Type and Talk (4/5 stars, all ages, FREE today only), an app that converts whatever you type into spoken words, is today’s Amazon Free App of the Day. In the description it sounds like nothing more than a fun “toy” type of app, but people who’ve downloaded this app are finding very practical uses for it. From Amazon:
Type and Talk is a fun app which says whatever you type. Type and Talk has many uses! With its customizable speech speed and pitch, one can adjust the voice to their likings. Its so simple to use, just type, hit the talk button, and let the magic begin! *Note The keyboard shown in the pictures may not represent the keyboard used on version of this app. The keyboard will be the default keyboard of your device. For example, on the Kindle Fire, the keyboard will be the standard qwerty Kindle Fire on-screen keyboard.
One Amazon reviewer says:
I bought this app when I was diagnosed with cancer of the Larynx. The app clearly pronounces what I type and now I can communicate with my friends and family. I can not talk with my voice again so I purchased this app.
Another Amazon reviewer says:
Use this with my autistic son. Load[s] right away. Easy to change voice and type in what you want to say. My son picked up how to use it right away. Sure is alot cheaper and lighter than his dynavox. Great tool that is now very portable as well.
And an Amazon commenter adds:
I share your problem and am glad the Fire HD now has text to speech apps.
Type and Talk: get it today, while it’s Amazon’s Free App of the Day!