Top 10 Websites to Convert Text to Speech Online for Free

Like to convert some text to speech in MP3 or other audio formats? Check out below top 10 websites, which will let you do that online for free, nothing to be installed.

1. ABC2MP3

text to speech

ABC2MP3 lets you convert up to 2,000 characters per time, there are 4 voices for your choice, the converted speech will be downloaded in MP3 format. Email address is required to receive the recording.

Go to ABC2MP3

2. Festvox

text to speech

The audio format can be wav, sun, aiff or ulaw, and there are 12 audio voices for your choice.

Go to Festvox

3. HearWho

text to speech

On HearWho, you can convert text to speech in MP3 format with 500 characters per time for free account, and you can add more voices after registration.

Go to HearWho

4. iSpeech

text to speech

You can convert your blog posts to audio files in MP3 format with iSpeech, and the audio files can be downloaded, embedded or shared easily.

Go to iSpeech

5. PediaPhon

text to speech

Pediaphon will read out the Wikipedia for you, you just need to input the search item. And besides English, it also supports German, French, Spanish and some other languages.

Go to PedioPhon

6. SpokenText

text to speech

SpokenText lets you upload ppt, pdf, txt or doc (the maximum file upload size is 1.5 MB for free accounts), record a web page by entering its location URL, copy and paste the text you want recorded. But the free account is only available for 7 days.

Go to SpokenText

7. Text to Speech

text to speech

Text to Speech is available for 1,000 characters per time, and the speech is not available for downloading, but you can add TTS functionality to your website.

Go to Text to Speech

8. vozMe

text to speech

Besides English, vozMe also supports Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese and Catalan. And you can add vozMe to iGoogle, Facebook, Browser or your website. The text will be converted to speech in MP3 format.

Go to vozMe

9. YAKiToMe

text to speech

After registration, you can input the text, upload a file in doc, pdf or txt file, or get the text from your email or RSS Feed. You need wait a few minutes to download the converted MP3 file.

Go to YAKiToMe

10. Zamzar

Zamzar

Just upload a text file, or enter the URL of a webpage, then you can convert the file into MP3, MP4, RM and other format file. The selected file can be up to 100MB, but you need to input your email address to receive the download link.

Go to Zamzar

Among the above 10 websites, vozMe is my favorite, so, which one is your favorite? Or do you have any other similar web app? Share with us by adding a comment.

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27 Comments

  1. 梵婗 Fanny Lawren
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Anything that can Chinese?

  2. otah
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    This is cool! Thanks for sharing
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  3. Young
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    @梵婗 Fanny Lawren The No7. Text to Speech is available to convert Chinese text to Chinese speech.

  4. Matt
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I think you mean “Italian, Hindu, Portuguese and *Catalan* for vozMe, not “Canadian” lol.

  5. Young
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    @Matt Thank you very much for pointing out the mistake, appreciated it.

  6. Posted April 1, 2010 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Totally awesome! Now I have more alternatives then the Apple built in speech to text.

  7. Posted May 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Like this.
    Anyone know of similar (free) software for converting sound to text?
    Thanks 4 your help.

  8. Young
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    @Alexander As far as I know, you can upload your sound files to YouTube which will add captions to them automatically, but I have no idea weather the captions can be exported as text or not.

  9. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Great list of text-to-speech apps, helped me out a lot. Thanks

  10. Posted November 16, 2010 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    There is also for web site and blog owners the option to speech-enable text content using ReadSpeaker. ReadSpeaker has 30 languages and 40 voices such as US English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch, Arabic, Swedish, etc.

  11. Posted January 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Above all iSpeech is best especially for bloggers…

  12. Fram
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this. It was very helpful.

  13. hachas
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I also appreciate for what you guys re doing you re trying your best to make thing easier for us

  14. Handoko
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Please let me know how to convert chinese character to MP3?
    Thank you.

  15. Young
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    @Handoko,Text to Speech is available for you to convert Chinese t Speech, but you can’t download the result as MP3 files, sorry.

  16. Posted November 4, 2011 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great list! I was looking for a program to convert my blogposts into mp3. Seems that iSpeech fits the bill!

  17. Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I found this looking for an MP3 download site. Wow is this interesting. I am going to try the embedded text to audio on a couple pages and see how often it gets played.

  18. Posted April 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey, could you update this blog post? I’m sure there are better services by now, 2 years have past since your original post.

  19. Posted April 8, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

     @ThailandReisen Haha, thanks for your comments, I will introduce some other similar services when I find out them. By the way, do you have any recommendations?

  20. Posted April 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

     @Young Thanks for responding :-) And um… no. I’m still looking too, haha. But when I find something I’ll get back and share it here.

  21. Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    HearWho (hearwho.com) has been not available for over 10 days.

  22. madhulanka
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I have written a application for print a letter once a 3 second.I want to convert that letter to voice when it is printing.My application is JAVA application and I used netbeans software.help me to do this

  23. beanland2
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    @Young  @ThailandReisen Google Translate allows you to listen to pasted text in several different languages.

  24. Lisa Chen
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    This is a fantastic list!
     
    Thanks for compiling this, I will definitely use some of the sites in the future :)

  25. Legal Eagle
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the list. But, a lot of these websites have gone away. The YAKiToMe! site is the only one that is truly free. Their service is fantastic and I used it all the time for studying this last year.

  26. misticfire
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome! hearing fanfiction read out loud is so easy.

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