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★★★★★ Text to Speech, Text2Speech ★★★★★
Text2Speech is a free text to speech utility !
★Text2Speech PRO is now live on the App Store, PRO can export sound to AIFF, MP3 file and add to iTunes, and more.★
It is very easy to change the speaking rate, or to start, stop, pause, continue and select different voice.
Text2Speech can help you read text with over 10 voices, Text2Speech supports non-English languages in OS X Lion.
When you run OS X 10.7 Lion you will be able to download additional voices from Apple for free. go to System Preferences -> Speech -> Text to Speech -> System Voice -> Customize... then choose additional voices to download (click 'OK' button). Once the download has completed relaunch Text2Speech to use the new voices.
OS X Lion support these languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish , Swedish, Thai, Turkish.
Send your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 1.37
1. bug fixes.
I downloaded this app to help me with Studying and Revision as I find it very difficult to read long passages of text and take in the information at the same time. Has been very helpful to be able to read and listen along at the same time for information retention
This is really, really cool. Best reading application I’ve across, especially in comparison to other free applications. Samantha has my favourite voice by far - she is really crisp and clear. Daniel is also very good but I prefer being read to in an American voice for some reason (and I’m British). Some of the voices are a bit pointless - I don’t what the hell you would use ‘Bubbles’ for but still, nice to have a variety I suppose.
HAppy with this :)
This is a great app. I write long pieces and after reading and re-reading I often miss errors, with this I can hear the mistakes and amend them. I have used other programmes and this has one particular voice which sounds really natural so I use it all the time, I especailly like the inhale sound before a comma. Helps with grammar too.
It also works when using Scrivener, not sure if supposed to or if the voice is the same as the text to speech in this programme, but whatever the reason, I'm happy. - Thanks.