Some hot new voices for Mac !

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Pog, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Pog macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2003
    Hi guys,

    I must admit i'm more of a forum reader than a message poster usually, but I've just bought myself a cool new soft, and just thought some of you lot might be interested...

    Some of you may have tried out Mac's own voices for their speech synthesizer thingy, but they do sound pretty crap. I'm going to France next year for a 6 month contract, and I guessed my french could do with a bit of work, if I wanted to have some fun over there ;). Well, I hunted around a bit, there's plenty of stuff for PC (yeah, as usual) and then I found this neat little software : Speechissimo.
  2. Pog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2003
    Message too long ! ;)

    It's just a little window, sits quietly in your dock, and you can drag and drop or copy any text and it will read it out to you with a really great voice ! I mean the apple voices (sorry guys) really suck once you've heard this !

    You can't try it out as a demo version, but there are samples and stuff on the site, so I decided to take a gamble and buy it (it's quite cheap, $49) in French, so I can really practise my pronunciation. Well, this little app rocks, guys, I'm thinking of getting the american voice when I'm finished learning how to say "vouler vous couchez avec moi se soir !" :D

    The site is - in the mac section, of course !
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
  4. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    Thanks for the info. Sounds like a cool piece of ware. I'll be sure to check it out.

    PS--> Sounds like you work for them<grin>;)

  5. Pog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2003
    gee, I guess it does kind of sound like that, only I wish I was paid for posting stuff, that'd be nice !!!! :D
  6. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    One thing I couldn't resist making my Mac say would be "Smithers, you are good at...turning me on!"

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