Flesh is a freeware Java application designed to quickly analyze a document (plain text and rich text files, specifically) and display the difficulty associated with comprehending it.
After processing a document, Flesh produces two scores: the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and the Flesch Reading Ease Score. Each of these scores is calculated after determining the number of sentences, words and syllables a document contains.
Using those numbers, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and Flesch Reading Ease Score can then be calculated.
Flesh tells you how difficult documents will be to comprehend by calculating a document's Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and Flesch Reading Ease Score.
· Java 1.4.1 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Support for more types of files - Flesh 2.0 now processes Microsoft Word files (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) as well as Rich Text (.rtf) and Plain Text (.txt).
· Faster! Flesh 2.0 is now over twice as fast on long text files.
· Better interface - Flesh 2.0 sports a totally re-written interface that should integrate better in your choice of OS (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.).
· More accurate processing.
· In application help, in case you need it.