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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
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.
Download Extra LanguagesAvailable languages include French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, and Portuguese, as well as British-pronunciation English.
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.
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
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
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