What does text-to-speech have to do with productivity?
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What does text-to-speech have to do with productivity?

You may have heard the term text-to-speech (TTS) thrown around in the past few years. Text-to-speech is a service that leverages synthetic voice to transform written content (text) to voice (speech). And it’s changing everything about the way you interact, learn and get stuff done.


Where did it come from?



It’s not exactly new and you’ve certainly used it in your day-to-day. You may have heard of Steve Jobs’ famous keynote where he unveiled the Lisa computer and a robotic voice talked to the audience. This was an early form of TTS.

Since then, it’s application and use has become much more common, from your GPS guide to automated answering services.

How TTS can help you everyday.


With the growth and adoption of smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home that are powered by synthetic voices and artificial intelligence, TTS has virtually taken over. Voice quality is getting better everyday and there are new apps (like elocance) making this technology more accessible than it’s ever been before.

These new apps and services are helping people be more productive than ever before. Imagine if you could read when your eyes are busy. For example, during your commute, while running errands, or running on the treadmill etc. The point is, there are many parts of the day where we are doing something...but not really doing anything. We call this dead time. It’s moments throughout your day that you need to get through but where you aren’t engaging your brain. These are also opportunities to be catching up on stuff we didn’t have time to do in the office and that we don’t want to have to do at home.

At elocance, we use synthetic voices to bring your text to life. We leverage text-to-speech technology to help you listen to your emails, save articles to listen to later, read out loud to you and more.

We also help you organize your life because we know how frustrating a clogged inbox can be. That’s why we’re developing features that we think you’ll love. For example, imagine if you could listen to all those newsletters you receive everyday instead of seeing them pile up in your email. You always think you’ll get to them but after a week, they’re irrelevant anyway. 10 minutes of listening on the way to work will do the trick and you never have to feel behind.

Most importantly, the more you listen and learn, the more you develop this positive habit for productivity. We hope you’ll give it a try!

Happy listening,

The elocance Team

elocance is a productivity app and your audio superpower. Build productive habits and save time by listening. Save articles and PDFs etc., turn them to audio and learn on the go.

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