Download TalkButton (Macintosh Only) v1.1.3   

Click the link above to download the TalkButton installer and begin a free, full featured 30 day trial. (10MB Download) No information is required to download or begin the trial. During the trial period, TalkButton works without any restrictions to its normal functions. Purchasing a product key allows you to activate the trial TalkButton into a permanent working version.

System Requirements (Macintosh Only)

  • Microsoft Word 14.1 or later. (Version 15.x of Microsoft Word is installed as part of Microsoft Office 2016 for Macintosh. Version 14.x as part of Office 2011. The VBA option (Visual Basic for Applications) must be installed with Office 2011 for TalkButton to function.) TalkButton is fully compatible with Microsoft Word in Office 2016.
  • Macintosh computer with Intel Processor running Mac OS 10.7 (Lion),10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra). See below if installing on 10.9.2.

Install Tips

After download is completed, double click “Install TalkButton.dmg” (usually in downloads folder) to open a disk window where you will find the Install TalkButton application. Double click its icon and follow the directions. During installation you will be asked to read and agree to an EULA (End User License Agreement) before you are able to install the program. An administrator name and password is required.


When installing TalkButton and other ‘unidentified’ applications by Mac developers, you may be advised that your security settings do not permit installation. To allow TalkButton to be installed, simply right (hold down Control Key) click the installer and select ‘Open’.  This will allow the installation of TalkButton.


10.9.2: Installing TalkButton on Mac OS 10.9.2 does not give correct feedback of installation success due to a bug by Apple in this system. TalkButton may install successfully nonetheless. Installing on earlier systems (10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9, 10.9.1) and then updating to 10.9.2 works fine. System 10.9.3 has corrected this bug, TalkButton installs normally on 10.9.3 and higher.


Release Notes:

1.1.3: TalkButton updated for full compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra.

1.1.2: TalkButton updated for full compatibility with Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan.

1.1.1: Close button now closes TalkButton toolbar without quitting. No minimize button. Fix of all known compatibility issues with Microsoft Word 2016. Option-click color wheel to quickly change text highlight color. Stability improvements.

1.1.0: Now compatible with Microsoft Word v15.x installed with Microsoft Office 2016. Plus code optimizations.

1.0.3: Holding down control key deletes product key from system during deactivation. General improvements.

1.0.2: Now Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatible. Can hide LQ (Low Quality) voices in TalkButton’s voice list. Added hotkey for recording text-to-speech to iTunes. General improvements.

1.0.1: Bug fix. “TalkButton works everywhere” option now works on standard accounts and not just admin accounts.

1.0.0: First Release