Text to speech using OSX native speak selection

Is it possible to trigger Mac’s built-in text-to-speech? I tried Speak but prefer the built in system.

Hi @FHan , welcome to the forum. By Speak do you mean the Say extension?

That is built-in but is is an older TTS engine. I don’t know if there is a way for PopClip to directly trigger the newer TTS engine (please let me know if anyone knows a way).

However, you could create your own macOS Shortcut for speaking, and trigger that from PopClip. Here is how to do it: How to run a macOS Shortcut from PopClip

Hi @nick

That can be done very easily with the Accessibility settings of Monterey.

First follow the instructions here:

And then this works:

# popclip
name: Speak Text
icon: square S
Key combo: option escape
requirements: []


hi, can somebody use Microsoft Azure’s API to develop a extension? TTS of azure is much better than OSX TTS engine.

Hi @an1419367225 Please check this