Just a little while ago, we featured a guide showing users how to bring Sony Xperia small apps to other Android 4.2.2-based ROMs such as CyanogenMod 10.1. As if the more common small apps weren’t enough, third party developers will continually bring out additional apps that make use of these device-specific APIs.
One such application coming from XDA Forum Member luisarn serves as a small and lightweight TTS (text-to-speech) client for incoming text messages. Voice Out is both free and ad-free. Like other Sony Xperia small apps, Voice Out open in a small window and allows you to move it to a more convenient location atop your currently running application. The app works by automatically importing text from your clipboard and speaking it out loud. It is currently compatible with three TTS engines: Google, Pico, and Ekho. The last one is added for Chinese (more specifically: Cantonese and Mandarin) language support.
While this may not exactly be a life changing app, it brings a bit more convenience to the text messaging experience by letting you do other things that require your attention while you listen to your texts. Head over to the original thread to get started._________