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The programs on this page are available via the internet, without charge for the initial download. DDAI is not affiliated with the makers of these programs. We cannot provide technical support or promise that these programs will work for you. If you have problems installing or using any software listed on this page, please contact the makers of the software for assistance.

Text-to-Speech Programs:



Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read text from CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files, The program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). The user can modify a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch, and can create a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Natural Reader

Natural Software

Natural Reader is a Text to Speech software which can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words.

Operating systems: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7 • Mac OS X 10.4.1

ReadPlease 2003 Text-to-Speech Program.

ReadPlease Free Download

ReadPlease 2003 is free software for Windows that can read text copied from text in any window. The ReadPlease display allows customization of background color, font style and color, and a slider bar to control text size.

Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Mind Mapping Software - for Planning and Brainstorming



Cayra is a free program that lets you represent tasks, ideas, concepts, and other items in a dynamic visual mode. Cayra is based on techniques such as Mind Maps and Concept Maps. You can use Cayra for: Studies, Brainstorming, Project and people management, Planning and organizing, Creativity, Decision making, Problem solving, and Time management.

Operating System: Windows XP/Vista

WordWeb Free* Version - Dictionary and Thesaurus


WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include:

  • Definitions and synonyms
  • Related words
  • 5000 audio pronunciations
  • 65,000 text pronunciations
  • 150,000 root words
  • 120,000 synonym sets
  • Look up words in almost any program

Operating System: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7

Rough Draft - Author's Word Processing Tool


RoughDraft is a freeware word processor with features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays. It's designed to be as practical as possible, offering all the features you need, but without being complicated or awkward to use. Files are edited and safed in standard rich text format (RTF).

Operating System: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 7

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