Tuesday, November 18, 2008

make your copy read itself to the client

Now you can paste your copy onto a website and hear it instantly read out loud. OK, the female voice isn't SAG quality, but it's at least as good as the one on your GIS system. iSpeech was launched on November 11 as announced on the Speech Technology Magazine Blog. The site voice-converts not only text, but blogs and websites, too.
"iSpeech is a web-based solution that allows users to convert websites and blogs into audio. iSpeech … does not require users to download or install anything. They simply cut and paste what they want to convert into the box provided on the site, or upload the files in question. After that, it’s easy to share the files in pretty much any format or forum.
The site's still in beta, but pretty impressive. It converts not only .doc files, but pdf, txt, even excel. Once you translate your doc into audio, you can post as a url. So who says you have to fly out to that pitch meeting in Milwaukee?

FYI, click here for the iSpeech version of this post.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of us type in less than appropriate language into the text box? anyways, would be cool to be able to customize the type of voice, layer in a video and send to your pals w/your own personal msg.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@windo Ahem. Wouldn't know about that ;) Great customization concepts for iSpeech 2.0, hope they'll implement.