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.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.4

• updated for macOS Catalina 10.15
• support for new system fonts “SF Mono” and “New York” (only for macOS 10.15+)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

Y. SuJing ,

Almost simply perfect

This helps me listen to text quickly, but I just wish the pause/play button would continue from where it left off instead of starting over.

Bobby T. ,

Does What It Says, Should Do More

This app seems to be teh simplest way to transform text into an audio file.

There are other ways to accomplish this so its more of a time saver than anything else…

There is a feature or two that would improve this app. First is that voices are sorted alphabetically, with no other information. This means there is no easy way to tell what the native language is for any given voice…. The only work around I found is go into system prefernces and acess speech settings to see how they are sorted there…

Also, it would be nice if one could create scripts…. That is to say, have the ability to use different voices to read different parts of the text. So you could, say, emulate a conversation or even have text that alternates between two different languages (thereby translating text). Ideally this can be done now, but one would have to do it line by line & merge all the genrated audio files manually.

Developer Response ,

Hello Bobby,
thanks for pointing out such improvements. I'm working on a new update wich brings better sorted voices with information about the language. The second part you are suggesting is very interesting! I'll note this as considered feature. Thank you for writing down your ideas. This helps a lot.

Great Southern Bear🐻 ,

Facinating way to use Text-To-Speech.

I have visual problems and a lack of patience. Having to select text then hit the command key and then start the process over after you have read what you highlighted is frustrating. This app solves the problem. Simple,elegant solution. I use it for almost all of my reading.


Alexander Kaessner
6.5 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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