AssistiveWare and ConvenienceWare on Thursday announced the release of
1.1, a replacement for their previously released TextParrot software. It’s text-to-speech software for Mac OS X that features high quality, multilingual voices. It’s priced starting at $39.95.
GhostReader converts text to speech which you can use to listen to documents. You can export the content to iPod-ready iTunes tracks, or just use it to speak selected text instead. With some applications (like Safari, for example), you can use Ghostreader to speak text by pointing the cursor at the text.
GhostReader is multilingual (based on the license you purchase), and can be used in English, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Danish and many other languages.
Differences between TextParrot and GhostReader include new languages with high and medium-quality voices, German localization, buttons that let you relisten to the current paragraph or sentence, or the next one, other interface and usability enhancements and more.
GhostReader 1.1 is a free update for TextParrot 1.0 users (they utilize the same activation codes).
GhostReader requires Mac OS X v10.4 or later and is a Universal binary.