Sometime, we do not want to read long articles on a website or sometime, we do not get much time to read a 2000 words article. At the same time, there are many times when we skip favorite websites as they write longer articles and you do not have time on your hand. This is a common scenario and it happens frequently with so many people, who often read morning newspaper on various websites.
If you are using Windows 8 or later version and Windows Phone 7 or later version, here is an awesome app that is called ReadAloud that will let you convert text to speech within moments. ReadAloud is a free applications available for windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. On the other hand, if you are using Windows Phone, make sure that you have Windows Phone 7 or 8 or 8.1. Although, according to developers, this app doesn’t work on Windows Phone 10 but it works smoothly on WP10.
However, if you do not want to read texts on websites or PDF files, you can certainly convert the text to speech so that you can listen to that. This app comes with two different voices i.e. Male and Female. On the other hand, it doesn’t contain a lot of options. Therefore, you can understand this app quickly.
Convert Text to Speech in Windows
To make use of ReadAloud, at first download and install this app from Windows Store. Following that, you can find some buttons like Quick Start, FAQs, Documentation etc. Just hit the button that says I am ready! After that, you will get window, where you can select whether you want to write text or fetch article from web. As mentioned before, this is also possible to convert PDF file to speech. So, you can get that option as well. At first, choose the very first option to test ReadAloud. After that, you will get a window like this,
Here you can either write your own text or paste some lines of text. After that, click on the Play button to start playing that. It will start reading the text immediately. By default, the female voice would be selected. You can obviously change the voice by clicking on corresponding button. Here you can get some options like this,
Now, if you want to fetch article from any website, just go back to the previous screen and select the second option that is known as Web. After that, enter the URL of the webpage that you want to convert. Following that, it will fetch the article and start reading instantly.
This is a small but very useful app for Windows. Hope you can get some help from this app.