TextAloud

TextAloud

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.292
  • Total Downloads:
    314,644
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 04, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $29.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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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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5 stars

"Perfect Program"

October 17, 2008  |  By mimbreck

 |  Version: TextAloud 2.292

Pros

I've been using this program for years and recently I upgraded computers. I couldn't find my reg key so I emailed the company. Even years after my purchase, they had me on record and send me the key. That's service!

Cons

Microsoft needs to pay these guys to handle the build-in voice programs in Vista.

Summary

Anything you want to have read to you, copy and paste. It's that easy. The ATT natural voices are the best computer voices I've ever heard. This program is worth every penny and then some.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.292
Version 2.292 adds support for Mozilla Firefox 3.0.
General
Publisher NextUp.com
Publisher web site http://www.nextup.com/
Release Date September 04, 2008
Date Added September 04, 2008
Version 2.292
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 21.44MB
File Name TA3073.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 314,644
Downloads Last Week 180
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $29.95

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