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Speakonia

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    891,136
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2002
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: CFS-Technologies no longer supports the Speakonia software, but still allows the download and use of it. Visit the CFS-Technologies site for a free registration key for Speakonia.

Editors' Review

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Not a fictional Eastern European country from a Marx Brothers movie, Speakonia is actually a modest freeware utility that reads text out loud. Speakonia comes with about 20 voices (all with strong robotic accents) and lets you quickly change the reading speed and pitch. It's also little trouble to correct the pronunciation of words (proper names, for instance). Speakonia can save text in WAV files for playback when you're driving or jogging, but unfortunately it can't save sound files in the MP3 format, so you may need a third-party conversion utility. The program interface is clear and straightforward; you simply select text in any document and press Ctrl C to read it aloud. However, Speakonia lacks controls for skipping to the next sentence or paragraph. In spite of those drawbacks, its decent performance and free price make it a reasonable choice for the vision-impaired or people who'd rather do their reading with their ears than their eyes.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 107 votes

    • 5 star 62
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 107 votes

    • 5 star 62
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 13
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1 stars

"Speakonia!"

January 03, 2016  |  By sunshine7756

2016-01-03 07:30:37  |  By sunshine7756

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

Unfortunately, there are no pros

Cons

Virus Caused By program. Might try again

Summary

It gets 0.5 stars because of it

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5 stars

"Grate tool for dyslexics"

September 28, 2015

2015-09-28 04:50:54

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

Voice and speed customization .
Simple to use.
Reads text in clipboard.

Cons

EOL(End Of Life)
No more bug fixing.
Will crash time to time.
Sometime creates a lot of dialog box's.

Summary

If you have dyslexia, this tool will make your life a lot easier. Note that this product's license servers are now offline and you will need to use its EOL license for this point onward.

Name:Unlimited License
E-Mail:none@needed.com
Registration Code:SPK-174101-172083

This license is public and you can check this on their official site.
http://www.cfs-technologies.com/home/

If link no longer works, here is a cached copies.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NadXMuysYtwJ:www.cfs-technologies.com/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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1 stars

"Contains a virus"

September 22, 2015  |  By ben__bradley

2015-09-22 12:34:48  |  By ben__bradley

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

Didn't install, virus found in installation file.

Cons

Did not install, don't know anything other than it contains a virus as described below.

Summary

I downloaded the setup file months ago but never installed it. A recent scan by Microsoft Security Essentials found this threat in it:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=SoftwareBundler%3aWin32%2fOutBrowse&threatid=207835

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5 stars

"spodermen! gr8."

May 22, 2015  |  By TheLouSpeaks

2015-05-22 10:20:14  |  By TheLouSpeaks

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

sound lik a spoderman

Cons

nuthin at all

Summary

hav lots of sweg by downloading tis proggram

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1 stars

"awful don't be fooled by fake high ratings"

January 30, 2015  |  By abed.rahaman.7

2015-01-30 13:19:08  |  By abed.rahaman.7

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

none quality is sub average

Cons

download is full choke of malware and extra software that is wicked hard to remove, took me a good 2 hrs to clean my pc

Summary

don't bother with this trash

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5 stars

"BEST PROGRAM EVER! *MS Sam review* My review: Epic job!"

January 17, 2014  |  By JimMUGEN

2014-01-17 18:36:57  |  By JimMUGEN

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

ALLLALLLALLALLALLISPRO *MS Sam review* My review: The whole program mworks great. You can fix spelling errors.

Cons

NONENONENONENONENONEISCON *MS Sam review* My review: Doesnt have many flaws... except for recommended registration

Summary

DA BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST! *MS Sam review* My review: Nice... nice. *I recommend it to people who like MS Sam.

Updated on Jan 17, 2014

EDIT: I am trying to download this program, but I had this program in my admin account. Great attempt! Not even an attempt!

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4 stars

"One problem"

June 21, 2013  |  By Sonicrush007

2013-06-21 09:24:00  |  By Sonicrush007

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

It is goo for getting Microsoft Sam, Mary, and Mike.

Cons

It wont register. I tried both ways but, it still wont register!!! This program cannot be updated due to the owner not updating the program and says it is unsupported.

Summary

Overall, I say this is pretty good.

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5 stars

"Brilliant, Perfect & Elegantly Simple!"

September 27, 2012  |  By Mik_EmpirePMLLC

2012-09-27 15:07:48  |  By Mik_EmpirePMLLC

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

Everything you could hope for in a Free program to read you lengthy documents etc & more!

Cons

None what so ever!

Summary

I first came across this program in '08, Downloaded it again for my new computer & cant recommend it enough :D!!

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5 stars

"speakonia very effective tool"

December 08, 2011  |  By matrixref

2011-12-08 10:39:51  |  By matrixref

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

easy to use asssists in dialogging while diction is taken. clearly spoken and reconizable words

Cons

not many found.

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4 stars

"Easy to install"

September 30, 2011  |  By amma5

2011-09-30 14:44:15  |  By amma5

 |  Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

Pros

Very little instruction is needed to use this product. I was looking for a simple point and click Text-to-Speech program for an adult who can't read. Speakonia filled that need

Cons

I would only read the first item on an on-line program and after that you had to copy and paste onto the Speakonia page.

Summary

I will continue to use this product. But I will also keep trying other Text-to-Speech programs to see if there is one that requires fewer steps for the non-reader. .

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher CFS-Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.cfs-technologies.com
Release Date July 22, 2002
Date Added July 22, 2002
Version 1.3.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.59MB
File Name speakoniasetup-1.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 891,136
Downloads Last Week 1,292
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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