Read Aloud

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1.0.3 Freeware    
Automatically monitor clipboard content and speak aloud the text, read aloud webpages, RSS feeds, and original web content, adjust the volume, alter the speech speed, as well as choose between preset Microsoft voices

editor's review




Read Aloud is a small software application designed specifically for helping you read aloud text from various sources, such as clipboard and HTML webpages. In order to run the program correctly and avoid bumping into all sorts of errors, you need to deploy .NET Framework 3 or a higher version on the target PC.

Clean feature lineup

You are welcomed by a simple and intuitive environment that allows you to set up the dedicated parameters in a short amount of time. A help manual is not embedded in the package so you need to experiment a little bit with the built-in features in order to understand how it works.

Text-to-speech capabilities

Read Aloud gives you the possibility to automatically monitor clipboard content and speak aloud the text each time it detects that new text content has been copied to the clipboard.

What’s more, you can make the application read aloud the text copied to the clipboard and input a user-defined URL in order to hear how the text is spoken aloud. Plus, you can extract the text data from any webpage on the fly, extract text from RSS feeds, or view the original content of the webpage without applying any filters.

Other important options worth being mentioned enable you to read, pause, or stop the text-to-speech mode, record the spoken text and save the audio streams to WAV file format, preview the webpage with the aid of the built-in web browser, adjust the volume, alter the speech speed, as well as choose between preset Microsoft voices.

Tests have shown that Read Aloud carries out a task quickly and provides very good output results. It eats up memory resources so the overall performance of the computer may be affected.

Bottom line

All things considered, Read Aloud comes packed with several handy features for helping you transform text into audio and save the recordings to WAV file format. It can be configured by rookies and professionals alike.

Read Aloud was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on August 18th, 2015
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