8 Free websites and extensions with online text-to-speech tools

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This post lists 8 free websites and extensions with online text-to-speech tools.

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Text-to-speech tools are tools that convert text to voice. They have various uses: The essential ones are creating voiceovers for videos and helping people with visual problems “read” texts.

Here are 8 free websites and extensions that convert text-to-speech.

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a) text-speech.net text-to-speech tool

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PC screenshot of the homepage of text-speech.net

The text-to-voice tool utilizes a speech synthesizing technique in which the text is at first converted into its voiced form. Text-speech.net’s database has human audio for all the utterances or transcriptions.

Matching phonetics and their sounds are joined. Hence, for that reason, you can hear the transcripted voice.

Pros

  1. It is free to use
  2. You can use your voice instead of typing what you want to be converted

Cons

  1. It can not recognize some languages
  2. The audio output sounds unnatural

b) Speechify text-to-speech tool

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PC screenshot of the homepage of Speechify

To use it, simply type, paste, and edit any text in the box where that same text is written and play it out loud to hear the audio.

Speechify has both free and premium subscriptions. It can be used online, as a Google Chrome Extension, iOS app, or Android app.

Pros

  1. It is very popular and trusted by many
  2. It is multi-platform. This means you can use it on Android, iOS, and on the web

Cons

  1. It has more features that are not free to use
  2. It does not support all languages

c) naturalreaders

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PC screenshot of the homepage of naturalreaders

With this tool, you get to drag and drop your files, or type, paste, and edit text here. It is known for its professionalism in text-to-speech which converts any written text into spoken words. 

Pros

  1. You can convert the audio into MP3
  2. It can read from scanned documents or images

Cons

  1. It has more features that are not free to use
  2. It does not support every language

d) textvoice.online

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PC screenshot of the homepage of textvoice.online

This tool is very easy to use. All you do is type some text, select the language, the voice, and the speech style and emotion, then hit the Play button.

Sit back and wait for a few seconds while the AI algorithm converts your text into an excellent voice-over. When it is all done, you can click the download button to download your voice-over as an mp3 file.

Pros

  1. The premium version allows you to get realistic converted audio
  2. You can download your converted audio

Cons

  1. It has better features that are not easy to use
  2. It does not support every language

e. text-to-speech hewizo

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Text to Speech Hewizo removes ads and reads articles in over 30+ languages using modern AI text-to-speech engine TTS.

It is not only a text-to-speech (TTS) application, the extension offers multiple productivity features like cleaning ads, saving articles for later use, and aggregating top news from around the world.

Pros

  1. It can read articles in over 30 languages
  2. It removes ads while it is reading a page

Cons

  1. The system is time-consuming

2. The resulting speech sounds unnatural

f. Natural Reader Text to Speech

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NaturalReader - Text To Speech, is a chrome extension that converts text online into natural sounding audio. Simply press play and have your Emails, Websites, PDFs, Google Docs and Kindle Books read aloud to you! 

Pros

  1. It has a website that also does text-to-speech conversion with more features
  2. It supports PDF and most document formats

Cons

  1. It supports a few languages
  2. It has a commercial version with better features but is not free to use

g. Speechify

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With this tool, you can turn any text into speech (TTS). Read aloud reader for your emails, websites, PDFs, physical books. Listen with the highest quality natural-sounding voices in over 33+ languages.

Pros

  1. Its users have listened to over 6.5 billion words
  2. It is multiplatform. You can use it across various devices

Cons

  1. It supports a few languages
  2. It has a paid version with better features that is not easy to use

h. Read me

Readme is a text-to-speech extension that uses advanced deep learning techniques to synthesize natural human speech in more than 40 languages. 

Pros
1. Uses more than 40 languages
2. Can read in natural sounding voices

Cons
1. Does not support every language
2. Voice does not sound human enough

With tons of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google WaveNet, you will be able to improve your productivity! 

That is it for online text-to-speech tools on websites and extensions. Use them and decide which best works for you.