People with difficulties in accessing printed text will find Text to Speech Maker an extremely simple and useful tool to convert any text file into an audio file they can listen to. The program uses any synthetic voice installed on your system to produce audio files in WAV, MP3, or VOX format, and reads aloud any text you paste on its main window. Its batch support will let you convert as many text files as required in one single operation.
Text to Speech Maker can work with any speech synthesis installed on your system, regardless of the language you are using. Apart from the voices in English, French, and German that install with the program, you can download voices in many other languages from the Microsoft site and start using this tool to produce audio files in your own native language.
To convert or read aloud a text file, all you have to do is paste the corresponding text in the program’s main window or open any existing text file. Select your preferred voice and click on the “Read aloud” button, and the program will start reading the text while highlighting the word that’s being read at a given moment. Synchronized audio and text has proven to be of great help for people with dyslexia or for those learning a foreign language. You can customize the size, color, and font of the text, which is also of great help for the ones with a visual disability. Those who are blind, though, will benefit from the program’s text-to-audio capabilities, which will allow them to read any text they can copy and paste onto the program’s interface. Anyone can also use this tool to create the audio counterpart of any text-based document, and listen to it comfortably while on the go.
The conversion process is fast and reliable, and you can customize the output settings of the audio files so that they fit your quality and size requirements. The program’s usability is par with its efficiency, making it a tool suitable for all types of users regardless of their specific needs.
- Selectable voices
- Converts individual files and batches of files
- Audio and text synchronization
- Creates custom WAV, MP3, and VOX files
- No temporary files are created during the conversion process
- No drawbacks have been found