REVIEWS – Thank you for experimenting with the FreeTTS text-to-speech app. FreeTTS supports more than 37 languages and more than 50 different all-natural voices, thanks to numerous innovative voice engines.

Support for text-to-address conversion and saving voice as an MP3 file; Confirm the use of SSML TTS (Speech Synthesis Markup Language). Supporters can change the speed and pitch of their listeners. Convert text to address with or without effects Weekly support for 6000 characters is provided for free.

The procedure is extremely simple. #1 Copy and paste your articles. #2 Choose your languages and voices. Configure the effects as desired. #3 Click “Convert” to begin the conversion and then save as an mp3 file.

The great thing about this programme is the variety of voice options. You are not limited to a small number of languages. However, there are a couple of significant drawbacks. To begin with, you cannot simply type text into a box and expect it to speak. The text appears to be sent to an online support for processing, and you also receive an MP3 file in return. This means that editing will be a labour of love. Second, the online aspect is also used to limit the number of characters that can be converted per week. Charges may apply if the weekly limit is exceeded. I’m sorry, but I don’t “sign in” for something as insignificant as text-to-speech. Back in 1986, my Amiga did text-to-speech out of the box for free.