Speech combines all the features of the speech synthesizer of OS X into a single, easy-to-use interface.
Many languages ​​are available: choose among more than 80 voices !

Drag or paste text into Speech and start reading. You can change at any time the voice and the speech rate. Click on a word to playback from a specific point of the text.
Export the text into an audio file, share or listen on an digital audio player.

• 80 high quality new voices and over 40 languages.
• Save time, listening a text is faster than reading.
• Efficient to learn and be sure of the pronunciation.

** Some Tips **

• Keyboard shortcuts :
cmd+s : Speak
cmd+e : Edit
cmd+r : Restart

What's New

Version 1.7.1

Stability update

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings



An alright app. Instructions should be clearer. For instance, you CAN get it to playback from any point, but you have to click on a point in the text AS it is reading the file. It then jumps to where you have clicked. VERY clumsy and NOT "intuitive." Its intutiveness comes from the fact that it does very little more than the Speech button in textedit. It says it can use voices from other publishers, although I have not been able to test that. The video is misleading in that it shows it speaking in French, but this is not a native capability of this app. If you paste French into the editor, it speaks it using English rules of pronunciation! It DOES allow you to make an audio file directly and it IS cheap, so its not useless, but not very polished.

This is perfect! Except 1 thing is missing


Please Please Please add the ability to correct pronounciations. It is so irritating to hear technical jargon mispronounced . I'd love to be able to add a custom list of pronounciations so it would say See Qwill Light instead of squier earl light. Also is there anyway to improve/change the color perhaps expand the highlighting to the entire line? or turn off/on the text highlighting. Excellent work!

It's Highlights the words during reading

Meni Philip

In addition of Highlighting words you can click on a word tp start reading from this point on. You also can export it to an audio file, change speed and use Keyboard for Pause/Play.


4.1 MB
English, French, German, Italian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.