iSpeak
iSpeak 2.0
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iSpeak vocalizes text into speech using Mac OS X built-in speech technology. Simply drag and drop any text into the text box and press the speak button to hear the text being spoken.
What's New
Version 2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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+8
highpass commented on 12 Jun 2006
A nice idea, another alternative is to use Quicksilver, and assign a button combo to 'speak selection', which works from any application.
[Version 2.0]


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+4
Jeff Lerch commented on 07 Mar 2006
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the image used here a rip from a Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy icon set? I remember seeing either at yellow icon or icon factory.

Either way, it's not too cool to take other people's images without their permission. I hope that's not the case.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Aug 2005
Better than TextEdit? Somebody needs an education here.

With OS X you can voice text _anywhere_ it's selected. Anywhere.

But there's something wrong with TextEdit? Uh - OK...

And this widget is handy?

Oh yeah?

For what?
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Aug 2005
;)
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Anonymous commented on 21 Aug 2005
when i select the text in Firefox and go Firefox menu - Services - Speach; Start speaking and Stop Speaking are disabled.

Can anyone help?
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Aug 2005
Heh, it's nice that a new background image is used, but it looks like a lot of the code for this widget is straight from Apple's "Voices" widget. If you install Apple's free developer tools, you can see the Voices code at:
/Developer/Examples/Dashboard Sample Code/Voices

Or try out the actual widget and you can play with the different system voices:
/Developer/Examples/Dashboard/Sample Widgets/Voices.wdgt
[Version 1.1]


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+90
Schmelding commented on 17 Aug 2005
The widget is just a tad bloated because the author decided to keep the source Photoshop PSDs in the widget instead of removing them before packaging. Also, I don't care for the "Hi there sexy! What would you like me to say?" greeting when it starts up. I can change things like that myself, but for the uninitiated it would be nice to have a couple of config choices so the user can decide to listen to that or not.

Other than those things, this is a very handy widget. 4 stars.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Aug 2005
he he :)
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Aug 2005
really nice background image!
url anyone?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
Nice screenshot!! Where's the picture from?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
Uh It's not a very good idea to use someone's icons without their permission. I believe that those are Everaldo Coelho's Hitchhicker icons.

http://www.everaldo.com/
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
fun widget now it would be nice if you could do something like attach the voice to an email or something
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
Now be nice everybody, this guy just switched over.

Thanks for developing cool Mac apps!
[Version 1.0]


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Jacklarm rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 2.0]


Downloads:14,229
Version Downloads:10,159
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:11 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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iSpeak vocalizes text into speech using Mac OS X built-in speech technology. Simply drag and drop any text into the text box and press the speak button to hear the text being spoken.


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