The free version of the ReadPlease software was published in 2003. It is a very simple program on the surface but what it actually allows you to do is hear what is written on the screen. The program speaks aloud the text that is pasted into the tool.
A Simple Tool That Allows You To Hear Text
The ReadPlease 2003 free edition has a space in the middle of the GUI that looks like the Microsoft notepad tool. Paste your text into the middle of the white area. Click to start the program and it will read out the text by highlighting the words as they are being spoken. There are plenty of reasons why you may want your text read out to you - from eyesight problems to having a document read to you as you play games on your PC.
A Suitable Lightweight Option For People Requiring Text-Speaking Software
The extra functions on ReadPlease are insignificant but do add a level of comfort to the program. For example you may change how quickly the text is read and how large the font is. You may choose between two male voices and a female voice and you may have the text read aloud automatically when you paste or you may have it read only after you have clicked play.
It is burningly simple and lightweight
It speaks your text aloud for free
The tool has multi-language support
Modern versions have a better inflection and speaking dynamic
The repetitive drone will become tiring after a long time
Not suitable for reading e-books to you
ReadPlease 2003 (Free Edition) offers full support for all Microsoft voices, reads text via Windows clipboard from any program and has adjustable voice speed (rate). It also features:
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
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i have been using readplease for years. it is awesome! my favorite feature that dragon naturally speaking does not have is the pause button. i would recommend this to all students for reading posts and articles. i also use it to listen to my own written material to hear the errors.
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