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★★★★★ Text to Speech, Text2Speech PRO, Export Sound to AIFF, MP3 ★★★★★
Text2Speech PRO is a text to speech utility !
Text2Speech PRO can help you export sound to AIFF, MP3 !
It is very easy to change the speaking rate, or to start, stop, pause, continue and select different voice. Meanwhile, Text2Speech PRO can export sound to AIFF, MP3 file and add to iTunes.
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 PRO 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.
TXT, RTF, DOC or Paste text
Send your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 1.37
1. bug fixes.
I purchased this app specifically because it said that it will read TXT, RTF and DOC files. This was helpful because I wanted to automate converting txt files to audio using a folder action. Unfortunately, when you try and “launch” a txt file into Text2speech Pro, it tells you that TXT files are not supported. However, if you manually use file/open to open a text file, it works. This is a significant bug. The last update for this software was August 2013.
I went to the author’s web page, and he no longer has any information about the app, leading me to beleve it has basically been abandoned by the author, with no hope of support or bug fixes coming down the pipeline. I haven’t worked with it enough to see if there are any other significant bugs, because without that use case, it is not functional for me. That said, there are other reviews with people that have problems with the app, and I doubt they will ever see a new version.
I've been using assistive technology like this text-to-speech application for years. I must say that this is one of the best apps for the MAC system compters. I tried several others and there was no comparison. The application reads in the voice that you select from your computer on from the app. The Export Sound loads quickly to iTunes, and SugarSync as well. The pause/stop feature is nice as well. A few improvements would be nice. For instance, it doesn't highlight the words as it reads along, and the copy paste feature turns up really small when you paste it into the window. Other than that, it is a nice application that will get you the results you need in a real voice.
Great for Laryngitis
A certain percentage of the adult population is sensitive to the same virus that causes croup in children. In grown-ups, it causes viral laryngitis. I’m one of the lucky ones!
I completely lose my voice about once every other year, for about 5-6 days. Extraordinarily frustrating— can’t use the phone, can’t order things at a restaurant. People think you’re ignoring them when you don’t talk to them. It’s terrible.
So, I use this software to communicate when I can’t talk. For that, it’s nearly perfect. The only thing I would change is that I would have a hot key so I didn’t have to use the mouse to press play each time.
I feel a little bit like Stephen Hawkins, but it works for me.