Free Natural Voice Text to Speech Reader is text to speech application that uses Microsoft Standard Voices.
Transfer text to the main window or open text based files, MS Word documents, Adobe PDF files, Rich Text files, weather reports, emails, news, messages, web pages, reports, etc. and the application will read them aloud for the user.
Voice quality and reading speed are adjustable by the speaker menu and a reading speed control slider (left side of the application main window). Same settings are also available by means of hotkeys on the keyboard.
Once text, voice quality and reading speed are adjusted, the speech result can be saved as WAV or MP3 audio file and later on be recorded (burned) on an audio CD.
Very useful for comparing user own voice with program voice, for language learning purposses (as an example).
The application offers the possibility of minimizing the user interface to a floating MiniBoard, so user can listen to the selected text and keep on watching the (other) texts on the screen, and switch from MiniBoard to main window and viceversa.
The standard version uses Microsoft Voices. Enterprise version supports natural voice.
- Easy to use. Save to mp3 and wav files
- The free version is very limited