We have updated our online cross-platform Web App, ClaroSpeak Web, to Version 9. ClaroSpeak Web is designed to work on any modern browser on any platform – Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Chromebook. It gives you text-to-speech anywhere.

In this new version:

  • You were already able to paste in text from web pages and documents, or open text, HTML and PDF files to read them back. Now you can open Microsoft Word DOCX and Rich Text RTF files directly in the browser. If you are online you can also open and Microsoft Word DOC, OpenOffice/LibreOffice ODT and Apple Pages documents (using our servers to process them – hence the need to be online.) Formatting that is suitable (e.g. boldness and size, not floating text boxes) is retained and you can play and edit the text at will.
  • We’ve added support for OneDrive to the existing Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage systems, so you can open PDF and DOCX and other documents from your OneDrive account.
  • The speaking dictionary now supports French, Spanish and German words. Switch to a French, Spanish or German voice to look up the selected word and hear its definition read aloud.

See also the ClaroSpeak Web Release Notes. ClaroSpeak Web is available through ClaroRead Cloud site licences and individual accounts.