Imagine being able to convert any written text such as a Microsoft Word document, a Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. This technology is called Text-To-Speech and it truly is a God-Send!
Text-to-Speech (TTS) refers to the ability of computers and mobile devices to read text aloud. The quality of the system is judged by its similarity to the human voice and by its ability to be understood.
Currently, there are a number of programs that can read text out loud. These range from e-mail programs such as Text’nDrive, Web browser plugins such the Google Toolbar for Firefox which has a TTS feature and standalone applications such as Hal Text-to-Speech.
With TTS software you can easily proof read your documents as hearing your text out loud helps you spot all mistakes. You can save time and reduce eye strain by having the TTS software read e-books, documents and webpages.