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Retinal Media Releases Read 2 Me 1.0

Retinal Media Releases Read 2 Me 1.0

Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:27am by iClarified
"Read 2 Me", from Retinal Media, is a successful deployment of Acapela-Group's text-to-speech technology, and offers both productivity and accessibility features. Acapela's natural voices give users a way to turn the smart iPhone into a friendly storyteller with the ease pressing a button.

"Read 2 Me" users can easily import .txt files from the Gutenberg website (which includes over 27,000 e-texts), or can create their own .txt files by converting word docs or PDFs. Read 2 Me's FAQ page on the "Read 2 Me" website explains various methods of accomplishing conversion.

David Hoofnagle of Retinal Media states, "Our goal was to create a product that rivaled other text-to-speech synthesizers at a nominal cost, in order to give accessibility features to those who can benefit from this kind of technology in a mobile phone. Having a device that can 'mimic' human voices with such incredible realistic and natural tones is an exciting step in the merging of mobile media and entertainment technologies."

Read 2 Me Version 1.0 features include:
* Optimization for Gutenberg.org plain-text ASCII files
* Optimization for ANY.txt file (UTF-8, Ascii encoding) at any web-based URL
* Prev/Next custom bookmarking navigation
* Elegant scrolling text view of imported text with line break optimization for ease on the eyes
* Automatic scrolling of the spoken text
* Easy navigation of sections of texts, saved bookmarks, and library content

Pricing and Availability:
Read 2 Me is available immediately from the Apple iTunes App Store for a one-time fee of $6.99 (USD) and includes 4 high quality voices (UK and US female and male voices) from Acapela-Group.

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