(Removed) Balabolka Portable (text-to-speech on demand) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 30, 2020 - 11:42am

A new version of Balabolka Portable has been released. Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program that uses the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) voices installed on the system to read text aloud or save it to an audio file. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. Balabolka Portable is freeware for business and personal use.

Balabolka is packaged with permission from the publisher

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.


ScreenshotBalabolka 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 a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from AZW, CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODT, PRC, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. 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).

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PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Balabolka Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Balabolka Portable is available for immediate download from the Balabolka Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Hello PA team and lovers !

After updating the app via the PA menu, Balabolka notifies about a new update (if automatic updating is enabled or if we check manually). But not if we check for updates via the menu..
A new version of Balabolka ( is available. Would you like to open the download page?


Be Great or Be Quiet !

John T. Haller's picture

It looks like the publisher is still distributing the old version .745 as their portable ZIP. Our builder repacks that for the PA.c version. You can ignore the update notification for now (as you can't update from them either) and I'll work on getting it sorted.

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