NaturalReader (Various Versions)

Online, Software, Commerical, WebReader, Chrome Extension
Product Type: 
Device modifier
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Product Description: 

Natural Reader is a professional text-to-speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. Upload text and documents or convert to mp3 to listen to anywhere anytime.


This version enables users to listen to documents from the desktop or mobile and can be accessed anywhere.


This version requires licensing that is allowed for installation and use on one computer only.


The NaturalReader Commercial version allows users to redistribute the generated audio files to use in YouTube videos, e-Learning modules, public announcements or broadcasts, or any other such business, public, or commercial purposes.   


This version is a text-to-speech widget that users can add to their website to make it accessible so that visitors can listen and enjoy the content using natural-sounding voices.

Chrome Extension

This version is a smart text-to-speech reader that allows users to listen to webpages and Google Docs.

Main Features: 

These features are common to all versions:

  • Natural Sounding Voices: High quality, crystal-clear reading.
  • OCR Technology: Read from scanned documents or images.
  • Listen On The Go: Listen to past uploads or convert to mp3.
  • Text to Speech: Convert any text or document into natural-sounding voices.

Online version includes these additional features: 

  • Supports PDF and most document formats.
  • Chrome Extension: Listen to emails, news, articles, and Google Docs directly from the webpage.
  • Read Aloud Images & Scanned Files: Use OCR to listen to printed books, scanned documents, and text from PNG or JPEG images.
  • New Plus Voices.
  • Mobile: Listen to documents from the desktop or mobile.
  • 100+ Natural Voices: Many natural-sounding voices available from 16 different languages.
  • Dyslexia Font: Specifically designed as a reading aid to help dyslexic readers.
  • Pronunciation Editor: Correct or improve on the pronunciation of any word in any language.
  • Bookmark Sections: Add a bookmark to save a place and continue reading later.
  • Footer & Header Adjustment: Adjust reading margins to skip reading from headers and footnotes on the page.
  • Access to all Premium Voices.

Software version includes these additional features:  

  • Supports PDF, Docx, and text documents.
  • OCR with Printed Documents: OCR function can convert printed characters into digital text. This allows listening to printed files or editing them in a word-processing program.
  • OCR with eBooks: OCR can be used to convert screenshots of text from eBook desktop apps, such as Kindle, into speech and audio files.
  • Text to Audio Files: Converts text into mp3 files for Windows or Mac.
  • PDF: Preserves the original formatting of PDF files.
  • Footer & Header Adjustment: Adjust reading margins to skip reading from headers and footnotes on the page.
  • Miniboard: Offers a simple way of reading text directly on the page.
  • Pronunciation Editor: Users can manually modify the pronunciation of a certain word.
  • Access to 2-6 Premium voices.

Commercial version includes these additional features:

  • Easy to use and easy to access, simply log in from the website.
  • Export backups to save for later use, changing computers, or sharing with Team Members.
  • Pronunciation Editor allows the option of using phonetic characters to correct or improve on the pronunciation of any word for any language. This can be essential for accommodating words with non-typical spelling, fictional place names, or unique given names.
  • Audio Editor: The Commercial version’s AudioMaker interface was designed to better help manage and arrange text and audio output options. This feature allows assigning specific voices and/or speeds to a selected piece of text with the added option of inserting silence or mp3 clips. Each designated text paragraph can be downloaded as individual files or, combined to download as one single audio file.
  • Users can also add audio clips to their projects for creating scenarios for the purposes of e-Learning or generating exam materials.
  • Advanced Controls: Using SSML tags, users can add tone and emphasis to any selected word. 

WebReader version includes these additional features:

  • Easy to set up: WebReader’s wizard will guide users through 3 simple steps to get a webpage talking.
  • Optimized for mobile.
  • Customization: Choose from a selection of icons to which can apply any color.
  • Accessibility: WebReader accommodates accessibility standards to help increase both potential web viewers and engagement.
  • The widget will automatically skip menu text and other irrelevant portions on the webpage.
  • Text highlighting: It will highlight both the segment they are currently reading as well as the individual words as they are read aloud by the speaker.
  • WebReader is supported on a wide variety of websites and web-making platforms, such as WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and more.
  • Lightweight: WebReader has no dependencies, making it fast to load and fully support in most browsers.

Chrome Extension includes these additional features:

  • Reads directly from Google Docs, emails, and other webpages.
  • Start anywhere and read to the end or read selected text only.
  • Create audio MP3 files for personal use.
  • Highlight sentences or words (or both) as it’s reading.

Primary Specifications: 

Online version includes these specifications:

  • NR Online can be used from Windows or Mac desktop computers and from iOS or Android mobile devices.
  • Supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. 

Software version includes these specifications:

  • NaturalReader for Windows:
    • Operation system: windows7, Win8, Win8.1, and Win10.
    • Processor: 500Mhz.
    • Memory: 64 MB (128 recommended).
    • Free Disk Space: 500MB (Natural Voices may require 600MB free space).
  • NaturalReader for Mac supports Mac OS X 10.11 or later.

Chrome Extension includes these specifications:

  • Size: 1.59MiB.

Options & Accessories: 

Online version includes these options:

  • Free, Premium, and Plus plans.

Software version includes these options:

  • Mac or PC.
  • Free, Personal, Professional, and Ultimate plans.
  • Additional voices.

Commercial version includes these options:

  • Free, Single, or Team plans.
  • 61 voices; 18 languages. Regional variations are also available for select languages, such as Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, and US Spanish.

WebReader includes these options:

  • Free, Pro, and Organization plans
  • 61 voices from 18 different languages.

Chrome Extension includes these options:

  • Over 100 voices from 16 different languages.

More Information: 

See Manufacturer’s website about NaturalReader Online.

See Manufacturer’s website about NaturalReader Software.

See Manufacturer’s website about NaturalReader Commercial.

See Manufacturer’s website about NaturalReader WebReader.

See the Chrome Webstore about NaturalReader Chrome Extension.