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.