NextUp TextAloud 4 vs Linguatec Voice Reader

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

NextUp TextAloud 4

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: People with dyslexia, Struggling readers

Pricing

Single User License-

$34.95

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Linguatec Voice Reader

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: IT

Pricing

€49

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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NextUp TextAloud 4 reviews

I've used TextAloud every day since ALS robbed me of speech, and use it with Dasher to communicate. It's been my link to those I love for eight years or more. TextAloud has kept me purposeful. Disability robs purpose from our life, but TextAloud greatly mitigated my loss by providing the capacity of verbal communication. I first got the software for Windows XP or 2000, and for every upgrade, the NextUp techs have been there for me. It's probably the only software I've used steadily and seamlessly through a half dozen operating systems. My hospice nurses and doctors marvel at my ability to dialogue with them. I tell you my world would be diminished without TextAloud. I can't express how grateful I am to its developers.

- Don

I am a very satisfied NextUp customer. I started using TextAloud for my college classes as I am not the best student in the world and could use the extra help. Getting PDF files of the books and reading along with the audio made it much easier to remember the material. I also used it for long articles, going over my resume, and for work manuals. It is one thing to try and read an extremely boring regulation, and another to let it play in the background and find the sections that are most important to you (and still know the rest at least a little). I also use TextAloud on a lot of materials I might have not even bothered to read. Like a friend who says 'you should read this' when I really don’t want to or have the time -- but with TextAloud I can listen as I drive in to work or when I am out to lunch. Purchasing TextAloud has been one of my better purchases in life. I know that seems a bit outlandish but I use more often than not. Many thanks from a happy customer!

- Jason

I've used TextAloud for a number of years to help with my writing. I am, admittedly, a technology novice, but I know what I like, and TextAloud has been invaluable for editing, as it lets me hear missing words my brain supplies when I read -- as well as other things ears detect when eyes are on autopilot. I've often recommended your product and now I can also add kudos to your customer service.

- Patricia

Linguatec Voice Reader reviews

A useful tool, but expensive if you need multiple voices or the options to use the output commercially. The single voice option is of most use to those that want to have reports read to them on their daily commute.

- Tech radar- online publication

With TTV tools, it always comes down to how plausible a voice is, and Voice Reader 15 sounds human most of the time in the majority of the voices. As you commit to a voice and language when you buy, it is important that you try them out on the Linguatec website before committing to a purchase. We found British Serena to be overly nasal, but British Daniel was more rounded and sounded good most of the time. It’s critical to find a voice you don’t feel is distracting, isn’t patently synthetic, and delivers the content at the right speed and in a tone you like. Our favourite aspect of this tool is that it has a few regional accents, like Scottish and Irish, for the English language. Regional accents are an unusual feature in this type of software and should be encouraged. We can wait to hear a Geordie or Liverpudlian. Overall, this is a robust solution for those that want text reading to them or converting to MP3 audio so they can listen to it on a mobile device while travelling. The price is on the steep side for only one voice and language, making it critical that you make a wise choice when you pick your licensed voice.

- Mark Pickavance- expert on displays, reviewing monitors and TVs

I am very pleased with this product. I bought it because I have poor vision and wantd screen text read aloud. I had to get a friend to help me activate the software because I couldn't see the screen where the license key had to be entered, but after this speed bump I was able to use the manual on the installation disc to configure the reader. Using the Voice Reader Home 15 Direct part of the software, text is read aloud as soon as I copy it to the clipboard. This convenience is exactly what I hoped for. There is only one voice included with the original purchase, but it is clear, pleasant, and amazingly lifelike. This product deserves a 5 star recommendation.

- Chuck Geddes- amazon user

Pros & cons

NextUp TextAloud 4

Pros
Our youngest son (8 years old) attends a school for children who are dyslexic
One of a variety of tools used at the school is TextAloud
The goal here is to have it assist the student when he or she needs a word pronounced or a portion of the text read to them
This software allows the student to work as independently as possible
Our 18 year old son is also dyslexic and is a college freshman
He also uses TextAloud in two ways
To assist him in reading textbooks and mp3 recordings of the textbooks so that he may listen to them at any time
He has an above average I.Q
but would never be able to keep up with all the reading a freshman does without your software
The Disabilities department at the school scans his textbooks and uses OCR software to turn the files into text
We then use TextAloud to do the rest
We expected him to have to struggle to keep up with History and English, but to our surprise he is excelling in those subjects
This would not have been possible without the aid of your software
Thanks Nextup!
I use this program with a reading disability
I convert documents to MP3 and play them on my iPod
This allows me to listen to business documents while I am on the go
I use TextAloud every day to help me read, e-mails, read online books and just checking my own documents to make sure they make sense.

Linguatec Voice Reader

Pros
There are 67 voices available in 45 languages
Recognize mistakes faster
Put together your own audio books and have the great works of literature read to you

Cons
Only one voice and language per license
Not for commercial use at this price
No pronunciation adjustments

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