Due to its integrated Microsoft speech engines, this simple to use application can read aloud for you any text displayed in your browser, e-mail or word processor.
ReadPlease 2003 allows you to copy and paste any text snippet you want into the main window or insert a whole .txt document and then choose a speaker voice and adjust the reading speed and the font size of your text before reading it.
You can enable the reading of whole text displayed or only of certain selections, put the reading on pause or stop it anytime you want, and also save the file using the app’s own extensions (.rpnp, .rpps) or as TXT file.
Among the options available, worth mentioning adjusting the delay between paragraphs while reading, changing the font color of text and spoken words as well as the background color for both text window and side panels.
Bottom line, this text-to-speech converter does not include too many customization options or the possibility to export the text readings to WAVs. However, ReadPlease 2003 is free, very easy to use and does its job successfully.