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Read It To ME: The Best Text-To-Speech Apps

Read It To ME: The Best Text-To-Speech Apps

Sometimes you need materials read aloud to you, rather than reading them yourself. We'll help you pick out the best text-to-speech app for your iPad.

Bring Your E-Books to Life

Sit back and relax at home or listen on your commute, these text-to-speech e-book readers bring life to those stories.

PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

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

PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

PDF eBook Reader & Viewer With Text to Speech

For those who enjoy listening to e-books and having PDFs read aloud.

PDF eBook Reader and Viewer With Text to Speech Aloud Lite makes listening to your new book or PDF document easy. Play, pause, and listen no matter where you go with offline access. With over 16 languages available and visual setting adjustments, this is a terrific text-to-speech option.

Why we love it

PDF eBook Reader and Viewer With Text to Speech Aloud Lite lets you bring your favorite books to life while you just sit back and listen.

Marvin SxS – eBook and comic book reader

View your comics and e-books side-by-side and easily manage separate libraries.

Marvin SxS – eBook and comic book reader

Special Edition

For those who use Marvin 3 or would like a reader that displays two books at once.

Marvin Side-by-Side is a handy app for studying two books at the same time. With split view, slide over, and a quick launch panel on iPad, password protection for managing libraries, and customizable tools, reading on your mobile device has never been smoother. The app also supports text-to-speech, offers reading statistics, has import and export options, plus much more.

Why we love it

For reading your e-books and comics, Marvin Side-by-Side takes the Marvin 3 app to a new level by allowing split view for seeing two books at once.

Listen to Your Documents

Hear your documents read aloud on your way to work or class, these apps make it easy.

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, 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

Enjoy our free version of NaturalReader and listen for up to 3 minutes
Sample all our languages and voices
Customers of our paid desktop version of NaturalReader can now have unlimited access to the NaturalReader free

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.

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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 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.

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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, 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
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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.

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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) ●● Entering and dubbing of own content ●● Thanks to multi-tasking, Voice Reader reads to you comfortably in the background ●● Reading out of PDF files

Press Reviews:

► Hot Mac Apps
Even though you get all these options, I was really impressed with the quality of the voices and how understandable they are. They are not harsh and could actually read you a story if you felt like typing that much into the screen. Overall Voice Reader Text to Speech is definitely worth the $1.99, it has to be the best text to speech and also text to speech translator I have seen for a long time.

► apps affair
Voice Reader Text To Speech for iOS devices is a new app that reads any text to you in one of 32 voices spanning 21 languages. You can copy and paste text into the app or drag text in using iTunes file sharing feature, then play back or email the resulting audio file. It can also play the audio files in the background while you multi-task.

► The iPhone App Review
For the two dollars Voice Reader costs, ($1.99 in the App Store) users can enjoy quality text-to-speech capabilities, a smooth interface, and support for a wealth of different languages. It’s a solid affair, and one that won’t disappoint those in need of such an app."

► iPhone Foot Print
With Voice Reader text to speech you can do a lot more than just converting boring text to speech conversions. You can create new ringtones in different voices, play jokes on people in voice instead of plain text, brush up your foreign language skills and do a lot more you can imagine.

► Application for iPhone
It is clear that reading, particularly on the iPhone or iPod is tedious. Listening is much easier. This way you can listen to presentations, documents, speeches, notes or have exam material read to you or even create your own audio book."

*** VERSATILE AREAS OF APPLICATION AND POSSIBLE USES: ***

● RELAXATION AND READING AID:
Discover how much more relaxing and comfortable it is to have texts read out to you rather than trying to tediously decipher them on the small screen.

● BRUSH UP YOUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Our reading voices will help you learn how to pronounce even complicated words.

● DUBBED ANTHOLOGIES AND AUDIO BOOKS:
Create your personal audio book. (Note: Please bear in mind the character restriction of the online voices and use offline voices if necessary.)

** * FEATURES AND BENEFITS ***
● Professional voice output quality

● Extensive and expandable range of voices:
The scope of delivery already includes a total of 32 online voices for 21 languages (20 female and 12 male speakers): Danish, German, English (UK + US), Finnish, French (France + Canada), Greek, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil + Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Spanish (Spain + Mexico), Czech, Turkish and Hungarian.
When using online voices, you can have up to 2,000 characters read out to you per file. There is no character restriction when using offline voices.

● Diverse reading options and pause control

● Straightforward management and advanced export function. Convenient Voice Reader Editor functions: “search for” and “go-to”.

● Advantage of offline voices (to be purchased separately):
- No Internet connection is required for reading out and creating the audio files.
- No character restrictions.
- Audio files are generated directly on your device.
- Selection Function

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The natural-sounding Linguatec Text-to-Speech Voice Reader 15 in 45 languages for private and professional use is also available for Windows PC (Vista, 7 or 8). Read more on our website www.linguatec.net

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Hear What You Like

Whether it is news or articles you saved to check out later, listen to them read to you while doing other things.

Talking Translators

Text-to-speech translators make it simple to say what you need to say in any language. Just type it, hear it, and repeat it.

Google Translate

Google comes in handy for anything, including translations

Google Translate

Translate as you type

For anyone who prefers to use Google for everything, including language translation.

Google Translate is a powerful option from Google themselves. With Google Translate, you can type in what you need translated and the app will get to work immediately. There is also offline access in case you are in another country without a data connection, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Other awesome features include handwriting mode, camera translator, and even a conversation mode so you can translate entire conversations without breaking a sweat.

Why we love it

Google provides great options for everyone, and their translation engine is top-notch. The app looks nice and is easy to use. It's handy to have while traveling.

mText2Speech Text to Speech Language Translation

Type in a word or sentence and hear the translation in one of 100 languages.

mText2Speech Text to Speech Language Translation

For those who need an iPad translator and like those with text-to-speech.

mText2Speech for both iPhone and iPad will translate your words and sentences quickly and easily. The app supports 100 languages, has recording options, offers a translation history, and allows you to share translations. Type it, hear it, and repeat it with this cool tool.

Why we love it

mText2Speech is a terrific translation tool with text-to-speech options for 100 languages.