Text to speech technology was initially used on computers to provide help for those with visual impairments. Now with the advance of technology and the widespread of mobile gadgets, text to speech softwares are being used for a wide variety of purposes some of which are purely educational such as learning a foreign language, reading books out loud and many more.
In previous posts we shared here, we reviewed various text to speech tools that work on the web and iPad. Today, and in response to a request we got from some of our readers, we curated for you this list comprising some of the best text to speech apps to use on your Android.
‘Google Text-to-speech powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by: Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book, Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word,TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device,… and many other applications in Play Store.’
‘Automatically speaks the Clipboard, Shared Links and Web Pages. Copy text from any Android application or web browser and hear it instantly spoken back to you. No need to switch applications and no extra clicks. Integrated Web Page and News Article Reader, Clipboard Manager database storage and many highly productive useful flexible features (see list below) with ongoing user support and development. ’
‘ IVONA for Android replaces the synthesized text-to-speech (TTS) voices currently available on your Android device with more natural sounding, accurate & easy-to-understand voices. Select from 13 different languages to find the one best suited for you. Easy to install one or several different voices!’
‘This is an accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.’