Read Aloud vs NextUp TextAloud 4

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Read Aloud

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Education, Medical

Pricing

Free

NextUp TextAloud 4

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

Pricing

Single User License-

$34.95

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20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Read Aloud reviews

This software is so well designed, and it works all the time. I highly recommend this software for people looking for text to speech software. Just hit control C and then click read and it reads whatever you copied. Thanks for such a stable software.

- Donald

A great tool to use when you have attention deficit disorder, limited range of motion/physical disability, making things easier to be at your fingertips. ReadAlound needs a icon or share icon to connect to the different websites quicker.

- Ms. Courtney

This app is just what I was hoping for. I can copy and paste text from documents I'm writing into this app and listen to the flow. I don't use it for anything else, but it would be extremely easy to read web text or PDF text as well using this program. After using it for a few weeks, I bought the paid version, which gets rid of the ads. What I like: the different voices (I like the female, UK English one), fast and easy to put text into the reading pane, ability to pause and start. Really accurate pronunciations. What I'd change: I'd make it so I can have this reading in the background while I have a different window maximized (i.e., while I'm in my word processing program). It would be great if we could also customize pronunciations. The engine incorrectly pronounces certain words (surprisingly few, though), and it would be great to be able to edit that as is possible on other programs.

- Jessica

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

Pros & cons

Read Aloud

Pros
Simple, clean and intuitive interface
Control rate, pitch and volume of the speech
Pronunciation editor for correcting the pronunciation of certain words.

Cons
Its function is limited to reading whatever text is selected or readable in your web browser
Commands dont work and trouble reading text this makes it very hard to operate
The default voice is not that impressive

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.

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Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

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