NaturalReader App 16.1.2

March 9, 2020 - Natural Voice Reader (Freeware)
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NaturalReader App is a free text to speech with natural voice desktop software that can read your Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails. you can Upload text and documents and convert text into audio. It provides the facility to read many formats, all in one place. It converts your written file into spoken words. It allows you to listen to words instead of reading the screen! This software is useful for students, Working professionals, Dyslexic Readers, and Foreign Language Learners.

What is OCR?

OCR (optical character recognition) is the electronic conversion of printed text into machine-encoded text, such as a scanned document or picture-like image, into a format that would allow NR Software to then extract and read aloud the text in that image. This feature is available with a paid version only.

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Feature Of NaturalReader App

  • Free Text to Speech: Convert any text or document into natural-sounding voices.
  • Supports Various Document Formats: Supports Pdf, txt, doc(x), pages, odt, ppt(x), ods, non-DRM epub, jpeg, and png.
  • OCR with Printed Documents: OCR function can convert printed characters into digital text. This allows you to listen to your printed files or edit it in a word-processing program.
  • OCR with eBooks: OCR can be used to convert screenshots of text from eBook desktop apps, such as Kindle, into speech and audio files.
  • Text to Audio Files: Converts text into mp3 files for Windows or Mac.
  • PDF: Preserves the original formatting of PDF files
  • Footer & Header Adjustment: Adjust reading margins to skip reading from headers and footnotes on the page.
  • Miniboard: Offers a simple way of reading text directly on the page
  • Pronunciation Editor: You can manually modify the pronunciation of a certain word.

Benefits by using NaturalReader Free version

  • 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.

NaturalReader App window with menu

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.

NaturalReader with indication

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.

System Requirement

Operation system Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.11 or later
Processor 500 Mhz
Memory 64 MB (128 recommended)
Free Disk Space 500 MB (Natural Voices may require 600MB free space)

Technical Specification

Software Name NaturalReader V 16.1.2 For Windows
File Size 74.0 MB
License Free
Language English
Author Natural Voice Reader

NaturalReader App is a free text to speech which provides you with a simple method for converting your texts, presentations, emails into spoken words. Ease of use, together with its advanced functions makes it a great tool for improving reading and comprehension, finding text mistakes or simply enjoying a good ebook.

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