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Speakapedia for Mac

By Shiny Development Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 10, 2013

Speakapedia for Mac enables you to convert Wikipedia pages into podcasts with no hassle so that you can listen to them on your smartphone, tablet, or eBook reader. While the voice playback is robotic, the speed of the app and its ability to import files directly into iTunes make it worthwhile. This app is great for students.

Speakapedia for Mac greets you with an accessible interface that loads the Wikipedia homepage. You can use basic navigation buttons to find a specific page, or press the "Random" button to load a random page. Once you find a page you like, a "Speak It" button initiates the conversion process. This brings up a smaller window where you can check and uncheck boxes for the different parts of the article, which is helpful for broader topics where you want less information. Once selected, the app automatically converts the text to a speech file and places it in iTunes for listening. The app is speedy, requiring less than ten seconds to convert an average article. The playback is accurate, but the robotic voice may slightly annoy you.

A small and fast app, Speakapedia for Mac lives up to its promises. If it had a more natural, less robotic voice, it would have been a better app; but it's still worth trying. Overall, this application does its job well and can enhance your learning process, helping you to learn more on the go.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

General

Release September 6, 2013
Date Added September 6, 2013
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 34
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Choose your article by simply browsing Wikipedia. Speakapedia will then convert your article to speech and import into iTunes ready for you to listen and learn!