December 22, 2008 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, IL - Bit Maki Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textcast, exclusively for Mac OS X Leopard. Textcast turns any text - documents, web pages, or entire blog feeds - into personal podcasts for your iPod or iPhone.
Textcast uses Mac OS X Leopard's ultra-high quality voice, Alex, to create podcasts from any text file. Simply add a news feed or copy a text file to the application, and Textcast will automatically create spoken-word audio files and send them to iTunes for upload on your iPod or iPhone. Whether you have a dual-core iMac or an eight-way Mac Pro, Textcast uses the processing power to convert text into speech much faster than real-time reading.
* Rapid conversion of text to spoken-word audio files
* iTunes syncing
* Easy subscription to and conversion of news feeds
* Ability to import text from Safari
* Ability to import text or drag-and-drop feeds from NetNewsWire
* Ability to convert any text, including e-mail
* Customizable voices, with a default of Mac OS X Leopard's newest voice, Alex
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and availability:
Textcast is immediately available for download and purchase for $25 (USD). The full, unrestricted application may be used for seven consecutive or non-consecutive days before registering. To learn more and download a free demo, visit their website.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Bit Maki Software, Inc. is a privately held software company founded in 2008 by Dave Dribin and Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch. Bit Maki Software is an indie Mac software company born when Dave and Wolf decided it would be cool to produce their own Mac apps instead of solely writing them for their clients. All materials and software (C) 2008 Bit Maki Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Mac OS X, Safari, iMac, Mac Pro, iPod, iTunes, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. NetNewsWire is a trademark of NewsGator Technologies, Inc.