Text to Speech TTS for Windows 8

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An intuitive and very easy to understand application developed specifically for systems running Windows 8, which can read text aloud

editor's review




Text to Speech TTS is a useful and simple to handle piece of software, which was created for Windows 8 systems, its main function being to transform written words into oral speech, at the press of a button.

Clean and straightforward appearance

The application features a basic user interface, its looks being aimed particularly at novices, as you will truly face no difficulty in working with it, from the first run.

The main window displays the text panel, where you can type, paste or open from a locally stored document the text that you want to hear.

Write or open your file and listen to its audio rendering

Text to Speech TTS lets you edit the material you wish to hear as it is being read, offering cut, copy, paste and delete features. In addition, the ‘Font Increase’ and ‘Font Decrease’ buttons aim to help you find the best fit for visualizing the sentences as they are being pronounced.

From the ‘Language’ menu, you can select the one corresponding to your document (English, French, German, Italian and others), after which you can press on the ‘Click to Speech’ button, which will cause the program to begin enunciating the contents of your written file, highlighting the current part as it is being read.

Aside from basic player functions (pause, stop, next and previous), Text to Speech TTS does not feature any other components, such as the ability to choose the voice or adjust the volume, while saving the speech to an audio file is out of the question.

A simple text enunciator

To sum it up, Text to Speech TTS is a handy albeit fairly basic utility for Windows 8, that you can use for converting words into their audio counterpart, enabling you to listen to long stretches of text in several languages.

Text to Speech TTS for Windows 8 was reviewed by Marina Dan
Last updated on July 30th, 2014
Text to Speech TTS for Windows 8 - The main window of Text to Speech TTS for Windows 8 allows you to open the TXT file you want to work withText to Speech TTS for Windows 8 - When reading the written text, you can pause or stop, as well as skip to the next document