Sunday, August 17, 2008

Read to me

Kim Komando featured this site a few days ago:

Convert text to audio files

You just received a 10-page Word document in your e-mail inbox. But your busy schedule doesn’t leave you much time to read it.

So, what do you do? Ignore the document and hope for the best? Or maybe you give it a quick skim for vital points.

Well, I have a better idea. You should just listen to the document.

HearWho is a free service that converts text to MP3 files. Just enter the text in the box. Then, make a few selections and click Start Conversion.

You will soon have an MP3 file of your document. It could take a few seconds or a few minutes. It depends on the size of the document and how busy the server is.

You can load your MP3 file onto any music player. Or, burn it to a CD for listening in the car.

Now, the voice is computerized. But it isn’t too creepy!


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