Last release: V6.4 in January 2019.

ClaroRead Mac web page.

Version 7 – In development

Due for release April 2019.

New features & improvements

Dictate button

ClaroRead for Mac 7 now includes a Dictate button which activates the macOS dictation feature.ClaroRead for Mac V7 Toolbar

Done button in dictation Once you’ve finished dictating your text, click the Done button and ClaroRead will automatically read back your dictated text from Microsoft Word, Pages or TextEdit.

ClaroRead for Mac V7 echo settings

Updated homophone data

Our homophone data has been updated to include example sentences with each definition.
Check window in ClaroRead for Mac 7 with the description box highlighted

Minor bug fixes

As always, we’ve been improving ClaroRead along the way, with minor tweaks and fixes.

System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.11 or above.
  • 2GB RAM.
  • 920MB hard disk space (ClaroRead Standard and Plus).
  • 620MB hard disk space (ClaroRead SE).
  • 1.3GB hard disk space (ClaroRead Plus with Readiris Pro).
  • Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice.


  • Microsoft Word 2016 or later.

Version 6.4

January 2019.

New features & improvements

  • ClaroRead for Mac 6.4 is compatible with the new Dark Mode in Mojave. See Apple’s support page for instructions on how to use Dark Mode.
  • ClaroRead for Mac will display correctly on retina displays.
  • Text in the Check window is now automatically read out when you hover the mouse over it. You can turn this off by clicking on the speaker icon. This matches the ClaroRead for PC behaviour.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 6.3

September 2018.

New features & improvements

  • ClaroRead for Mac will work with new macOS Mojave (10.14)
    • You will need to allow ClaroRead to access the programs it’s trying to read from (e.g. Microsoft Word).
  • Updated ClaroCapture for Mac.
  • ClaroIdeas included with ClaroRead as standard.
  • Swedish only features:
    • Language profiles allow you to switch between Swedish and English settings and resources (like voice and homophones) easily.
    • Compound word checking with ClaroStava.

Version 6.2

March 2018.

New features & improvements

  • The next version of macOS (after High Sierra) will only support 64-bit applications. ClaroRead V6.2 is now a 64-bit application, so ClaroRead and its Extras are all ready for that change.
  • There are common words, such as “you” or “I”, which are homophones, but you probably never get them confused with the alternatives (like “ewe” or “eye”). In ClaroRead V6.2 you can now choose to ignore these kinds of homophones, so they don’t get highlighted when using the “Show Homophones” feature.
  • Homophone and picture resources have been updated.
  • Scan from screen now supports multiple monitors.
  • The Settings window now opens and closes a lot quicker.
  • ClaroRead for Mac V6.2 now accepts ClaroRead for Windows licence keys (V7). This means if you have ClaroRead for PC and change computer to a Mac, you can use the same licence key to unlock the Mac version.

Version 6.1

May 2017.

New features & improvements

  • ‘Scan from Paper’ process improvement – Rather than launching Image Capture, Scan from Paper now launches a scanner window for you to complete your scan and converts the scanned image immediately into the format and location of your choice.
  • Mac USB Creator – You can now use your ClaroRead Windows or Mac key to download and make your own version of ClaroRead for Mac on a USB drive. This is a great way to transport ClaroRead around to use on shared computers which might not have it installed.
  • Using the Scan button in ClaroRead Plus now remembers where you scan from, to, and the document format. Great for batch converting.
  • The help file is updated to reflect scanning changes.
  • International versions of ClaroRead are now fully translated.
  • You can now access ScreenRuler’s Preferences window directly from its dock icon.
  • Other minor fixes and interface updates.

System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.10 or above
  • 2GB RAM
  • 920MB hard disk space (ClaroRead Standard and Plus)
  • 620MB hard disk space (ClaroRead SE)
  • 1.3GB hard disk space (ClaroRead Plus with Readiris Pro)
  • Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice


  • Microsoft Word 2011 or 2016

Other updates

  • September 2017 – Updated ClaroSpeak for Mac to V12.0.12
  • November 2017 – updated Scan2Text to V1.1.9.
    • Fixes an issue on High Sierra where you couldn’t select the output document format when scanning from paper.

Version 6

October 2016.

New features & improvements

  • A New Integrated Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine – ClaroRead Plus for Mac now includes its own integrated Optical Character Recognition engine which gives you the rapid Scan from Screen function to capture any inaccessible text, as well as quickly converting scanned files to accessible PDF, Word and text files.
  • New Scan from Paper * feature – you can now quickly launch the MacOS Image Capture app and immediately get to scanning in physical documents and creating accessible, digital copies of them using “Scan to ClaroRead”.
  • New Scan from PDF/File * feature – using the new Scan from PDF/File feature you can convert PDF or image files to fully accessible formats, so that ClaroRead can then read aloud. You can also scan inaccessible files and create editable output formats, such as DOCX. Supported output formats are PDF, DOCX, TXT and RTF.
  • New Scan from screen feature – with the new Scan from screen feature you can select an area of the screen to be read with your mouse and ClaroRead will quickly and accurately scan your chosen area and read it aloud. You can now instantly read anything on your screen as well as copy it to the clipboard.
  • Launch ClaroRead with PDF and image files. ClaroRead now supports opening of PDF and image files directly, so you can choose a PDF/image file, right-click and select Open With, choose ClaroRead and it will launch ClaroRead and start the file scanning process.
  • New extra app – ClaroSpeak. ClaroSpeak is a supportive reading and speaking app that read PDF files, Microsoft Word document, text files and more, aloud, with synchronised highlighting. When you open a document in ClaroSpeak, the text of the document gets copied in to the ClaroSpeak window and then you can also edit any text. ClaroSpeaks built-in text prediction and echo features can help you maintain accurate typing.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause text in Microsoft Word documents to be removed when speaking them and quickly moving/switching between different documents.
  • Fixed an issue where some prediction items were being spoken twice.

* indicates features only available in ClaroRead Plus

System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.9 or above
  • 2GB RAM
  • 920MB hard disk space (ClaroRead Standard and Plus)
  • 620MB hard disk space (ClaroRead SE)
  • 1.3GB hard disk space (ClaroRead Plus with Readiris Pro)
  • Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice


  • Microsoft Word 2011 or 2016

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