November 6, 2014 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands - Today ConvenienceWare announces the release of GhostReader 2.0. This easy to use Text to Speech solution enables users to read texts aloud from any application on their Mac offering full playback control, zoom and word highlighting for better reading support. Users can import texts in a variety of formats including PDF, Word, plain text and RTF documents. GhostReader features intuitive formatting features, a pronunciation editor as well as the ability to convert text to audio files to listen to in iTunes.
GhostReader is now available in two versions: GhostReader and GhostReader Plus. The Plus version provides a complete Text to Speech authoring solution by adding powerful speech tags and automatic language detection on top of the GhostReader feature set. Tags can be used to define each word, sentence or paragraph to have its own voice and speech characteristics. This means that different voices, multiple languages and varying reading speeds can all be used within the same text. Tags and automatic language detection make GhostReader Plus an ideal tool for writing scripts and stories, preparing unique teaching materials or studying new languages.
"We are excited to release GhostReader 2.0. Working with existing GhostReader users enabled us to focus the design on users' needs. It has helped us create a solution that is easy to use, intuitive and yet offers powerful features," says David Niemeijer, CEO & Founder of ConvenienceWare. "By combining the insights gained through user research and the innovations from our work in the assistive technology space, ConvenienceWare is committed to bringing convenient applications to a wide range of people looking for practical and creative solutions to use at work or in everyday life."
GhostReader can be used with Apple's built-in voices, or with the high-quality Infovox iVox voices. Infovox iVox offers natural-sounding voices in over 30 languages, including children's voices and character and specialty voices for fun and humor.
* OS X 10.9 or later
* 64-bit processor
Pricing and Availability:
GhostReader 2.0 and GhostReader Plus 2.0 are exclusively available through the Mac App Store at an introductory price of $11.99 and $19.99 (USD) respectively. A free 15-day trial of both versions is available at ConvenienceWare online.
ConvenienceWare develops Mac applications designed to simplify people's everyday life. ConvenienceWare's flagship product, GhostReader, was first introduced in 2007 and has established itself as a highly appreciated Text to Speech tool among creative professionals, teachers and students. ConvenienceWare was founded by AssistiveWare, a leading innovator in the assistive technology space dedicated to creating meaningful applications to help people with special needs. As a result, ConvenienceWare is able to draw on this extensive research and knowledge for the development of convenient applications designed for people who want smart solutions that can help save time, stimulate creativity or simply make life a little easier. ConvenienceWare is committed to creating applications that are designed around users' needs by proactively engaging users during various stages of the application development process. ConvenienceWare is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 ConvenienceWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.