The fully featured text to speech suite that can read aloud web pages, browse web pages and RSS feeds (allowing you to enqueue the reading of the articles while headlines are read), documents and e-books for you while you are doing something else. The app can create a speech or audio file from any page that you browse inside the app or by pasting a link of an internet page from any other app. The text to read and its language will be detected automatically. It can also read Microsoft Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), PDF (with the smart skipping of the repetitive text in the headers and footers), emails (.eml) and many other text file (.txt, .html, .rtf, .odt, .odp) and e-book formats (.epub, .fb2, DAISY) and turn them into the speech.
By using the app you'll build your knowledge base in an easy way. Each read item is automatically moved to the Old Articles which supports powerful search and filtering features. Those texts are always available offline. Annotation tools are there to comment the text, mark an item as favorite, or bookmark an important paragraph in the text. You can export the text with annotations to the Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
Add a web article to be read aloud from any app that can share a web site link (including any web browser) – just press the Share button in it and starting the speech or saving the text to be read aloud later is only a tap away.
Sync the web articles list across devices using Pocket and use it to add new articles.
You can use app with any of supported languages for text to speech on macOS. Latest macOS features including Mojave features like the Dark mode are supported.
Reinvent your life, if you are busy cut the time you spend in front of the screen and listen to the news articles, documents and e-books while you are doing housework or even commuting and jogging (by using the audio files).
For people with visual impairments and disabilities like dyslexia this can be a great helper and assistive technology as the app is tested to be fully accessible with VoiceOver by legally blind users. There are many keyboard shortcuts to easily navigate the text and appearance of the text can be customized in various ways. Bookshare, an accessible online library is integrated into the app.
Get the app now and enjoy the most convenient text-to-speech! Don't forget to check Speech Central for iOS - it has a free tier and was nominated for the best assistive iOS app in 2017 by AppleVis!
You may consider to buy Labsii Suite on the Mac App Store where for slightly higher price you get the license for all 4 of our apps in the Store.
* DRM protected books are locked to their respective vendor apps to protect the copyright and cannot be imported into the app
* scanned PDF documents contain no computer text so they can't be processed without extracting the text from them using some OCR software.
*macOS High Sierra 13.6 contains the bug that prevents the app to create the longer audio files (it doesn't affect the reading just the option to create audio files). Other versions of macOS are not affected
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Ratings and Reviews
One of the best text to speech apps I've used. My favorite feature is the little bar that follows the text (helps so much with concentration). My only complaints are 1) limited options for speech rate (1.5x,2x,3x etc instead of words per minute) and 2) doesn't allow you to copy and paste from the window to take notes in another app. I also wish the playback was a bit more exact. Instead of jumping to the next paragraph I wish it would have an option to replay the last sentence, or even let you click on a point in the paragraph for it to start at, rather than having to start the whole paragraph over.
Great for reading .pdf documents quickly
I have tried a few of these programs and found this one to work the best. I am a graduate student and use this to read .pdfs at double speed to help me push through a great volume of reading more quickly. What is useful about this app, compared to simply using the Apple Accesibility Speech function, is the playback back controlls which allow me to easily pause, go back to a section, or skip ahead. Also, when encountering issues with an earlier version, I found the developer helpful and responsive in trying to work through issues (which have been corrected in the most recent version).
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ONE OF MY FAVORITES
This is one of my favorite apps and without a question lives fornt and center on my iMac and Macbook Pro dock. I also have the iPhone app and I love it! Something about the simplicity and power of this app makes it so awesome!
I'm low vision, and my eyes go crazy after lon period of reading, so an app like this is just so amazing.
- LABSII DOO BEOGRAD
- 40.2 MB
macOS 10.12.2 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.