When comparing Infovox iVox Voice Manager vs Playpost, the Slant community recommends Infovox iVox Voice Manager for most people. In the question“What is the best text to speech software for Mac and iOS?” Infovox iVox Voice Manager is ranked 7th while Playpost is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Infovox iVox Voice Manager is:
It is a luxury to be able to use a voice for 30 days in real-world use. If you're confused when you get "This is an evaluation version of Acapella's Group' text to speech synthesizer" when using the newly downloaded/installed voice, look for the action button on the far right column for the voice downloaded/installed and in the drop-down menu click "start demo period".
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Pro 30 day trial period per download
It is a luxury to be able to use a voice for 30 days in real-world use.
If you're confused when you get "This is an evaluation version of Acapella's Group' text to speech synthesizer" when using the newly downloaded/installed voice, look for the action button on the far right column for the voice downloaded/installed and in the drop-down menu click "start demo period".
Pro Has many voices in many languages
Adult, children, and some variations of the same speaker, for example Will a US American voice has from afar, up close, happy and sad variations in addition to the original voice.
Pro Multiple languages supported
Often these apps support only English. But Playpost supports about 28 different languages, including, but not limited to, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian etc.
Pro Highest quality voices
The app uses the highest quality text to speech voices available. You can even pick one you like out of 240 different voices in 28 languages.
Pro Very easy to use
The apps for iOS and Android are one of the easiets to use apps to transform any public article on the web into audio.
Con Not multi-computer friendly
It is a PITA to deactivate a voice on one computer just so you can use a voice that you've purchased with your account on the same account but on a different computer in an attempt to not pay twice to use the same voice on two computers. Users have to make that choice, deal with the hassle of deactivating/activating voices or pay multiple times for the same voice for however many computers you use.
Con Have to fool around with permissions to install voice
For a supposed "manager app" it should deal with permissions by itself and not depend on users knowing how to fool around with that.
In Finder right click on the Library/Speech folder > "Get Info" > click unlock icon bottom right corner of get info window > enter administrative level credentials > give groups "Wheel" & "Everyone" Read & Write permissions > click the small gear icon and apply to all enclosed items > Install your voice(s), trial or otherwise, then set permissions for groups "wheel" and "Everyone" back to Read Only > click gear icon and apply to all enclosed items > click the lock button and reboot your computer. Voices should show up in system prefs accessibility > speech section. Might have to enable them by clicking customize.