ZappTek on Tuesday released version 2.0 of iSpeak It, a utility that converts written documents into MP3 or AAC files for listening to in iTunes or on an iPod. This upgrade adds support for downloading podcasts and converting them into the preferred format, with additional support for tracking the history of RSS feeds, so that users know which entries haven’t been heard yet. iSpeak It 2.0 also adds several performance enhancements, including the ability to select multiple URLs to download.
iSpeak It is compatible with Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF, AppleWorks, plain text and HTML documents as well as any type of Web page or RSS feed. It uses Mac OS X’s text-to-speech feature to convert the file into a spoken track in MP3 or AAC format. Version 2.0 is free for registered users; the full software is US$14.95 and requires Mac OS X v10.2.