Speech Central: Text to Speech Suite

Speech Central: Text to Speech Suite

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May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
£5.79 incl. VAT
save £2.60  •  11 days remaining



Nominated for the best iOS assistive app and developer of the year in 2017 by AppleVis Award winning text to speech app, the only in the Store that is built as a professional work in more than four years of frequent updates. It can read aloud web pages, browse web pages and RSS feeds in an interactive way with remote controls, documents, books and emails for you while you are doing something else. The app can create a speech or an MP3 file* just by sharing an internet page or pasting its link from any of the languages that support text to speech on your device (for a PC there are 17 of them for other devices 7). It can also read Microsoft Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), PDF and many other text file and e-book formats (.epub, .fb2, DAISY) and turn them into the speech. MP3 files can be automatically or manually transferred to any folder (e.g. a USB disk or mobile phone, or a local Dropbox or OneDrive folder) to be read aloud later. The app was tested to be accessible by legally blind users. For people with visual impairments and related disabilities this can be a great assistive technology with many features built specifically for them (Bookshare service integration, DAISY text book format, many keyboard shortcuts, dyslexia friendly font option). There are many unique features that can't be found in other apps: - background audio playing and buffering for better quality of speech - interactive browsing of the web headlines with remote controls (wireless keyboard with media buttons, headphones with media buttons, Bluetooth hands-free, Xbox remote control). - playlist support - creation of MP3 speeches on the PC (unlimited length) - multi-language support with the auto language detection - professional design with custom animations and system integration (fluent design, live tiles, system audio player, view that accommodates to the window size, special views like full screen mode and compact overlay mode) - knowledge base tools to keep the track of your work - log in to web sites - widest range of import sources - attention to details like the announcing of the text length, finding the best place when going forward or rewind, pausing the play if the menu is opened, tagging of MP3 files, the customization of those details... - SSML support for professionals - support for advanced hardware - touch gestures, pen commands, Surface Dial, HoloLens, Xbox - Windows 10 Mobile support - the app won many awards from Microsoft including that it was featured in the official Best of 2014 collection - OCR - camera to speech - Cortana integration Reinvent your life, if you are busy cut the time you spend in front of the screen and listen to the news articles, documents and e-books while you are commuting, jogging or doing housework. Notes: - Screenshots are for the Windows 10 version of the app. - Xbox doesn't support .pdf files - MP3 files are supported only on the PC - The app was previously called Share to Speech

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One





Mobile device

Mobile device


  • Continuum

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Release 150 (Jan 8 2018) Spell the current sentence Release 149 Fluent design on share page Release 148 Fluent design Release 147 Comments in the text Release 146 Speed up and Slow down menu commands, design tweaks Release 145 New settings: Preferred voice and 1-pane view Release 144 Customize previous and next button functions Release 143 Copy paragraph text option in the context menu Release 142 Bookshare 'Latest' and 'Popular' lists Release 141 Redesign Release 140 Bookshare service integration Release 139 Sentence highlighter Release 138 Compact overlay mode on PC Release 137 Font picker. The app includes dyslexia friendly font Release 136 Images of articles in the headlines tooltips, Daisy e-books V3 support Release 135 Daisy e-books support Release 134 More button in the player with lots of options to navigate the text (with keyboard shortucts) Release 133 MP3 progress in the Action Center, Pocket, Instapaper and Facebook can be added as sources of Headlines in Popular Sites Release 132 MP3 export overhaul, 1.0x speed fine tune setting Release 131 .eml files Release 130 Icons in menus Release 129 Settings are grouped and new Auto play settings Release 128 Browse option in the Add menu Release 127 Selection mode in Headlines Release 126 Create MP3 from Headlines title, interface reshuffle Release 125 Navigation panel Release 124 New Paste Assistant notification


  • Share a link, text or a selection, .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .epub, .fb2, .rtf, .odt, .odp, .txt file from any app into the speech
  • App intelligently detects language and reads only parts of the internet (web) page that contains useful text
  • Create MP3 files using text to speech (PC only)
  • Browse the web using Headlines - interactively add articles while titles are read
  • Read emails from Office Outlook using a plugin (beta)
  • Use Now Speaking, MP3 and Archive sections to organize and quickly access your articles, documents and e-books in a beautiful interface
  • See the text in the that is being read aloud and click on the paragraph to start reading from it
  • Share items you like with other apps (e.g. Mail or Facebook)
  • Use Paste from Clipboard to add items from applications that don't support share with help of Paste Assistant
  • Drag and drop files to the window to create a new speech or MP3 file
  • Annotate texts by bookmaring paragraphs and items by marking them as favorite
  • Complete Windows 10 experience with Live Tiles, resizable windows, taskbar jumplists, Cortana, ink input
  • Integration with File explorer to open text files (including Microsoft Office Word and Powerpoint) with this app
  • Easily find previous items in the Archive using filters and search

System Requirements

These only apply to PC and phones.
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Copyright © 2014-2018, Labsii ltd

Approximate download size
68.94 MB


  • Age rating
  • Pan European Game Information

    PEGI 3

    Unrestricted Internet

This app can
Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

The product developer believes that this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Français (France)
Italiano (Italia)
Português (Brasil)

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Doesn't covert to mp3

I used this app as a trial offer to covert PDF files to mp3 format , but the payment was taken straight away. The PDF's can be read but they cannot be converted to mp3 format, which is a disappointment. Really if a trail is offered it should allow for customers to try things out. I cannot recommend this app.

10 out of 14 people found this helpful.

Excellent app. Example of best of breed. All the functionality you'd expect, but simple to use. Essential for every Windows Phone.

10 out of 16 people found this helpful.

Fantastic app, would be great to have more flexibilities for other areas to read out which would also be down to future OS updates

11 out of 21 people found this helpful.

This application not work at all.

Please refund my money! Not wok at all on phone and on desktop as in the description.

One person found this helpful.

Wow it can only get better. I drive alot and it's great to listen to article. The pause resume feature could be better. Well done.

4 out of 7 people found this helpful.

So useful. I don't have time to read all the news articles, or documents so I just add them to share to speech and get them read to me as I travel (on my motorcycle) between meetings. A windows masterpiece

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Works but very robotic voice

The voice is clearly computer generated but otherwise the program seems to work well. Unfortunately it won't work for what I needed due to the voice.

One person found this helpful.

its... ok

it works but for £8 - major letdown. You cant even select the voice and I would like some voice settings. its just not worth the price. How can I get a refund, I want my money back because a free application did a better job in the end - convert text to speech V2!

Best in class

May 2017 review update: Works perfectly. Best in class! Dec 2016 review update: Still getting better... Much more stable now :) Thanks to the dev for working on this app and for responding. The app now works... Although when using it via the share menu, it doesn't reliably start speaking automatically like it used to. Please keep developing - I look forward to giving that 5th star back

Feature-wise is complete, the UI is improving.

The apps works fine without major issues and brings to users a very robust set of features.

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