Code-it Software, Inc.

Text Talkster v2.4
Current Version: 2.4 
OS: Win 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP  
Free: as in free beer 

Text Talkster v2.4 is a software application that once activated the program icon resides conveniently hidden in the lower right system tray ready for instant use. It speaks the content of the clipboard by means of a  animated character 'Genie' after you have copied any text (i.e. e-mail, web page, text document...). In simple language, it is a blue animated Genie that speaks the clipboard content. This application uses Microsoft Active X Agent© Technology. The software has been beta tested and "talks" all clipboard content regardless of what type document it was copied from.

We have found that this software is not only fun to have on your system but also has some other value not immediately realized. It has been very useful for persons that have a hard time reading written English but can understand the "spoken" word. After writing a letter, school paper, or any other document; copy it to the clipboard and then sit back and relax to have Genie© read it back to you in spoken form. This procedure helps in targeting revisions that may be needed to your document, as the "spoken word" sometimes comes across differently then the "written word". It has also been reported that this application is of some benefit to children or persons with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which we are particularly happy about.

Features included within the application are as follows:

  • Automatically resides in the system tray when activated for instant use. By clicking the right mouse button (when cursor is over the icon) a menu of options appears.
  • Menu options are...
    • talk the content of the clipboard
    • talk text entered into an input box
    • tell the date and time
  • Offers an option to select what Text 2 Speech engine to use. This feature not only allows you to simply change what TTS engine to use but what voice within that TTS engine and which language. (i.e. select a Spanish TTS engine, and the browser will read a Spanish content web page in that language with the selected voice.). Most TTS engines include at least 2 voice choices, being male and female, while some offer as many as 8. 

  • Offers a link, within the software, where you can download many free Agent characters that can be used within this software. See characters page for a partial listing.

  • Option to set the speech speed and pitch to a value that is comfortable to you.


The min. requirements for this software application are:

  • Pent /100 IBM / Comp. CPU
  • Microsoft Windows™ 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT or XP
  • 7 MB free hard disk space, 16 MB Memory
  • Sound card compatible with MS Windows Sound System & speakers
  • Text - 2 - Speech engine, Microsoft Agent©, and Genie Agent© Character (all included within the Setup program)

This is Microsoft's Genie©.. he will be your Agent© "talkster".

 genie2.gif (4488 bytes)

Get it here >>> Available only on Free Text 2 Speech CD