List of Free and Open Source Text to Speech Software

Here is our list of Free and Open Source Text to Speech Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.

Balabolka version 2.07

Balabolka version 2.07 is a freeware released last March 24, 2013 is a text-to-speech program which can actually improve the voice recorded. The audio produced can be saved as WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA. It can be played on different kinds of digital players and can show the text while the audio is playing.

Panopreter Basic

Panopreter Basic reads text files, rft, doc and docx and html web page texts as long as these are inputted in the window of the free software. It only produces wav and mp3 audio files but can read Microsoft SAPI 5 or above text-to-speech voice engines.


eSpeak is an open source software available for Windows and Linux. It supports several languages aside from English. It converts text to phoneme but only produces wav files.

ReadPlease Plus 2003

ReadPlease Plus 2003 is a freeware that lets your computer talk is developing its MAC version as of this year. Its Windows version has been discontinued but the developers continue to provide support to existing users. This software also has a toolbar version solely for Internet Explorer.

Kyrathasoft Text To Speech

Kyrathasoft Text To Speech is one freeware which is fully functional in all aspects of text to speech conversion. It produces a wav file from the texts and uses the default Microsoft SAPI voice.


FeyTools is both an audio recorder and text to speech converter software. It's said to have a user-friendly format and produces the following sound files: MP3, WMA, OGG, VOX, AU, AIFF. It also offers unlimited recording time as well as the ability to play the saved sound files within the software itself.

Read4Me TTS Clipboard Reader

Read4Me TTS Clipboard Reader is from sourceforge uses hotkeys from the computer itself to read texts and change speech rates and volumes. These can also be saved to mp3 audio files. Its language support is also not limited to English.


SpeakComputer can read numerous kinds of texts from browsers and the PC itself. These texts can also be converted to mp3 and wav files. Aside from these primary features, SpeakComputer also has a built-in Rich Text document and presentation projects creators, calendar and clock.


TTSReader by SpheNet like most other text-to-speech software allows reading of on-screen texts and converting it to wav and mp3 files. However, it only supports English. Other languages can be read aloud if they are SAPI4 or SAPI5 compatible.