talk for me vs Natural Reader

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talk for me

Category: TBC
Industries: Education, Professionals, Individuals, Business, Organization




Natural Reader

Category: TBC
Industries: Education, Professionals, Business, Organization




(Free to use)



(One-time payment)



(One-time payment)



(One-time payment)

20M+ Downloads

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

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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

talk for me reviews

Fantastic for Voice Rest I had vocal surgery and had to be on 15 days complete voice rest. My husband works nights, and I have two young boys who cannot read. I needed something that would speak for me. This app is amazing and simple. I connect to my Bluetooth speaker to get it louder when out. Love the custom common phrases. People constantly asked me the same questions. The custom phrases allowed me to answer quickly without having to type every time. My two boys even love the app now. So glad this was available.

- Toekneejc2 , 10/31/2018

Perfect For Thyroid Surgery I’m preparing for a thyroidectomy next week and was told that I might not be able to talk for two weeks, or much less above a whisper. So I was looking for an app to help. Sure I can get a wipe board but who wants to write all day? I found this app and it was super super easy to install and set up! I LOVE the fact that you can pre-set 48 custom phrases! Really great job! Yes it was all free! No stupid ads or asking me to premium upgrade. Whomever designed this- thank you!

- Shanhoff8 , 11/19/2020

God-Send for Vocal Chord Disorders I use this every single day, all day long. I have a vocal chord disorder called Functional Dysphonia. This is how I communicate with everyone. I can even type to speak on the phone by putting my phone near my ipad to hear the words. I don’t know what I would do with this wonderful app! Thanks so much to the developers! I would love to hear more voices that sound more natural— but still thankful for this way to communicate! Developer Response , With the latest version on your iPad or iPhone you can make a phone call or a FaceTime audio call and then open the Talk For Me - Text to Speech app and automatically the spoken text will play through to the other caller. You no longer have to use the two devices. Please try it. I have made numerous calls to family, friends and even companies with no problems. I really appreciate your review!

- Steve & Shelley , 05/30/2022

Natural Reader reviews

The best of the best, but not perfect This has got to be the best voice reader I have ever found, and trust me, I’ve searched a lot. The voices in the premium are miles better than anything any other company produces, most certainly better than comes standard on my laptop. That is why I give this five stars, because this app deserves it. That being said, it’s still not perfect. I use this primarily to read back my work while I am writing. It’s incredibly helpful to do so, to separate my mind from my work. However, the reader does not distinguish the purposes of punctuation, such as quotation points or ‘...’s (I cant for life of me remember it’s name), nor does it hesitate when it jumps from paragraph to paragraph. Then again, I do understand why it works like that (most people use this for reading articles or things like that). All I’m asking for is perhaps an option that allows the reader to change between the normal reading and the ‘writer-story’ reading.

- Dragon story review , 09/08/2020

Dragon story review , 09/08/2020

- Karrigan Atkins

Nice concept. Great list of features. However the app suffers from freezing and notifications flooding and overall brokenness. It means a lot more work in order to be truly useful. Plus it can't handle over 50k worth of text characters which is ridiculously small and it does try to compensate by splitting the file but that is also a shortcoming. I really wanted to love this app because I need something that can do this work. I have yet to find a stable working TTS app

- Mark Kamoski

Pros & cons

talk for me

Support for English (US, AU, UK), Chinese (CN, HK, TW), Dutch (BE, NL), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR, PT) & Spanish (MX, ES)
NEW Send Speech to an Active Call on the iPhone and use for FaceTime calls on iPhone & iPad (Yes, use for phone calls!)
NEW Visual Representation Showing the Text as it is Spoken. The text is highlighted as it is spoken which is useful when on a phone call and for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
No active internet connection needed
Ad Free
Multiple Voices, including the Alex voiceEnhanced Quality Voices***
Support for Dynamic Type****
Siri Shortcuts Support
Auto Speech Function (Optional) - Every word is spoken as you enter it
Semi-Auto Speech Function - Use the keyboard return key to speak the text you typed
Punctuation Aware - Use Commas, Question Marks, Exclamation Points
Undo Feature - Unintentional taps of the clear button are easily remedied
Slider to adjust the speech rate
Pause Button to stop speaking as needed
Quick Access Customizable Buttons (swipe up)
Long press any custom button to set a descriptive title, custom phrase, and set the desired voice
Easily create a separate database of pre set phrases or sentence fragments that can be sent to the main window
Quick access to your archive. (swipe left)
Portrait and Landscape Orientations
Large buttons for easy use.

Major limitation
It seems a good program except it is missing the one feature that would make it what my sister needs - a way to answer and speak on the phone
There is no setting or option to route the voice through the iPhone’s transmitter, only out the speaker
There is very little help available for a non-speaking person that I’ve been able to find researching online
This got my hopes up, but disappointed.

Natural Reader

Powerful Text-to-Speech for at home, work, or on the go
Upload text and documents or convert to mp3 to listen to anywhere anytime.

Can sound stilted
-Heavily used on YouTube

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