Trial Software Download

First of all, you must register a trial account with the FreedomBox Network before downloading this software. Downloading and installing the software without signing up for a trial of the service will do absolutely nothing for you.

Two versions of the software are available for download:

FreedomBox software with DECtalk speech synthesis

This is a 45-megabyte self-installing package. Simply download it, run it, and follow the instructions.

FreedomBox software with AT&T NaturalVoices speech synthesis

This is a self-installing package like the DECtalk version, but this package is about 200 MB in size, so only users of high-speed Internet connections should download it. Your computer must have at least a 400 MHz processor and 192 MB of RAM to use this version of the software. We recommend that you have 256 MB of RAM. The advantage of this version is that the AT&T NaturalVoices synthesizer sounds much more natural than DECtalk. Note that since we need to keep the download relatively small, the voice in this package has a lower sampling rate than the voice in the CD-ROM version, so if you get the software on CD-ROM then the voice will sound better.