SmartRead

SmartRead

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.80
  • Total Downloads:
    78,156
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Not so much smart as competent, SmartRead reads back text using standard Microsoft speech engines. It supports English and Chinese and lets you save text in audio files to play back when driving or jogging. Unfortunately, it only supports WAV files, so you may need a third-party conversion utility to save clips in compressed formats. The unattractive and inconvenient interface requires you to copy and paste text into the program window to have it read. Given its interface issues and modest functionality, we don't see SmartRead trumping its freeware competition.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best of the free voice programs"

April 29, 2013  |  By issachar5

 |  Version: SmartRead 0.80

Pros

able to fill a screen with VERY large letters (for seniors)
Able to hear Microsoft Annie, a good, free voice, plus others
Able to paste in just about any PDF, WORD, etc. text
Works with Dragon Naturally Speaking installed (unlike HAL)
Hi-lites sentences for easy follow on a screen
Works with Vista and Windows 7 easily
VERY easy to use

Cons

It doesn't appear that you can add any of the tru-voice, or AT&T natural voices.

Summary

I compared it with many voice programs; except for the lack of tru-voice adding ability, it pretty much beat the free, and the costly.

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3 stars

"It's very useful."

January 18, 2009  |  By monpatcha

 |  Version: SmartRead 0.80

Pros

It's very good program and very easy to use and install.

Cons

some english word is not clear. it did not work after installed in some computer. The new version of WINWORD cannot read.

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1 stars

"Do no't work No voice"

November 22, 2008  |  By dpraisharma

 |  Version: SmartRead 0.80

Pros

Tried several times but voice not found

Cons

Not any star to this program

Summary

No thaks not required

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3 stars

"Smart read"

April 30, 2008  |  By sukumar14

 |  Version: SmartRead 0.80

Pros

Surprising that its s/w compatibility is good except for one reason that at time of installation it will ask for permission several times and a location to extract files twice !! Its so simple and contains all; that is required to a user. Plus, its free !!! It has an option to download additional voices which may not work on new o/s.

Cons

Its development is in initial stage. After installation, sam, mike and mary like voices may not work on new o/s.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.80
Version 0.80 adds MP3, and SWF(flash) file conversion.
General
Publisher SmartySoft Studio
Publisher web site http://www.smartysoft.com
Release Date March 31, 2008
Date Added March 31, 2008
Version 0.80
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.51MB
File Name smartread_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,156
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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