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Speak the Text is a very simple automator application that will read the text from the front opened textedit file through the accessibility feature in the OS X.

Follow these steps to get your text file spoken to you:

  • Open the text file you need to listen to.
  • Run the automator action.
That's it, the action will simply grab the text from the file and read it out loud through the accessibility feature in the OS X.

What's New

Version 1.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 827
Version Downloads 659
License Free
Date 07 Nov 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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