Thursday, January 8, 2009
Reads any text you see on your screen - all purpose text-to-speech software.
* Microsoft voices: Mike, Mary, Sam
* Customize font and background colour
* Reads text via Windows clipboard from any program (copy/paste)
* Control reading from system tray
* Reads e-mail emoticons such as :) or :(
* Adjustable voice speed (rate)
* Low vision colour option
* ReadPlease Enable your website
If for some reason you would need to have text read out to you using voices then ReadPlease 2003 is a good option. ReadPlease 2003 will read out loud any text that you copy or load up into it using 4 distinct voices (tough more can be downloaded even ones with foreign languages like spanish) the voices that come with ReadPlease 2003 can be pretty robotic when talking but for the most part they are understandable, one thing that i found to be pretty cool is that ReadPlease 2003 knows several abreviations and symbols and reads them as you would do normally. For example "Ave" becomes "Avenue" and "#" becomes "Number" this greatly helps the listening of text. Also you can place links in text files that you open that will take you to other text files (only if they are in the same directory tough) you can make a table of contents this way if you'd like. ReadPlease 2003 has a"Plus" version that you can buy if need a lot more features.
In conclusion ReadPlease 2003 is a pretty solid way of doing text to speech. Available for all Windows versions.
Get it at http://readplease.com/english/readplease.php