Speak It! Text To Speech App

speak it text to speech app


App: Speak It!  Text To Speech

Developer: John Stefanopoulos

Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Languages: (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)

Price: $1.99 Speak it! Text to Speech - Future Apps Inc.

Category: AAC Apps



Speak It! Provides Simple Text to Speech


Some kids affected by autism know what they want to say, but just can’t seem to find the words.  That’s where the Speak It!  Text to Speech application comes in.

The app is very easy to use – just launch the program, and up comes a text box and a list of voice choices.  Now, choose a voice, and then type the text into the box above the voice selection.  When you’re ready to say something, i.e., speak what you typed, press Speak It!


speak it app voices


The developer has provided four voices with the application by default (American Male, American Female, British Male, British Female), but more than 75 are available at the developer’s online store, which you can easily purchase through the app.


Text to Speech Volume is Vital


There are numerous settings on the Speak It!  App.  The only feature that I feel is helpful for kids with autism, is the Volume.  If your iPhone or iPad is not loud enough for your child to hear, just crank it up a notch or two.

Keep the Voice Speed at the default setting.  If you change it at all, do it in small increments, otherwise the voices won’t sound very realistic.

Lastly, you can also change the text font size within the settings if your child thinks that the default font size is too small to read.


speak it app font sizes


Speak It! also allows you to copy and paste items such as emails, documents, or web pages into the text area.  Once pasted in the app, Speak It! will read the text back to the user.


speak it pasted text


Further Reading:  Autism AAC iPad App: Tap To Talk


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9 Responses to Speak It! Text To Speech App

  1. Kevin Meets The iPhone: Session #2 on October 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    […] loaded the new apps onto the iPhone, and we got started.  The first application I had him try was Speak It!, (link goes to review), a text to speech app.  Of course, Kevin didn’t know what to do with […]

  2. Ivo Spaepen on January 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I would like to use an iPad2 with the app Speak It (Dutch).
    Is it possible to import my own voice in this app.
    We are looking for this opportunity for ALS-patients.
    In this case could you inform me about the format for this application (wave format, mp3 format, type of text to read for the input etc.)?

    Ivo Spaepen

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  5. Tammy Owen on November 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Would like to buy a French voice for speak it for my ipad but can’t access the speak it store through the app. Please help.

    • Jack Kieffer on November 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Tammy, sent you an email. Hope it helps! — Jack

  6. Dawn on March 30, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I am a graduate student in an autism program. I am reviewing ACC apps. I have a few questions.
    1. Does this app crash? If so, how often?
    2. Does this app ever contain advertisements?
    3. Are there in app purchases required for use?
    4. Do you offer tutorials/help?
    5. Can this app be used with multiple individuals?
    Thank you for your time.

    • Jack Kieffer on April 1, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Hi – you probably need to speak to the developer of this app – Future Apps. Here’s a link to their website: http://future-apps.net Good luck!

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