Adam Tow and
Alex King have released Read it to Me, a software application designed for iPod-toting news junkies.
Read it to Me works hand-in-hand with Ranchero Software’s NetNewsWire software. Using Apple’s Text-to-Speech software, Read it to Me creates a playlist of MP3 files containing your unread news headlines; you can then sync the headline playlist in your iPod.
Read it to Me lets you choose which Text-To-Speech voice you want the headlines read to you in. The playlist itself contains information like the headline and the source. What’s more, the software lets you “Clean Up iTunes” by stripping any RSS news headlines you’ve put in there.
Read it to Me is distributed as “Donationware.” The software requires Mac OS X 10.2.6 or higher and the full version of Ranchero Software’s NetNewsWire. The developers also recommend having UnicodeChecker installed.