Speech Central: Text to Speech Suite

App Developer

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Description of App: 

Text to speech app that can read aloud web pages, browse web pages and RSS feeds (allowing you to enqueue the reading of the articles while headlines are read), documents and e-books for you while you are doing something else. The app can create a speech or audio file from any page that you browse inside the app or by pasting a link of an internet page from any other app. The text to read and its language will be detected automatically. It can also read Microsoft Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), PDF and many other text file and e-book formats (.epub, .fb2) and turn them into the speech. By using the app you'll build your knowledge base in an easy way. Each read item is automatically moved to the Old Articles which supports powerful search and filtering features. Those texts are always available offline. Annotation tools are there to mark an item as favorite, or bookmark an important paragraph in it. You can use app with any of supported languages for text to speech on macOS. Latest macOS features including the Touch Bar are supported. Reinvent your life, if you are busy cut the time you spend in front of the screen and listen to the news articles, documents and e-books while you are doing housework or even commuting and jogging (by using the audio files). For people with visual impairments and disability like dyslexia this can be a great assistive technology.

Version: 

1.0.6

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of OS X App Was Tested On: 

10.12.5

Accessibility Comments: 

The interface is very easy to navigate and to use. The read text is visible, activating a section of it will start reading from that position. Longer operations will usually not make the entire application busy.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The developer is very friendly and is open to accessibility improvements.
This application is one of a few, and in my opinion the best-working one so far.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@labsii