To cope up with this fast-paced world, to be more productive, we tend to find alternatives to things. One such alternative was voice notes to typing. In this article, we are talking about one feature that can enhance your multitasking performance. With the help of Text to Speech, you can convert any document into speech so that you can work on something else while listening to that document. This opens a lot of possibilities for multi-taskers. So, let’s find out some of the best ways to convert text-to-speech in Windows 10.
For your information, by default, Windows 10 uses Microsoft David as the main voice, though this can be changed to Microsoft Zira.
Convert Text-to-Speech in Windows 10
These are some of the best free text to speech apps for Windows 10:
- Robo Talk
- Natural Leader
- TTFox Extention for Firefox
Let us talk about them in detail.
Balabolka is one of the best text-to-speech converters for Windows users. With the help of this app, you can open one of your saved files or just type something to convert it to speech.
It gives you options to get the output in either Microsoft Speech Platform, SAPI 5 (with 2 voices), or SAPI 4 (with 8 different voices). You can even meaningful adjustments in the output voice to make it sound clear and pleasing. If you want to save the output speech you can do it in either MP3 or WAV format with the help of Balabolka.
2] Robo Talk
Robo Talk is a free text-to-speech converter available in the Microsoft Store. It is a simple application that not only lets you convert text into speech but also store them
It has the conventional method that allows you to open a file from its library and then narrate it for you.
With its help, you can even twitch the output according to your desire such as changing the pitch, voice, speed of the voice.
3] Natural Leader
Natural Leader is probably one of the coolest ways to convert text to speech in Windows 10. It has both a free and a paid version. The free version is the same as the other software on this list, but the paid version has a feature called OCR. That allows you to convert an image into a speech but since we are trying to convert text to speech so we will talk about the free version.
You can use Natural Leader both via browser or download it on your computer. To get started with this software, just go to either version, click on the plus icon, insert any of your files and then play the file to hear the text. You can even change the pace of the text and do all sorts of meaningful twitching.
It has a simple UI that can be accessed at naturalreaders.com/online or just download the application.
If you work on MS Word a lot then this application is what you need. WordTalk is an add-on to MS Word that allows you to convert text to speech from the app itself.
However, the graphic interface is not aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, but that shouldn’t make you cut this off your list as it can be time-saving for an MS Word user. Now, you don’t have to switch to another app just to hear your text, you can do it while working on your document.
This simple tool supports SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 and can be downloaded from their official website.
5] TTFox Extention for Firefox
If you use Firefox then there is an add-on for you called TTFox Extention. It is a simple extension that you can add to your Firefox browser to convert text-to-speech.
With this, you can highlight any text to convert it to speech. It is particularly useful if you use Google Docs or any other web document software in firefox.
BONUS TIP: RoboBlather is another free text-to-speech tools you may want to take a look at.
Hopefully, this has helped you in finding the best text-to-speech converter for Windows 10.