Read Aloud vs Text to Speech (TTS)

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Read Aloud

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Education, Medical

Pricing

Free

Text to Speech (TTS)

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

20M+ Downloads
5/5

#1 in Magazines & Newspapers

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world. Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything

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Sir Richard Branson

Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.

Sir Richard Branson

Read Aloud reviews

This software is so well designed, and it works all the time. I highly recommend this software for people looking for text to speech software. Just hit control C and then click read and it reads whatever you copied. Thanks for such a stable software.

- Donald

A great tool to use when you have attention deficit disorder, limited range of motion/physical disability, making things easier to be at your fingertips. ReadAlound needs a icon or share icon to connect to the different websites quicker.

- Ms. Courtney

This app is just what I was hoping for. I can copy and paste text from documents I'm writing into this app and listen to the flow. I don't use it for anything else, but it would be extremely easy to read web text or PDF text as well using this program. After using it for a few weeks, I bought the paid version, which gets rid of the ads. What I like: the different voices (I like the female, UK English one), fast and easy to put text into the reading pane, ability to pause and start. Really accurate pronunciations. What I'd change: I'd make it so I can have this reading in the background while I have a different window maximized (i.e., while I'm in my word processing program). It would be great if we could also customize pronunciations. The engine incorrectly pronounces certain words (surprisingly few, though), and it would be great to be able to edit that as is possible on other programs.

- Jessica

Text to Speech (TTS) reviews

Does not read texts in Ukrainian and Russian on the sites with the help of a bubble, as well as the text is pre-copied and pasted in a new window after clicking on the button on the taskbar in the Opera browser. English works stably. The function to download, or view the availability of downloaded, installed languages ​​not found in the browser, on the site and instructions on YouTube.

- Саня Костюченко

Really nice plugin absolutely one of the best out there. what about the "options" menu for firefox version of this addon? also about changing speed and pitch of tts.

- Erfan Azimi

The automatic language selection does not work for me. I need to have a specific language selected on the setup

- Rafi Wiener

Pros & cons

Read Aloud

Pros
Simple, clean and intuitive interface
Control rate, pitch and volume of the speech
Pronunciation editor for correcting the pronunciation of certain words.

Cons
Its function is limited to reading whatever text is selected or readable in your web browser
Commands dont work and trouble reading text this makes it very hard to operate
The default voice is not that impressive

Text to Speech (TTS)

Pros
Easy one-click text-to-speech activation
Auto detects source language (no need to set language each time)
Highlights selected text while text-to-speech is running..

Cons
Some functions are not working
Can't change speed and pitch

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world

Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything you read – faster.

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