Talking Alarm Clock
Talking Desktop Clock
Talking Alarm Clock lets your computer remind you of important dates and events.
Here are some of the latest features of Talking Alarm Clock
To install and use Talking Alarm Clock, your system will need:
If you already have a previous version of Talking Alarm Clock installed, you can upgrade to the latest version by simply downloading and installing it. The installer will automatically recognize it as an upgrade.
You can't have more than one version of Talking Alarm Clock installed at the same time, and when you install version 2.0 it will replace any previous versions installed on your machine.
Talking Alarm Clock 2.0 is mostlymostly "downward compatible" with previous versions. You can uninstall version 2.0 and reinstall version 1.5 without losing your alarms. However, any alarm that has been updated with version 2.0 will lose its shortcuts when used with a previous version.
On Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, you can choose a compatibility setting using the Talking Alarm Clock Support program. If you choose to stay compatible with the Windows® XP version, you'll be able to copy alarms between Windows® XP machines and Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 machines, and you'll stay compatible with version 1.5. However, you'll need administrative privileges to use the application.
To set the Windows® XP compatibility, you must run the Talking Alarm Clock Support program "as administrator".
If you're using Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 the Microsoft® Agent component will likely not be installed. Microsoft® Agent is only required if you want your alarms to be accompanied by an animated character. You can always use Microsoft® Speech to get your alarms to talk.
If you're not sure if Microsoft® Agent or Double Agent is installed on your system:
You can use either Microsoft® Agent or Double Agent with Talking Alarm Clock. If Microsoft® Agent isn't installed on your computer, Talking Alarm Clock setup will automatically try to install Double Agent. If you want to install Microsoft® Agent, go to the Microsoft® Agent Download Reference page for more details.
Also, the Microsoft® Agent installation on Windows® Vista may not include all of the basic characters. The Talking Alarm Clock setup will download and install any missing characters.
For Microsoft® Agent characters to talk, a text-to-speech engine must be available.
On Windows® XP, Microsoft® SAPI4 (Speech Application Programming Interface version 4) is required for Agent characters to speak.
For Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8, Microsoft® Agent will use the speech engine that comes with Windows® (SAPI5). However, if you want to use any of the voices that were available for SAPI4, you'll need to install both SAPI4 and the speech engines for those voices.
The Talking Alarm Clock setup includes options for installing SAPI4 and the SAPI4 voices that used to be included with Microsoft® Agent. To use these options, choose the custom setup type.
Run the Talking Alarm Clock setup (click on the link and pick Run or Open). The setup program will download and open the installation package. Then just follow the installation instructions.
Once Talking Alarm Clock has been installed, look for Talking Alarm Clock in the Programs Menu. You should also see an icon that looks like this in the Windows® system tray. Right click on the icon to add a new alarm or show the alarm clock.
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If you have problems with the setup program, or you want to install Talking Alarm Clock on a computer without an Internet connection, please choose one of the following download and installation options:
* After downloading the file, you may need open the file properties and "Unblock" it before it can be installed.
Acknowledgement, Awards, and Testimonials
Thanks to Mark Knight for toughing out some tricky testing.
Thanks to Sterling Bjorndahl for knowing what he's doing.
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