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Apr 5

Speak it! Text to Speech – Future Apps Inc.

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Productivity
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Speak it! Text to Speech

Future Apps Inc.

Genre: Productivity

Price: $1.99

Release Date: March 26, 2009

Introducing Speak it! 2, the most advanced text to speech solution in the App Store! Speak it has now been designed to work with iOS 4, and take advantage of all the multitasking features.

Have Speak it read your emails, favorite news articles, documents and more while you exit the app and do other things with your iPhone!

All this on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for an unbelievable price!

*MacWorld Review (11/22/10) 4.5/5 mice!

Future Apps presents Speak it!, the highest quality text to speech App available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad! Speak it! utilizes the same voice synthesis engine that has made our iSpeak translator apps such a great hit. The text to speech engine is so powerful, it reproduces speech which is clear and natural sounding.

Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like! Need an elegant way to make announcements over your PA system? Speak it! can do that too. You can easily set up a list of pre-made announcements, and play them with a press of a button. You can even use Speak it! as a fun way to prank your friends! Speak it! is your own custom soundboard, with endless phrases and possible uses.

We have also realized in the past year there has been a growing disability community using Speak it! We would like to thank those users for supporting Speak it!, and for all the incredible feedback we have received. Speak it! 2.0 has new features just for these users including landscape more, ability to change font size, and much more coming in future updates!

• Easy to use interface: simply enter the text you want to say, and press the “Speak it! button
• Four high quality voices are included: American Male, American Female, British Male, British Female
• NEW! Highlights words as they are spoken
• Ability to create audio files and email them
• Save as many phrases as you would like, and easily repeat them later
• Pause and resume speech playback
• Change the volume, as well as the speed of spoken text
• Change the font size of the text field
• Speak it! Store, where you can download 20 new voices
• Designed to be used while on a phone call
• Localized for French, Italian, German, and Spanish

© Future Apps

Apr 5

Countdown Calendar – The Future of Pinball, LLC

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Productivity
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Countdown Calendar

The Future of Pinball, LLC

Genre: Productivity

Price: $1.99

Release Date: April 14, 2009

The easiest, most beautiful countdown app for iPhone.

"I've tinkered with other Countdown apps…this is by far the best." – ★★★★★

"A smart interface that absolutely any Apple user would love." – ★★★★★

• Count down to any date by day, weekday, week, month, or year.
• Count up from dates in the past.
• Mail countdowns to other Countdown Calendar users to let them know about important dates.
• Add hyperlinks and notes to countdowns to provide additional background info.
• Download from a central repository of countdowns: movie release dates, sporting events, important dates in Apple history…
• Submit your countdowns to the central repository to share them with others!

© Copyright 2010 The Future of Pinball LLC

Apr 5

Pocket Lists – 1312

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Productivity
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Pocket Lists


Genre: Productivity

Price: $1.99

Release Date: December 01, 2011

The ultimate checklist & to-do app. A superb upgrade for the “Reminders” app, great as an everyday to-do organizer and a checklist app for groceries, travel packing, and more!

Pocket Lists offers everything you may expect from a good to-do app:

— To-do lists
— Quick add
— Hierarchy
— Multi-line to-do presentation
— To-do stream presenting all to-dos in the priority & due order
— Archive
— Priorities, due dates, due times, notes
— Repeating to-dos
— Due notifications (iOS 4.2 or higher)
— Location notifications (only for iPhones 4 and 4S with iOS 5.0 or higher; will not work on iPod touches and iPhone 3GS)
— Passlocked lists
— Copy & Paste add of multiple to-dos
— Send lists via email
— Duplicate lists
— Beautiful icons
— Color-coded lists
— Lovely UI
— To-do search
— Backup & Restore (via iTunes file sharing)
— Retina-ready

Plus power features which makes this a MUST HAVE app:

★ “Meeting tomorrow morning”, “car service saturday 7pm”, “prepare christmas gift list on dec 20”, “cinema fri night”: Pocket Lists automatically understands due date from your input. Talk with the app the way you talk with a real person. (Requires iOS 4.0 or higher.)

★ Sync with Google Tasks, Toodledo and Calendar app (iOS 4.0 or higher). All syncs can be enabled in the app simultaneously thus making Pocket Lists a great to-do aggregator.

★ “Multiplayer”: collaborate on your lists via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without Internet connection (based on Apple's Gamekit engine). A perfect way to go shopping with your spouse, or to pack luggage together!

★ OCR: Built-in Optical Character Recognition mechanism allows you to create to-do lists from real photos taken from your iPhone. Awesome for checklists based on what you find in print media (e.g. cookbook recipes). Supported languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian.
iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S are recommended for OCR because of the higher camera quality. For typewritten and printed text only.

© 2011 Vladimir V. Tuporshin

Apr 5

iTranslate+ – Sonico GmbH

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Productivity
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Sonico GmbH

Genre: Productivity

Price: $1.99

Release Date: October 30, 2008


❃❃❃ Over 30 million downloads! ❃❃❃
❃❃❃ Featured as all time Top 100 app ❃❃❃


iTranslate is the ultimate translation tool.
Wether you're learning a new language, traveling through other countries or just need to translate an Email, with iTranslate you're never again lost in translation!

✔ 50+ languages
Translate words, phrases and text into over 50 languages.

✔ Dictionaries
Dictionaries with additional translation results, meanings and suggestions.

✔ Listen
Listen to spoken translations in over 20 languages.

✔ Speak
Speak words and phrases to get translations.

✔ Conversation mode
Speech-to-speech translation makes it easy to have a natural conversation with someone in a foreign language.

✔ Swipe to Paste
Convenient: You can use the swipe gesture to automatically paste and translate text from your clipboard.

✔ Share, save & copy
Send a translated text via Email, post it on Twitter, save it to your favorite list or simply copy it.

✔ More
- Landscape mode
- Auto detect languages
- Translation history

Supported languages:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Voice Recognition:
Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

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© 2011, Sonico GmbH

Apr 5

Organizing Junkie – From I’m an Organizing Junkie ( – Organize Your Home! – Roaming Hill

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Productivity
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Organizing Junkie – From I’m an Organizing Junkie ( – Organize Your Home!

Roaming Hill

Genre: Productivity

Price: $1.99

Release Date: November 30, 2011

Simple and easy to use organizing and home task management app based on the organizing tips and tricks of Professional Organizer, Laura Wittmann. Laura is the author of the book *Clutter Rehab* and founder of the popular organizing website/blog "I'm an Organizing Junkie" (

Here’s how it works:

This app has been designed as a tool to help you simplify and organize your daily task list without making things more complicated than they need to be. As a busy work at home mom of three, Laura understands that we don’t need another tool to distract us from what needs to get done. What we need is a tool that helps us focus and stay on task without overwhelming us further. This app was created with that goal in mind.

Each day take three tasks from your master task list and add them to the daily top three section. These three designated daily tasks are your priority tasks for the day helping you narrow your focus and not be overwhelmed with everything else that needs to be done. Check tasks off as you complete them and be rewarded with fireworks when you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. Way to go!

Have 5 minutes to spare? You’d be surprised what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time. This app will provide you with one helpful suggestion at a time. Don’t like the one that’s given to you, shake your phone and you’ll be offered another. Use the included timer feature and you’ll be done in no time.

Another way to alleviate the overwhelming feeling that often accompanies clutter is to assign one organizing task to accomplish each week using the 52 weeks of organizing feature. This feature will help you monitor your progress as you take this year long organizational journey.

**So many simple yet effective organizing features all in one place designed to help you move from a life of chaos and clutter to one of sanity and order without losing your mind in the

- Top 3 Daily Tasks
- 52 Weeks (getting organized one week at a time)
- Tidy Timer (for those walkabouts and 10 minute tidy's)
- Less than 30 minutes and less than 5 minute suggested tasks
- Personal home Mission Statement
- Easy access to the "I'm an Organizing Junkie" blog
- and more to come with each free update…

Learn more at:

© 2011 Roaming Hill, LLC