Want to make sure that what you write sounds right even if it’s just an email?
Writers who seriously edit their precious manuscripts should read it aloud to be sure the ‘tone’ is right. Here’s a free great tool that would read your drafts aloud for you.
ClipSpeak is a portable, lightweight text-to-speech tool with a minimal user interface that speaks text copied to the clipboard. It is compatible with all SAPI5 speech synthesizers, and can also be used to convert texts to MP3 files.
Speak text copied (or cut) to the clipboard.
Stop ongoing speech with the right-control key.
Quickly enable and disable ClipSpeak by hitting the right shift key and the right control key.
Select the synthesizer used. If you want a free synthesizer that supports quite a number of languages, check out eSpeak.
Customise voice parameters.
Save to MP3 function lets you put your texts on your MP3 player (using LAME MP3 encoder).
Small size (under a megabyte).