Text-to-speech applications have a number of different uses. They can assist the visually impaired by reading various screen elements, and they're also useful to writers. Text-to-speech engines have the ability to verbally read a document, thereby making the proof-reading process a lot easier. Here are five text-to-speech applications.
Hi, you did not include Balabolka - it's free and much better than other TTS software - even programs which are not free. A very important feature of Balabolka is that you can mark up the text in order to influence the way the text is spoken. http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm This makes sense when the output is MP3 and the file is added to software instruction videos, just as an example.
Should include Narrator for Mac by Mariner Software (https://www.marinersoftware.com/products/narrator/). Text-to-speech is clear. Works with rtf, txt and doc files. Exports directly to iTunes for synchronization with mobile devices.