SpeakMyTunes 2.0 is out now.

Yep, we like to keep busy. Hot on the heels of version 1.0’s debut less than a month ago, it’s our pleasure to announce that SpeakMyTunes 2.0 is available for download now. You can grab it straight from our website or, if you prefer, from Apple’s Mac App Store.

It was just a bit of fun when we launched it, but SpeakMyTunes has proven to be quite a hit. In a few short weeks our freeware song announcer for iTunes has been downloaded by thousands of music lovers across the globe. We’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response: your positive feedback and suggestions just keep pouring in. As you might expect, we’re pretty jazzed that people are enjoying SpeakMyTunes and finding it useful. Encouraged by your kind words and great ideas, we’ve gone on to add some spiffy new features. This is what’s new in version 2.0:

  • You can now compose your own announcement, by combining and reordering any of the available song information tags with custom phrasing you type yourself.
  • There are four new song information elements: Genre, Composer, Year and Comments.
  • Pausing iTunes during SpeakMyTunes announcements is now optional.
  • We’ve added an independent volume control for voice announcements.
  • The application icon can be displayed in the dock only, in the menubar only, or in both.
  • SpeakMyTunes has been localised for French, Spanish and Italian users.

That’s it for the time being. We hope you’ll get a kick out of these improvements – we’ve certainly enjoyed the challenge of implementing your requested features. Anyway, have fun tweaking SpeakMyTunes to your hearts’ content and keep the feedback coming. We love to hear your thoughts. Toodle pip…à bientôt…adiós…and arrivederci!

Introducing SpeakMyTunes. A free song announcer for iTunes.

Good news, everyone! We’re pleased to introduce our new Mac freeware offering: SpeakMyTunes. This latest addition to the Ettore Software product lineup is a song announcer for iTunes. It can read out loud the title of the song currently playing in iTunes, then cheerfully inform you who’s performing it and which album it’s on. If, like us, you have less than perfect vision and despair of having to squint in vain to read the tiny text in iTunes, you might want to try it out. It’s also useful for free roaming spirits who listen to shuffled playlists while wandering about the room. Granted, it’s not going to cure the common cold or make you coffee in the mornings, but it is free, so why not take it for a spin and let us know what you think?

TypeIt4Me 5.1 (44) Released Today

Select Check for updates from the TypeIt4Me menu. If you purchased TypeIt4Me from the Mac App Store, the new version will show up in your updates list in a week or so, once Apple approves it.

New or changed features:

  • Added Show Duplicates.
  • Added warning when pasting clippings (cmd-v) would create duplicate(s).
  • In Edit Clippings window, cmd-F now moves keyboard focus to search field, cmd-L to clippings list.
  • Periodic file save now only happens if there are unsaved changes.
  • The position of the vertical split bar in Edit Clippings window is saved and restored.
  • Added the following 3 options, each requested by a single user:
    – defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu noFadeEffectOnMainWindow -bool YES
    – defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu dontProposeContentsOfPasteboard -bool YES
    – defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu AddCmdQ -bool YES
    The above commands need to be typed in Terminal as there is currently no UI for them in the preferences.
  • Added “ALMOST EQUAL TO” (Unicode 2248) to set of punctuation signs (“.,+-~/”) that can precede numerals in abbs that expand number+suffix combos.
  • Users can now add more than one backspace symbols at the start of clippings.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crashes when launching TypeIt4Me when its preferences file has become corrupted.
  • Restored “Trigger on period(.) followed by another delimiter” functionality.