Infovox iVox
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Natural sounding voices in many languages to use in any app.   Demo ($14.99)
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Infovox iVox, a high-quality multilingual Text to Speech application, provides system-wide clear and pleasant voices to OS X for blind and vision impaired users, for individuals who need audible feedback or reading support, for language learning or for people who prefer listening to their computer.

Infovox iVox 4.0 offers 107 voices in 31 languages becoming the voice that enables your computer to speak. The naturally-sounding voices can be used in any OS X application that is compatible with Apple Speech Manager, such as Apple's VoiceOver, Safari, Adobe's Acrobat Reader,
What's New
Version 4.0:

Note: Infovox iVox 4.0 is a free update for existing customers.

  • American Spanish-English bilingual voices: Emilio (boy), Valeria (girl), Rod/Rodrigo (man)
  • American English voices: Will (happy, sad, shouting, whispering), Bad Guy (specialty), Old Man (specialty), Scott (teenager), Little Creature (specialty)
  • French voices: Antoine (happy, sad, shouting, whispering), Margaux (happy and sad), Robot (speciality)
  • Other languages: Jeroen (Flemish happy and sad), Peter (British English happy and sad), Dimitris (Greek happy and sad), Sakura (Japanese), Minji (Korean), Lulu (Chinese) and Monika (Polish).
  • With Infovox iVox 4.0 we have also simplified the purchase model. Voices can be purchased la carte and cost only 15 euro per voice per computer. A 30-day full-function trial of each voice can be downloaded from within the Infovox Voice Manager, enabling a thorough evaluation before purchase.

Version 4.0:

Note: Infovox iVox 4.0 is a free update for existing customers.

  • American Spanish-English bilingual voices: Emilio (boy), Valeria (girl), Rod/Rodrigo (man)
  • American English voices: Will (happy, sad, shouting, whispering), Bad Guy (specialty), Old Man (specialty), Scott (teenager), Little Creature (specialty)
  • French voices: Antoine more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Monty reviewed on 03 Feb 2014
The new version 4 utilizes a new licensing scheme that allows only one activation. There is no way to use it on your laptop if traveling and your desktop at home. Only one computer! That means you have to purchase ($$$) two licenses per voice if you want to use it while traveling. That is unacceptable. Single use I can understand (one computer at a time, max of two), but not just a single computer.

Second, while the version 4 update is "free", each voice you own has to be re-activated. That means you have to purchase the "upgrade" for each voice for that single computer. So version 4 really isn't free unless you plan on just using to demo voices.
[Version 4.0]


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DavidN (developer) commented on 29 Aug 2009
Infovox iVox 1.3 is indeed not compatible with Snow Leopard. A complete rewrite of the core iVox speech engine was necessary to make Infovox iVox 64-bit compatible and ready for Snow Leopard. Despite the major engineering efforts, Infovox iVox 2.0 is offered as a free update in order to facilitate the migration to Snow Leopard for those people who rely on these natural sounding voices to use their computer.
[Version 2.0b]


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zx commented on 17 Aug 2009
Not working for me on - Snow Leopard 10.6 Build 10A432! Any chance of an update...?
[Version 1.3]


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ransky reviewed on 27 Feb 2009
I've purchased both the US English and British English voices...they are top-notch. I've not found any other voices for the Mac that are as good. I use them to proof things I've written (nothing like having someone read your material back to you), as well as (with the GhostReader application) listening to text files read by one of the voices on my iPod. I do tend to find a favorite voice that I'll use 90% of the time, but it's nice to have the others available to add some variety.
[Version 1.3]


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simonm reviewed on 27 Feb 2009
The best French voices I could find, but very expensive. US$99 is for one language only. You'll find that in each language one voice is probably the best and the others you won't really use, but you're forced to buy them anyway. If you want a French, German, Italian, Russian and British English voice it'll cost you nearly $500!!!! If they charged a flat rate of say US$30 per voice I'm sure they'd make a lot more money. I'd buy at least two or three then, whereas now I won't buy any becuase it's not worth paying $99 for a few voices in one language...
[Version 1.3]

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simonm replied on 27 Feb 2009
OK, I got the pricing wrong, it's $49 per extra language, not $99, but you're still looking at say $297 for a selection of five languages, not exactly chicken feed. I can see some language schools wanting this but $99 seems like it'll put off many an occasional language student!
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Anonymous commented on 27 Feb 2009
Price is all about value for money. If all you really want is a single voice then $99 is not cheap, but if you like to change voices depending on your mood or the material you are reading (news, book, your own writing) then getting 4 high quality French or British voices for $99 is not bad. Depending on how much you use text to speech it is well worth it's money or too expensive for your needs. Value for money is a personal thing.

If you are looking to only use the voices for reading texts or converting them to audio files for your iPod (so not for use with VoiceOver or other applications) then you might also want to consider GhostReader. It is 39.95 for one language and 74.95 for three languages. The voices are similar but only work with GhostReader.
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Aikousha commented on 29 Apr 2008
Where tf are the asian voices or better yet, an asian version of macintalk? Been waiting for that since before OSX even existed!
(for laughs), somebody needs to make a George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, or even a Marilyn Monroe voice... I'd lmao, and then permanently make them my default voices.
[Version 1.2]


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zx reviewed on 29 Apr 2008
Simply the best Voices on the market!!!

P.S- i tested every Voice available for the Mac..
[Version 1.2]


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Sean-Smith rated on 25 Jul 2011

[Version 2.01]


Downloads:7,633
Version Downloads:304
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:28 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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Infovox iVox, a high-quality multilingual Text to Speech application, provides system-wide clear and pleasant voices to OS X for blind and vision impaired users, for individuals who need audible feedback or reading support, for language learning or for people who prefer listening to their computer.

Infovox iVox 4.0 offers 107 voices in 31 languages becoming the voice that enables your computer to speak. The naturally-sounding voices can be used in any OS X application that is compatible with Apple Speech Manager, such as Apple's VoiceOver, Safari, Adobe's Acrobat Reader, TextEdit and Preview. Infovox iVox is also included in GhostReader, Proloquo, and VisioVoice offerings from AssistiveWare.

Infovox iVox contains two applications: Voice Manager and Pronunciation Editor. Voice Manager provides a dashboard overview of the Infovox iVox voices allowing you to see the status of the voices on your computer, install and remove voices, activate voices and manage user accounts. Pronunciation Editor is utilized for tailoring the way a word is pronounced by an Infovox iVox voice.

Individual Infovox iVox voices can be downloaded for a 30-day demonstration period via the Infovox iVox Voice Manager and are permanently activated using purchased voice credits. Voices can be purchased through the Voice Manager for $14.99 USD / €14,99.


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