Balabolka Portable

Balabolka Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.0.557
  • Total Downloads:
    26,176
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    142
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Balabolka Portable allows you to convert different text inputs into audio files from a portable drive such as a USB stick. The software is convenient and lightweight, and because it installs directly to a portable drive, it won't create updates within the system registry. This makes for an easy-to-use tool with which you can save, split, and edit audio on your computer.

Pros

Lightweight and easy to use: Designed to be portable, Balabolka Portable runs smoothly without interfering with your other tasks. The interface is clean and doesn't get in the way of the app's functionality, and you can open text files both directly or through the interface itself.

Save audio files from your conversions: Any of your conversions can be saved in a number of audio formats for later editing. You can also combine files, split them, add custom tags, move between files, or change the audio within the file with advanced search functions. These search functions make the app a lot of fun when reviewing a long document.

Cons

Limited voice options: The software only supports a single voice built into Windows. While this reduces the draw on system resources and speeds up load times, it limits how you will experience the app if you prefer a different voice.

Bottom Line

If you need to convert text to speech or would like a tool that will help streamline and speed up the editing process for long documents, Balabolka Portable can help. This nifty, little tool is easy to use and lightweight enough not to be a burden to your PC. Also, it allows you to do quite a bit of things with the audio, which is a nice touch.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great program, but it installed adware"

January 09, 2014  |  By blue_bronx2000

 |  Version: Balabolka Portable 2.8.0.557

Pros

It works very well; the pronunciation is very good. Depending on what the text is, you may need to add pronunciation.

Cons

Vaguely robotic, but not so much that it bothers. It uploaded an UNAPPROVED ADWARE browser helper object into my internet explorer. I did not appreciate that.

Summary

So far, it seems that the program is good, and that the unapproved object is gone. I would caution anyone with regards to that.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ilya Morozov
Publisher web site http://www.cross-plus-a.com/index.htm
Release Date August 28, 2013
Date Added August 28, 2013
Version 2.8.0.557
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.94MB
File Name balabolka_portable.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,176
Downloads Last Week 142
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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