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App Specs
File size:
254.39 KB
June 2, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Spell The Word is a simple program to improve your spelling. Using Mac OS X's built-in Text-to-Speech voices, the program speaks words for you to spell with your keyboard.

Select from the included word lists, ranging from easy to difficult (including a list of commonly misspelled words), or create your own custom word lists.

Please be aware that Mac OS X's Text-to-Speech voices are good, but not perfect. Also, be aware that it's not possible to distinguish between homophones. Lastly, be sure to have your sound on and volume set to an appropriate level.

What's New
Added support for OS X Lion's new high-quality speech voices.

To add a new voice: Go to the Speech section of your "System Preferences" (click the Apple icon in the top-left) and select "Text to Speech" -- then select Customize on the "System Voice" drop-down menu.

Some of the new voices include Jill (English - United States) and Lee (English - Australia). Keep in mind that these voices are large files that are automatically downloaded once they're selected.

Spell The Word (com.wellcraftedsoftware.spell-the-word) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/Spell The Word.app

Minimum OS version: 10.6

Copyright: (c) 2011, Rich Emery