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Date Added:
September 04, 2008
Free to try (20-day trial); $29.95 to buy
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Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

There's nothing like the comfort of a friendly voice reading to you, even when that voice comes from your PC. TextAloud reads text files aloud and lets you save them as MP3, WMA, or WAV files. You simply copy text into the main window, and TextAloud reads it back. The only problems we encountered were with PDF and DOC files, which the program had trouble opening. Besides playing, stopping, and pausing the voice, you can reduce or increase the speed at which it reads text back. The program can read either a single article or multiple articles sequentially.

TextAloud features one built-in voice (a robotic female), though its enunciation is fairly clear. The application also supports several third-party voices, including voices from Neospeech, Acapela, and ScanSoft RealSpeak. The very straightforward interface provides large, easy-to-understand controls that integrate directly into Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Outlook. This application could be a useful tool for the visually impaired.

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    "Great software and great support"

    April 28, 2014   |   By garpmcc

    Version: TextAloud 3.0.58


    Very extensive program at a very reasonable price. Much better than comparable programs I've used.


    It will read Bookshare files but doesn't have chapter navigation, but the guy I talked to said that they were considering including it in a future update. After that, it will be practically perfect.


    It's my new favorite piece of software.

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