Balabolka is a feature-rich portable freeware text-to-speech application developed by Russian developer Ilya Morozov. It utilizes the Microsoft TTS engine, but gives you access to various voice controls like voice pitch and speed. It can read back from many different file types including Microsoft Word DOC files, RTF, PDF and HTML. It also supports hotkeys.
The playback of Balabolka can also be saved into Lyric Files or inside of MP3 takes. When you play the audio back on a device which supports it, it will display the text as it would lyrics from a song. The program can also carry out batch operations for a variety of documents, includes a file splitter and screen magnification.
In order to use this program, you must have the Microsoft Speech API installed. Almost all modern versions of Windows have this, however.
Balabolka is software which can open DOC and DOCX files.Compatibility and license
This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from text to speech software without restrictions. Balabolka 2.14 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this text to speech software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Ilya Morozov.
The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.
We have tested Balabolka 2.14 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.