Balabolka Mac Download

Currently Cross+A version is available for downloading. What's new in version

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Download Balabolka - Text-to-speech tool with the Microsoft Anna voice and generous features, such as Clipboard monitor, text extraction, batch file conversion, spellchecker, along with speech.

  • Cross+A (English)
    • English words
    • English proverbs
    • English synonyms and antonyms
    • Size: MB
  • Cross+A (Deutsch)
    • German words
    • German proverbs
    • Size: MB
  • Cross+A (Français)
    • French words
    • French proverbs
    • Size: MB
Balabolka mac download app

Sep 17, 2020 Balabolka is a free and powerful text-to-speech program which can read the text from Office documents, PDF files, web pages and more. It uses Microsoft's Speech Platform and requires at least one Microsoft voice, but this shouldn't be a problem for most PCs. The unregistered version allows to: view words with 6 letters length; solve and create seven variants of Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8, 9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16).

All versions of Cross+A contain the interface files for 17 languages:
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
The help files for five languages are available (English, French, German, Polish, Russian).

The unregistered version allows to:

  • view words with 6 letters length;
  • solve and create seven variants of Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8, 9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16);
  • solve and create five variants of Killer Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8, 9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12);
  • solve Nonogram, Kakuro and Hitori.

To access the whole word-list, you need to register your copy of the software.


System requirements:

CPU Type
Memory
Disk Space
Operating System
Display Resolution
1 GHz or faster processor (32-bit or 64-bit)
1 GB
about 32 MB free space
1280 × 1024

Also you can download the word-lists:

  • Croatian (37000 words; 169 KB)
  • Czech (46000 words; 215 KB)
  • Dutch (79000 words; 303 KB)
  • English (159000 words; 3605 KB)
  • Estonian (53000 words; 271 KB)
  • Finnish (21000 words; 122 KB)
  • French (164000 words; 616 KB)
  • German 1 (209000 words; 973 KB)
  • German 2 (92000 words; 1823 KB)
  • Hungarian (48000 words; 244 KB)
  • Italian (112000 words; 424 KB)
  • Norwegian (21000 words; 86 KB)
  • Russian (100000 words; 3236 KB)
  • Spanish (90000 words; 386 KB)
  • Swedish (30000 words; 124 KB)
  • Ukrainian (52000 words; 239 KB)

Dictionaries for Scrabble® players:

TWL98Full North American TWL98 lexicon, based on the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
It is used in North American and Canadian tournaments.
SOWPODSBased on the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and Official Scrabble Words. It is used in the World Scrabble Championships in the British and in the Australia, New Zealand, Malta and Emirates tournaments.
ODS4L’Officiel du Scrabble, full French ODS4 lexicon.
ODS5L’Officiel du Scrabble, full French ODS5 lexicon. It is used in the World Scrabble Championships in French.
ENABLEThe Enhanced North American Benchmark LEexicon (ENABLE) is a public domain list of English words, mainly intended for use by Scrabble players.

Proverbs and sayings:

  • Dutch (112 KB)
  • English (88 KB)
  • French (94 KB)
  • German (284 KB)
  • Italian (80 KB)
  • Portuguese (443 KB)
  • Romanian (172 KB)
  • Spanish (397 KB)

Synonyms and antonyms:

  • English (455 KB)
  • Russian (254 KB)

Spell Checking

Cross+A can use Hunspell (hunspell.github.io). Hunspell is the default spell checker of OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Mozilla Firefox.

Spell checker dictionaries for Windows:


Cross+A can use language modules from Microsoft Office 97/2000 for spell checking. If Microsoft Office is not installed on your computer, or you use the other version of Microsoft Office, you can download spell checking components from our web-site:

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as an audio file. The program can read the clipboard content, extract text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MD, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX.

The program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions.

Balabolka can save the synchronized text in external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When an audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously (at the same way, as lyrics for songs).


Size: MB
Version:Changelog
Licence: Freeware
Operating System:
Portable Version: Download ( MB)
Portable Balabolka does not require an installation and can be run from a USB drive.
A computer must have at least one voice installed.
Command Line Utility: Download ( KB)
The utility contains no graphical user interface and works only from the command line.
The application handles various command line parameters to be able to read text aloud or save as an audio file.
Text Extract Utility: Download ( MB)
The program allows to extract text from the various types of files. The extracted text can be combined into one file or/and split into few files. The utility works from the command line, without displaying any user interface.

*Balabolka is a Russian word, it can be translated as 'chatterer'.



The program allows to use skins for customizing your window appearance.

Download Skin Pack (6.7 MB, 107 skins)



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Balabolka can use the Microsoft Speech API 4.x/5.x voices and the Microsoft Speech Platform text-to-speech engines.


SAPI 4

All voices for SAPI 4 became obsolete; they are not recommended for installing anymore.
Use the fresh versions of speech engines.

RHVoice - free and open source speech synthesizer (it supports English, Esperanto, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Portuguese, Russian, Tatar and Ukrainian):


UkrVox - free Ukrainian voice created by Yaroslav Kozak (Lviv, Ukraine):


Ekho - free TTS engine (it supports Cantonese, Mandarin and Zhaoan Hakka):


To get better voice quality, you can purchase commercial TTS engines.

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Microsoft Speech Platform

The Microsoft Speech Platform allows developers to build and deploy Text-to-Speech applications. The Microsoft Speech Platform consists of a Runtime, and Runtime Languages (engines for speech recognition and text-to-speech). There are separate Runtime Languages for speech recognition and speech synthesis. The version of the Runtime Languages must match the version of the Speech Platform that you installed.

Use the following steps to install the Microsoft Speech Platform (version 11.0):

  1. Download and install the Speech Platform Runtime
    (the file 'x86_SpeechPlatformRuntimeSpeechPlatformRuntime.msi').
  2. Download and install Runtime Languages for use with the Speech Platform
    (files with names starting with 'MSSpeech_TTS_').

The Microsoft Speech Platform currently provides support for 26 languages for speech synthesis. XML tags can be used both for SAPI 5 and the Speech Platform.

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Balabolka can use Hunspell (hunspell.github.io). Hunspell is the default spell checker of OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Mozilla Firefox.

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Spell checker dictionaries for Windows:


Balabolka can use language modules from Microsoft Office 97/2000 for spell checking. If Microsoft Office is not installed on your computer, or you use the other version of Microsoft Office, you can download spell checking components from my web-site:

Download Balabolka Voices


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Balabolka allows to use the spell checking built in operating system. The Spell Checking API is available beginning with the Windows 8.