SpeakComputer - FREE TEXT TO SPEECH SOFTWARE
SpeakComputer is a free and easy to use text-to-speech software program that speaks
text aloud using natural sounding voices. This software can be used to read emails,
WebPages, PDF documents or any selected text copied to the clipboard. SpeakComputer
also supports conversion from text to audio files as MP3 or WAV.
SpeakComputer consists of six individual software applications rolled into one.
A single download and a single installation installs six ready to use text-to-speech
reader applications. SpeakComputer supports natural sound text to speech voices
like Ivona and Cepstral
The Reader application can be used to create documents (RichText or Text format)
and use the text-to-speech functionality to have the application read back the text
aloud. With the Reader application you can adjust the voice speed as well as choose
which natural sounding voices you want the application to speak. The Reader also
supports other features as: Echo Keys, Document Formatting, Converting text-to-audio
and spell checking.
Text-to-Speech Web Browser
The Web Browser application allows the user to surf the web and use the built in
text-to-speech functionality to read web pages aloud using natural sounding voices.
Converting text-to-audio files is also supported.
Text-to-Speech Mini Speaker
The Mini Speaker application can read any text aloud that has been copied to the
computers clipboard. You can open any application, highlight by selecting the text,
click copy and the Mini Speaker will read the text aloud. Converting text-to-audio
files is also supported.
The Presentations application allows the user to create presentation projects using
the power of text-to-speech. Presentation projects are created by adding photos
or images, assigning text to each photo or image and assigning a text-to-speech
voice to that photo or image. When the presentation is played back, the photos or
images will be displayed and the text will be spoken back aloud.
The Appointment Reminders application is a basic and easy to use calendar with built-in
text-to-speech functionality. Easily create appointments and the text-to-speech
engine will read back the reminder title and body prior to the appointment. Daily,
Weekly, Monthly and Yearly reminders are supported.
The Clock application reads out the time aloud at selected intervals using the selected
text-to-speech voice. The Clock will also greet you when logging onto your computer.
SpeakComputer also includes a Parental Control application, which currently works
with the Reader, Web Browser and Mini Speak applications. The user needs administrator
permissions in order to use this application. The Parental Controls application
will filter out words in the exclusion list and prevent the text-to-speech engine
from speaking the words out aloud. Words in the default list can be added to, modified
- Windows Vista and Windows 7: All requirements are pre-installed.
- Windows XP: .Net Framework 3.0. or higher.
- Hardware, Sound card, speakers.