The built in voices can be a bit boring, and no fun at all.. However, if you click on the System Voice drop down, then choose customise you will find a list full of all the available voices. Now, scroll down all the way to the US voices, and the past the normal ones. You should reach a section which looks like the one to the right.
Selecting these voice files add’s a little bit more novelty and variation to the Speech engine.
In this list you can also download some more voice files for most languages which don’t ship by default with OS X.
Recently I have been developing a desktop based text message application, which sends messages via an ActiveSync connected device to a recipient for your choice.
Although the long term plans are to enable the application to sendreceive messages from the PC, I have produced a temporary solution which I thought I would share.
This is just one part of the application, which is a ‘quick send’ solution.
Download and install RAPId SMS Setup and install onto your PC.
Upon loading, RAPId SMS will sync it’s local address book with the one from Microsoft Outlook, if you have a large contacts collection please allow time for the sync to take place!
Once it’s loaded click on the file menu and click install on device. This will download the latest mobile client of RAPId SMS, transfer the CAB to your device and start the install procedure.
Currently you MUST select to install the app on your device and NOT your memory card!
Currently there are some performance issues with the desktop and the mobile clients, these will be resolved in future releases.
This application has been tested on Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista Business
This application has been tested on Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6
Please remember this is an ALPHA release and may contain bugs, the idea behind this release is to aid me in the design and development. Please only post constructive comments. If you don’t like it – then don’t use it.. I am also fully aware there are alternatives available. I am not interested in namelinks to these alternatives.
I would appreciate any constructive comments you have, and details of the mobile device you have tested this on.
If you would like to see any additions in this application, or the main application please let me know.