Text2Speech is a simple application that can read any text pasted or written into the special editor provided.
It would have been such a useful program for many different purposes, if only it really worked properly. In fact, many people would be able to have their documents as MP3 files and listen to them while travelling, without having to carry printed papers which can be difficult to handle on the move. Even people with reading difficulties might have benefited from having a text to speech synthesizer.
Unfortunately, the voices in this application is neither natural nor clear. Its quality is the same of the artificial voice you could get on a PC in the late 80s. One would expect the general standard of synthesizers to have improved in nearly twenty years, but instead of that it's basically like having Robocop reading you a fairy tale. Not the most appealing setting I can think of.
If you can handle a rather metallic voices, try Text2Speech to have your written documents in vocal form and save them as either MP3 or Wave files, for a listening on the go.