Orator
Orator 2.1b2
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  • Orator has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Doug Everly
Orator is a small application used to convert typed text into a sound file. The application is very simple and uses only one window. Type, paste, or drag text to the window, pick a voice and save the text to a file. Orator can also read text aloud.

What you can do with Orator's Files:
  • Create custom system beeps!
  • Save articles off the Web and transfer to your iPod!
  • Use iTunes to convert the AIFF files to mp3's. Share and stream with your friends!
What's New
Version 2.1b2: This is a beta release that fixes the Save command that broke with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Re-added the speech rate control.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jun 2004
Works very well. It looks like "books 2 burn", but this app is 1000x better. Kudos to the dev.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jul 2003
Overall, pretty nifty! All it really needs is a stop button so that it will stop speaking the text when you need to change something.
[Version 1.0]

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Doug Everly (developer) replied on 17 Nov 2003
Even though it is not documented, you may cancel the speaking at any time by pressing Command-period.
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Dalahast had trouble on 20 Feb 2010
Are we ever going to get a Universal Binary of this? I've always loved this app, it's a shame that it has to run under Rosetta now.
[Version 2.1b2]


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Downloads:5,566
Version Downloads:2,720
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:12 Sep 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Orator is a small application used to convert typed text into a sound file. The application is very simple and uses only one window. Type, paste, or drag text to the window, pick a voice and save the text to a file. Orator can also read text aloud.

What you can do with Orator's Files:
  • Create custom system beeps!
  • Save articles off the Web and transfer to your iPod!
  • Use iTunes to convert the AIFF files to mp3's. Share and stream with your friends!


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