E Text Reader IGT

E Text Reader IGT


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1
File Size:
60.71MB
Date Added:
April 07, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
70,287
Downloads Last Week:
10
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Though not as soothing as Mom reading you a bedtime story, this application is reliable. It could, however, improve with a few more customizing options. E-Text Reader's interface resembles a text editor, thus making it very intuitive and easy to use, if not a bit out of date. To have a text read, simply cut-and-paste a document into the application window or open a file (either plain text, DOC, or even HTML). It's important to make sure the cursor is at the point you want the reader to begin. With one click (the Read button has a cute green smiley face on it) the program begins to read the text in one of three standard voices. A video tutorial is included, but we didn't think it necessary given the relative ease of using the program. Though the download is a large one (25MB), the fact that it's freeware puts any weighty program issues quickly to rest. Overall, E-Text Reader is a reliable, efficient program at a great price (none!).

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2 stars

    "Newer programs have passed it by."

    January 04, 2013   |   By Puppy_Chow

    Version: E Text Reader IGT 5.1

    Pros

    + Intuitive user interface.
    + Adequate integration with Word

    Cons

    + Now considered trial version, freezes the program for 15 seconds and nags you to pay upwards of $50 for what others offer for free.
    + Voices randomly change speed and tone.
    + Seems as though it has to be your "active window" to run in Win7, making it a tad more difficult to edit in MSWord while you listen.

    Summary

    Newer programs are truly free and offer the same (or better) functionality.

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not work at all."

    March 23, 2012   |   By greatliven

    Version: E Text Reader IGT 5.1

    Pros

    None, nada, zilch, zero.

    Cons

    It would not do anything. Even the instructional videos would only play for a few seconds and then disappear.

    Summary

    Did not work at all.

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  • 1 stars

    "very lousy software.Very big but does not actually work"

    May 30, 2010   |   By aamutawasa

    Version: E Text Reader IGT 5.1

    Pros

    nothing at all

    Cons

    does not work

    Summary

    stupid to download such big program to find out that it does not work

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  • 4 stars

    "Very solid for free, better than many free & shareware"

    January 24, 2010   |   By Dixieflatline34u5

    Version: E Text Reader IGT 5.1

    Pros

    * Versatile, stable
    * 30+ voices, + speed/pitch control
    * highlights & rich text format tools (it's a word processor)
    * bookmarks, starts where you left off, highlights as it reads
    * easy, simple, performance, no suprises
    * usable, fast, no hitches

    Cons

    * you can only save text files and not wav or mp3's. :(
    * translations limited in free version

    Summary

    All in all very good, better than a lot of the little free text-to-voice programs or limited shareware. No nag screens, etc

    Looking for a sound file recording though.

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  • 4 stars

    "Only Speaks English Correctly; I wanted French."

    May 12, 2009   |   By rayacharnock

    Version: E Text Reader IGT 5.1

    Pros

    The try was free.

    Cons

    Didn't Speak French correctly; was disappointed.

    Summary

    It was advertised to speak other Languages correctly; it did not.

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