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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

While we applaud this text-to-speech application for being freeware, it has too many shortcomings to put it on a recommended list. ReadPlease 2003 uses Microsoft speech engines to read text you choose. Yet to do so, you must cut and paste a body of text into the program's main window, a step we found cumbersome. Customization features are very limited. You can choose only from four voices, and there is no option to adjust voice pitch, speed, or even pronunciation. Another handy feature we would like to see is the option to skip ahead in text while reading. And ReadPlease 2003 isn't able to record files for later listening, either. Overall, despite its freeware status, ReadPlease 2003 doesn't stand up to similar available reader programs.

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Full Specifications


Publisher ReadPlease Corporation
Publisher web site
Release Date August 08, 2002
Date Added August 08, 2002
Version 1.1


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, 20MB disk space, sound card

Download Information

File Size 10.29MB
File Name setupreadplease2003.exe


Total Downloads 601,590
Downloads Last Week 11


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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