SpeakLine – Text to Speech 4+

Convert Text Into Spoken Audio

Alexander Kaessner

    • 4.4 • 3.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


SpeakLine lets your Mac talk to you!

Type 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 CAF audio file
• Select between multiple system voices in different languages
• Use your personal voices (only works on some devices)
• Change the speed and pitch of the reading voice
• Customize the UI with different appearance settings
• Install more system voices via the system settings

All In-App Purchases are entirely optional. You can use SpeakLine completely free without any ads or limitations!
Your tips will support the ongoing development over the last decade.

*SpeakLine only uses the preinstalled system voices.
They are all licensed under the Apple Software License Agreements (SLA).

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What’s New

Version 5.1

This update brings a lot of under-the-hood improvements and a more polished design. Most notably, it introduces support for Personal Voices!
Create your personal voice on your device and use it right inside the app.

• New support for using your Personal Voices (only supported on some devices)
• New options for text size and text style
• Accessibility improvements for larger text and VoiceOver
• Import of RTF text files is now possible again
• Drag-and-drop TXT/RTF files onto the doc icon to import them works again
• Right-click the voice selection to reset the voice to the system default
• New help tips let you discover all features of SpeakLine
• Lots of UI design improvements

If you like SpeakLine, please consider leaving a good rating on the App Store.
For questions or feedback, please send me a message via: pxlwaves.com/support

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K 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.

App Privacy

The developer, Alexander Kaessner, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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