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If you are interested in using text to voice or text to speech apps, you should choose one of the best ones available. Here are the top 15 TTS apps.

The 15 best text to voice apps—Hear your text read aloud

If you are interested in text to voice apps, also known as text to speech apps, here is a list of the best TTS tools you can find today. Each of these has something unique to offer, which means that you will be able to find one that’s perfect for you. You can also find apps that sound as good as human voices, and the quality will surprise you. Let’s get right into it.

NaturalReader

NaturalReader is a desktop app designed for personal use. You can download it for Mac and Microsoft Windows, and it is available in free and subscription versions. The natural-sounding voices are quite good, and the app can be a perfect tool for learning. The speech engine works great for any type of text, and you can use it for web pages, PDFs, docs, emails, or anything else you can imagine.

Voicemaker

The next one on the list is Voicemaker. The first thing you should know is that Voicemaker is quite versatile. It supports over 100 languages, and there are multiple voice options for the majority of them. As a result, you can choose between 800 high-quality voices, and the quality is more than decent. Of course, if you plan on using the free version, your choices will be limited. This includes both voices and the number of conversions you can do each month.

ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is designed to improve accessibility and customer experience, and it is a great tool for education. The app covers the most common languages such as English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and more, and you can check the free demo on the website. The tool has plenty of customization options, and you can adjust the voice to your liking. One thing that many users will dislike is that you will need to contact them to get more details about custom voices and pricings.

Nuance text to speech

Another interesting tool you can check out is Nuance. The app is available online, and you can choose between numerous different languages and voiceovers. If you are unfamiliar, Nuance is the company behind the Dragon IVR software. This means that the team behind this TTS tool has a lot of experience in the field, which explains the quality and design of the app. It is possible to use the app for free via the browser.

Wideo

Wideo is an online platform designed for editing videos. The app allows you to create, modify, and share videos online, and the company was established in 2012 in Argentina. What is even more important is that Wideo has a free text to speech tool you can use. The idea behind this TTS app is quite simple. It allows you to add narration to your YouTube videos based on the text you wrote, and the quality is overall quite decent.

Google Cloud Text to Speech

As with any other important technology, Google has its own version. Google’s text to speech app is a part of Speech Services, and it is designed to improve the accessibility of devices. The mobile app is developed by Google and Android, and the screen reader is free to use. Needless to say, the quality of Google’s TTS is more than good, and it is one of the simplest ways to use this type of app if you own an Android-based device. However, you only get a limited number of free text characters you can convert to audio per month. Afterwards, you’ll need to pay.

Murf.AI

Murf.AI is another interesting entry on the list, and it offers over 100 different text-to-speech voices. The app is a great choice for narration, and if you are a content creator, this might be an option worth checking out. The main issue you might have with Murf.AI is that the free version doesn’t offer a lot of functionalities. You can only use it for ten minutes, and the download option is not available.

TTSReader

TTSReader is a good tool for those looking for a simple solution. It is a free speech technology, and you won’t need to download or install anything. The app is accessible via your browser, which means that you will need to have an internet connection. The user interface is as simple as it can be, and all you need to do is paste the text in the box, and click on the button.

T2S: Text to Voice/Read Aloud

T2S is another interesting app, and it is quite easy to use. You can open text files, including PDF and ePub, and the app will read the highlighted content to you. You should know that this is a mobile version of the app, and it only works on Android. If you are an iOS user, you won’t be able to use it, which can be quite limiting for many people.

iSpeech

The first thing to address here is the name. While many people might assume that this is a text reader designed by Apple, it isn’t the case. This is a cloud-based SaaS which works in real-time, and the API is easy to use. The app can work with the cloud, there are numerous languages and AI voices, and the quality is good. It works with PDFs, PowerPoint, HTML, RSS feeds, SDK, and many other file types.

Read Aloud

Read Aloud works on Google Chrome, and you can install it as an extension. It will read the page that is currently open, and the app supports 40 languages. This means that you can use it on almost any type of text you can find online. The design is simple, and having an extension that can work as a TTS can be quite useful for so many users.

Play.ht

Play.ht is a company that designed this voice generator, and it can be quite good. What is great is that you can always download the audio file, and the app allows you to choose MP3 or WAV files as speech output. Of course, the main downside is that there isn’t a free option, and many users will find the tool to be a bit pricey.

CereProc

CereProc is a company from Scotland with a long history of making tools for speech synthesis. The company specializes in text to speech tools and even voice cloning. While the number of available languages might seem too limiting, they sound quite good. If you wanted to use your own voice in a text to speech app, now is a perfect chance. Just know that it won’t be cheap.

Sound of Text

Sound of Text is a free web-based app that allows you to create audio files based on the text you wrote. It is easy to use, and the design is quite simple. All you need to do is write the text in the box, select the voice, and click on the button. You will get an option to listen to the audio through your browser or download the file. The quality is not as impressive as with other apps, but the tool is free to use.

Speechify

Speechify is one of the most popular text to speech tools you can find on the market, and it’s our number one text to speech app on this list. It is available on every platform (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac) and major web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), and it sounds amazing thanks to advanced machine learning and AI technology. Not only that you will get customizable and natural-sounding text to speech, but there are also celebrity voices you can choose from. Speechify is also equipped with OCR (optical character recognition), allowing you to turn even physical documents into audio. Thanks to the intuitive UI, the entire process will be quite simple. Speechify is great for e-learning, auditory learners, and those with reading disabilities—as well as anyone who simply enjoys listening over reading or wants to increase productivity through multitasking. Another great benefit is that Speechify comes in a completely free text to speech app, as well as a premium version that includes many more fantastic TTS features.

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman

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.