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GhostReader
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GhostReader free download for Mac

GhostReader

Version 2.4

Easy to use Text to Speech.

GhostReader overview

GhostReader is an easy to use, fully customizable Text to Speech app that allows you to listen to written text on your Mac. Read selected texts from other applications, import texts in almost every format and listen to them on the go. Whether you’re a creative professional, teacher or simply prefer to listen to written texts, GhostReader’s intuitive design and extensive range of customization features help you to effortlessly save time, improve your work or enhance your learning experience.

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

What’s new in version 2.4

Updated on Feb 25 2021

Version 2.4:
  • We're keeping up with the latest macOS Mojave update by introducing Dark Mode compatibility.
  • This version also fixes a few minor bugs to streamline use with a Dvorak keyboard and to keep the playback volume steady.
  • It also addresses issues with exporting files made with the Alex voice.

Information

License

Demo

Size

29.3 MB

Downloads

9581

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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jamesjury123
jamesjury123
Jun 13 2021
2.4
0.0
Jun 13 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4
Hi, I was wondering if GhostReader Plus works on Kindle and Adobe Reader Apps on Macbook Air? Because I've been trying now for hours but nothing seems to be working. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
ebham1974
ebham1974
Feb 28 2021
2.4
0.0
Feb 28 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4
Frequncy serch for inorganic
ebham1974
ebham1974
Feb 28 2021
2.4
0.0
Feb 28 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4
Love very
ebham1974
ebham1974
Feb 28 2021
2.4
0.0
Feb 28 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4
Love
ebham1974
ebham1974
Feb 28 2021
2.4
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Feb 28 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4
Yes afcorce
Espiridion
Espiridion
Jul 21 2011
1.6.6
4.0
Jul 21 2011
4.0
Version: 1.6.6
I bought my copy in 2008, and have received multiple updates for free. I compared it with Narrator and OS X's included text-to-speech, and immediately noticed GhostReader's superiority. I liked Narrator's ability to automatically combine different voices, but the sound quality was inferior. You can buy additional voices: http://www.marinersoftware.com/products/narrator/voiceservices/ I have not customized any GhostReader voices in terms of speed, volume, or pronunciation, but these features are available. My complaints would be that the included voices are too few. For instance, only 5 US English voices and of those only one is an adult male. Not all sound great, and additional languages are $25 Some examples: http://www.convenienceware.com/ghostreader/videos.php http://www.convenienceware.com/voices.php I typed some of Alex's speech found here: http://images.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/media/Alex_normal.m4a Using Ryan's voice is a vast improvement, at least to my ears. It took me about 2 minutes to type the text and have Ryan read it. Due to an earlier comment I also tried this text: "Blowing in the wind I need to wind my clock." The pronunciation of the word "wind" was correct -and different- in each instance. Try the same sentence with Alex ;)
Mk-Ultra
Mk-Ultra
Jun 5 2011
1.6.5
2.0
Jun 5 2011
2.0
Version: 1.6.5
A slight improvement over text-to-speech. But not really worth it. I had to spent nearly an hour editing a page (butchering the english language), so that it could speak and sound something resembling the english language.
Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
Aug 31 2009
1.6.5
2.0
Aug 31 2009
2.0
Version: 1.6.5
I really do not understand why this gets good reviews. This has been my second attempt to test drive the software. I will admit that voice quality is good (in so-called British English; it's OUR English, why not call it Real English?) but the pronunciation of even simple words is awful. Example: "wind" as in breeze, comes out as "wined" Attempting to change this via the available editor is a nightmare. It is my suspicion that the great reviews are either planted, or placed by non-English speakers
Guest
Guest
Dec 7 2007
1.1.1
5.0
Dec 7 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
I'm totally delighted that I bought GhostReader. It reads superbly well with Leopard's Alex voice. It's great for reading webpages when I'm tired of reading them myself. I've set it to read the text under my cursor when I press the Control key. GhostReader is extremely useful for proof-reading emails and forum text entries before I post them. It picks up correctly spelled words that are the wrong word in context--like 'no' instead of 'on' which I easily overlook.
B-movie
B-movie
Oct 30 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
The download will require a separate download for voices. If you have dial-up like me, expect a 1 day, 4 hour, 46 minute download. Hopefully I can check out Ghostreader before the offer expires. Mac voices are good, but not perfect. Hopefully these voices are more natural because listening to long text with an un-naturally sounding voice gets painful. I'd really like this program to read tutorials. With Adobe upgrading CS as often as it does it'd be nice to listen and learn instead of jumping back and forth from book to application. Also would be great for on-the-go-learning on an iPod or a laptop. Hey, I could type up keyboard shortcuts and have this appication repeat them back to me over and over again. They also have other languages for downloading. My grand-daughter is only 3, but she's already learning French. I imagine reading back words with the French voice and accent is better than me and my New York accent especially since I never took French in my life. Too bad you can't combine English and French voices and create your own talking dictionary that you build as you learn new words!
Victorj
Victorj
Oct 30 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
@cclarke: check the samples at loquendo.com
Uhoo
Uhoo
Oct 30 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Does the normal version include both British and American English voices? I can't find the page to purchase voices on their site...
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 30 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Oh. My. Goodness. I've been Waiting For This For So Long! GhostReader is simply amazing. I'd love to have it. If Leopard's new Alex is so great (I'm using Leopard now) then what are these voices like?!
Jyeary
Jyeary
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
This looks really cool. Looking forward to trying the demo.
Dc1860
Dc1860
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Wow. These are so much better than what was around just a couple of years ago. The non-English voices have gotten so good (on the voices page, see the HQM ones, not the HD ones) that this can finally help you with pronunciation as you need it. Superb for personal use, learners and students, and priceless for overcoming a learning disability. Voices URL: http://www.convenienceware.com/voices.php
Coronaminer
Coronaminer
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
This awesome for someone trying to learn another language!
Robin-O-Hood
Robin-O-Hood
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Does Leopard have Improved Text-Speaking? YES it does! Here's a *Sample Leopard Recording* (from daringfireball.net) to compare with: http://daringfireball.net/misc/2007/10/Alex-Text-to-Speech-Example.mp3 * Source Page: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2007/october
EZ411
EZ411
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Does Leopard have Improved Text-Speaking? YES it does! Here's a *Sample Leopard Recording* (from daringfireball.net) to compare against GhostReader: http://daringfireball.net/misc/2007/10/Alex-Text-to-Speech-Example.mp3 * Source Page: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2007/october Steven
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
This is some sweet software! The voices are great, and the export to iTunes feature would really be perfect for those documents I can never find time to read. Wow!
Madcran
Madcran
Oct 29 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Wow! I have customers that might need this, I'll send them your way.
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