Read4Me for Mac
Read4Me is a handy text editor that features a built-in spell checker along with printing and text to speech features designed to help you proof read your documents and study foreign languages.
Read4Me features a user-oriented interface from which you can write, edit and open a wide variety of documents ranging from plain text to HTML, RTF, ePub, DOC and other popular formats. Read4Me is also capable to read the opened text document in various languages and at different reading speeds.
What is more, Read4Me helps you convert your text file into audio files by using the Export feature available under the File menu. You can select one of the available voices or languages from the Speech panel and adjust the reading speed with just a few mouse clicks. Thanks to Read4Me you can estimate the time required to read the entire presentation and even create voice-overs for PowerPoint or slide presentations and movies.
In addition, the advanced Voice Coach feature helps you embed pauses, pitch and rate changes directly into your text while the Voice Coach tagging tool helps you create AudioBooks for poems and other literary works.
Read4Me uses your Mac OS X’s Text to Speech feature and, as a result, you can easily download and add new voices via the Diction & Speech panel via System Preferences. On top of that, Read4Me comes with support for over 27 languages and dialects from all over the world. Unfortunately the Highlighting function can be used only on systems running Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
Read4Me can be downloaded and installed in exchange for 2.99$ via the Mac App Store and is available in English, Norwegian, Bokmål, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Swedish.
In conclusion, Read4Me promises to help you proof read your text, create voice overs and export the generated audio to sound files quickly and effortlessly.