VoicePicker simplifies the use of the speech synthesizer, in particular when reading texts in different languages that require frequent changes of voice.
It is no longer necessary to modify the system preferences:
To read a text, just select it and drop it in the window of VoicePicker on the voice you want.
Or copy the text to read to the clipboard, and then click on the voice you want.
New in version 1.4.0
The interface has been modified for clarity
More flexibility in visibility management
To hide or show the application window, you can combine the three methods: the icon in the menu bar, the icon in the corner of the window and the keyboard shortcut.
Current activities are indicated
The current audition and the current file creation are indicated. They can be stopped separately.
Better compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura and macOS 14 Sonoma
Minor improvements and bug fixes
The menu bar icon stays where it is and no longer tends to move to the left.
VoicePocker indexes the voices wich are available on your computer.
Then, in the Editing Window, you can select up to 25 of these voices, set their speed, customize their name ...
VoicePicker is now ready to read any text using any of the selected voices.
- To read a text (or a text file), select it and drop it in the window of VoicePicker on the voice you want.
- To read the clipboard contents, just click on the voice you want.
- Choose between "Listen now" and "Save as audio file" (in AIFF or M4A format).
- Keep VoicePicker always available:
Main functions can be operated directly via the icon in the menu bar. But you can show and hide the main VoicePicker window with a single click, or even show it temporarily by holding down two keys.
... Want to know more? Have a look at VoicePicker Help or watch the videos below.
VoicePicker in two videos
These videos were made with earlier versions of VoicePicker
Click on the button below to get VoicePicker for less than one dollar.
MacOS 10.10 or later.
This application uses the system voices (and eventually the third party voices) installed on your computer.
The voices installed by default by macOS are numerous and cover a large number of languages.
However, it is possible to download more voices and to pugrade them to inhance quality.
Downloading a system voice is easy (see VoicePicker Help) and free, but may take some time because a voice is a rather heavy file.