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Balabolka

Overview

Balabolka is a free Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files.

Features

This program has the following features:

  • Change the volume, pitch and rate of the voices
  • Support for several different dictionaries
  • Built in translator supported by Google
  • Magnify Glass tool that allows you to look at the text magnified 2X,4X,6X and 8X
  • Bookmark tool that allows you to break up text and place bookmarks in text to keep track of your reading
  • Allows you to convert text into audio files with customizable voice options
  • Works as a word processor allowing you to type in the program and have your writing read back to you

 

Installation Guide

1. Visit the official Balabolka website at: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
2. Click the link labelled "Download Balabolka"
3. Save the file balabolka.zip to harddrive and unzip folder
4. In the unzipped folder click “setup.exe” to install the program

Portable Version

There is also a portable version of Balabolka that requires no installation and can be downloaded onto a USB flash drive. This version can be downloaded here: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka_portable.zip

1. Click the above link
2. Unzip the downloaded file
3. Place the unzipped folder onto a USB drive
4. Plug into any computer and run the file from the USB drive

Preview

balabolka screen capture