Elan Speech has released a new app for Mac users, Speechissimo. Speechissimo is a utility designed for translating text into spoken word. The app features support for multiple languages and utilizes Elan Sayso technology for speech translation. According to Elan Speech:
Elan Speech, worldwide provider of text to speech, launches Speechissimo, its first consumer targeted solution for MAC OS X users, who will have, for the first time, the opportunity to experience a high end vocalisation tool, speech-enabled by Elan Sayso high quality multilingual TTS technology.
As the official reader of all electronic documents that users prefer to listen to rather than read, Speechissimo is a smart tool allowing access to written information in a lively and natural way. Speech-enabled with Elan Sayso, Speechissimo reads any text out loud in real time, with an intelligent and natural sounding voice.
Speechissimo is installed in a wink, in the chosen language, to quietly sit in the corner of the screen. The user just selects the piece of text he is interested in, copys it and presses "play", or drags and drops the piece of text onto Speechissimo to start reading it.
Speechissimo offers the end user the comfort and freedom of doing anything he wants while listening news and weather bulletins, e-mails, meeting notes, documents, etc. It can also be used as a proof reading tool, language learning aid, etc.
You can find more information about the Speechissimo release at the products home page. Speechissimo is available for US$49.00.