ReadPlease for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2003
  • 3
  • (186)
  • Security Status

A Free Version Of A Speak-Your-Text Program

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.

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
  • ReadPlease Enable your website


  • 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

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ReadPlease for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2003
  • 3
  • (186)
  • Security Status

User reviews about ReadPlease

  • Felix Ray

    by Felix Ray

    As someone who took up Linux in 2002, and stopped using Windows entirely a few years afterward afterward, the strongest recommendation I can make is t More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    the best free software!.
    i have been using readplease for years. it is awesome! my favorite feature that dragon naturally speaking does not ha More


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