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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2010.218
  • Total Downloads:
    17,739
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (2000-byte conversion trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

For dedicated multitaskers or busy travelers, the ability to have documents or e-mails read out loud can be a big time-saver. Speak Aloud helps with this task, reading text from the screen or turning documents into audio files that can be saved for later playback.

The software can perform a batch conversion, turning an entire text library or set of e-mails into audio files automatically, and supports a variety of formats including MP3, OGG, WMA, and FLAC. We found the interface to be quite simple, allowing a user to select any text in a document and have it read out loud simply by pressing Ctrl C. A few quirks keep us from recommending it wholeheartedly, however.

The program lacks controls for skipping to the next sentence or paragraph. It has difficulty starting a new piece of text until the program has read through the previously selected block. While the software does have attractive features, these flaws keep it from measuring up to some of its text-to-speech rivals.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.2010.218
Version 2.0.2010.218 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Guangming Software
Publisher web site http://www.guangmingsoft.net
Release Date June 01, 2012
Date Added June 23, 2011
Version 2.0.2010.218
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.51MB
File Name SpeakAloudSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,739
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 2000-byte conversion trial
Price $29.95
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