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@Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader)

Listen to the app reading aloud or read on screen web pages, news articles, long emails, TXT, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documens, EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW and FB2 ebooks and more. It's an HTML reader, document reader and ebook reader all in one, both for reading on-screen, or listening when your eyes hurt, malfunction or are busy elsewhere.

FEATURES:
* Open text, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, OpenOffice documents or HTML files for reading aloud.
* Now includes OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for extracting text from PDF files, where normal text extraction does not work.
* Click "Share" or "Send by Email" button/menu item in any app to send text to @Voice Aloud Reader for aloud reading over speakers or a headset.
* When sharing web pages to @Voice, their menus, navigation, ads, other junk are removed, leaving clean text to read or listen.
* In WhatsApp use Export Chat function to send chats to @Voice for listening
* If "Share" is not available, copy text in another app and paste it into @Voice for aloud reading.
* Save articles opened in @Voice to files for later listening. Construct listening lists of many articles for uninterrupted listening one after the other. Order the list as needed, e.g. more important articles first.
* Read eBooks on screen with their original formatting, images shown, turn pages or read continuously. Or put headphones, turn off screen and listen!
* Handles Chinese and Japanese vertical text (right to left mode), or switch it to horizontal mode if preferred.
* Easily add saved Pocket articles to @Voice reading list - in Read List screen, press Menu - Add articles from Pocket, then read on screen or listen being read aloud.
* Record spoken articles to sound files - WAV (uncompressed) or OGG (compressed) formats supported.
* Long-press word and/or select a longer phrase to view dictionaries, translations, Wikipedia, Web search and more.
* Speech correction for TTS, optionally using Regular Expressions (RegEx)
* Easily control speech generator volume, pitch and rate of speech.
* Pause/resume speech as needed with wired or Bluetooth headset buttons, plus click Next/Previous buttons to jump by sentence or to next/previous article on list.
* Auto-recognize the language to use appropriate TTS voice, if available, or set your preferred voices manually with "Select language" menu item.
* Options for additional pause between paragraph, start talking as soon as a new article is loaded or wait for a button press, start/stop talking when wired headset plug is inserted/removed.
* Optional sleep timer to stop speech after a given timeout.

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Description

You can LISTEN faster than you can READ

Speechify is an intelligent text-to-speech audio-reader that turns your reading material into interactive audiobooks so that you can save time, retain more information, and stay focused. Like your own personal reading assistant, Speechify can read books, documents, and articles while you cook, work out, commute, or any other activity you can think of.

"I am literally going to start crying at how profoundly amazing and revolutionary this is for me" - Chandler

"I suffer from A.D.D. and between this app and Audiobooks I have never felt more empowered... please know you made a real difference in my life" - Bill

FEATURE LIST:
• Listen to articles, PDFs, digital text, or physical books AS AUDIO.
• Listen with HD voices and 50+ languages.
• Toggle your reading speed up to 900 words per minute (~5x faster than sight-reading).
• Scan physical book pages with your device camera.
• Import internet articles straight from your mobile browser.
• Integrates with iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.
• Sync audiobooks across your devices both Mac and Web.

LISTEN TO ANY TEXT, ANYWHERE:
• Import online articles, PDFs, clipboard-copied text, or even photos of physical book pages, and listen while Speechify reads your content to you in the highest quality digital voices available anywhere.

PERSONALIZE YOUR LISTENING EXPERIENCE:
• Listen to your content with any of Speechify's HD voices or 50+ supported languages, and find the perfect reading speed that works for you. Read along with Speechify's interactive reading interface, or simply lay back and listen!

SAVE TIME, RETAIN MORE, GET MORE DONE:
• While the average sight-reading speed is approximately 200 words per minute, Speechify users quickly learn to listen to 400 words per minute or faster, doubling their reading speed. Speechify's reading screen highlights each word as it reads, and academic research shows that listening and reading at the same time results in significantly higher levels of comprehension.

PERFECT FOR USERS WITH READING DISABILITIES:
• Originally created as a solution for Speechify's founder's dyslexia, Speechify now empowers tens of thousands of users with Dyslexia, ADHD, Low vision acuity, anxiety, concussions, and other reading disabilities to breeze through their readings and engage with their curiosities.

SYNC YOUR LIBRARY ACROSS DEVICES:
• Download Speechify for iPhone, iPad, and Google Chrome at speechify.com, and your library of audiobooks will sync across all of your devices.

We created Speechify so that reading is never a barrier for anyone again. Designed to help people with dyslexia, ADHD, Low vision acuity, concussions, and other reading disabilities, Speechify now helps hundreds of thousands of people to consume their reading content with ease. From those with reading disabilities to auditory learners, productivity fanatics, second language learners, hobbyists, and more, we love all of our users and strive every day to create a reading assistant that empowers them to read more and succeed in life. We can't wait for you to join the family :)

- Happy Listening & Much love, Cliff Weitzman, and the rest of the Speechify Team.

PREMIUM:
• Get access to Speechify's HD natural reading voices with Speechify Premium on either a monthly, quarterly, or annual plan. Speechify's cutting edge HD voices use natural human inflection to help you stay even more engaged with your readings.

After a free trial, the total amount for the subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal at the total subscription price within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed or canceled via your iTunes Account Settings.

Privacy Policy: https://speechify.com/privacy/
Terms of Service: https://speechify.com/terms/

Version 2.17.2

We update the Speechify app as often as possible to make it faster and more reliable for you. Here are a couple of the enhancements you’ll find in the latest update:

- Read aloud customization questions
- Activation Guide
- Fixed critical bugs

Love the app? Rate us! Your feedback keeps the Speechify app growing.

Have a question? Email us at [email protected]

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

66.3K Ratings

Grateful, grateful, grateful! Thank you!

I am SO grateful there is FINALLY a app that is capable of reading out loud for me! With ADHD, Anxiety, and learning disabilities I struggle with just getting though a page, and I love to collect books and as much information as possible with ALL the good intentions possible to read and grow! I beat myself up for buy all the things I do (reading wise) bc I struggle with getting that time and focus long enough to read. Being a single momma of three kids ages 12,6,&5 and a fur mama of a cat and dog, I am very busy. Being able to hear the information of topics I am super interested in is LIFE CHANGING!
I love my audiobooks! But when wanting to read websites (just finally was able to listen/read about CBT for ADHD on a website by copy and pasting the url! Life changing!), college text books (haven’t tried this feature just yet but I plan to soon) and I am looking forward to being able to have my email read about my kids endless school stuff!

I have been searching for YEARS now for something that could help me and hands down this is what I have needed! Thank you for creating this app. Also keeping this app’s add on features at a reasonable price! I will be doing the add on for the speed preference and I want to support someone who created something so user friendly and for those like me who want to grow and yet are stuck and struggle with all the personal stuff that keeps us from growing!
Thank you!

Awesome

I too have dyslexia. And I hated school for this reason. I couldn’t read stuff like my friends. I was always behind. I took so long to do homework because of it I couldn’t go out and play with my friends. I hated it. I cried and fought with my mom a lot. They put me in a special reading class to try to teach me how to turn the letters and words around. I even reverse numbers sometimes. When I was in first grade I had a teacher who would yell at me for not being able to read instead of trying to help me. So my parents held me back and put me in a different school. Where the teacher had seen it before and knew the signs for dyslexia. And I was tested and found out that’s what it was. I appreciate so much you creating this app. I do wish it didn’t cost so much. I understand you have to pay for the development and to keep it up to date. But that is a lot. I did teach myself to read and I do read books. But it does take me a lot longer than everyone else because of the dyslexia. But I do it anyway and even enjoy reading now. When I was a kid you would never see me read. But again thanks for creating an app that helps with that. I just wish the cost was lower I can’t afford that much a year at one time. Or if you had smaller monthly costs too that would be better for someone like me. Thanks again. I will use the free version for now. 👍🏻

Thanks for sharing your story! Your concern about the pricing is valid. The cost is actually to support the creation and maintenance of all our premium voices, they cost a lot really. You can use the non-HD voices for free but making the HD voices has a lot of server costs. The annual subscription of $140 comes to $11.66/mo which is actually really cheap ($2.7/wk) - that’s less than the price of a textbook, less than one coffee a week.

Please feel free to use the app as a free user! 😊 If you have any other questions, drop us a message via "Message us" from your Speechify app. We're happy to help. By the way, thanks for the 5 stars! ❤️

It’s totally awesome….but…

This app is amazing. It really is worth the money…mostly. It really saves time. But, there are some issues. I think it’s overpriced for the fact that is has all of these issues. For the price I paid, it should be perfect and there should be a way to access chapters and specific areas of the book much more quickly. First off, an interface that allowed for documents to be loaded by chapter would be nice or if there was search by page number option. It can take quite a while to find the right place to start reading when an entire reference book has been imported, but the assigned reading material is not chronological. It would also be nice if the bookmark option actually did more than just show a highlighted area. It would be nice if you could access all your bookmarks and then be able to jump to them as needed. Maybe you can, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. Also, if you have to take pictures of a document that is formatted in columns, the app cannot differentiate the columns and reads it all together, like a book, making it a useless jumbled mis-mash of words. And unfortunately, a lot of my books I have to read, are formatted that way. So that whole selling point of the app is flawed and should be fixed if it’s going to be advertised as a selling point.
Needless to say, when the app works, it works great. But it could be a A LOT more user friendly, Amd should be for the price they are asking.

Hey, EveStar75! Thanks for sharing. First, I'd like to thank you for your kind words. 🙏

We do have the search option on the iOS app. When you're on reading mode, tap the 3 dots and you'll see Find, Bookmarks, and Edit Text options. If it isn't allowing you to jump into the text you've highlighted or searched for, please let us know. Happy to look into it for you.

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The developer, Speechify Inc., 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Information

Seller
Speechify Inc.

Size
259 MB

Category
Productivity

Compatibility
iPhone
Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Mac
Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
Languages

English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
4+

Copyright
Copyright © 2021 Speechify Inc. All rights reserved.

Price
Free

In-App Purchases

  1. Supporters - No HD Voices$7.99
  2. Premium$29.99
  3. Premium$58.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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There are many reasons to listen to a document, such as proofreading, multitasking, or increased comprehension and learning. Word makes listening possible by using the text-to-speech (TTS) ability of your device to play back written text as spoken words.  

There are multiple tools for listening to your Word documents: 

  • Read Aloud    reads all or part of your document. You can use Read Aloud on its own or within Immersive Reader for Word in Windows and MacOS.

  • Immersive Reader    is a set of tools that help improve reading fluency and comprehension. For more information about Immersive Reader, see Learning Tools in Word.

  • Speak    reads only the text you've selected. Speak is available for Windows only. For more information about Speak, see Use the Speak text-to-speech feature to read text aloud.

  • Narrator     is the Windows Screen reader app that reads your dialog boxes, buttons, and other user interfaces as well as the text. For more information about Narrator, see Using Windows Narrator in Office for the web.

  • Speech     is a built-in accessibility feature of MacOS. When you set up Speech preferences in your Mac system preferences, you can select text and have it read by pressing a keyboard combination you’ve defined.

Listen with Read Aloud 

  1. On the Review tab, select Read Aloud.

    Select Read Aloud

  2. To play Read Aloud, select Play in in the controls.

    Select Play

  3. To pause Read Aloud, select Pause.

    Select Pause

  4. To move from one paragraph to another, select Previous or Next.

    Select Previous or Next

  5. To exit Read Aloud, select Stop (x).

    Select Stop

Change Read Aloud settings 

  1. Select the gear icon in the controls at the top right.

    Read Aloud audio settings

  2. Use the Reading speed slider to change the reading speed.

  3. Under Voice Selection, select the voice you want.

Keyboard shortcuts 

You can easily control Read Aloud using the following keyboard shortcuts in Windows: 

CTRL + Alt + Space

Start Read Aloud

CTRL + Space 

Play or pause Read Aloud 

CTRL + Left Arrow 

Skip to start of previous paragraph

CTRL + Right Arrow 

Skip forward to start of next paragraph

Alt + Left Arrow

Decrease reading speed 

Alt + Right Arrow

Increase reading speed 

Listen to your documents with Speak 

Speak is a built-in feature of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Speak reads aloud only the text you select. Read Aloud reads the entire document starting from your cursor location like an audiobook.  

To use Speak:  

  1. Select a word or block of text in your document.

  2. In the Quick Access Toolbar, select the Speak selected text icon.

    Select Speak icon

Supported languages 

Read Aloud uses the proofing language set for the document. To change the language, see the help article Fix text-to-speech reading in wrong language.  

Voices 

Depending on your platform, text-to-speech (TTS) uses software that comes built into your device or through a Microsoft service. The voices available will differ between TTS services. If you’re using Immersive Reader, see the help article Download voices for Immersive Reader, Read Mode, and Read Aloud for more information. 

Our team is working on making voices sound more natural, so keep looking for improvements. 

Troubleshooting 

If you don’t see Read Aloud available, make sure that you’re signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, and then try restarting the Word app or logging out and back in. 

Privacy 

Read Aloud doesn’t store your content or audio data. Microsoft uses your content only to provide you with audio results. For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

In MacOS you can listen to documents using Read Aloud or Speech.

Listen with Read Aloud for MacOS

  1. On the Review tab, select Read Aloud.

    Select Read Aloud

  2. To play Read Aloud, select Play in in the controls.

    Select Play

  3. To pause Read Aloud, select Pause.

    Select Pause

  4. To skip from one paragraph to another, select Previous or Next.

    Select Previous or Next

  5. To exit Read Aloud, select Stop (x).

    Select Stop

Change Read Aloud settings

  1. Select the gear icon in the controls to open the settings.

    Change reading speed

  2. Use the Reading speed slider to change the voice speed.

  3. Under Voice Selection, select the voice you want.

Keyboard shortcuts

You can easily control Read Aloud using the following keyboard shortcuts in MacOS:

CTRL + Option + Space

Start Read Aloud

Option + Space

Play or pause Read Aloud

Option + up arrow

Skip to start of previous paragraph

Option + down arrow

Skip forward to start of next paragraph

Listen to your documents with Speech

Speech is a built-in accessibility feature of MacOS. After you activate Speech for your Mac, you can select text and have it read by pressing a keyboard combination you’ve defined.

To activate Speech, do the following: 

  1. On the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  2. In the System Preferences window, select Accessibility.

    Select Accessibility

  3. In the list, select Speech, and then select the check box next to Speak selected text when the key is pressed.

    Activate Speech

    In the Speech settings, you can also change the keyboard combination, select a different system voice, and adjust the speaking rate.

Supported languages

Read Aloud uses the proofing language set for the document. To change the language, see the help article Fix text-to-speech reading in wrong language. 

Voices

Depending on your platform, text-to-speech (TTS) uses software that comes built into your device or by a Microsoft service. The voices available will differ between TTS services. If you’re using Immersive Reader, see the help article Download voices for Immersive Reader, Read Mode, and Read Aloud for more information.

Our team is working on making voices sound more natural, so keep looking for improvements.

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see Read Aloud available, make sure that you’re signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, and then try restarting the Word app or logging out and back in.

Privacy

Read Aloud doesn’t store your content or audio data. Microsoft uses your content only to provide you with audio results. For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

In Word for the Web, you can listen to your documents using Immersive Reader.

Using Immersive Reader

  1. On the View tab, go to Document Views and select Immersive Reader.

    Select Immersive Reader

  2. In Immersive Reader, select the Play button at the bottom.

    Select Play

  3. To pause reading, select the Pause button at the bottom.

    Select Pause

  4. To exit Immersive Reader, select the arrow at the top left.

    Exit Immersive Reader

Change Immersive Reader settings

You can change the voice speed and selection for Immersive Reader.

  1. Select the gear icon at the bottom to open Voice Settings.

    Immersive Reader voice settings

  2. Use the Voice Speed slide to change the voice speed.

  3. Select Female or Male for the voice. Note that some languages will be available in only one voice.

    Voice selection

Voices

Depending on your platform, text-to-speech (TTS) uses software that comes built into your device or through a Microsoft service. The voices available will differ between TTS services. If you’re using Immersive Reader, see the help article Download voices for Immersive Reader, Read Mode, and Read Aloud for more information.

Our team is working on making voices sound more natural, so keep looking for improvements.

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see Read Aloud available, make sure that you’re signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, and then try restarting the Word app or logging out and back in.

Privacy

Read Aloud doesn’t store your content or audio data. Microsoft uses your content only to provide you with audio results. For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Listen with Read Aloud in Word for iPad

  1. Tap the menu icon at the top.

  2. Tap Read Aloud.

  3. To play Read Aloud, tap Play in in the controls.

    Tap Play

  4. To pause Read Aloud, tap Pause.

    Tap Pause

  5. To move from one paragraph to another, tap Previous or Next.

    Tap Previous or Next

  6. To exit Read Aloud, tap Stop (x).

    Tap Stop

Change Read Aloud settings for iPad

  1. In the Read Aloud controls, tap the gear icon.

  2. Use the slider to increase or decrease the reading speed.

    Increase or decrease the reading speed

Listen with Read Aloud in Word for iPhone

  1. Tap the pen icon at the top to open the ribbon.

    Tap the pen icon to open settings

  2. Tap the Review tab.

  3. Tap the gear icon, and then tap Read Aloud.

    Tap Read Aloud

  4. To play Read Aloud, tap Play.

    Tap Play

  5. To pause Read Aloud, tap Pause.

    Tap Pause

  6. To move from one paragraph to another, tap Previous or Next.

    Tap Previous or Next

  7. To exit Read Aloud, tap Stop (x).

    Tap Stop

Change Read Aloud settings for iPhone

  1. To change the speech rate, in the Read Aloud controls, tap the gear icon.

  2. Under Audio Settings, user the Speech Rate Slider to increase or decrease the reading speed.

    Increase or decrease reading speed

Supported languages

When you’re online, Read Aloud tries to detect the language of the text and can support multiple languages in a single document. For the full list of supported languages, see the help article Language and voice support for the Speech service. 

Voices

Depending on your platform, text-to-speech (TTS) uses software that comes built into your device or through a Microsoft service. The voices available will differ between TTS services. If you’re using Immersive Reader, see the help article Download voices for Immersive Reader, Read Mode, and Read Aloud for more information.

Our team is working on making voices sound more natural, so keep looking for improvements.

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see Read Aloud available, make sure that you’re signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, and then try restarting the Word app or logging out and back in.

Privacy

Read Aloud doesn’t store your content or audio data. Microsoft uses your content only to provide you with audio results. For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Listen with Read Aloud in Word for Android phone

  1. At the top, tap the menu icon.

  2. Tap Read Aloud.

    Tap Read Aloud

  3. To play Read Aloud, tap Play.

    text here

  4. To pause Read Aloud, tap Pause.

    text here

  5. To move from one paragraph to another, tap Previous or Next.

    text here

  6. To exit Read Aloud, tap Stop (x).

    Tap Stop.

Change Read Aloud settings for Android phone

  1. To change the speech rate, in the Read Aloud controls, tap the gear icon.

  2. Under Audio Settings, adjust the Speech Rate Slider to increase or decrease the reading speed.

    Speech Rate Slider

Supported languages

For the full list of supported languages, see the help article Language and voice support for the Speech service. 

Voices

Depending on your platform, text-to-speech (TTS) uses software that comes built into your device or through a Microsoft service. The voices available will differ between TTS services. If you’re using Immersive Reader, see the help article Download voices for Immersive Reader, Read Mode, and Read Aloud for more information.

Our team is working on making voices sound more natural, so keep looking for improvements.

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see Read Aloud available, make sure that you’re signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, and then try restarting the Word app or logging out and back in.

Privacy

Read Aloud doesn’t store your content or audio data. Microsoft uses your content only to provide you with audio results. For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

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TTSReader is a light-weight online text reader that works out of the box on ttsreader.com. No installation needed. No downloads. No login. Works on any browser and on any device wherever you are.


TTS Reader remembers its last text and position, so you can always continue playing right where you left it. You can also manually set the caret position - and tap 'Play' and it will play from the new selected position. It can also load text files, pdf files, and ebooks. And, it can even record itself (on a Windows machine). You can set the language, voice and reading speed to your choice. And - it will remember your preferences on your next visit. Totally free. Go premium if you like to support us, have it ad-free and use it commercially. That's it. Try it out - and let us know what you think. Want to know more? Continue reading or simply play around.


Main Features

TTSReader is a free Text to Speech Reader that supports all modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Includes multiple languages and accents. If on Chrome - you will get access to Google's voices as well. Super easy to use - no download, no login required. Here are some more features



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5 Ways to Make Your Computer Read Documents to You

Want to know how to get your computer to read to you? Several different approaches are available. Both Windows and Mac have native tools that can read documents and MS Word files aloud, while there are bevies of third-party apps.

Want to know more? Keep reading to learn how to get your computer to read documents out loud.

Can Microsoft Word Read to You?

For many people, the main reason for getting their computer to read to them is so they can listen to an audio output of a Microsoft Word file.

It helps give your eyes a break if you're reading something that's dozens of pages long. And it's also a great way to spot typos and other grammatical errors in your work.

But can Microsoft Word read to you directly? The answer is yes.

The app has its own built-in document reader called Speak; you don't need to use your operating system's native narrator. Better yet, you can get Word to read to you on both Windows and Mac versions of the software, leading to a seamless experience across both platforms.

How to Make Word Read to You on Windows

To make Word read to you on your Windows computer, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Open the document you want Word to read.
  2. Place the cursor where you want to the Word reader to begin.
  3. Go to Review > Speech > Read Aloud.

The narration should start immediately. If not, click the Play button in the upper right corner of the window. You can also use the Speak panel to edit the speech output; both the reading speak and the voice used are customizable.

The voices available are determined by the language setting you are using in the document. To change the language of the text, use the button in the Status Bar at the bottom of the page.

How to Make Word Read to You on Mac

To get a Mac to read text from a Word file, you can use the same process as Windows:

  1. Open the document you want Word to read.
  2. Place the cursor where you want the reading to begin.
  3. Go to Review > Speech > Read Aloud.

On Mac, the playback controls and settings button appear in floating on-screen widget that you can drag around.

How to Make Your Computer Read to You

We've looked at how to make Microsoft Word read aloud, but what about the rest of the Windows or Mac operating system?

Both operating systems have built-in tools, but there are also some third-party apps available.

How to Get Windows to Read to You

In Windows, the native screen tool is called Narrator. It's one of the Ease of Access tools. You can find it in the Start menu or by using a Cortana search.

When you use Narrator for the first time, Windows will prompt you to work through a 13-stage setup process. You can customize many aspects about the way Narrator works, including startup settings, voice settings, and custom commands. All the settings are available in Narrator's app window.

When Narrator is running, you can toggle it on and off by pressing Ctrl + Windows + Enter.

How to Get Your Mac to Read to You

A Mac can also read any on-screen text. The Speech tool available in the Accessibility Tools menu. To start it, head to Apple > System Preferences > Speech.

At the top of the window, you can choose various speaking voices. The options available are connected to the language packs you are running on your Mac's operating system. There are also settings for speaking speed, system/app announcements, and an option to enable an on/off toggle.

Third-Party Apps to Make Your Computer Read Documents to You

If you need an app that's capable of reading all the text within an operating system, the native tools are your best bet.

However, if you just want another document reader, a PDF audio reader, or choices for similar text-to-speech tool, there are plenty of third-party options available.

1. Balabolka

Balabolka is probably the best third-party document reader thanks to its impressive list of features. However, that also means the app is one of the least accessible for beginners.

The app supports a wide list of document types, including DOC, TXT, PDF, EPUB, and HTML. It even lets you save the audio output voice files in the various formats (including WAV and MP3), so you can share them with other people.

Finally, there's a bookmark feature. This is handy if you're listening to a narrator of a long document and don't want to lose your place.

The app is only available on Windows.

Download: Balabolka (Free)

2. Natural Reader

The other widely-used text-to-speech app is Natural Reader. It has both a free and a premium version.

The free app has unlimited use, a scanner bar that lets you read any text on the screen, a built-in browser that lets you access the web and read websites aloud in a single interface, and support for DOC, PDF, TXT, and EPUB files.

If you want something a bit more powerful, you can buy the full app for $99.50. It includes two natural voices and downloadable audio files. For $199, you get unlimited OCR to read aloud from images and scanned PDFs.

Natural Reader is available on both Windows and Mac.

Download: Natural Reader (Free, premium version available)

3. eSpeak

eSpeak is an open source document reader that's available for Windows and Linux computers.

The output is synthesized, unlike many larger big-budget apps which now use human voice recordings to sound more realistic. But on the positive side, the app is tiny---its size is less than 2MB, including all the language data. All major world languages are available, though some are still a work in progress.

Download: eSpeak (Free)

Other Ways to Read Text Out Loud

The tools we've discussed in this piece should be suitable for the vast majority of users---there are also free text-to-speech tools online. Make sure you let us know about your favorite document readers in the comments below.

If you would like to learn more about document readers and accessibility tools in general, read our articles on the best accessibility tools in Office and the best text-to-speech software for Windows.

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Sometimes a fresh perspective can make a world of difference. Hearing your written words spoken aloud, for example, can help you more easily find those spots that need refining or rephrasing. 

But for those who don't want — or simply don't have the option — to let someone else read them their work, Google Chrome's accessibility features can provide a good digital replacement. 

Here's how to set up the text-to-speech feature and have Google Docs read your text out loud:

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How to make Google Docs read text aloud to you

In order for this to work, be sure that you've added the ChromeVox extension to your Google Chrome web browser on a PC or Mac computer.

1. Open your Google Doc.

2. Click "Tools" in the top toolbar.

3. Select "Accessibility settings."

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4. Tick the box next to "Turn on Screen Reader Support" and then click "OK." You should now see a new section appear in your top toolbar called "Accessibility."

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5. Highlight the section of text you want read aloud.

6. Click "Accessibility" and then "Speak," followed by "Speak selection."

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ChromeVox will read the selection aloud to you.

Note, however, that if you have more than one Google Doc page open, ChromeVox may try to read from a different document. You should try this with only one document open at a time.

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