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Praat Reviews

6.1.08
06 December 2019

Analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech.

Ca
12 February 2019

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Version 6.0.47

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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.
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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!
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Version 5.3.21
Old-Peter
14 March 2012
Praat is awesome. The icon is brilliantly crafted to grab your attention. Tops :)
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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.
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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.
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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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Sartorius
17 April 2011
This version is Intel only.
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Version 5.2.22
xati-ba
21 February 2011
I've come to believe that the monstrous icon of this app is in fact a subtle marketing ploy. There is no such thing as bad publicity in the world of business, and this icon has created a lot of attention for this product. Users who have no use for such a program have no doubt downloaded it anyway to show it to their friends. Clever advertising, I say.
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Version 5.2.16
3 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
22 July 2011
These guys, Paul Boersma and David Weenink, are scientists. Not artists. Most likely they could care less what the icon looks like. Far more important is the quality of the software itself and that it has been updated regularly for many years now. And oh yes, it's free and you can download the source code. Besides all that, anyone with Mac smarts can change the icon to whatever they like to.
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xati-ba
xati-ba
27 July 2011
I wholeheartedly agree, but unfortunately appearances count for so much, especially with Mac fans. It depresses me to see technical prowess and great work go to waste because of simple, but crucial, details like an icon that can be easily remedied. To give you a heartbreaking example, it is currently believed that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses. I'm sorry if you interpreted my comment to be dismissive of Praat (a program which I find very useful). I intended it to be more a warning than a mockery.
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
29 July 2011
I will repeat my previous remark. Anyone with Mac smarts can change the icon to whatever they like. By the way, I read that article on the BBC website about poor spelling/grammar issues turning prospective buyers away. A person can not change a website's lack of spelling and grammar skills, but one may surely change an application's icon on a Mac. It is, as they say, "dope easy". And I am reasonably sure the authors of this software are aware that their Mac users can change the icon themselves.
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Jimblue
01 February 2011
my wife has another baby bump
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Version 5.2.12
Cowicide
31 January 2011
I would like to nominate this app for worst icon in the history of icons on the Mac. I've seen worse for Windows, but nothing as bad as this on the Mac. Congrats, I think.
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Version 5.2.12
2 answer(s)
xati-ba
xati-ba
21 February 2011
Could you please give links to the Windows icons you mention? I'm rather curious about this
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Cooper_Stan
Cooper_Stan
22 February 2011
yep, I'm interested too... this one is extremely mind-blowing
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Baannongdong-Kap
30 January 2011
Developers, you are awesome. You have been continually upgrading for many years now and it keeps getting better and better. You have never asked for any financial aid, offering it free. I can't understand how anyone can continually criticize the icon when they are offering nothing financially nor technically to the application. I wish you both health, blessing, and encouragement.
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Version 5.2.12
1 answer(s)
Kp4bjd
Kp4bjd
30 January 2011
I offered a sample icon, was willing to work on it until it satisfied their desires. Yet, they tersely dismissed my offer. Yes, the application is free, and that deserves acclaim, but the developer's attitude of turning down help for its improvements prevents others from "offering…technically to the application" … although I sincerely do encourage them to continue their good work.
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Jdub800
22 November 2010
Just passing through to see the latest on the icon... /whistles
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Version 5.2.03
3 answer(s)
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
20 December 2010
I too always evaluated the icon a shame on a mac, but after searching to try the app I now think it could be a good one if only it had an intelligible manual. It can do great things, but discovering "HOW TO" is really stressing. Authors may also be great but they don't know not only the principles of Apple human interface, but even good sense: user never knows which button they refer to when they are trying to explain.
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Kp4bjd
Kp4bjd
28 December 2010
The ugliness and simple crudeness of this application's icon insinuates the software likes to be associated with the concept; you feel inside as you look outside. I once offered them a much better looking icon, they replied with concern about copyright infringements and the like. Maybe what you see is what you get..
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Baannongdong-Kap
Baannongdong-Kap
30 January 2011
Got nothing constructive to say, so bug out.
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Frostbyte
06 November 2010
Okay I have to say it...My favorite MacUpdate activity is seeing if the Praat icon has changed....it's an obsession....
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Version 5.2.01
1 answer(s)
Baannongdong-Kap
Baannongdong-Kap
30 January 2011
Seem like a sick obsession to me.
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Maclover1-1
13 July 2010
I know.. why is the issue of this icon so important.. I mean appearance does not matter AT ALL.. EVER... only functionalities.. look at the iPhone 4.. works great, great reception/antenna problem, yet the appearance/design is crap and compleeeeeeeetely random lol Be honest people.. you all care about appearance or you would most likely not even be on MAC... The World would be a better place if humans were more honest (honesty is also an aesthetics ideal.. the ancient Greek gave a damn about all this .. how low can you go Humanity.. XXIst century looks like rock-bottom in this department)... And yes this icon su cks Paul the Octopus eight times rather than one.
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Version 5.1.39
3 answer(s)
Cerebrl
Cerebrl
30 July 2010
Wow, I have no clue what you just said. Are saying we should care, we shouldn't care or that we are bad for caring/not caring? I'm confused.
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Version 5.1.42
Mac007
Mac007
06 October 2010
Unfortunately in the world of business appearance is important. Just try and go to a job interview in your sweat pants and see what happens. Also if you went to the doctor and he was dressed in rags and hadn't taken a bath in weeks how long would it take you to find another doctor?
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Version 5.1.44
Baannongdong-Kap
Baannongdong-Kap
30 January 2011
Let's get off the icon and onto what's the value and ability of this application to us as Mac users.
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TheRoxzilla
13 July 2010
I have no idea what this software does, but I have enjoyed the Icon debate for several years now! I think its funny how people complain so much about a free program's icon!
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Version 5.1.39
Jimblue
12 March 2010
i myself absolutely love the icon to the hilt! it looks very very close to my wife's best side -- almost an exact duplicate of certain nether regions. my only real problem with the icon is that after only fifteen minutes at the most of working with this program, i find myself using every square inch of our king-sized bed with her for a very very long time in an animalistic fashion. while i'm certain i am not exactly using the program as intended by the developers, sometimes certain mac software has unforeseen beneFITS. i mean who would have figured Praat has produced 4 children, two of which i proudly named paul and dave. hats off to the developers and i thank you both in the worst way.
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Version 5.1.28
Weasel
18 February 2010
I don't get it. I wrote a CONSTRUCTIVE comment since I read all the NEGATIVE criticism about this particular freeware's icon. And every reply since, has been NEGATIVE toward my comments. Never said an insulting word about the developer's hard work. RELAX folks!!!
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Version 5.1.25
2 answer(s)
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
03 March 2010
A bit sensitive aren't we? Your comment got three replies and they're all valid points. If you're dishing out criticism, constructive though it may be, you have to be ready to get some back! I'd second MISHA. This is relatively esoteric software, not a twitter client. It's not really competing and how useful it is is likely known by word of mouth in the community that it's designed for.
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Version 5.1.26
Weasel
Weasel
03 March 2010
No , I'm not a bit touchy. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of comments you'll get. And that's ALL I have to say on this matter.
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Version 5.1.26
Weasel
03 January 2010
One of my guides to decide if an item is worth downloading is the icon itself. This is the first thing you visually associate with the developer's product. I my opinion, if they take the time & effort to create an eye appealing icon, then they must surely have taken the time & effort to write a great program. The icon represents the software!!! Unfortunately. I have no idea if this software is of professional quality because I'm afraid to download it since the developer's icon is so unappealing to my eyes.
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Version 5.1.23
4 answer(s)
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-M-S-
03 January 2010
I think people who are really interested in this app probably don't care what the icon looks like.
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Version 5.1.23
Istra
Istra
04 January 2010
OMG! what's wrong with the icon? :-DDD anyone here can name a lot of appz with terrific icons that are worth nothing... the opposite is the case with Praat
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Version 5.1.23
Weasel
Weasel
04 January 2010
I'm an Artist, visual representation is my specialty. I read many negative comments about Praat's icon. My comment was my personal point of view on a visual point only. Just trying to add some constructive criticism to this issue brought up in previous comments. Yes, I agree, some software products have great looking icons ONLY. But that great looking icon appealed to your eyes & made you notice the product a bit longer. It's the same marketing ploy you see when you go grocery shopping: "Pick Me,Pick Me!!!"
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Version 5.1.23
Agf-
Agf-
17 February 2010
Maybe the developers simply love that icon for whatever reason, who cares? Why giving them a bad mood for a good piece of work? If you don´t like it, don´t download or turn off your monitor ;-) or simply replace the icon that hurts your eyes so much with a better one on your local copy. I´d only say THANK YOU for your work and for making it freeware.
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Version 5.1.25
Picard3
31 August 2009
wait is that pink thing supposed to be a mouth??
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Version 5.1.15
TSMelo
26 February 2009
Iteration 65974: Still the same icon... LOL After reading Ozzpot's (very) thorough explanation of his design choices, the whole things seems even more bizarre to me... So, in the end it all comes down to the ear... LOL
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Version 5.1.01
Jdub800
25 December 2008
I thought I'd check on the icon situation - Still no?!? Btw, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it... :)
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Version 5.0.44
Kobalt
10 December 2008
Hey Ozzpot, did the devs give a reason for turning your icon down? I'd love to hear about it ...
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Version 5.0.43
3 answer(s)
Ozzpot
Ozzpot
13 December 2008
If memory serves, they said that it was because it didn't have an ear on it, and suggested it may have been unclear to me that the other object on the icon was an ear. In truth, of course I recognized it was an ear, but; 1) It's a hard thing to work into an icon and keep it attractive. An ear is a pretty ugly, asymmetrical object. Hard to draw and hard to make look nice. They always either look too photo-realistic or too cartoony (both are frowned upon in Apple's interface guidelines). A pair of lips is the opposite; symmetrical, colourful and instinctively attractive to the human eye. It's hard coded into our brains. It's also relatively easy to render lips to any level of realism required, from photo-realistic to almost abstract. 2). I didn't feel the ear was entirely relevant. Perhaps I'm not in a position to say such a thing, but I felt the focus of the app is the study and science of speech. Of course the ear plays it's part - in the normal human perception of that speech, but that's kind of obvious. The main goal of the icon is to get across the function of the application, which is speech (represented by the mouth) analyzed graphically (represented by the sound wave), on a computer display (a common convention of analytical software). To include the ear in the design is unnecessary and only serves to overcomplicate the icon (another no-no in Apple's interface guidelines). Those are my reasons for not including the ear. I don't think I bothered to explain that to them - I have found that the client wants what the client wants. It's hard to change their minds. It's very hard to design something when you don't agree with the design direction. If you don't think it looks good, you never know when you're finished! So, you keep plugging away until it drives you insane. I hate getting into that situation even when I'm being paid, and since I did this one for free I certainly had no incentive to rework it. Here's the link to it anyway for anyone that missed it: http://www.ozzpot.com/icons/
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Version 5.0.43
Kobalt
Kobalt
17 December 2008
Well, what can I say - I asked for it. Thanks, Ozzpot, very elucidating! It doesn't excuse for one single moment the devs' attitude for insisting they keep their *very* ugly icon, though - shame on you guys! You may have designed an app that can 'create high-quality images for ... articles and doctoral theses', but you appear to not be giving any consideration to a high quality image for your own creation in the form of an icon, surely this century's ultimate condensation of the heart and soul of any software program. If the app wasn't free, I'd say you guys desperately need a marketing manager, but seeing you don't charge any money for it, you probably just don't give a rat's arse (am I allowed to say that? it seems a bit crude, however appropriate).
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Version 5.0.43
Dalahast
Dalahast
25 December 2008
Well, isn't this quite the interesting story? There are so many instances of bad design choices, I just love reading about them. Still an MS Paint icon. I don't care if I can get a "high-quality image" out of this app, because the image provided as an icon is clearly low-quality. Doesn't make much sense.
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Version 5.0.44
Ozzpot
28 October 2008
Okay, sorry for taking so very, very long to get this out... if anyone wants to use my replacement (that the developers turned down) go here: http://www.ozzpot.com/icons/
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Version 5.0.38
2 answer(s)
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
10 November 2008
Holy snapping arseholes Batman. Your icon is way way better than the stupid looking one being used by the developer. Wonder why they are being stubborn and keep using that lame looking kiddy scrawl they call an icon??????
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Version 5.0.40
Paws
Paws
26 November 2008
I too have found this icon discussion to be entertaining and interesting to follow. At this point my wild guess why they still stick with their original logo is this: . "There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is NOT being talked about." - Oscar Wilde - ;)
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Version 5.0.42
TSMelo
04 July 2008
I saw that a new version was released today and as I remembered the app from it's unique name, I decided to check if the icon was still the same after all these years... Unbelivable!
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Version 5.0.27
3 answer(s)
Dalahast
Dalahast
13 August 2008
I honestly can't believe that the developer is still using that same MS Paint crap after all this time. Really ugly, that icon is.
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Version 5.0.32
TSMelo
TSMelo
10 October 2008
Still the same icon... Nice! Another gem from Stubborn Software...
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Version 5.0.35
Dalahast
Dalahast
10 October 2008
I check every time there's a new release to see if they've changed it. Still nothing… let's pester the developer with emails until it's changed.
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Version 5.0.35
Ozzpot
26 February 2007
I am a professional icon designer, and have dispatched a shiny new icon to the developers. Just a matter of seeing if they approve it now!
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Version 4.5.16
22 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
26 February 2007
Nice looking website you have: www.ozzdesign.com. Thanks for making an icon for this app, hopefully the Praat developers will like it. Can't see why not, if your website is any indication of your abilities.
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Version 4.5.16
Kobalt
Kobalt
26 February 2007
AAARGH! let's hope they make up their minds sooner rather than later ... ;)
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Version 4.5.16
Kobalt
Kobalt
27 March 2007
Doesn't look like they've approved your new icon just yet, Ozzpot :(
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Version 4.5.17
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
28 March 2007
Oh well, it was worth a try. Who knows, maybe they will use it eventually. Thanks anyway to the person who gave it a shot by making an icon for them.
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Version 4.5.17
Kobalt
Kobalt
14 May 2007
"In case nobody knew (unlikely) - the icon represents a (crude) sketch of the brain regions involved in speech generation." And here was I thinking it's (crude) sketch of some lips and an ear ... how could I have been so mistaken! ;)
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Version 4.6
Wooden-Brain-Concepts
Wooden-Brain-Concepts
26 July 2007
I have no use for this application but it looks great for those who do. As a developer with very minimal graphic design skills, I want to pipe in to say: 1) I wish more people like you would come forward when we release software with bad icons and offer to replace them. 2) this app is badly in need of a replacement icon. this one looks like an ear and a hat drawn by the pilot from the little prince.
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Version 4.6.11
hced
hced
31 August 2007
This icon beats A Better Finder Rename's icon in terms of strangeness, by miles. However, in Praat's case, I can at least see what it represents, or so I thought... If anyone knows what the thing under the chrystal ball resembles, I'd be curious to know.
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Version 4.6.18
hced
hced
31 August 2007
^ referring to A Better Finder Rename in my question there.
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Version 4.6.18
Kobalt
Kobalt
10 October 2007
Well, Computernaut, it's way OT of course, but that thing under the 'crystal ball' is clearly the applicator brush from a bottle of nail polish ... what ever else did you think it could possibly be? See a larger version of the icon here http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/
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Version 4.6.31
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
14 October 2007
You mean the applicator from a bottle of Tipp-Ex right? If you don't know what that is then wikipedia it, I think americans may call it "liquid paper".
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Version 4.6.32
Kobalt
Kobalt
15 October 2007
Yes, I too thought it might have been liquid paper, but after further considertion that seemed to make little sense. After all liquid paper only makes things go away and doesn't change anything, whereas nail polish tizzies things up real nice, better looking (or better named) than before. Wow, what a fascinating dialogue we are having here ... now if only the dev would weigh in with comments. ;-)
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Version 4.6.32
hced
hced
16 October 2007
Thanks for pointing it out. I thought it looked like some kind of whine bottle opener or something (still, not a whine opener at all) ... I think it's the very hard shadow under the actual brush "straws" that's been fooling me for all this long. Now I feel enlightened. Tip-Ex/liquid paper it is! And I can't do nothing but agree. This is one of those rare, "rich" conversations that really makes it worthwhile spending some time checking the "replies" section on MacUpdate comments.
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Version 4.6.32
Kobalt
Kobalt
11 December 2007
Version 5 and still with the old icon ... I can't help wonder what's wrong with the devs ... or with Ozzpot's logo design ...
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Version 5.0
hced
hced
17 December 2007
Still, again, after seeing Ozzpot's website, it's very hard to imagine his icon falling short in a comparison with the original icon design... d-:
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Version 5.0
hced
hced
17 December 2007
Speaking of which. Out of curiosity, is it possible to have a glipse at the still unpublished design, Ozzpot? This whole thing is starting to gain some serious momentum here... can't wait for the funeral ceremony of the original icon!
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Version 5.0
Arkham6
Arkham6
08 March 2008
2008 is here and still the same fulgy icon.
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Version 5.0.11
Ozzpot
Ozzpot
19 March 2008
For those that want to see the icon I made, here it is: http://ozzpot.com/stuff/Praat-256.png The soundwave on the screen was actually made in, and exported from, Praat! I would normally charge about US$300 for this type of thing, but did this one out of charity. They still won't take it though! Oh well, I tried... ;)
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Version 5.0.13
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
19 March 2008
Nice icon! Glad you posted the URL to it, I have been curious what your icon looked like. I guess it's just too glossy for the developers. Who knows. I'd use it, if it were up to me.
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Version 5.0.13
Kobalt
Kobalt
21 March 2008
Ah, another new version of Praat! I have to admit I keep an eye out for each update - not because this app is in the least useful to me (mind, I'm not saying it's not useful at all!), but just to see what's happening (or not happening, as the case may be) with that icon ;)
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Version 5.0.14
Dalahast
Dalahast
31 March 2008
I love the icon! ^_^ Using the current icon instead of this one is like choosing Paint over Photoshop… which is probably similar to what happened, actually.
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Version 5.0.17
Pjn
Pjn
10 May 2008
Post your icon at www.xicon.com and make it public for users, so they can change the icon if they want to change it.
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Version 5.0.23
Wooden-Brain-Concepts
Wooden-Brain-Concepts
21 October 2008
Yeah Ozzpot... why not just post your file as an .icns file and anyone can just paste a custom icon on the app or replace the .icns file in the package contents? personally i have no use for this but i always look for the icons discussion ;-)
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Version 5.0.36
dazmax
02 January 2007
A must-have tool for anyone studying Phonetics.
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Version 4.5.0.8
Maxruehl
17 December 2006
My brother was a published author on Linguistics and a college professor, but, sadly he passed away in 1998. I wish he could have been around to see this application. I think it would have been right up his alley.
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Version 4.5.0.7
Onlooker
04 December 2006
This is a fabulous application. I've been using it to analyse swallowing behaviour (if you think this isn't a problem wait until you can't eat)! You record the data using an electronic stethoscope, import the data into Praat and compare the spectrograms of people with normal swallows and people with swallowing problems. The versatility of Praat, sophistication and ease of use are unmatched. Five stars all round.
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Version 4.5.0.4
john-7
27 September 2006
I downloaded this just to see the icon. It really is the worst I've ever seen -- I couldn't believe it. What is it!? That said -- Lovely app! Works great! Who gives a toss about the icon?
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Version 4.4.31
3 answer(s)
Holypoly
Holypoly
14 October 2006
Maybe the icon isn't especially pleasant. But, that's why brains are wrapped in flesh and bone - their look is nothing the owner would be proud of...
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Version 4.4.33
star-affinity
star-affinity
04 February 2007
:D Both the above comments gave me a good laugh. Thank you guys! :) I think the icon represents a mouth and and ear. I agree it looks quite nasty. The app seems awesome however.
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Version 4.5.13
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
04 February 2007
Perhaps someone knows a good icon artist that would be willing to donate a nice icon for this app?
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Version 4.5.13
Tolstoy
06 May 2006
Well Prof. as with most Mac users we like a certain elan with our basic workability but I agree that at the end of the day if it's useful... But it has to be said it is a pretty awful icon!
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Version 4.4.20
2 answer(s)
Holypoly
Holypoly
06 June 2006
Tol'stoy, don't forget you died a long time ago. Now get back into your grave and go to sleep ;-)
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Version 4.4.23
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
24 July 2006
You are probably aware that you can change the icon yourself via copy and paste operation in the Finder... choose an icon you like and use that one instead.
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Version 4.4.26
Anonymous
18 August 2005
Downloaded Praat 4.3.20 but can't launch it. Keeps crashing. My OS is 10.3.9.
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Version 4.3.20
5 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 August 2005
Did you try the standard troubleshooting procedures? One of the first things to try when an app repeatedly crashes on startup is to move things like its prefs to a different location (like the desktop) and try launching it again. Sometimes, the pref .plists can become corrupted.
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Version 4.3.20
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 August 2005
Tried above suggestions and everything else I could think of, including downloading using different browsers. Praat 4.3.20 repeatedly crashes when attempting to launch it.
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Version 4.3.20
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 August 2005
then it is time to contact the developer(s)
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Version 4.3.20
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 August 2005
I emailed the developer, and included a copy of the Praat crash log. I now await his reply.
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Version 4.3.20
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 August 2005
I received a reply from Paul, one of the developers, and he suggested that one or more of four particular fonts that Praat needs(Times, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol) might be missing from my Mac. I reinstalled them and now Praat launches and works without problems!
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Version 4.3.20
Anonymous
14 June 2005
I cannot understand why reviewers make wise-cracks about such things as lousy icons instead of thanking the developer for spending all that time to give us a free and highly sophisticated application. Thank you Praat developers for a fun and utile linguistic application. Please keep improving Praat for us thankful users.
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Version 4.3.14
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Chris-Reed
Chris-Reed
21 October 2006
because they are probably teenage boys playing on a mac bought by mom & dad who have never done a days work in their lives.
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Version 4.4.35
Anonymous
08 May 2005
Worst. Icon. Ever.
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Version 4.3.11
Anonymous
18 November 2004
As a free tool, it has a great feature for sound artists. Speeding up or slowing down speech without changing the pitch. Of course there's a great "change gender" button!
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Version 4.2.23
Anonymous
29 October 2004
This was the software I was looking for right now. Though interface is not very well integrated into aqua, even sometimes counterintuitive, it is very useful.
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Version 4.2.20
Anonymous
20 October 2004
For a linguistic software list that also lists Mac software see www.linguistlist.org/sp/Software.html.
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Version 4.2.19
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 January 2005
Thanks for the web page tip.
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Version 4.2.32