By Alexander Kaessner
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
SpeakLine lets your Mac talk to you!
Type your Text, select a voice and your Mac reads the text. Have some fun with funny voices or read texts in native languages.
• read the typed text
• use the system voices to read the text with a fun voice or with a native language voice
• save your texts right in SpeakLine
• export your texts as an AIFF audio file
Your Mac talks with you.
What's New in Version 3.1.5
Ready for macOS High Sierra.
Does What It Says, Should Do More
This app seems to be teh simplest way to transform text into an audio file.
There are other ways to accomplish this so its more of a time saver than anything else…
There is a feature or two that would improve this app. First is that voices are sorted alphabetically, with no other information. This means there is no easy way to tell what the native language is for any given voice…. The only work around I found is go into system prefernces and acess speech settings to see how they are sorted there…
Also, it would be nice if one could create scripts…. That is to say, have the ability to use different voices to read different parts of the text. So you could, say, emulate a conversation or even have text that alternates between two different languages (thereby translating text). Ideally this can be done now, but one would have to do it line by line & merge all the genrated audio files manually.