Speak Aloud is a magnificent tool that reads documents and web pages aloud for you with a click of a button. With Speak Aloud you can also convert texts to MP3, WAV, AU, VOX, WMA and AIFF formats. It also allows you to read PDF, RTF and HTML files. You can read any selected text from a Microsoft Word document, web page or Notepad by just pressing the "CTRL+T" hot key. Using Speak Aloud you can convert multiple text files to mp3 in one click. Speak Aloud is highly configurable and allows you to select the voice to speak and configure its parameters like pitch, volume and rate. It provides you with the "Monitor Clipboard" feature which allows you to read any text in the clipboard when it is getting changed. It also allows you to use command line to convert a list of files. One of the coolest features of Speak Aloud is that allows you to convert text to SWF speech stream. Speak Aloud is simple, fast and user friendly. It is a shareware product, which means that you can download its free fully functional trial version to test the program before buying it.
- Simple and easy to use
- User friendly interface
- Supports batch processing
- Not a free tool
- Does not provide an option to skip a paragraph or sentence