Thursday, May 9, 2013

Best text to speech (TTS) android apps

I was searching for a good text to speech application on the playstore and all i could find were apps that required you to copy and past texts to the apps before it could read them. after intense and kinda thorough search i came up with the two best text to speech apps i could find.
1. Inova text to speech hq and
2. Svox classic text to speech engine

Ivona, one of the best text to speech android apps
IVONA - The leader in realistic, natural-sounding & accurate TTS voices for your Android device.

No more robotic, sythesized voices. IVONA for Android replaces the synthesized text-to-speech (TTS) voices currently available on your Android device with more natural sounding, accurate & easy-to-understand voices. Select from 13 different languages to find the one best suited for you. Easy to install one or several different voices!

IVONA is compatible with many of your favorite Android applications. With IVONA, enjoy:

☆ Turn-by-turn voice navigation so you can keep your eyes on the road (e.g. Google Maps)
☆ Have your ebooks naturally read aloud to you (e.g. Moon+ Reader Pro)
☆ Listen to online content, articles, PDF documents & RSS feeds (e.g. Pocket, ezPDF Reader, gReader)
☆ Change the voice on your virtual assistant (e.g. Jeannie, iris, Skyvi)

☆ Enjoy improved accessibility (e.g. TalkBack built-into Android)
☆ Increase your productivity (e.g. Driving Mode built-into Android)

Key features include:

• BrightVoice technology provides lifelike, expressive reading of all your text
• Clear & easy-to-understand sound – even in noisy environments
• A rapidly expanding portfolio of award-winning voices available in multiple languages, accents & genders
• Easy-to-install & use with automatic, free updates

Get started in 4 easy steps:

1. Install IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ to your Android device from the Google Play store
2. Select & install your preferred language and voice(s) from the Google Play store
3. Once downloaded, launch the IVONA app to complete your installation
4. Finally, Select IVONA TTS Engine as your default engine by navigating to Android Settings

Svox, a very impressive text to speech android app
SVOX is really really cool too with it you get the most natural sounding voices for messages, navigation directions, translations, and more.

Classic Text To Speech Engine from SVOX, in combination with our 40+ male/female voices portfolio of 25+ languages, allows you to read aloud texts from your e-book, navigation, translation and other apps.

When combined with TTS-enabled apps, your voices can:
- give directions, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road while you're driving
- read a notification containing the caller / sender's name, and read the content of an incoming call / sms / mms / email
- read aloud your favorite e-books or pdf documents
- help you learn by reading aloud the correct pronunciation

and much more… the possibilities are limitless, voices are great with Google Navigation (on Android 2.2 and later), Moon+ Reader PRO, Voice Actions Plus, TalkToMe Classic, Book Speech Audio Books, Transzilla, Good Morning, WakeVoice..
its very hard for me pick one over the other but 


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  2. "Easy Text To Speech" for Android Google Play is also a great multi-purpose reader of Shared text data, web page text extraction and supports automatic clipboard monitoring.

  3. "Tap2Speak Reader" is an APP for that serves for multiple uses.
    1. Speak out e-books (txt/epub file). Show pinyin under each Chinese word.
    2. Tap the words on screen to listen to their pronunciations.
    3. Monitor Clipboard and speak the copied word (Can add to MyVocab). i.e. Useful in surfing the website/ reading a PDF.
    4. Help you to build 'MyVocab' for later revision, "Loop Speaking the vocab list", Pausing for "Repeat after me", etc.
    ★★★ The CHEAPEST paid reader with speaking feature ★★★

  4. Clipboard Speaker Lite: A text-to-speech app.
    ✔ Copy any text from any App and this App will automatically read the text aloud.
    ✔ Type in anything and speak it aloud.
    ✔ Free and sufficient for general use!
    Pro version extra:
    ✔ Switch to this App and instantly see the translation of the text.
    ✔ Database to help you build up your vocabulary list.
    and more!