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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
NaturalReader Text to Speech
PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

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.

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 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...

PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech
PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

Catrnja Dev

For an e-book and PDF reader that works offline, listen and enjoy anywhere you go.

PDF eBook Reader and Viewer With Text to Speech Aloud Lite offers a simple offline text-to-speech experience for eBooks and PDFs in over 16 languages.

VOICEYE
VOICEYE

VOICEYE

보이스아이

The new way to access printed information for print and visually impaired

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 text on a 2.5 square centimeter code.
•There’s no need for...

Also Good

Apps with average score

TextAloud
TextAloud
TextAloud

TextAloud

NextUp.com

TextAloud is one of the more bare apps in this category, but don't let that fool you. It does what it's supposed to do and it does it well. Listen to articles that you create from text you've copied to the clipboard in any app and have it read to...

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

NaturalReader Text to Speech 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,...

Aloud! - Text to speech
Aloud! - Text to speech
Aloud! - Text to speech

Aloud! - Text to speech

Chun Kai Lau

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...

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 USA
ClaroSpeak USA
ClaroSpeak USA

ClaroSpeak USA

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 provides visual highlighting in-sync with spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction to help with writing....

Reader+ : eBook Reader & Book Scanner
Reader+ : eBook Reader & Book Scanner
Reader+ : eBook Reader & Book Scanner

Reader+ : eBook Reader & Book Scanner

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,...

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

vBookz PDF Voice Reader

Mindex International Ltd

vBookz PDF Voice Reader is an app that reads your PDF files aloud. It’s the best way to follow and read documents on iPad, iPhone or iPod. vBookz Voice Reader adds orientation and navigation tools that enhances the reading experience. An interactive cursor allows users to follow along, pause reading...

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...

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

KyBook - EPub,FB2,PDF,DjVu Reader

Konstantin Bukreev

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...

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...

ClaroSpeak Free
ClaroSpeak Free
ClaroSpeak Free

ClaroSpeak Free

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 provides visual highlighting in-sync with spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction to help with writing....

Voice Reader Text to Speech
Voice Reader Text to Speech
Voice Reader Text to Speech

Voice Reader Text to Speech

Linguatec

NEW: Inclusive convenient “search for” and “go to” function ●● Professional voice output in 21 languages, 32 voices ●● Simple copying of texts from emails, websites, documents, notes or other applications ●● Convenient reading out anywhere and at any time ●● Opening of PDF as well as text files (Unicode)...

NaturalReader Text to Speech HD Pro
NaturalReader Text to Speech HD Pro
NaturalReader Text to Speech HD Pro

NaturalReader Text to Speech HD Pro

NaturalSoft Limited

This Pro Version provides offline voices and unlimited usage of all functions.

The NaturalReader text-to-speech(TTS) application converts PDF files, MS Word documents, and e-books into spoken words.

Instead of struggling to read text on the small screen of your iPhone, with this cutting edge technology you can have any text read...

Ebook Listener - Audiobook Creator
Ebook Listener - Audiobook Creator
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...

evolvo
evolvo
evolvo

evolvo

Intercom Solutions

Evolvo is a text to speech app which can read any kind of content in any language.
It's the perfect app for reading a book, a document or your favorite newspaper when you can't do it: like while you're driving, jogging or at the gym.

Features:
✓ Text to speech in 20 languages
✓...

Speak it! Text to Speech
Speak it! Text to Speech
Speak it! Text to Speech

Speak it! Text to Speech

Future Apps Inc.

Speak it! is an app for converting written words into spoken words. The app includes four high quality voices for $1.99 and includes some very advanced features. The app will highlight your words as they are read and can even save your spoken words as an audio file. The app...

ReadToMe FREE (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)
ReadToMe FREE (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)
ReadToMe FREE (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)

ReadToMe FREE (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)

BorG Technology Corp.

ReadToMe FREE - 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 FREE version is limited to speak few sentences only and with sponsored ads.

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

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...

ReadToMe Pro (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)
ReadToMe Pro (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)
ReadToMe Pro (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)

ReadToMe Pro (Text/Web/Doc-to-Speech)

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...

Say It - Text to Speech
Say It - Text to Speech
Say It - Text to Speech

Say It - Text to Speech

Pilcrow AG

Say It is converting text to speech.
Read aloud pdf, text, webpages and many more documents in 35 different languages.

Say It is straight forward and easy to use:
• Open Document or web page
• Select Language
• Tap Speak
• The app will start reading the content aloud

▶ It is not neccessary to save...

NeoSpeech - Text to Speech US (TTS) LITE
NeoSpeech - Text to Speech US (TTS) LITE
NeoSpeech - Text to Speech US (TTS) LITE

NeoSpeech - Text to Speech US (TTS) LITE

NeoSpeech, Inc.

Listen to any written word or text with the NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech App. Experience NeoSpeech’s natural-sounding text-to-speech (TTS) software with this high quality TTS App. NeoSpeech TTS app makes text audible to everyone.

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Features:
> Copy and paste with ease from web browsers, emails or chat applications.
> Choose from...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Natural Reader Text to Speech For Education

Natural Reader Text to Speech For Education

NaturalSoft Limited

The NaturalReader text-to-speech(TTS) application converts PDF files, MS Word documents, and e-books into spoken words.

This educational version comes with 4 offline voices.

NaturalReader is a great help to students with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. By listening to text rather reading, students are better able to comprehend reading materials or detect spelling errors in their own work.

Instead of struggling to read text on the small screen, with this cutting edge technology you can have any text read to you in one of over 30 natural-sounding voices.

NaturalReader saves you from experiencing eye strain, and lets you sit back, relax, and listen.

It is also an efficient proofreading tool; it not only picks out mistakes in your work, but gives you a good sense of the natural flow of what you have written.


Finally, NaturalReader is a great tool with which to learn a foreign language. You can practice your comprehension and pronunciation skills by listening to any written words being spoken at your preferred speed.


Features:
-Works with Word documents, PDF files, webpages, eBooks, and many other formats.

-4 offline voices

-Loads Dropbox files, email attachments, computers

-Input text via keypad, copy/paste, or from the application’s built-in browser

-Simply tap a sentence, and NaturalReader begins reading aloud from that point.

-Increase or decrease the speed of the voice reader

-Follow along with written text that automatically scrolls up the screen as it is being read

NaturalReader provides an alternative way to enjoy learning!

Read 2 Me

Read 2 Me

Retinal Media

Read 2 Me is the FIRST AND ONLY iPhone App that allows full speech synthesis for an entire library of texts. You can even import you own URL based *.txt files straight into your bookshelf!

Forget the Kindle 2! (Okay, don't because it's pretty cool.) But, why pay hundreds of dollars for another handheld device? Grab Read 2 Me, and experience Acapela-Group's text to speech synthesis -- be in control of your text-to-speech content, and listen to whatever you want, whenever you want -- with a SMALL ONE-TIME PURCHASE. Take advantage of this incredible value and remarkable new technology that will revolutionize the iPhone. Give Read 2 Me a listen.

"Yet another WOW app that also has a practical side."

"...sounding like a real person to a greater extent than ANY text to voice app I have seen!"

-WhatsOniPhone.com Reviews

For a demo featuring the voices that are shipped with v1.0, visit: http://www.Read2MeApp.com/demo (COMING SOON!)

Read 2 Me iPhone App is optimized to import Gutenberg.org text files that are of the type: Plain Text / us-ascii / none (compression).

Visit: http://www.Read2MeApp.com/faq.html

to see just how to prepare your text files of choice to be imported.

It's this simple:

1. Convert any ASCII plain-text file to UTF-8 encoding (see FAQ for step-by-step instructions).
2. Upload your custom source .txt file to any accessible URL location. Ex: http://www.mydomain.com/myTextFile.txt
3. Launch Read2Me and point the import web browser to your custom URL in order to display the text and have Read 2 Me speak your ENTIRE e-Material!

Visit http://www.Read2MeApp.com for more information.

Read2Me is the only iPhone app that imports your custom text for a one time app purchase, and features state of the art text-to-speech synthesizer from Acapela.

Read2Me Version 1.0 supports:

-optimization for Gutenberg.org plain-text ASCII files
-optimization for ANY.txt file in UTF-8 encoding at ANY URL
-bookmarks, and application options savings including:
-section of text file in 3,000 word increments
-customized color options
-Skip-to-Prev/Next Custom Bookmarking Indices
-An elegant text view of imported text with line break optimization for ease on the eyes
-Automatic scrolling of the spoken text
-Easy navigation of sections of texts, saved bookmarks, and library content!

Read2Me features 4 unique and distinguished voices:

-US American Male
-US American Female
-UK British Male
-UK British Female

Don't be fooled by competitors claims. Gutenberg.org provides over 27,000 complete copyright-free texts for importing into Read2Me, and Read2Me can import any Web Based custom UTF-8 ASCII .txt files to be imported with the touch of a button.

Don't believe it? Give Read2Me a try.

Note: Read2Me text importing requires an internet connection to connect to URLs outside of its sample text library.

Complete Sample Texts included:

-Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
-Call Of The Wild
-Dracula
-Heart Of Darkness
-Jane Eyre
-A Tale Of Two Cities
-The War Of The Worlds
-War And Peace

Look for future Read 2 Me improvements and updates including blue tooth and wifi file transferring, additional voices, advanced voice control options, and MORE!

***Note: Version 1.0 Imported texts should be less than 1.5 MB in size. Visit http://www.Read2MeApp.com/faq.html for more information, and for future announcements and updates.

"Secure eBooks" or DRM copies of texts that cannot be saved to a UTF-8 .txt file may not be imported in version 1.x

At this time, importing ONLY uses a web based URL platform for transferring files via HTTP request. A web server or FREE FTP hosting site is required for this purpose. We hope to make additional features and improvements. We welcome all feedback.

Please file all bug reports! http://www.retinalmedia.com

Help keep Read2Me, the #1 Text-to-Speech & eReader Program for iPhone, bug free!

SpeakMail - Speak Extension for Mail

SpeakMail - Speak Extension for Mail

BorG Technology Corp.

SpeakMail - Speak Extension for Mail
The app is a Mail extension that speaks aloud attachments of Mail app.
A must have app to speak aloud the entire document of Mail.


Useful Features
● Speak aloud the entire English attachment of Mail app.
- Add favorite attachments with "Starred" to speak aloud later.
- With funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
- Support useful speaking repeat, pause, speed and pitch options.
● Optimize speak functions (Pro)
- 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.
● Add favorite documents with "Starred" to speak aloud later.
● With funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
● Support useful speaking repeat, pause, speed and pitch options.
● Tree File Explorer.


Features
● A Mail extension that speaks the entire English attachment sentence by sentence
The app integrates a built-in English text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud offline sentence by sentence without internet connecting.
Supported formats:
- Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)
- Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
- Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)
Please note that PDF file format is not supported.

● Background operation support (Pro)
The app can keep reading documents in the background while using another app.

● Lock screen support (Pro)
The app provides the lock screen support that you can play, pause, skip a sentence, adjust playback volume and see the sentences list on the lock screen.

● Headphone support (Pro)
The app provides the headphone support that you can play, pause and adjust playback volume. It also detects headphone plugged and unplugged.

● Optional high quality voices (In-App Purchases)
English HD, British HD, Spanish HD, Chinese HD, Japanese HD and Korean HD.

● Add favorite documents with "Starred"
Add favorite documents with "Starred" to speak aloud later.

● Support useful speaking options
The app provides some useful speaking options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking pause seconds between sentences, speaking speed speaking pitch and font size options.

● Speaking face animation
The app provides funny face animations while speaking.
You can choose bears and humans face animation with two types of mouth each.
You could use the pinch to zoom gesture to change the face size, drag and drop to move to other position features.

● Highlight words while speaking
Words will be highlighted on many documents while speaking.
Please note that words with special format may not be highlighted properly.

● Tree File Explorer
The app provides a Tree File Explorer which allows for expanding and showing all sub-folder files in the same view.
Search for files and folders.
Add, Delete, and Rename files and folders.
Copy and Paste to copy files.
Drag & Drop to move files and folders.
Pull down to refresh the tree list.
Zip, Zip & Email multiple files and folders with a password.
Unzip a password-protected zip file.

● This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad


Note:
To use the app, you need to enable the [SpeakMail] extension in Mail app first.

BigFONT OCR Text Reader with TTS, Reading Magnifier and Stereograms for Eye Exercises to help with Presbyopia, eye strain & Accessibility. The best document scanner to convert scan to text

BigFONT OCR Text Reader with TTS, Reading Magnifier and Stereograms for Eye Exercises to help with Presbyopia, eye strain & Accessibility. The best document scanner to convert scan to text

Gerd Graumann

Stop squinting! Magnify tiny print on labels 8x or use image-to-text OCR to read and listen to the digitized text on your device. Zoom mobile websites with text reflow to fit your display. Reduce eye strain with 3D exercises

Do you have trouble reading small print?

The Challenge: The print on many labels, menus, magazines etc. is too small. Mobile websites can be hard to read and don't let you zoom in.

The Solution – Use BigFONT and put your glasses away!

Magnify and even hear what's printed on that small label

OCR - simply take a picture of a label, magazine, menu or other hard to read text in 38 different languages or use an image or screenshot from the photo gallery. The text is automatically digitized and the words are displayed on your device in large, easy to read letters.

TTS - push a button and listen to a natural sounding voice that reads the digitized text back to you.

Share - if you want to edit or share the text, you can copy and paste it into any other application.

Magnifier - turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass with zoom levels up to 8-times the original size.

Go Big - easily read mobile websites with intelligent text zoom
With BigFONT you can increase the small print of many (otherwise static) mobile websites to a comfortable reading size, right on the original page. Now you can finally use pinch-to- zoom also on mobile websites like Wikipedia. You can also set up custom zoom buttons in your Safari browser for font sizes from 18 - 80 points with automatic text reflow, which reformats the page to fit perfectly inside the display of your iPhone, iPad or iPod, regardless of the text size.

Give your Eyes a Rest - Your tired eyes get welcome relief from digital eye strain through relaxing eye exercises using 3-D stereograms, which helps to preserve your eyesight.

Optometrist Finder - do you want to get you eyes checked? Based on your current GPS position, your device will show you recommended Optometrists around you with Yelp satisfaction ratings and map directions to get you there quickly (works in selected places).

Join our fast growing community of happy readers by downloading BigFONT now and help others by spreading the word.

Get BigFONT now and say goodbye to squinting. Enjoy reading everything again with ease!

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BigFONT versions:

BigFONT - for iOS versions up to iOS 6 - WebZoom, Magnifier, Stereograms

BigFONT Free - iOS 7 and higher - WebZoom, Magnifier, Stereograms plus pinch-to-zoom and limited OCR/TTS scans

BigFONT OCR - iOS 7 and higher - WebZoom, Magnifier, Stereograms plus pinch-to-zoom and unlimited OCR/TTS scans

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