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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Learning on June 27, 2022
Choosing a text-to-speech platform with strong "read to me" capabilities, like Speechify, will ensure you're getting the most out of your program.

    If you are looking for a way to convert text files, docs, PDF files, and web pages into spoken text, then look no further than Speechify. This is a program that has become popular among business professionals, people with visual problems, and even learners with disabilities, such as dyslexia. With numerous formats available, access to a convenient Chrome extension, and an exceptional API that features a high-quality OCR that leads to completely accurate character recognition, it is easy to see why Speechify has become the most popular TTS converter on all platforms, including iOS and Android.

    Read to me: How to get text read aloud

    If you want to use Speechify to read aloud, there are a few key points to keep in mind:

    • This is a program with a mobile app that is perfect for people with visual and learning disabilities.
    • You can even use Speechify to listen to HTML pages, storybooks, docs, and social media posts in a foreign language. There are dozens of languages available.
    • You can take advantage of premium voices through the pro plan. There are customizable options and shortcuts that allow you to adjust the reading speed, pitch, volume, and more.

    Simply put, if you want to use the best program available, Speechify is your best choice.

    Use text-to-speech for your docs

    Speechify has a wide variety of productivity tools that can make it easier for you to convert your docs into text. You get access to instant translation, you can screenshot your documents, you can catch typos, and you can even select the page number you want read out loud to you!

    While you can read about the features all day, it would be better to take a closer look at a few YouTube videos that will show you this amazing program in action. Watch the video here!

    Clearly, the program is very easy to use. While the premium features are amazing, you don’t have to commit to the program immediately! You can use the free plan, take advantage of a free trial of the premium features, and then decide if you want to go with this program! It is easily one of the top text-to-speech programs on the market today.

    How can I get text read to me?

    If you want to get your text read to you, it is a very easy process. All you need to do is write your message directly into the box or select the text file (or PDF) you want to get read to you.

    After that, you simply need to select the voice you want to use! If you decide to use Speechify, there are hundreds of voices available, and you can select the best one to meet your needs. You can also customize a variety of features, including the volume, the reading speed, and the pitch. With Speechify, you can increase the rate of speech to nine times faster than the speed at which you can read!

    Is there a website that will read my essay to me?

    Yes, there are a handful of essays that will read your essay to you. While you might want to start with a free program, you need to go with a premium program if you want the best results available. There are a lot of people who really enjoy using Speechify because of all of the features available. There are a lot of productivity tools that can help you not only write your essay but also convert it into spoken text. This is even a great way for you to catch some typos in your essay. 

    If you are interested in getting free text-to-speech, you might want to start with the free trial of the premium version of Speechify. This is a great program that gives you a chance to try out the premium version for a few days before you decide if you want to upgrade from the free version to the premium one.

    What is the best free text-to-speech?

    If you are looking for the best free program for text-to-speech, there are a few options available. They include:

    • Wideo: This is arguably the best free option if you are looking for a program that can help you convert text into speech. It comes with a wide variety of features and is very easy to use. All you need to do is take the text and paste it into the box. Or, you can upload a text file.
    • TTSReader: Another program you may want to try is called TTSReader. This is a program that is very easy to learn, but the voice is a bit robotic. As a result, you may not like the way it sounds. You may want to give it a try if you are looking for a free program. 
    • iSpeech: If you are looking for a free program that is compatible with Apple products, you may want to take a closer look at this option. It does give you access to a few voices, but it does not have nearly as many productivity tools as some of the premium choices. 
    • NaturalReader: Finally, you may want to take a closer look at NaturalReader as well. This is a program that is known for its speed and efficiency, but the quality of the voices leaves something to be desired. 

    Remember that even though these free options can be cost-effective, it is always better for you to go with a premium option if you plan on using this feature a lot. For example, you may want to upgrade from the free version of Speechify to the premium one. That way, you get the most out of the program, and you do not leave any features on the table. 

    How much does Speechify cost?

    If you are looking for a cost-effective program, you should take a closer look at Speechify. It is important to note that Speechify does not cost anything to try. There is a free version available, and you are never asked to upgrade from the free version. On the other hand, if you want to take advantage of all the features available to you, you should upgrade to the premium version. There is a free trial that will last for three days, and it gives you an opportunity to try out all of the premium features. Then, you can decide if you want to upgrade to the premium version, which costs $139 per year.

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    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

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