updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed April 25, 2007
Masterspell 5.1 now free
Macinmind today released its Masterspell 5.1 as a free applications. The software administers spelling drills using over 3,600 included words and sentences spoken with a real voice and supplemental guidance using the Mac's Text-to-Speech technology. Masterspell 5.1 offers definitions or example sentences for each grade level (as well as adults) and reinforcement by previewing words before drilling, retries for half-credit, and visible/audible corrections. It also tracks a running list of trouble words and includes a test editor with voice recorder to record custom words and sentences, provisions for alternate spellings, an interactive chatty owl, a Hangman game, and other options for multiple-users and networks for installation at schools. Master Spell 5.1 is now a Universal Binary and includes better CPU efficiency, better network handling, and better normalization of volume between recordings and text-to-speech.