TextAloud Makes Text-to-Speech a Snap for Firefox Users

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Text-to-Speech software leader NextUp.com (http://www.NextUp.com) has released version 2.068 of its popular TextAloud software. This upgrade includes a new Firefox Browser Plugin which adds a TextAloud toolbar to the popular web browser, allowing users to listen to web pages read aloud on their computer. Also, users can easily convert text from web news and web based emails to audio files for portable listening. This addition compliments the Outlook and Internet Explorer toolbars also available with TextAloud to make audio browsing of the internet even easier.

Text-to-Speech software leader NextUp.com (http://www.NextUp.com) has released version 2.068 of its popular TextAloud software. This upgrade includes a new Firefox Browser Plugin which adds a TextAloud toolbar to the popular web browser, allowing users to listen to web pages read aloud on their computer. Also, users can easily convert text from web news and web based emails to audio files for portable listening. This addition compliments the Outlook and Internet Explorer toolbars also available with TextAloud to make audio browsing of the internet even easier.

“The Firefox browser has quickly become a popular alternative to Internet Explorer,” noted Ken White, CEO of NextUp.com. “A flurry of requests from TextAloud users led us to develop this Firefox toolbar to further enhance our customers’ browsing experience through spoken audio”.

About TextAloud

TextAloud is a full-featured Text-to-Speech tool offering direct support for Word, PDF and HTML formats, as well as advanced pronunciation tools, an Internet Explorer Plug-In for easy listening of favorite web pages – and more.

Hailed by critics and users alike, TextAloud is priced at just $29.95, and is compatible with systems using Windows® 98, NT, 2000 and XP. The program is available for fast, safe and secure purchase via http://www.NextUp.com. NextUp.com also offers TextAloud with optional premium voices from AT&T Natural Voicesâ, Cepstralâ, and NeoSpeechâ for the most natural-sounding computer speech anywhere.

About NextUp.com

NextUp.com, a division of NextUp Technologies, LLC, provides award-winning Text-to-Speech software for consumers, business customers, educators, and those with visual impairment or learning disabilities.

In addition to TextAloud, NextUp.com markets other innovative Windows software designed to save time and deliver vital information. NewsAloud™ is a talking personal “news agent” that finds the stories users want, and then reads them aloud or to portable MP3 files. WeatherAloud™ is a weather application that lets users select and listen to personalized weather forecasts, while StocksAloud™ reads stock updates and related news headlines aloud for specific companies of interest. Most recently, NextUp also released NextUp Talker 1.0, an easy and affordable program that allows people who have lost their voices to use the latest in high-quality computer voices to communicate with others.

Note to Editors:

Evaluation copies of TextAloud are currently available upon request. To receive a review copy, or for more information on NextUp.com or TextAloud, please publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043 or admitchell@nextup.com.

All companies and products referenced in this press release are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:

    Rick Ellis

    NextUp.com

    Rdellis@nextup.com

    Angela Mitchell

    Paranoid PR

    Admitchell@nextup.com or (904) 982-8043

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