LiSA
LiSA
4

4.9

LiSA free download for Mac

LiSA

4
18 March 2018

Speaking email checker for Apple Mail.

Overview

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.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in LiSA

Version 4:
  • Updated for High Sierra.

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6 LiSA Reviews

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Anonymous
18 October 2004

Most helpful

*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!
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Version 3.02
Rob-h
29 April 2014
I just installed this and now my Mac chirps every 15 seconds! Also, the pre-configured contacts don't include some obvious choices that I can see, e.g. "You have a message from your mechanic". Nice idea and the voice is good, but still needs some work I think.
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Rob-h
Rob-h
29 April 2014
Also I just noticed that there is a menu item called 'unknown'. Not sure what that's doing in the production version of an app?
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Abofrapa
22 October 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.
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Version 1.2
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
06 October 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.
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Version 1.1
4 answer(s)
Liqudizer
Liqudizer
19 October 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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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
09 November 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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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
17 November 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
Liqudizer
17 November 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
18 October 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!
Like (2)
Version 3.02
1 answer(s)
iPoopStore
iPoopStore
19 October 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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Nick
20 May 2004
I would be thrilled to have my email announced upon arrival with a personalized message, but the fact is that this program simply DOES NOT WORK for me. I entered my correct POPmail address and password and I keep getting the error message that says that the POP mail server does not accept my password. Hey, fix this bug and I'd be happy to buy LiSA.
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Frode Hegland
Frode Hegland
07 July 2004
Sorry you are having problems with LiSA. Let's see if we can figure out what's going on. Is LiSA running the exact moment the messages arrive? Are you completely sure the messages are being sent to the account you are using with LiSA? Are your preferences set correctly (for example, you could have set 'announce only messages from people in the address book' and then not have the person in the address book, in which case LiSA will stay quiet).
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Version 3.0
Anonymous
19 May 2004
Amazing.I love using Lisa. It is trully an innovative and enjoyable package. Thank yoy
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Version 3.0
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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