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 this version
VoicePicker icon now appears in macOS menu bar:
You can now use main features of VoicePicker without displaying its window.
It is now possible to directly drop a text file on a voice.
VoicePocker indexes the voices wich are available on your computer.
Then, in the settings, 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".
- Choose the format of the Audio Files created by VoicePicker: AIFF-C (.aiff) or MPEG-4 (.m4a).
- Keep VoicePicker always available:
The main window can be permanently visible or visible only when a key combination is kept down.
- Want to know more? Have a look at VoicePicker Help or watch the videos below.
VoicePicker in three 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 is delivered without any voice : VoicePicker uses only the system voices (and eventually the third party voices) installed on your computer.
macOS proposes, with its vocal synthesizer, a great number of voices suitable for many languages.
However, most of these voices (in particular for non English languages) are not installed by default. They may need to be downloaded.
Downloading a system voice is easy (see VoicePicker Help) and free, but may take some time because a voice is a rather heavy file.