Do you need to create a virtual person that talks to your customers every time when they visit your website? Instead of relying on automated voice generator, you get to customize various natural voices with different tone and personality, which is perfect for those who wish to have a long text translated to speech. This saves up a lot of time, and it helps keeping the line busy while your customer is on the phone, waiting to be transferred to the right person to talk to.
Currently available in both English & Latin America Spanish, AT&T Text to Speech offers recordings of several native speakers using different tones. You can insert any text you want, but make sure it matches the chosen language. If you aren’t sure about a certain word, you have to get it translated before putting it into the text box. You get to listen to it by clicking on the “Speak” button, and if you’re satisfied with the output, you can choose to download it by clicking on the “Download” button. (The output is in .WAV format). As it’s a demo version of the product, there’s a 300 word limit to avoid the server being overloaded.
Currently only available in English, but they offer several accents, such as those of Americans, Australians, South Africans, and even Indians. When you first landed on the page, there will be a virtual female avatar on your screen. Depends on the name you have chosen, it will be either a male or a female speaking on the screen. Over 25 languages can be chosen from the list, and various effects can be applied to add different flavours to the spoken text.
Offering several mainstream languages, and the speed can be customized to make it sound faster or slower. The best thing about this tool is that it can help translating text into another language and have it spoken out in the same page, saving you the hassle of having to get it translated on another website before inserting it into the text area.
Not as many functionalities provided by this tool compared to the others, but the speech translated can be used for commercial purpose. You can insert significantly more characters using this tool than others (Up to 5000 characters), and you can set the volume scale depends on your preference. (Only American English & Scottish English are available).
A large amount of languages are offered in this website, and you can easily download it as an mp3 file by clicking on the ‘Download’ button. If you wish to share the text with your someone else, there’s an URL readily available to be copied to any destination you want. On the contrary, if you wish to hide the text and not letting anyone copies the content without your permission, you can make use of the URL Obfuscator and hide the text spoken.
Do you want to proofread a Microsoft Word document but don’t feel like reading it by yourself? WordTalk is a Microsoft Word plugin that reads out a Word document. It’s compatible with every Word version since Word 97. You can easily customize the language spoken, & it will highlight word by word as it goes. You can choose to speak the entire document, or just a small portion of the text.
Easily convert any online news, webpages, ebooks or RSS feeds into a podcast or web widget and embed it into your website with iSpeech. You will be given HTML code to be embedded after you have inserted the text into the website.
With more than 100 voices in 30 different languages, Acapela Group Voices have authentic voice of each language that’s presented with it’s own personality.
A nifty little Chrome extension that helps reading out text on a webpage. All you have to do is to highlight the part of a text document that you want to read, and it will read it out for you while displaying the number of lines read.
Do you want to convert any articles in your blog into an audiobook? FoxVox is a Firefox extension that speaks any text you have highlighted in a web page. The output is available in Mp3, Ogg, & Wav formats.
With Odiogo, you don’t have to copy and paste text from a webpage. Instead, all you have to do is to insert the url of a webpage and third party content such as advertisement will automatically be filtered out. You can use this service to translate your blog feeds, so your subscribers will be updated with the audible version every time when their device is synced.
*Service is currently being upgraded and no new signups will be accepted for the moment*