Praat
Praat
6.1.08

3.7

Praat free download for Mac

Praat

6.1.08
06 December 2019

Analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech.

Overview

Praat is an application with which phoneticians can analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and can create high-quality images for their articles and doctoral theses.

The source code may be downloaded here.

What's new in Praat

Version 6.1.08:
  • Repaired a bug with automatic alignment for TextGrids (introduced in 6.1.07)

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Ca
12 February 2019

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Thanks for keeping Praat free!
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Version 6.0.47
Ca
12 February 2019
Thanks for keeping Praat free!
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Version 6.0.47
piquadratpi2
24 May 2016
Doesn't start on 10.11.5! Always crashes...
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Version 6.0.18
1 answer(s)
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
06 January 2019
Meanwhile everything works great. A big thanks to the developers!
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RavenNevermore
10 April 2014
Note: the download link here is for the 32-bit version. You can get the 64-bit version from the developer's website.
Like (2)
Version 5.3.71
2 answer(s)
gtrsteve
gtrsteve
18 April 2014
Thanks for the tip about the 64-bit. Version 5.3.72 is out now.
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
21 April 2014
The 64-bit version is available on this page under "Related Links".
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hced
11 March 2014
Oh, the icon keeps growing on you...
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Version 5.3.66
1 answer(s)
Arkham6
Arkham6
25 April 2014
They already have the flat look that came with iOS 7. :-)
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MacUpdate-Lon
22 May 2013
From http://savethevowels.org/praat/: "'Using Praat for Linguistic Research' by Will Styler is a practical guidebook and information package designed to help you use the Praat phonetics software package more effectively in Phonetic or Phonological research." The 60+ page guidebook is available free at the above website, or by using this URL: http://savethevowels.org/praat/UsingPraatforLinguisticResearchLatest.pdf
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Version 5.3.50
Cool program. Re the icon: isn't it easy to change an icon on a Mac? You can even make your own using img2icns or go out googling for free OSX icons.
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Version 5.3.45
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
03 January 2014
The icon is pretty bad, but it does make the program easy to find when I forget its name. lol I just look for the hot pink lips. I do this with many applications that have names that don't match what they do.
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Nathan-Sanders
18 July 2012
It's simply outstanding to have such functional, useful, and versatile software not only offered for free, but continually updated, year after year after year. Kudos to Paul and David for their tireless hard work. As for the icon, I've been using Praat for over a decade, and I've never had a problem with it, and would miss it if it were changed significantly!
Like (5)
Version 5.3.21
Old-Peter
14 March 2012
Praat is awesome. The icon is brilliantly crafted to grab your attention. Tops :)
Like (6)
Version 5.3.10
2 answer(s)
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
28 April 2012
indeed - this icon grabs my attention, wahahaha
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cmotdibbler
cmotdibbler
07 July 2012
I come here just to see if the icon is different. Not disappointed!
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Psychos
07 September 2011
I give Praat 5 stars for it's unmatched ability to make me come back to this page every time there's a new version, just to see if anyone's posted anything amusing about the icon. I've never come across another piece of Mac software that manages to do this so effectively! The developers have truly achieved something unique here.
Like (16)
Version 5.2.38
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
03 November 2011
Pfffffffft!
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Jdub800
Jdub800
05 March 2012
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I don't like the icon for Garage Band.app so I changed it to a piano instead of a guitar. For Fetch.app I use my little Boston Terrier's face. How hard is it to change the icon for a Mac user? And how important, if the app is great as this one is?
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Version 5.2.33
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
03 August 2011
Now that is a good post. It's SOOOOO easy to change an app's icon on a Mac.
Like (4)
TheRoxzilla
TheRoxzilla
03 August 2011
I like how your review had nothing to do with the Praat App, and in fact, did not even mention it. For that don't know, you can highlight a picture with a select tool, CMD C, then go into the finder and CMD-I, click the apps icon in the top left corner and then CMD-V
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