Reviewer, 2011-09-11 09:14:00
This is a text to speech converter that lets you listen to text material spoken in a natural style.
TTSUU (Text to Speech Universal Utility) is a Text to Speech software that converts any text into natural-sounding speech. It reads any text for you. You can also convert the text material into WAV or MP3 with this tool, so that the resulting MP3 can be played on many other devices such as iPods, PocketPCs and CD players etc. When playing the audio, these devices with the lyrics capability, will display the original text. It will be possible for you to not only hear the material but also get a look at the content through the display. The text formats that can be handled by the tool include MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages, PDF Files, etc.
The interface is very simple and intuitive. The frame surrounding the text display area may not be the best kind of graphics but focuses your attention to the display area anyway. The two pillars in the interface serve as the area where you can add sticky notes that highlight points in the text content. You can pick off interesting/ salient parts of the text and copy into these notes. These can be colored to draw your attention easily. Besides the pleasantly lazy thing to do, that of a book being read to you, you could use the tool for several other effective uses. When writing, this could be a very effective proof reading tool. You could create an audio book out of a content you own. You can slow it down to improve comprehension and to understand the pronunciation of words in the text. This is a tool that is nice to have around.