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Infovox iVox, a high-quality multilingual Text to Speech application, provides system-wide clear and pleasant voices to OS X for blind and vision impaired users, for individuals who need audible feedback or reading support, for language learning or for people who prefer listening to their computer.

Infovox iVox 4.0 offers 107 voices in 31 languages becoming the voice that enables your computer to speak. The naturally-sounding voices can be used in any OS X application that is compatible with Apple Speech Manager, such as Apple's VoiceOver, Safari, Adobe's Acrobat Reader, TextEdit and Preview. Infovox iVox is also more...

What's New

Version 4.0.1:
  • Improvements to all voices
  • Bug fixes:
    • Incompatibility with 'say' command in OS X 10.9
    • Voice issue after suspending the computer while speaking in OS X 10.9
    • Voice quality issue in Infovox iVox 4.0?

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Monty Member IconReview+109
Monty
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The new version 4 utilizes a new licensing scheme that allows only one activation. There is no way to use it on your laptop if traveling and your desktop at home. Only one computer! That means you have to purchase ($$$) two licenses per voice if you want to use it while traveling. That is unacceptable. Single use I can understand (one computer at a time, max of two), but not just a single computer.

Second, while the version 4 update is "free", each voice you own has to be re-activated. That means you have to purchase the "upgrade" for each voice for that single computer. So version 4 really isn't free unless you plan on just using to demo voices.

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Version 4.0
Assistiveware (Developer)
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The information provided by Monty is incorrect.

Because we found that many people did not want to pay for a license for two computers we reduced the price of the voices and no longer require people to pay for two computers. So yes you now need two licenses for two computers, but you do not pay more than you did before when only one license was needed.

Regarding the update being free for existing users, all voices previously licensed by a user remain fully licensed with the new version. No need to pay again. If anyone is having trouble with the upgrading process please contact support@assistiveware.com for help.

DavidN (Developer) Member IconDev+6
DavidN (Developer)
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Infovox iVox 1.3 is indeed not compatible with Snow Leopard. A complete rewrite of the core iVox speech engine was necessary to make Infovox iVox 64-bit compatible and ready for Snow Leopard. Despite the major engineering efforts, Infovox iVox 2.0 is offered as a free update in order to facilitate the migration to Snow Leopard for those people who rely on these natural sounding voices to use their computer.

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Version 2.0b
zx Member IconComment+380
zx
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Not working for me on - Snow Leopard 10.6 Build 10A432! Any chance of an update...?

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Version 1.3
ransky Member IconReview+22
ransky
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I've purchased both the US English and British English voices...they are top-notch. I've not found any other voices for the Mac that are as good. I use them to proof things I've written (nothing like having someone read your material back to you), as well as (with the GhostReader application) listening to text files read by one of the voices on my iPod. I do tend to find a favorite voice that I'll use 90% of the time, but it's nice to have the others available to add some variety.

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Version 1.3
simonm Member IconReview+84
simonm
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The best French voices I could find, but very expensive. US$99 is for one language only. You'll find that in each language one voice is probably the best and the others you won't really use, but you're forced to buy them anyway. If you want a French, German, Italian, Russian and British English voice it'll cost you nearly $500!!!! If they charged a flat rate of say US$30 per voice I'm sure they'd make a lot more money. I'd buy at least two or three then, whereas now I won't buy any becuase it's not worth paying $99 for a few voices in one language...

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Version 1.3
simonm
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OK, I got the pricing wrong, it's $49 per extra language, not $99, but you're still looking at say $297 for a selection of five languages, not exactly chicken feed. I can see some language schools wanting this but $99 seems like it'll put off many an occasional language student!

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Price is all about value for money. If all you really want is a single voice then $99 is not cheap, but if you like to change voices depending on your mood or the material you are reading (news, book, your own writing) then getting 4 high quality French or British voices for $99 is not bad. Depending on how much you use text to speech it is well worth it's money or too expensive for your needs. Value for money is a personal thing.

If you are looking to only use the voices for reading texts or converting them to audio files for your iPod (so not for use with VoiceOver or other applications) then you might also want to consider GhostReader. It is 39.95 for one language and 74.95 for three languages. The voices are similar but only work with GhostReader.

Aikousha Member IconComment+256
Aikousha
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Where tf are the asian voices or better yet, an asian version of macintalk? Been waiting for that since before OSX even existed!
(for laughs), somebody needs to make a George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, or even a Marilyn Monroe voice... I'd lmao, and then permanently make them my default voices.

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Version 1.2
zx Member IconReview+380
zx
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Simply the best Voices on the market!!!

P.S- i tested every Voice available for the Mac..

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Version 1.2
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Sean-Smith
Version 2.01
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Date 10 Jun 2014
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