TextAloud 4 Release is a Major Milestone for the Popular Text to Speech Software

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New TextAloud 4 release enhances productivity and comprehension from reading, while featuring all-new user interface, improved controls, and better integration for daily use

TextAloud 4

TextAloud 4’s completely new user interface, improved controls and added features provide an easy yet enhanced Text to Speech experience for both new and returning users.

TextAloud 4 is our team’s response to customer needs with an elegant yet simple new interface, one that’s easy for new users to grasp while facilitating more advanced operations.

Text to Speech leader NextUp.com announces the release of TextAloud 4, a significant milestone for its acclaimed Text to Speech (TTS) program. Popular with PC users worldwide, TextAloud is a simple but powerful software tool that allows users to listen to their text with natural-sounding voices. The newest version of TextAloud now offers more useful and streamlined features for a better Text to Speech experience than ever before.

“TextAloud 4 is our team’s response to customer needs with an elegant yet simple new interface, one that’s easy for new users to grasp while facilitating more advanced operations,” comments Rick Ellis, President of NextUp.com. “With enhanced speaking controls and new menu structures, users can quickly and easily deal with their text, so everyone can save time and get more done.”

Some exciting new changes in TextAloud 4 include:

  • Configurable ‘Speak’ Buttons: Separate buttons for speaking text and speaking text to file now have associated dropdown menus to control where in the text article you want the program to begin speaking. Each button can be configured to work in the way you normally use TextAloud 4, meaning fewer toolbars and more functionality at your fingertips.
  • More Integration: Web browser extensions are built-in for Firefox, Chrome and Edge. A rebuilt ‘Floating Toolbar’ lets TextAloud 4 speak selected text from any window. Users of online save-for-later services Pocket™ and Instapaper™ can import bookmarked articles.
  • Simplified Word Highlighting: A ‘Highlighting Style’ dropdown lets you easily pick between different styles. The default style automatically adjusts highlighting colors based on the current article colors, and changing your article colors will automatically adjust highlighting colors. Predefined styles are applied to your current article font and background colors, or you can choose a “Custom” style to pick individual font styles, foreground color and background color.
  • Other Improvements Include: Pronunciation Dictionary enhancements, new theming support, additional Hotkeys, improved tags for insertion into articles, an updated File Splitter, and more.

About TextAloud:

Priced from just $34.95, TextAloud is state of the art Text to Speech that can turn almost any text file format into spoken audio—from websites, articles and e-mails, to eBooks, word processing documents, PDFs, or even PowerPoint® presentations. Users can choose to export that text into most popular audio file formats in seconds, for playing on portable audio devices. Highly useful for students, scientists, writers, business users, and people from all walks of life, TextAloud enables anyone to experience their reading by listening. It has been featured in The New York Times, PC Magazine, Writer’s Digest, on CNN, and more.

TextAloud 4 system requirements include Windows® Vista/7/8/10 as well as a minimum of 256MB of RAM, a 500 MHz CPU or faster, 1 GB of disk space, and a sound card.

NextUp.com also offers TextAloud with optional Premium Voices from AT&T Natural Voices™, Acapela™, Ivona™, Nuance™ or rSpeak™ for the most natural-sounding computer speech anywhere. Available languages include U.S. English, U.K. English, Indian-Accent English, Scottish-Accent English, Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Belgian Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, French, Canadian French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Castilian (European) Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Turkish, and more.

Users wishing to follow the latest news from TextAloud can visit @NextUpTech or http://www.Facebook.com/TextAloud, or can try the program today, via a fast, safe and secure preview and purchase at http://www.NextUp.com.

About NextUp.com:

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

Evaluation copies of TextAloud 4 are available for the media upon request. For more information on NextUp.com or TextAloud, or for a rich assortment of case studies involving users ranging from firefighters and lawyers, to writers, editors, teachers, actors, students, entrepreneurs, doctors, truck drivers, musicians, and more, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043 or via Admitchell [at] Nextup [dot] com.

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

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