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SmartRead

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Not so much smart as competent, SmartRead reads back text using standard Microsoft speech engines. It supports English and Chinese and lets you save text in audio files to play back when driving or jogging. Unfortunately, it only supports WAV files, so you may need a third-party conversion utility to save clips in compressed formats. The unattractive and inconvenient interface requires you to copy and paste text into the program window to have it read. Given its interface issues and modest functionality, we don't see SmartRead trumping its freeware competition.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Not so much smart as competent, SmartRead reads back text using standard Microsoft speech engines. It supports English and Chinese and lets you save text in audio files to play back when driving or jogging. Unfortunately, it only supports WAV files, so you may need a third-party conversion utility to save clips in compressed formats. The unattractive and inconvenient interface requires you to copy and paste text into the program window to have it read. Given its interface issues and modest functionality, we don't see SmartRead trumping its freeware competition.
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.80

Version 0.80 adds MP3, and SWF(flash) file conversion.

General

Publisher SmartySoft Studio
Publisher web site http://www.smartysoft.com
Release Date March 31, 2008
Date Added March 31, 2008
Version 0.80

Category

Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Information

File Size 6.51MB
File Name smartread_setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 85,096
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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