LiSA
LiSA 2.0
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LiSA, the Liquid Information Speaking Assistant tells you who your incoming messages are from and announces them as-and-when-they-arrive, not just when you log on to check your messages.

For example: "You've got a message from an important client", "You've got a reply from your lover" all with a real human voice (not computer synthesized speech).

How can LiSA know which messages are interesting to you? You tell her: LiSA can be customized to announce all incoming messages, announce only messages from people in your Address Book, or announce messages which
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Minor internal improvements plus new interface style.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Bdikkat reviewed on 29 Aug 2013
As long as this is running, my iMac makes the "no mail" sound every thirty seconds. Plus, it was NOT free, at least for me: the Mac App Store charged me for an upgrade. Plus, the app did some very peculiar in-app handling of that upgrade, outside of the MAS, which I didn't like at all.
[Version 2.0]


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Abofrapa reviewed on 22 Oct 2011
I used to use LiSA several years ago, that is, until it became incompatible with one of the earlier Mac OS X updates. I am not always staring at my computer screen, and I think it's very handy to have a nice voice alert you when mail arrives - especially when you're expecting an important reply, for example. The earlier version had an icon that changed color and displayed the name of the sender of the most recent mail. This icon was always visible on the screen. I guess I prefer that to having the sender's name hidden in the menu bar, as it is now. But it's still a great program and I look forward to updates with extra features.
[Version 1.2]


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Kosovar1 reviewed on 06 Oct 2011
What a lousy program! The dozen or more times I've enabled it on my otherwise perfectly functioning MBP running 10.7.1, after about a couple of hours it slows the system down to a crawl and pretty much locks it up. I checked on Activity Monitor, which shows that LISA gobbles up 3 GBs of virtual RAM and 1 GB of real RAM. Each time, I have to force-quit LISA and reboot to get control of my computer again. Sorry I wasted my money, even if it was just $1.99.
[Version 1.1]

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Liqudizer replied on 19 Oct 2011
Hi Kosovar. I'm very concerned to hear about your experience. LiSA has had substantial improvements since first release - we have been working hard on fixes based on real-life issues and hope you would consider giving her another try. If you do decide to try LiSA again and still have problems please email me directly: contact@speakingassistant.com and I'll also buy you a coffee some day :-)
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Kosovar1 replied on 09 Nov 2011
The massive memory leak seems to have been plugged with the 1.3 version of LiSA. (71 MB real memory, a quarter-GB of virtual memory) LiSA seems to be announcing the time and mail message arrivals reliably and it doesn't seem to be destabilizing the system after a day running. Just one bug that I can see and it's a new one with 1.3: everything LiSA announces, it does it TWICE.
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Kosovar1 replied on 17 Nov 2011
Been using the "fixed" LiSA for a few weeks now and have no major gripes. It would be perfect except for two bugs that I wish someone could tell me how to fix:
1.) Upon every computer startup, LiSA's preferences box appears and has to be clicked to close.
2.) The voice is nice, except everything is announced TWICE
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Liqudizer replied on 17 Nov 2011
I'm sorry you are having so much trouble with LiSA. It seems your settings have been corrupted. Please remove your settings:

- Switch to Finder;
- Perform "Go->Go to Folder"
- Type "~/Library/Preferences/"
- Remove "com.hyperwords.lisa.plist"

- Switch to Finder;
- Perform "Go->Go to Folder"
- Type "~/Library/Application Support/"
- Remove "LiSA" directory.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Oct 2004
*SIGH.* Oh, HINT/TIP FROM ANONYMOUS... "Vicky" doesn't sound like LiSA because LiSA is a person talking and "Vicky" and the other voices sound like the computer from "War Games." So get out of the turn off your Atari and exit the 1980's.
I love LiSA. It's easy, it's clever, it helps immensely. It separates good email from noteworthy email with a polite alert. It can import your address book entirely or card by card. Easy. I also love that if "important" is in the subject line it will alert me that it is important. Viva La LiSA!
[Version 3.02]

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iPoopStore replied on 18 Oct 2011
Whatever you say shill. HINT/TIP to shill... change your writing style.

Kosovar1 nailed it on the head. This useless rubbish is a memory and cpu pig. I bought it on MAS 2 days ago and demanded a refund within hours. if I wanted to bring my Mac to a crawl as this app does I'd open 50 copies of Adobe Photoshop CS5 instead.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2004
Amazing.I love using Lisa. It is trully an innovative and enjoyable package. Thank yoy
[Version 3.0]


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iPoopStore rated on 18 Oct 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Liqudizer rated on 27 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0]


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Date:28 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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LiSA, the Liquid Information Speaking Assistant tells you who your incoming messages are from and announces them as-and-when-they-arrive, not just when you log on to check your messages.

For example: "You've got a message from an important client", "You've got a reply from your lover" all with a real human voice (not computer synthesized speech).

How can LiSA know which messages are interesting to you? You tell her: LiSA can be customized to announce all incoming messages, announce only messages from people in your Address Book, or announce messages which are only from the user's Address Book unless they are replies or the words "important" or "urgent" are in the message Subject. You can also specify that she is to ignore emails from specified addresses all the time. She can talk a lot or a little - it's all up to you. She can even announce the time.


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