Read Aloud

Read Aloud

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    48,410
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Read Aloud is a program that will read text aloud. It has two main interfaces, one for entering Web addresses that the program will browse to and read the text on aloud, and another tab labeled Textpad where you can paste text into a window to be read out loud.

We tested both aspects of the program. The first Web page we tried Read Aloud on was a Blogger page. The page mostly comprised text, and the program did very well reading it. The default voice is "Microsoft Anna," a pleasing female voice. The voice is a little halting at times, but we could understand everything easily nonetheless. Next we tried a Web page for a local cafe. The program read it well. Read Aloud doesn't read the Alt tags of photos, which something we'd like to see added. We tried some more complex Web pages like Facebook and Twitter, and Read Aloud worked with them, but the busy layout of Facebook made the reading chaotic. We were impressed that program did a good job reading the Twitter page, however. The Textpad feature is handy and quite functional. We copied some text from an e-mail into it, and the program translated it into speech flawlessly.

Read Aloud is free. It doesn't have any Help file that we could find but is easy to figure out. It performs a unique service that would be a great benefit to users with vision problems or reading difficulties, but Read Aloud is fun for anyone to use.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Yep its Malware added to it"

October 14, 2013  |  By AngelLaHash

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

You can turn your Computer back in to a 8 bit days

Cons

MMM ALL Ware..

Summary

Summary it will slow a computer down to speeds not seen since the 1970s

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!"

February 13, 2013  |  By XxCorpusxX

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

Nothing its fake. Its Malware!

Cons

INFECTED MY ******* COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 stars

"Windows Explorer crashed right after install."

August 11, 2012  |  By brainbuster888

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

The weather was great today.

Cons

Everything about this virus masquerading as a useful program.

Summary

Don't bother unless you want your computer to screech to a halt.

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1 stars

"THIS "FREE" DOWNLOAD CONTAINS MALWARE!!!"

July 04, 2012  |  By JeremiahSchumacher84

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

I do not know any pros because I stopped the download before it completed, it was downloading Malware!

Cons

THIS "FREE" DOWNLOAD CONTAINS MALWARE!!! Don't Bother

Summary

THIS "FREE" DOWNLOAD CONTAINS MALWARE!!!

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4 stars

"Awesome program for writers!"

December 22, 2011  |  By AuthorReneeAlexander

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

Reads aloud your manuscript so you can HEAR mistakes. Read along with the voice and catch punctuation errors fast and easy!

Cons

Only one voice comes with the free program.

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1 stars

"False advertising. Useless"

November 26, 2011  |  By Its_Saturday

 |  Version: Read Aloud 3.0

Pros

None.
can adjust speed but you can do that in any word processing program.

Cons

Crashes.
Not delivering the features they listed in the free version.
Does not use the voices come with software. Only Microsoft built in voice.

Summary

Basically it is an extra click to use the already built in windows voice. It advertises that you can use the tool bars and read PDF and other formats in the free one. It is not until you instal when you find everything is available in the paid version. The free version allows you to read txt and rtf file using Microsoft voice.
It crashed a lot on WIN7 64 bit.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Vedasri
Publisher web site http://www.vedasri.com
Release Date July 05, 2009
Date Added July 05, 2009
Version 3.0
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Download Information
File Size 298.7KB
File Name Read_Aloud_3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,410
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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