We don’t all learn the same way, so why do we still try to study the same way? Reading through copious notes can be a time suck, and it can even be near impossible for those of us with handwriting issues or who simply don’t have time. So instead, why don’t we listen to them?
It’s a viable option thanks to Naturaltts, a text-to-speech conversion app that puts the latest speech recognition technology to work for time-strapped students—or anyone who wants to turn written words into their own personal podcast.
If you’re pressed for reading time, this app is a lifesaver. Simply paste text into the streamlined interface to convert it into an audio file. The text gets read back to you in one of 19 languages and accents, and you can save it as an .MP3 file for listening on the go with a single click. That means you can study on the way to work or the gym, and absorb everything more quickly.
Want to create your own voice overs or customized audiobooks? The app has a ton of options once you dive in deeper; choose from one of 31 basic voices, then alter the pitch and volume to suit the mood. You can even make the speed faster or slower to create emphasis or make learning easier.
Can’t wait to give Naturaltts a try? PCMag readers can get a lifetime subscription to Naturaltts Online Text to Speech Converter, on sale for $69.99—88% off the $599 MSRP.
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