Download TalkButton v2.5

[Apple Macintosh only]

Click the link above to download the TalkButton 2.5 installer and begin a free, full featured 30 day trial (13 MB Download). No personal 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 [incompatible with Windows]
  • Microsoft Word for Apple Macintosh version 14.1 or version 15, part of Microsoft Office 2011 or 2016.
    (Version 15 of Microsoft Word is installed as part of Microsoft Office 2016 for Macintosh, Version 14 as part of Office 2011. The VBA option (Visual Basic for Applications), must be installed for TalkButton to function with version 14.1)
  • An Apple Macintosh computer with Intel Processor running 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), or 10.13 (High Sierra). 
  • Earlier versions of TalkButton (32 bit) are compatible down to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion). If an earlier version is required, please contact

Install Tips

After download is completed, double click “Install_TalkButton_2.5.1.dmg” (usually in downloads folder). You will be asked to read and agree to an EULA (End User License Agreement) before you are able to install TalkButton. If you agree, a window will open with the TalkButton application. Drag its icon to the applications folder beside it.

Release Notes:

2.5.1: First names of some third-party voices now read out correctly.

2.5.0: Now 64 bit. Code improvements. This version requires Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or above. Line-by-Line highlighting no longer flickers when auto-scrolling.

2.0.5: Version recording for verifications.

2.0.4: Minor improvements. Version recording for manual activations.

2.0.3: Minor changes. Version recording for better customer support.

2.0.2: Gatekeeper now installs without non-developer warning.

2.0.1: Bug fixes for 10.13 High Sierra. TalkButton now resets on first click after speech. Formatting warning appears on launch on Word 16.9.

2.0.0: Introducing TalkButton Version 2.  Complete redesign featuring an adjustable toolbar, new interface and text-to-speech engine. 

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: Closing toolbar no longer quits. No minimize button. Fix of known compatibility issues with Word 2016. Option-click color wheel changes text highlight. 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