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December 21, 2010
January 9, 2013

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SayIt is the ultimate text to speech utility!

SayIt provides a simple and fun way to have text read aloud to you and to create spoken audio files of any text. SayIt supports non-English languages in OS X Lion.

  • choose from over 10 voices, with further voices and non-English voices available for free download from Apple to OS X Lion users via System Preferences
  • save spoken text to an audio file in AAC or AIFF format to share or add to iTunes
  • modify the speaking rate to suit your preferences
  • easy copy and paste of any text including from long documents
  • supports additional third-party voices from, and including non-English voices and regional accents
  • tested for VoiceOver compatibility

    Note for OS X Lion users: to download additional voices, go to System Preferences → Speech → System Voice → Customize... and choose additional voices to download for free. Once the download has completed relaunch SayIt to use your new voices.

  • What's New
    Features and improvements:

  • you can now save in AAC format (compressed and ideal for iTunes and iPods/iPhones) in addition to AIFF (uncompressed and suitable for further audio editing or production)
  • you can now adjust the speaking rate (words spoken per minute). rate adjustment is not supported by all voices
  • you can now set your preferred default speaking rate
  • additional keyboard shortcuts and menus
  • window size and location are now remembered
  • tested for VoiceOver compatibility
  • bug fixes

  • SayIt (name.mcmullan.sayit) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/APPS/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2010, Colm McMullan and Richard Keen. All rights reserved.