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  • 5.0 stars

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

    January 17, 2014  |   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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  • 4.0 stars

    "One problem"

    June 21, 2013  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant, Perfect & Elegantly Simple!"

    September 27, 2012  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "speakonia very effective tool"

    December 8, 2011  |   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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to install"

    September 30, 2011  |   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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  • 2.0 stars

    "It's free, after all"

    August 28, 2011  |   By LongLiveTheKrakken

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    Low cost (free), installs quickly

    Cons

    Does not contain encoding (that I was able to determine) for reading PDFs or Word or equivalent.

    Summary

    I cannot recommend it for someone looking for an intuitive and flexible optin. Naturally, one might expect to have to pay for that sort of thing. However, if you have clean text files lying around, waiting to be read, or don't mind pulling content into clean text files or into the application itself via the sorcery of copy/paste, then this software is your magical mate. Common files (PDF, HTML, Open Office, MSWord standards on file inquiry are translated into the sort of ASCII text equivalent you might expect from a reader that is looking for plain text. It would be eminently useful if it could be expanded to either function as a shortcut/accelerator from webpages to allow users to have the page read to them. Obviously, given the amount of "bonus material" on webpages this might be challenging, unless the user's frame of focus could be captured, but that isn't likely full-proof either depending on the site. I don't have superb sound on my laptop, but the volume of the application was low-that might not be a common problem, since sound settings differ so widely in their calibration options.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I want it but.."

    July 24, 2011  |   By sparkybigp

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    I like all the voices in it but it cant download

    Cons

    It will not download on my Windows 7 laptop and i am Admin

    Summary

    Overall i would love this download to make my Angry German Kids with but i cant download it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not bad. I like it."

    July 16, 2011  |   By a1130

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    It can easily save text into sound files, which makes it good for voice actors. I often make animations and I can use Speakonia to make voices for cartoon characters.

    Cons

    Not the best thing for reading text. The voices aren't very natural. A lot of people say that Text Speaker is better, but Text Speaker has the EXACT SAME VOICES as Speakonia, with the exception of one voice called "Microsoft Anna."

    Summary

    It's not bad. Unfortunately, the developer's official website says that development of this program has been discontinued. Also, the unnatural voices are due to Lernout & Hauspie and Microsoft's speech engine, not Speakonia.

    Updated on Aug 8, 2011

    EDIT: When I downloaded it on my laptop, AVG said there was a virus and blocked the setup. For some reason that didn't happen on my desktop computer (that had Avast)... why is that?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Easy but unusable voices"

    May 18, 2011  |   By balthazzz

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    Easy and free

    Cons

    Voices incredible bad sounding. Totally useless to me.

    Summary

    The voices makes the program useless. I haven't maneged to integrate better voices in the time I would use for the trial period. Choose Text Speaker instead. Paid the reasonable price and downloaded the most listenable voices for a reasonable price too. 10 min. and I was converting my first book(PDF) to mp3 - now that works!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing!!!"

    April 28, 2011  |   By plasticandie

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    I needed a product to read back to me my files. I'm a writer and I thought it would be useful if I had something to read back my stories to see if I missed anything or errors. And this never fails to amaze me! The pronunciation is great!

    Cons

    None that I think of. Maybe more voices to choose from.

    Summary

    This is amazing and even better that it's free!

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