Review: SpeakMyTunes for Mac announces the currently playing song in iTunes

Enhance your music listening experience by having your songs announced as they start playing so you always know who's singing what.

SpeakMyTunes for Mac reads aloud the title and artist of each song as it starts playing in iTunes. The app runs in the background and comes with a really impressive feature: the ability to customize the announcer's voice and the phrase that is to be said. What's more, you are provided with a set of song tags, such as title, artist, and year, and you can structure whole sentences around them.

SpeakMyTunes for Mac doesn't have a main window and resides in the Mac menu bar and optionally on the dock, as well. It becomes active from the moment you launch it, unless you click a pause command from the drop-down menu. Ordinarily, the announcer talks over the track, but you may choose to pause playback until the announcer finishes. The voice, itself, is chosen from among the built-in system voices. The most impressive feature within the app is undoubtedly the composition of custom announcements: you are given several tags and, through dragging and dropping them, you can add them to a text box, which is then spoken. You can even construct full sentences by adding words between tags.

If you have a vast library and reached the point where you don't recognize some of the songs, SpeakMyTunes for Mac will serve you well. It's a lightweight app that performs well and maintains a low profile, both visually and in terms of resource consumption. Grab it and you'll always know the artist and title of the song you're playing.

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