In short, Out Loud improves your writing. How does this work?

Having someone read your writing back to you is an incredibly helpful tool when reviewing your written work. We discovered this while testing some of our own writing on some of the newer, more realistic A.I. voices out there.

We found more typos,
we more easily identified awkward phrasing,
our word choices seemed to get more creative,
and our writing more concise.
It even seemed to help us brainstorm new ideas.

Quickly, we realized that this should be developed into an app.

More testing showed lower quality, more “robotic” voices were much less effective. We decided to use the fantastic, Amazon Polly text to speech service, along with Alexa’s own text to speech capabilities (probably the most realistic solution to date).

In addition to a set of high quality voices, we needed to come up with a workflow that lets users listen and make changes efficiently. Obviously, reading back an entire document with each little edit wasn’t going to work so we developed an interface that lets users focus their read-back using simple text selection methods.

Taken as a whole, Out Loud is an evolving, high quality, text to speech service combined with an interface that lets users efficiently select, listen, make changes, then listen again. Hopefully this combination improves your writing, its certainly improved ours, so please give us a try and let us know your experience.

Service Details:

Enter your own words, phrases, sentences, poems, stories into our specially designed read-back text editor. When your masterpiece is ready tap the “Here” button or link with your Alexa device* - then, just sit back and listen away.

⁃ Startlingly realistic voice rendering improves the smoothness and clarity of your writing, helping you pick up on awkward changes in tempo and timing.
⁃ Reading along together with our service helps root out typos and errors.
⁃ Designed to allow you to easily read back portions of longer documents.
⁃ Copy and paste entire text files or import/reload documents from Google Docs™.
⁃ Select portions of your text, make edits, then read back any changes.
⁃ Make edits even if you don’t have a connection to the internet. (Voice read back requires internet connection.)

Text to Speech Subscription Plans

All plans auto renew every month.

25k Plan
0.99$ a month for 25 Thousand Characters per month read out loud. Comes with a 1 week free trial.

50k Plan
1.99$ a month for 50 Thousand Characters per month read out loud.

100k Plan
3.99$ a month for 100 Thousand Characters per month read out loud.

300k Plan
12.99$ a month for 300 Thousand Characters per month read out loud.

500k Plan
19.99$ a month for 500 Thousand Characters per month read out loud.

700k Plan
28.99$ a month for 700 Thousand Characters per month read out loud.

1m Plan
39.99$ a month for 1 million Characters per month read out loud.

Important Document Storage Info
Out Loud stores your documents on your device. There is no syncing between devices like, for instance, Apples Notes app. Accounts are not used to store or transfer your documents they are used to facilitate and administer the transformation of text into speech on your hand held and Alexa devices.

Optional Requirements
To hear this service on your Alexa device please enable Out Loud and link using your Out Loud account.

Terms & Policies

Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

* Our text to speech service uses Amazon Polly voices. Alexa voice requires Alexa device

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

1. Introducing Monthly subscriptions starting at $0.99 - now with one week FREE trial.
* Moved pricing to a subscription service. Characters previously purchased through our metered service can still be used and will be depleted before our app requests that you purchase a monthly subscription

1.1.2 changes

1. Added one week free trial to our $0.99 plan.
2. Improved subscription interface.


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24.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2019 TreesWithLeaves LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. 100K $3.99
  2. 100 Thousand Characters $3.99
  3. 25K $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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