Looking for a text to speech software that pops out a window that contains the text as it reads out the text. I remember one software having such a functionality, speaky. However, it doesn't seem to be available now. Any ideas?
NeuroSpeech ClipBoard Speaker might suit your needs.
and here's another (very basic) freebie:
Clipboard Speaker allows user to play content copied into clipboard. Simply specify the text, and you will be able to immediately hear it (Clipboard Speaker is a tiny, portable application, just unzip and run).
for large documents and more complex tasks such as MP3 export i'm using Cool Reader 2.
just load the text from file into CR2 and hit Enter to toggle ReadAloud (TTS) on/off or F2 export to MP3.
supported formats: TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML and FB2 (even archived as RAR, ZIP, HA, ARJ or LHA)
CoolReader 2 is free and portable (doesn't require installation)