Stop squinting at tiny words on your screen – make your PC read them out loud instead. Jonathan Parkyn reveals the best free text-to-speech tools
In almost any science-fiction film or TV show you care to mention – from 2001 to Star Trek – the computers of the future are able to talk back to their users. What you might not know is that the computer sitting on your desk or lap right now can do this too. It’s not a feature that costs hundreds of pounds, either.
Free text-to-speech (TTS) tools are already built into Windows, and there are many excellent third-party alternatives that can dictate documents and emails, convert text into audio files, read web pages to you and more. Here’s how to let your computer do the talking.