May 5, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Jakarta, Indonesia - Basil Salad Software today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of News Anchor 1.0. News Anchor is the text-to-speech news reader, giving hands-free one-click access for information enthusiasts to catch up with their reading lists while simultaneously doing other tasks.
News Anchor is an alternative RSS/ATOM feed reader targeted for the auditory group of Mac OS X users. Instead of treating feeds like e-mail and display them visually, News Anchor utilizes text-to-speech technology to present a television-like news broadcast. Unlike television, users may customize the broadcast by selecting which feeds that they subscribe to. News Anchor is the perfect choice for catching up with feeds while having meals due to its one-click hands-free operation. News Anchor is compatible for Mac OS X 10.5 and up for both Intel and PowerPC based Macs.
Features and Benefits of News Anchor
* Sources data from RSS or ATOM news feeds
* One-click, hands-free operation. News Anchor relieves you from needing to use the mouse or keyboard to get to the next article in your reading list
* Supports password protected feeds (HTTP basic authentication). This enables News Anchor to access subscription-based (paid) news feeds
* Generates news channels automatically based on the feeds of your choice
* Universal binary, works for both PowerPC and Intel based Macintosh systems
* Multi-core and 64-bit ready. News Anchor makes optimal use of multi-processor applications and runs as a 64-bit application when run under Snow Leopard with a 64-bit capable processor
News Anchor is a Universal Binary, which works for both Intel and Power-PC based Macs. News Anchor requires Mac OS X Leopard or Mac OS X Snow Leopard and 20 MB disk space.
Pricing and Availability
News Anchor is available to download and buy in English from today. The demo version is fully functional for the first 14 days of trial use. When the trial period have ended, to purchase a license to continue using News Anchor. Single user licenses are available for $38 (USD). Five-user licenses are also available for $97 (USD). We are offering all members of the media a free copy of News Anchor for review purposes. Please contact us via our website.
Basil Salad Software is a young software organization with the vision of creating delicious software for everyday use. We believe that good software should be simple, fun, and easy to use. We started on the iPhone platform and now venturing into the Mac OS X desktop. Basil Salad Software was founded in February 2009. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Basil Salad Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.