Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

We applaud the idea behind this text-to-speech lexicon for the visually impaired. We just wish it were a bit more polished. Talking Dictionary combines the free Wordnet thesaurus with the free Microsoft speech engine. Unfortunately, the Microsoft speech engine stumbles over difficult words, and even at its best can be hard to understand. The interface is admirably simple, though. You type a word to call up its definition, and then use function keys to navigate within the entry. Unfortunately, the program settings can t be accessed this way. Moreover, Talking Dictionary doesn't even display the help file, let alone read it out loud. We also thought the trial version's five-letter limit on entries was too restrictive. And $28.88 is pretty steep for such a modest program, especially one built out of free parts. Talking Dictionary works adequately, but it's not an ideal companion for the visually impaired.

What do you need to know about free software?

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.8.0

Version 12.8.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Publisher RWF Talking Software
Publisher web site http://www.rwfts.com/
Release Date July 04, 2014
Date Added July 15, 2014
Version 12.8.0

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 6.11MB
File Name tdict.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 423,068
Downloads Last Week 15

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95
Report a problem
Latest Stories
Best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

Best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

by Clifford Colby

From headphones and earbud to mobile phones and smart home devices, here are the best Prime Day tech...

Read more
How to check out Microsoft's Chrome-like Edge browser for Windows 10

How to check out Microsoft's Chrome-like Edge browser for Windows 10

by Clifford Colby

If you want to test an early version of Microsoft's reworked Edge browser, here's your chance.

Read more
How to reinstall updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled

How to reinstall updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled

by Clifford Colby

Microsoft this week will try to resolve a startup failure issue by uninstalling recently installed u...

Read more