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Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader for Windows

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Key Details of Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader

  • Have document text read out loud.
  • Last updated on 2/26/2016
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

For many people, having their typed words read aloud is a necessity. If you fall into this category, Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader offers a simple program to help users select text and have it read aloud.

This free program has a very plain interface that may not impress users with its looks, but will gain fans with its simplicity. A large, open white screen with pull-down menus along the top for File, Option, Format, Saving, and Printing options dominates the view. Along the right side are three sliders to control speed, pitch and volume, a time counter, and a link to download more realistic voices. Operating Ultra Hal is very simple. Users type in the word, phrase, or paragraph they want read aloud (there is no space limit). The box mimics a word processor and should be intuitively manipulated. From there, users click on the Read All button and hear their words come to life. There is also an option to highlight certain text and just read a selection. Running the sliders will help dial in the perfect speed and pitch to make the voice sound more human and realistic if they so choose.

No matter what you are reading, Ultra Hal is a simple, effective way to make written text come to life. We highly recommend this download for anyone in need of such a product.

What's new in version 2.0

Version 2.0 includes better support of AT&T Natural Voices.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
March 28, 2014
Latest update
February 26, 2016
Version
2.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows ME, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
594,493
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

2.6/5

77 User Votes


Developer's Description

Have document text read out loud.

The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader application will read your documents out loud in one of its many high-quality voices. This can be a great tool for proofreading because hearing your text out loud helps you spot all mistakes. This program also can be used for reading e-books, reading Clipboard content, and speaking instant messages. Also, it is able to save its output as a WAV file, which can be converted into a MP3 file.

Version 1.0.5 includes better support of AT&T Natural Voices.