic, but I can customize them so easily to your preferences. The software is pretty inexpensive for what I got (the tutorials available on the website showed me all of the capabilities)."
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      Jeffrey King
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "TextAloud 3 does a great job transcribing what I say in my mic to my computer screen. Sending a long email is so much easier thanks to TextAloud3. I highly recommend this to anyone who types with two fingers."
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      Christopher Morales
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "The voices are very natural and I enjoy playing around with the different voices to change up what I am listening to at the time."
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      Text Aloud 4
      TextAloud 4 is Text-to-Speech software that uses voice synthesis to create spoken audio from text. You can listen on your PC or save text to MP3 or wave files for listening later.
      Software

      Windows

      $25

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      Steven Wagner
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "When driving I need an app to help read my emails and text. I could not find anything that worked properly. Text Aloud came along and converted everything I needed read to an..."
      SW
      Steven Wagner
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "When driving I need an app to help read my emails and text. I could not find anything that worked properly. Text Aloud came along and converted everything I needed read to an MP3 file so that I could reference in later or save it on my computer. This was a great tool I find useful every day."
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      Mark Walters
      Written on March 13, 2017
      "Text Aloud appears to be a decent solution for turning text into speech. However, though it isn't free, it also isn't expensive. As I said previously, it is a decent solution."
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      Juan Willis
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "This is perfect for those with hearing impairments or other things. I think its great what it does."
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      Capti Voice
      Capti offers a new approach to consuming digital content: instead of staring at the screen, use Capti to listen to everything you want to read on the go and at your leisure. You can listen to any content from the Web, GoogleDrive, or Dropbox. 
      Software

      Windows, iOS, Mac

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Roy Simmons
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "I think Capti Voice is the best text to speech software as I can use content from the Web, GoogleDrive or Dropbox to listen to information. I find that Capti Voice is easy to..."
      RS
      Roy Simmons
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "I think Capti Voice is the best text to speech software as I can use content from the Web, GoogleDrive or Dropbox to listen to information. I find that Capti Voice is easy to use as well."
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      Elizabeth Jordan
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Capti is a text-to-speech program that gives a voice to a vast array of textual sources. It sounds like a great solution for this topic."
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      Maria Mitchell
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "This is a great idea for a classroom or people with seeing disabilities. It would be a lot better if it also offered speech-to text."
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      MWS Reader 5

      MWS Reader 5 is a text to speech software that read out loud any text you want. One of its greatest qualities is that it counts with flexible character recognition (OCR), which means that it can read text from images!

      Software

      Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Andreas Nagel
      Written on November 23, 2017
      "MWS Reader 5 is in my experience the best one! Why? You can load many many different voices with a high range of characteristics and quality. There are so many special..."
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      Andreas Nagel
      Written on November 23, 2017
      "MWS Reader 5 is in my experience the best one! Why? You can load many many different voices with a high range of characteristics and quality. There are so many special functions and so many possibilities, it is by far the best software out there. You can listen to any text, even to scanned books using the integrated OCR. Unbelievable? Test it yourself! P.S.: It has a great support. He explained me half an hour long how to do that and that. Pros: - many special functions and so many possibilities - many different voices with a high range of characteristics and quality"
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      ICQ

      ICQ is a leading instant messaging service provider with a global online community. ICQ offers live chats with a nice interface design and integration with other platforms, securely encrypted calls, high-quality video calls, speech-to-text voice messages, smileys, stickers and other animations and more features.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

      Free

      PC
      Pranav Chattopadhyay
      Written on January 8, 2018
      "I was looking for text to speech software so I downloaded ICQ. It appears to be a simple instant messaging service. While it has text to speech voice messages, the software..."
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      Pranav Chattopadhyay
      Written on January 8, 2018
      "I was looking for text to speech software so I downloaded ICQ. It appears to be a simple instant messaging service. While it has text to speech voice messages, the software itself is not primarily text to speech software."
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      CereProc

      CereProc is a text to speech (TTS) technology company, CereProc creates synthetic voices with character and personality that are designed to provide an engaging user experience and improved communication. 

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Android

      Varies by plan

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      Lawrence Banks
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "CereProc makes very professional text to speech software that's suitable for consumers looking for a high-end product and for businesses alike. They have a number of regional..."
      LB
      Lawrence Banks
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "CereProc makes very professional text to speech software that's suitable for consumers looking for a high-end product and for businesses alike. They have a number of regional accents available, typically British accents and the like, that are particularly well-done, considering the area the company is based out of. Definitely a company worth checking out if free resources are not sufficient for your needs."
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      Janet Robertson
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Enhance your voice reognition software improving communication skills. CereProc's and CereVoice text-to-speech v4.0 works great with many techical devices such as Mac and Apple OS . This text to speech software easily improves communication. Cere Voice can default Mac software voices to other languages and and alter accents. This is great voice software with alot of personality!"
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      Navya Jindal
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Many times I've tried TTS software only to give up because I work so much to correct errors. CereProc has been much better than the others I've tried. It's only been a while since I started using it but I'm sold on it."
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      Samuel Aguilar
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "CereProc could be one of the best text to speech software, but there's many things wrong with it. Sometimes when saying a sentence it will sometimes randomly skip words, making the sentence incoherent."
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      Text2Speech

      Text2Speech is a free text to speech utility. This software can help you read text with over 10 voices, Text2Speech supports non-English languages in OS X Lion.

      Software

      Mac

      Free

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      Jacob Sullivan
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "The voice packs are pretty good, and the pronunciation is good too. The only real problem is the voices tend to speak a little too quickly when they come to commas and..."
      JS
      Jacob Sullivan
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "The voice packs are pretty good, and the pronunciation is good too. The only real problem is the voices tend to speak a little too quickly when they come to commas and periods, so if you're using it to read a long passage it can get a little confusing."
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      Ryan Warren
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "If you want a text to speech software, Text2Speech is for you. It's simple and the interface is very easy to navigate with."
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      Martha Hayes
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "Text2Speech is a software that turns text into speech. Easy to use and many different voices to use."
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      Voicepaper

      Voicepaper is a Text To Speech Voice reader for Dropbox and Evernote. With Voicepaper, you can listen to txt.file, while you are walking, exercising, or doing your daily work. Your commuting or medial tasks can be more productive, and enjoyable.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Jessica Bennett
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "The best this about Voicepaper is how easy it is to use. I personally to read, but it is nice to be able to mash a few buttons and hear an article, and not worry about..."
      JB
      Jessica Bennett
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "The best this about Voicepaper is how easy it is to use. I personally to read, but it is nice to be able to mash a few buttons and hear an article, and not worry about running into anyone while I am walking. The interface is intuitive, it can be used for a few minutes before purchase, and the voice is not, well, it doesn't sound like Roz from Monsters, Inc. (But I might enjoy if that was possible sometimes!). For the number of channel options and the overall price (around nine dollars), I like it. I give it two thumbs up for anyone who might walk or run and likes articles over music."
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      Howard Ortiz
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Voicepaper really nails down the text to speech software. It sounds really natural when it is reading text to you. It doesn't have the normal robotic sound that other software has. It is really impressive that you can use it for Dropbox along with just importing a regular text file to it. The voice that reads back to you is calming and it really sounds like a person reading text to you."
      WO
      Walter Ortega
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is an ok app that lets you convert voice to text if you use Dropbox for dictation purposes. I dont and I do not know many people that do; but I believe that for those that do this could be handy."
      DR
      Donald Rose
      Written on November 24, 2017
      "I absolutely despise this app. Its not very well thought out and the developer failed to think about it from a user perspective. Steer clear of this atrocious app. Siri is better."
      PC
      Pranav Chattopadhyay
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "A good idea on paper but often makes mistakes. Very inaccurate in its reading. If you can look past that it is ok."
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      Voice Dream Reader

      Voice Dream Reader is an Android, iPhone and iPad app that lets you listen to any documents, ebooks, and web pages with the best synthesized voices available. 

      Apps

      iOS, Android, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

      AR
      Amber Ren
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "Voice Dream Reader is the best text to speech software that i've come across. I have the iPhone, so it was the perfect app for that. Makes my life easier. It was easy to setup..."
      AR
      Amber Ren
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "Voice Dream Reader is the best text to speech software that i've come across. I have the iPhone, so it was the perfect app for that. Makes my life easier. It was easy to setup and install, and the interface is clean."
      LE
      Louis Estrada
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "Voice Dream Reader is horrible and it may look intriguing because it's available on so many things but man it was a mess and I had such a hard time with it, and I'm tech savvy. Don't waste your time with this one."
      MK
      Melissa Kim
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Voice Dream Reader is really great for listening to all my favorite newly downloaded E-books from the library. Instead of reading and straining my eyes, I can lay in bed and let Voice Dream Reader do all the work."
      MS
      Michael Stephens
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Voice dream reader is a alright app but it could be so much better if they just improved the voices they used when reading. I can't stand them."
      AV
      Ajay Venkatesan
      Written on November 24, 2017
      "This is an app that had potential. However the TTS engine is super buggy and usually doesn't finish sentences."
      JH
      Jordan Hayes
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "If you need to listen any kidn of document this app is the perfect tool"
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      Text to Speech

      Text to speech is a useful app that produces natural sounding synthesized text from the words that you have entered in. With 36 different voices to choose from and the ability to adjust the rate and pitch, there are countless ways in which the synthesized voice can be adjusted.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      CC
      Christina Castro
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "This app has amazing potential! It does so well at recognizing all words and has a quick turn around for speaking. There could be more advanced features, but I have hope that..."
      CC
      Christina Castro
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "This app has amazing potential! It does so well at recognizing all words and has a quick turn around for speaking. There could be more advanced features, but I have hope that they will add them one day."
      HL
      Harry Lewis
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This free text to speech app for iPhone works very well. If you are looking for a desktop app or an Android app, you'll have to look elsewhere, but for iPhone users, this is one of the best."
      DC
      Dennis Carr
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I found this to be is a decent Text to Speech app for iOS land. It's got decent ratings, but just not very many of them. 36 different voices can be fun to play with."
    19. 0
      Intelligent Speaker

      Intelligent Speaker is a text-to-speech browser extension. It was designed to emulate human voice and emotions and is available in 18 languages. It has a adjustable speed range and can read numerous texts at once. 

      Software

      Web

      Free - 6.99

      VZ
      Vitaly Zdanevich
      Written on July 29, 2018
      "The good voice from Amazon, sync with a podcast."
      VZ
      Vitaly Zdanevich
      Written on July 29, 2018
      "The good voice from Amazon, sync with a podcast."

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    Summary

    Best text to speech software
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Amazon Polly Software 388 Free
    2 Balabolka Software 354 Free
    3 NaturalReader Software 336 Free
    4 Zabaware Text-to-Speech Reader Software 317 Paid
    5 Virtual Speaker Software 304 Paid
    6 Read The Words Software 275 Free
    7 iSpeech Apps 270 Free
    8 Voice Reader Software 245 Paid
    9 read2me Online Tools 221 Paid
    10 TextSpeech Pro Software 211 Paid
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