Now you can catch up on e-mail, listen to Class lectures or any Word files while driving, exercising or between a meeting with MT Text-To-Speech iPod addin.

MagneticTime allows you to ‘listen’ to your Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express emails and Microsoft Word documents like ‘songs’ (Audio mp3 files) on your iPod MP3 player, mobile phone or PDA.

The software converts text in e-mail and Microsoft Word file attachments into speech and saves the results in MP3 files.

MagneticTime adds a toolbar to Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Click the toolbar to convert e-mail messages into speech files; then select the device to which the files will be uploaded.

You can also create audio archives of messages for later reference.

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