- Unlimited use with Free Voices
- Miniboard to read the text in other applications
- Pronunciation Editor
- Works with PDF, Docx, TXT, and ePub
Simple User Interface Of NaturalReader App
The interface is simple and clean, comprising the text pane and some playback options. Additionally, you can minimize it to a floating bar, which is much smaller and easier to handle.
This Naturalreader text to speech application comes with a set of female and male voices that you can choose from (only Microsoft voices are available in the free version). You can either copy and paste the text into the reading area, open a file (TXT and RTF are supported) or simply press a hotkey to have the computer speak any highlighted text on webpages, emails, presentations and about any application in your computer.
Another interesting feature is that you have full control over the reading, as the speed is adjustable, the pronunciation of words can be modified and you can add abbreviations or insert speaker/pause tags to set voice changes and text pauses.
Additionally, It allows you to convert written text to MP3, WAV or OGG format and listen to it using any audio player. The output quality and frequency are customizable.
Basic text editing tools (change the font type, style, and size, as well as the highlight color), undo possibility, zooming, a find and replace tool, customizable hotkeys are other advantages of the application.
Enabling the NaturalReader toolbar in some Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox) offers fast access to text-to-speech technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to read the selected text in this free text reader?
There is a mini-board feature that you can use to read text from other applications. The mainboard is located in the user menu denoted by “More ∨” at the upper right corner of the window. Click “Miniboard” to open the mini-board. You can simply select a piece of text that you want to read in another window (e.g. web browsers, editors, or PDF viewers), then click the play button in the Miniboard to read. Remember to activate the accessibility permissions for reading the selected text from other windows.
2. There is no sound, how to fix it?
If the highlighting moves forward but not sound, it is a setting issue.
Please go to Start -> control panel -> ease of access -> text to speech -> text to speech sound output settings to select the preferred text to speech sound output device.
If the highlighting doesn’t move forward, the selected voice is corrupted. Please select a different voice to read.
3. There is no voice in NaturalReader, what should I do?
Microsoft’s speech engine may be corrupted. Please go to Control Panel >Speech > Text-to-Speech to preview Microsoft voices there. To fix the problem, you may need to repair the Microsoft speech engine.