GhostReader Plus provides the ultimate Text to Speech authoring solution allowing you to quickly and easily write, edit and markup your text with speech Tags. Create beautiful audiobooks, lively podcasts or proofread your screenplay with all characters having their own voice. You can get full control over which language and voice to use at any moment or let the Automatic Language Detection do that for you.

GhostReader Plus also allows you to listen to almost any text on your Mac. Let GhostReader Plus read selected text from other apps with full playback control, listen to Word, PDF and other documents while you do something else, export text to iTunes audio tracks to listen on the go or use GhostReader Plus to write and proofread your work.

GhostReader Plus is currently localized in English and French, but can be used to read text with Text to Speech voices many languages.

--A fully functional 15-day trial can be downloaded from our website.--

Take control with tags
- Use tags to define reading speed, voice, language, volume or text that should not be read
- Read multilingual texts with automatic language detection
- Create your own custom tags to define "characters"

Read selected text aloud from any app
- Use the Services menu or Action extension to select and read text from any application
- Control GhostReader Plus with system-wide shortcuts, even when GhostReader is running in the background
- Paure, rewind, fast forward and jump to next or previous paragraph

Use with different text formats
- Import PDF, Word (doc/docx), plain text and RTF documents*
- Read texts with word highlighting and playback control
- Edit or save the selected text

Compose your own or personalize texts
- Use the intuitive formatting features to style your text
- Edit text and tags quickly by using search and replace
- Zoom your text for easy reading and writing

Fine-tune your reading experience
- Adjust the pronunciation of words
- Choose a voice and adjust speech rate
- Read with word or sentence highlighting

Listen to your text anywhere you go
- Export your text to an iTunes audio file
- Create personal and educational podcasts
- Listen to the audio file on your phone, tablet or mp3 player

Protect your GhostReader documents
- Password protect the preferences
- Restrict access to text formatting
- Use read-only mode to prevent accidental editing

*Also reads odt, txt, utxt, and html documents

What’s New

Version 2.3

We're keeping up with the latest macOS Mojave update by introducing Dark Mode compatibility.

This version also fixes a few minor bugs to streamline use with a Dvorak keyboard and to keep the playback volume steady. It also addresses issues with exporting files made with the Alex voice.

Thanks for using the app!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mac1guy ,

Solid Product

I've tired others. This is comfy and does the job on my Mac Mini Mojave.

Marianco ,

GhostReader is the best Text-To-Speech App

I am very happy that GhostReader continues to be updated.

The ability to use Apple's voices is fantastic. Apple has the best accessibility features for disabled people of any computer company. And the Mac and IOS text to speech capability is second to none. Apple's voices are the highest quality of any available commercially. This is why even the blind can use an iPhone more easily than any smartphone.

GhostReader is simply the best Text to Speech software available. I use it to turn my scanned books and eBooks to audio-books that I can listen to when driving and traveling.

To do the conversions, I find it is best to extract the text and past the text into the GhostReader app window so you can customize the pronunciation when needed. It is the capability to customize the output where GhostReader stands above the competition.

There is no comparison. GhostReader's audio output is the most human-like and listenable output available.

innerstanding ,

The Best

This is a 5 star app hands down. It does OCR so its not just a reader and it easily converts to an audio and even itunes file.

Developer Response ,

Hi innerstanding, thank you so much for your positive review of GhostReader Plus! We are always happy when people enjoy our software. While GhostReader Plus does not have OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality, where the software can recognize text in an image and convert it to editable text, the software is an excellent reader and can convert text to an MP4 file or an iTunes-ready MP4 file. Please feel free to email if you ever have questions GhostReader Plus or are experiencing an issue. Our team is ready and always happy to help. :-)


ConvenienceWare B.V.
27.7 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.