SpeakLine – Text to Speech 4+

Convert Text Into Spoken Audio

Alexander Kaessner

    • 4.4 • 3K Ratings
    • Free



SpeakLine lets your Mac talk to you!

Write some text, select a voice and your Mac reads it out loud.
Enjoy your words with funny voices or read texts in native languages.

• import TXT or RTF files
• export your texts as an AIFF audio or TXT file
• select between multiple system voices in different languages
• change the speed of the reading
• customize the UI with the Dark Mode or select from one of the fonts
• install more system voices via the System Preferences

*SpeakLine uses the preinstalled Apple System Voices. They are all licensed under the Apple Software License Agreements (SLA).

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What’s New

Version 4.2.2

• Updated for macOS 13 Ventura.
• Fixed an issue with pausing the reading.
• The speech rate can now be set as low as 50 words per minute.

SpeakLine now requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Madyson MAry ,

I Love this App!

This app is the best and most easy to use program I have found for reading text out loud. I use it for all my work in school. I love the option for changing the speed and for changing the voice of the reader. I only wish you could open two tabs at once and
could change the speed it reads in the middle of it reading (instead of needing to stop the audio, change the speed, and restart from the begining). All that being said, still the best app I've come across for text to speech.

canon jdl ,

Great tool but needs a click to speak

This is as good as any text to speak--and they are not a lot devoted to this. I have Bulbar ALS and can't speak so the ease of typing and volume and accent/voice controls are very good. It would be perfect if I could stroke a key to speak what was written and have it automatically erase (with a repeat button if people didn't hear) because 90% of the time I am not repeating myself. Instead, I have to use my mouse to play and manually delete each sentenece so as to not repeat it.

AnnoyingIndividual ,

Convienent And Simple

This is the type of thing you would hope was already on your computer but at least it was free. While it could be more fancy and allow more options, this text to speech program is more than sufficient for my purposes.
Turning text to audio and making those files easily accessable while still being free. Forces a review but I think the agressiveness is what put it near the top of the search options for me to find...
I endorse this app regardless.

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