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Find The Best Text-to-Speech Apps To Read Your Documents To You

Sometimes we simply cannot read our PDF documents, emails, or written letters ourselves. If you're driving, or have to keep your eyes focused elsewhere, it might be nice to have an app that will read these documents for you. Heck, sometimes you just might be too tired or lazy to do the reading yourself and prefer your phone to read it to you. If the scenarios above sound helpful, you've come to the right place. We've compiled a list of the best text-to-speech document readers in the App Store.

Voice Dream Reader
Aloud!, text to speech reader
KyBook - EPub,FB2,PDF,DjVu Reader

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream LLC

Read articles, documents, and books with your ears.

Voice Dream Reader sets a high standard for apps in the text to speech category. This app features 36 built-in iOS voices that come with the app free of charge and another 146 available as in-app purchases. Voice reading allows you to listen to documents as if they were music files, allowing you to play and pause as you please. There's no need to keep the app open for it to keep reading, it will continue on the lock screen. This app is not just a text to speech app, it is also a fantastic visual reading app, packed with tons of features to help you customize text to your liking.

Aloud!, text to speech reader
Aloud!, text to speech reader

Aloud!

Chun Kai Lau

Tired of reading lengthy paragraphs

If you're looking to a Text to speech app that is simple, easy to use, and features a few added bonuses without over-complicating the app, then Aloud! just may be the app you are looking for. Let Aloud! read text for you, whether it's plain text, a PDF, ePub, or HTML file. Multiple languages are supported in this app as well as different reading speeds. You can also save articles within the app, but sadly it is not unlimited. No worries, though: you can simply unlock unlimited article storage through an in-app purchase.

KyBook - EPub,FB2,PDF,DjVu Reader
KyBook - EPub,FB2,PDF,DjVu Reader

KyBook

Konstantin Bukreev

KyBook is a modern reader application for e-books

KyBook is a modern reader application for e-books.
It has highly customizable and friendly interface and also: 



Key features: 



- EPUB, FB2, RTF, PDF, DJVU, CHM, CBR, CBZ, MP3, M4A, M4B formats
- OPDS catalogs and network folders 

- Google Books, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Yandex Disc
- Flexible reading mode settings

Complete feature list:

- Supports e-books in EPUB, FictionBook (fb2, fbz, fb2.zip), TXT,...

Also Good

Apps with average score

ReadToMe Lite (Text-to-Speech)
ReadToMe Lite (Text-to-Speech)
ReadToMe Lite (Text-to-Speech)

ReadToMe Lite (Text-to-Speech)

BorG Technology Corp.

ReadToMe Lite - Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech
The apps integrate the system text-to-speech engine, speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
A must have app to read text, documents and web pages of Safari.
The Lite version is limited to speak few sentences only and with sponsored ads.

Useful Features
● Speak aloud 30+ languages
- Read all unread...

VOICEYE
VOICEYE
VOICEYE

VOICEYE

보이스아이

The new way to access printed information for print and visually impaired!
VOICEYE is the smartphone application enabling those with print impairments to access printed information using a VOICEYE code on the printed material.

Information regarding the VOICEYE code on the printed material:
•VOICEYE can hold as much as two A4 pages of...

vBookz PDF Voice Reader US
vBookz PDF Voice Reader US
vBookz PDF Voice Reader US

vBookz PDF Voice Reader US

Mindex International Ltd

vBookz PDF is aptly named, as it is best thought of as “voice books.” The app’s main selling point is that it includes two voices that can read aloud any PDF book you import (without changing the iPad’s settings). This functionality worked well in our testing, but the voice is...

ClaroSpeak Plus
ClaroSpeak Plus
ClaroSpeak Plus

ClaroSpeak Plus

Claro Software Limited

ClaroSpeak is a reading and writing app with high-quality text-to-speech, formatting controls, a wide range of fonts and styles and cloud storage integration.
ClaroSpeak Plus also includes our "Capture Text from Photo" feature with high quality Optical Character Recognition (powered by ABBYY).

ClaroSpeak provides visual highlighting in-sync with spoken words, a great...

ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support
ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support
ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support

ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support

Claro Software Limited

ClaroSpeak is a high-quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human-sounding high-quality voices.

ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in-sync with the spoken words, a great range of color and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction to help with writing....

Voyzer Voice Reader
Voyzer Voice Reader
Voyzer Voice Reader

Voyzer Voice Reader

Mindex International Ltd

The cutting edge Voyzer Voice Reader has advanced text-to-speech high quality voices with 17 languages. It's the best way to follow and read documents on iPad, iPhone or iPod. Voyzer Voice Reader adds orientation and navigation tools that enhance the reading experience.

The all-in-one Voyzer Voice Reader supports reading PDF, non-DRM...

vBookz PDF Voice Reader
vBookz PDF Voice Reader
vBookz PDF Voice Reader

vBookz PDF Voice Reader

Mindex International Ltd

The cutting edge vBookz PDF Voice Reader has an advanced text-to-speech high quality voices with 17 languages. It's the best way to follow and read documents on iPad, iPhone or iPod. vBookz adds orientation and navigation tools that enhance the reading experience.

This is a sample version. We can't guess what...

Reader+ : Scan & Read Books
Reader+ : Scan & Read Books
Reader+ : Scan & Read Books

Reader+ : Scan & Read Books

LEE DONG WON

● Reader+ can scan books with rear camera of your device instantly, so you can enjoy your own paper books in iPad or iPhone.

● and support the following file formats.

- pdf, epub, txt
- zip, rar, cbz, cbr

● You can add following items

- Book (for scan)
- Shelf (folder)
- FTP Server
- GoogleDrive,...

NaturalReader Text to Speech
NaturalReader Text to Speech
NaturalReader Text to Speech

NaturalReader Text to Speech

NaturalSoft Limited

NaturalReader is text-to-speech app that reads webpages, documents, and eBooks aloud to you with our quality, natural-sounding voices.

NaturalReader is an essential tool for those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Open up your ears to a new reading experience with over 50 voices in over 20 languages. Just sit back,...

iSpeech Free - Text To Speech
iSpeech Free - Text To Speech
iSpeech Free - Text To Speech

iSpeech Free - Text To Speech

YoungJa Hong

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iSpeech - text to speech (TTS) converts text to natural sounding voice
the highest quality text to speech App available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad!
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Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!,
You can even create the same quality audio files of the...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Ebook Listener - Audiobook Creator

Ebook Listener - Audiobook Creator

CODINGDAY LIMITED

Ebook listener is the evolution of our Mac app audiobook creator. It works with your ebooks stored on the dropbox, or opened locally, and allows them to listen to using text-to-speech (TTS) technology on your device.

The application is active and heavy development, please give your feedback if you want to help to drive the direction we go.

ePub, PDF and text files are the main supported format

In order to open a file with the app, just open the file with a browser, and select Open in... And select this app to download the file to your local.

ebook Listener is an app that enables to listen to the ebooks with text to speech technology. It comes with its own media player and file cloud manager that you can choose to listen to the ebooks as audiobooks.

The app supports opening directly ebook files epub within the Safari browser.

Alternatively you can use your dropbox account synced with the app in order to access and listen to your ebooks. We will add more cloud providers as the app evolves.

Just select the file to load, and press play to listen using the selected voice of you choice on your device.

The ebooks needs to be DRM free to be read on your dropbox account.

ReadToMe Pro

ReadToMe Pro

BorG Technology Corp.

ReadToMe Pro - Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech
The apps integrate the system text-to-speech engine, speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
A must have app to read text, documents and web pages of Safari.

Useful Features
● Speak aloud 30+ languages
- Read all unread articles automatically
- Swipe to control skipping sentences
- Highlight word by word for each speaking sentence
- Add favorite articles with "Starred" to speak aloud later
- Copy or add touched selected words with "Starred" in Speak mode
- With funny bear and human face animations while speaking
- Support useful speaking repeat, pause, speed and pitch options

● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text
- Swipe to mark as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box

● Speak aloud web pages
- Speak aloud the entire web page of Safari app directly
- Speak aloud the pasted url web site automatically
- Speak aloud the clicked web page

● Speak aloud documents
- Turn eBook page automatically to ensure continuous reading
- Tree file explorer
- Cloud files import & export support

● Optimize speak functions
- Background operation support: keep reading aloud web pages in the background while using another app
- Lock screen support: play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen
- Headphone support: play, pause, adjust playback volume and detect headphone plugged and unplugged


Features
● Speaks aloud 30+ languages
The app integrates the system text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud sentence by sentence without internet connecting.
Speak 30+ languages:
Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Chinese (China), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), English (Australia), English (Ireland), English (South Africa), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hindi (India), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (South Korea), Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Slovak (Slovakia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand) and Turkish (Turkey).
The app supports one system language, you can make in-app purchases to buy extra languages.

● Speak aloud the copy & paste or key in text
You can swipe to mark a starred item as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box.

● Speak aloud web pages
The app provides a Safari extension that speaks aloud the entire web page of Safari app directly.

● Speak aloud the clicked web page

● Speak aloud documents
Speak aloud the whole document page.
Formats supported:
- Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)
- Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)
- Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
- eBook (unencrypted epub)
Please note that iBook eBooks are limited to use inside Apple iBook app only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree file explorer

● Cloud files import & export support
You can import and export Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud files directly.

● Add favorite articles with "Starred"
Add favorite key in text, documents and web pages with "Starred" to speak aloud later.
You can swipe to mark a starred item as read or unread, and flag or unflag a starred item.

● Read all unread articles automatically
The app can read all unread starred key in text, documents and web pages automatically.

● Swipe to control skipping sentences
You can skip a sentence or all below sentences while in Speak mode.

● Highlight words while speaking
The app will highlight word by word for each speaking sentence.

Note:
The app requires iOS 8 (or later).

NaturalReader Pro

NaturalReader Pro

NaturalSoft Limited

NaturalReader is text-to-speech app that reads webpages, documents, and eBooks aloud to you with our quality, natural-sounding voices.

NaturalReader is an essential tool for those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Open up your ears to a new reading experience with over 50 voices in over 20 languages. Just sit back, relax, and let us read to you.

Are you a student bogged down by a long reading list? Use NaturalReader to upload your e-textbooks, eBooks, or class notes to ease the burden and rest your eyes. Listen and review on the go while commuting to class or multitasking at home. Bookmark important pages for easy access later on. For both students and writers alike, NaturalReader is also an efficient proofreading tool.

NaturalReader is a great app for all kinds of readers. Adjust the speaker speed and background colour to suit your own preferences. Use it to multitask and enjoy listening on the go while running, commuting, or any household tasks.

Open up any email attachments with NaturalReader to get your important documents read to you instantly. You can also connect to your Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive account to easily access and listen to your files from your device. Keep up with your favourite webpages with our built-in browser.

To improve your reading experience, we have added a new Pronunciation Editor. Use this feature to fine-tune the pronunciation of new or unusual words, or to improve the readability of acronyms.

No matter what kind of reader you are, experience more with NaturalReader.

Note: DRM-protected eBooks from iBooks, Kindle, Nook, or Adobe OverDrive cannot be opened with NaturalReader

Supported Formats:

PDF, MS Word (.doc & .docx), MS Powerpoint, RTF, TXT
DRM-free EPUB eBooks

Upgrade to Pro for $9.99 for unlimited use of NaturalReader
Select a language package which comes with up to 4 voices
Purchase any additional voices for $2.99 each
Like our app? Please rate and review!

If you like our app, you might be interested in our desktop version. The NaturalReader desktop software features high quality, crystal-clear voices and even more functions such as text to audio mp3 or WAV output, Conversation Control, and more. Be sure to visit http://www.naturalreaders.com to see everything that NaturalReader has to offer.

Voice Reader: Text to Speech

Voice Reader: Text to Speech

Youngwan Choi

You can listen to the text by voice using Voice Reader.

Voice Reading
- Listen to text like music player.
- Change voice and reading speed
- Continue reading in background

Content
- Copy and past to text editor
- Can edit text directly
- Can import text file from Dropbox (other document formate will be supported)

Voices
- 36 voices in languages of iOS built-in.
- Language: Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Britain), English (United States), Finnish, Flemish (Belgian Dutch), French (Canadian), French (France), German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Voicepaper - The Text To Speech Voice Reader For Dropbox and Evernote

Voicepaper - The Text To Speech Voice Reader For Dropbox and Evernote

Umemoto Non

Listen to your text file from Dropbox or Evernote on the go.

*If you have audio issues after updating iOS8, please reinstall the app to install voices again.

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.

Note:
Voicepaper CANNOT read pdf. It can only read txt file or text you copied.


- Your Learning Assistant -

Use voice paper for proof reading, or to get through your text books.

With natural sounding voices in English, Japanese, German, Spanich, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Italian, it is also the perfect foreign language learning assistant.


- Import Your Texts in the Cloud -

Easily import your texts from Dropbox or Evernote and listen to them on the go. Also, you can control the audio with the headphones in the lock screen.