The Mac OS X uses great voice synthesis (especially the
voices in Lion!), but let's face it, it's limited. You can't
necessarily assign voices to your text and, if you wanted to
hear what different folks have to say – like in a group or a
meeting, well, that's really limited too.
Narrator changes all of that.
It's simple, really. Just paste your text into the window or
import an RTF, .txt or .doc file into Narrator and your letter,
story – any text – is brought to life using voice synthesis.
You can choose different voices, rates, pitches, inflections
and volumes for each character you assign, giving your text
a wide range of expressiveness. There are also silent
read-along options for stage directions or for you to read
out your own parts. And if you need more characters,
you can purchase additional voices and in several languages
by visiting our web site.
Narrator has its professional uses too. That business letter
you're ready to send to a prospective customer?
Have Narrator read it out loud for you – you'll know right
away if what you wrote is what you want to have read.
That big meeting where you took a lot of notes? Assign
characters to each participant and listen again so you
don't miss anything.
You can even export speech directly to iTunes, where you
can listen to it over and over, or sync it to your iPad, iPod or
iPhone. This enables you to create your own audiobooks
from text - for example, take a work of classic literature
from Project Gutenberg, assign characters to the story and
export to iTunes. There is also an export option for AAC
sound files for use with other sound playing software,
for example, using as a soundtrack in iMovie or as a
The possibilities are truly endless with Narrator.
Added support for new Lion voices.
Narrator (com.marinersoftware.narrator) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/Texte/Narrator/Narrator.app
Minimum OS version: 10.6.0
Bundle Information: 2.2.0, Copyright (c) 2002-2011 Mariner Software Inc.
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2002-2011 Mariner Software Inc.