We can do so much with our smartphones. Our smartphones have made us lazy as we can accomplish almost everything with the tap of a button. Moreover, this comfort that technology and especially smartphones have brought in our lives is a blessing in disguise. Though, there are bad impacts of this laziness that have been brought to us by the evolution of technology but, a fine balance between them can tun this bad into effective usage of technology. Moreover, it is never advised to stay truly depended on technology or our smartphone for that matter.
In my opinion, we must always know the other way around. However, we are here to discuss something unique an what I find interesting because it will help you in a lot of situations. In this article, I have compiled a list of top 5 texts to speech applications for Android. Now a text to speech application is a very powerful tool to let our smartphone write whatever we say. Again, there are tons of options available on the Google Play Store but, I have narrowed it down to the top 5, which in my opinion are worth your time to check out.
So without further ado, let’s get straight into the article;
Top 5 Text To Speech Applications for Android
1. Talk FREE – Text to Voice – Read Aloud
The first app in this list is the Talk FREE – Text to Voice – Read Aloud application which is developed by the Abast Multimedia. The app has features that are related to what you are looking for in a text to speech application. This application has a nice, clean and modern user interface and you can use it very easily. Moreover, it supports multiple languages and you can import any text to this app and let the app read it aloud for you. Besides, you can also import texts from any website directly from the web browser and you can listen to them.
This app also supports reading texts from various third-party applications. Other features include Text to voice, Read web pages, Play/Pause/Stop, Export audio as WAV file, Lots of languages (internet connection required for some). You can also change the text size. These text to speech app is great if you want to read out a story to your children while you are busy with something else, or any visually impaired person can take advantage of this app. Yes, the only downside of the app is that it contains ads but, you can get rid of it by buying the pro version of the app.[button anchor=”download” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ktix007.talk” size=”medium” style=”default” color=”primary”]
2. Speechify Text To Speech
The second app on this list is the Speechify Text To Speech application that very specifically points out that it is made for the people who are dyslexic, second language learners, or visually impaired. However, anyone can use this application as well to get the job of reading your texts. You just to copy the text, and it can be from any source as long as it is text, and paste in the Speechify application and it will read out the text in the most human way possible.
Moreover, you can get to listen up to 600 words per minute which is nice to have. You can use this app while driving, cooking, gardening or any time and students can also make learning fun and you can go over and over again over any topic and learn them. The app also lets you control the speech speed and with frequent updates, it is getting better at its work. Moreover, the app interface is clean and is modern and I did not experience any lag or issues while using this application. Interestingly, there is no add or no in-app purchases that you need to make in order to use this app.[button anchor=”download” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cliffweitzman.speechify” size=”medium” style=”default” color=”primary”]
3. Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
My favorite and the probably the best text to speech application available on the Google Play Store is the Pocket app. It is not just a text to speech application that can only read aloud for you but it also has a variety of different features. You can save all the important topics or piece of information you come across the web in this app and create a space where there are topics filled with your interests only. You can save the latest stories, articles, news, sports, and videos from any device, and any publisher or app. Moreover, you can save topics from any source be it magazine recipe books, how to information, etc.
You can save all of them in one place so it is like your personal book with topics of your liking. The app also has a dark and sepia mode that allows you to eliminate the stress while reading and there are a lot of other customizations as well and you can customize the app like the way you like. Now, the main feature is you can listen to an article that you have saved or want the app to read aloud for you with just a tap. And, in my opinion, it is the best hands-free experience I had. Yes, there is a premium version of the application that adds features like advanced search, unlimited highlights, and automatic article backups.[button anchor=”download” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro” size=”medium” style=”default” color=”primary”]
4. Narrator’s Voice
The Narrator’s Voice application is developed by Escolha Tecnologia. It is a quite popular application when it comes to text to speech applications. You just need to type the message or speak the message and then choose any language of your liking and create amusing messages. Moreover, one interesting feature of the app is that it lets you change the voice as well as add effects to the voice for creating a fun and high-quality voice message.
Besides, you can also copy text from any source and paste that into this application and create an audio file or video file and share them across the various different sources. The application will read aloud whatever you have typed in the application or pasted. Once you have saved the audio you can use this app offline as well. I found all the voice and effect to be quite natural and human-like. You can create or open a text file, read aloud it, or export/share text as an audio/video file.[button anchor=”download” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.escolhatecnologia.vozdonarrador” size=”medium” style=”default” color=”primary”]
5. Voice Aloud Reader
One of the highly rated and used app on the Google Play Store is the Voice Aloud Reader application. The app once installed on your device when opened, will let you through the basics and makes you understand how to use the app, which I found a nice touch. You can add text from any sources like screen web pages, news articles, long emails, TXT, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documents, EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW and FB2 ebooks and more. Moreover, it acts as an ebook reader, document reader, web page reader and is considered as all in one reader app.
One cool feature about this app is that it automatically eliminated the ads, navigation, menus, and other junk when you copy and send the web page texts to this application. This allows you to have clear texts from the page and nothing else. Ebooks can be read very efficiently and in the same format, as written, images are shown, turn pages and more. Other features include long-press word and/or select a longer phrase to view dictionaries, translations, Wikipedia, Web search and more, easily control speech generator volume, pitch, and rate of speech, pause/resume speech, etc. Overall a nice text to speech app with loads of features.[button anchor=”download” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hyperionics.avar” size=”medium” style=”default” color=”primary”]
So, there you have it from my side. It is a better way to let your smartphone do the reading and you concentrate on lying comfortably without the need of staring at your smartphone and taking the burden of reading. It is good for avid readers, or students or any professional who is busy with some other work but can continue listening to books, news, magazine, or any article of his/her liking. Please let us know in the comments below which of the above-listed application you found useful and also let us know if you like any other app and want to feature that app in this list.