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  • 1.0 stars

    "Really low sound."

    March 21, 2010  |   By BLUDCRIMSON2

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    I dont know. It looks dated.

    Cons

    Very low sound. To the point of why even bother.

    Summary

    Too buggy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not Versatile"

    February 27, 2010  |   By indexsasi

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    Plan old T2S

    Cons

    Speech characters are not tht good

    Summary

    Unless you have hard disc space constraint , dont look @ this s/w

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Poor voice quality"

    February 22, 2010  |   By dwarren77

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    It does what it says, I just thought the voices were poor and outdated.

    Cons

    If you don't care too much about voice quality, then it does the job.

    Summary

    Poor voice quality ruined what is otherwise a user-friendly, descent application.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great program easy to use"

    February 8, 2010  |   By kentucky111309

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    easy to install up and running in a couple of minutes

    Cons

    took alittle while to get the voice to sound the way I wanted it but the controls were easy to operate

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great love it"

    January 15, 2010  |   By Jozzzzz

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    I workes very well. i will read wikiedia for me so i dont have to

    Cons

    works 98% of the words out

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Did not work properly. Could not fetch the web page"

    January 1, 2010  |   By Tester85

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    Easy to install, very fast uninstall

    Cons

    Web page (Wiki) could not be fetched. Only Clipboard reading was enabled and that too needs lots of adjustment.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A Trojan horse virus."

    December 27, 2009  |   By Kalari-Lupus

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    It's entertaining and useful.

    Cons

    After I downloaded it I recieved a Trojan horse warning.

    Summary

    I have not downloaded anything else recently, and just seconds after I downloaded it I was warned by my antivirus program (Avast) that a Trojan horse had been found. I have deleted the program, and no longer trust this website.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EXCELLENT PROGRAM FOR TEXT TO SPEECH COMEDY!"

    November 10, 2009  |   By Sereniama

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    This program is AMAZING for Text to Speech comedy! I use this all the time for making Microsoft Sam reading errors!

    Cons

    Just the lack of features on this...

    Summary

    This program is AMAZING! I think the CNet editors were on crack when they rated this 3/5.

    Updated on Mar 5, 2010

    Looking for it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good T to S engine. It has clear speech with intonation"

    October 29, 2009  |   By figments4me

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    This program has a crisp, clear voice with good reflection when reading. It's easy to use with no learning curve.

    Cons

    The only con I found with Speakonia is that you can not get it to open on start up and can not reduce it to the system tray for easy access at all times.

    Summary

    I like Speakonia because the voice is loud and clear and volume can be adjusted downward if it's too much. I also have other text to speech programs on my computer but find they are not loud enough or don't work as advertised. This program is very user friendly, loud enough when you want it to be, and does not shut down all the time as other text to speech software tends to do for some reason. My only complaint, and it's not a big issue, is that I can't minimize it to the system tray or get it to open on start up as some of the other text to speech software does, even though you don't want them to.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Open, highlight, copy, hear... Simplicity..."

    October 2, 2009  |   By Max_Payne_

    Version: Speakonia 1.3.5

    Pros

    Highlight text from any document (HTML / PDF / DOC) and press copy to hear it, simplicity. I've found a voice + speed I like. As a student I can reed papers / articles / books in hours rather than days. To speed read, wack up the WPM!+it makes WAVS!

    Cons

    A few glitches when copying from some documents you get a Windows BONG sound and a dialogue box in the back ground, BUT NOT AN ISSUE. It would be nice to have some better voices but for free It's the best I've found for my needs.

    Summary

    I'm a student and have loads of articles, papers and e-books to read. You can select from standard MS voices, change the pitch + speed. I've got one I like now. I'm quite used to it and can read documents very fast. It was a godsend during essays as I could speed (very fast) read a paper. I find it useful as well for proof reading as you are actually hearing your words read back to you and you pick up on things that don't sound right. The program has a registration feature that lets you save speech to WAV files that you can use, I've placed a few into my MP3 player for study purposes. I mentioned the bugs, it has never crashed on me, only given a few random C++ error boxes when I've clicked Cut instead of Copy. It sometimes has a tizz if it has to read non-English fonts.

    I know there are a number of other programs but this one is very simple, just highlight any text (encrypted / No Copy PDFs don't work - but that's not its fault) and press copy and it reads the clipboard. You can also paste text straight into the program if you wish or type something in it's text box for playing. It also has a learning facility where you can Phonetically spell words to it, but I haven't used this as it pretty much gets them right.

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