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ClaroRead for Mac

  • ClaroRead for Mac will work with the new mac OS 11 and above version.
Reads Microsoft Word with speech and highlighting so you can follow the text as it is read out by high-quality human-sounding speech.
Reads PDF files with speech and highlighting with the included ClaroSpeak Mac App.
Reads text in email, webpages, and any other program you want by selecting with the mouse, pointing with the mouse, or capturing from the screen.
Read paper documents with scanning (OCR) in ClaroRead Plus
Reads English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and twenty-four other languages with 80 different voices and accents so you can listen to a voice you like.
Choose highlighting by word, by sentence, any colour, and lots of combinations so you can get just the right one for you.

Word prediction
Suggest words as you type to help with spelling and writing.
Prediction all speaks so you can choose the word you want by hearing it.
Learn new predictions as you type or train it in a particular subject.
Listen back to your text after you have written - hear mistakes you can't spot when you read.
Listen to each word or sentence as you type so you can hear mistakes immediately.
Speaking spellcheck lets you select the word you want by hearing the alternatives.
Support for homophones and easily-confused words like "there" and "their" and "they're" including images to help you select the correct word.
Advanced phonetic, dyslexic and problem spelling corrections like "neel" (kneel) and "necessary".
Check anywhere, in Mail or Safari or Chrome, not just Microsoft Word.
Add your own confusing and problem words to help you proofread.
Speaking dictionary for any word in any program.
Check words online for more information.
Change the font to something you find easier to read in prediction and Microsoft Word documents with a single click.
Increase line spacing to stop you getting lost between lines.
Increase space between paragraphs to help separate and understand them.
Increase character spacing to reduce "rivers of white" and help with reading.
Make text bigger to make it easier to read and make each line shorter.
Select colours for text and background that are best for you.
Listening later
Read text into an audio file to listen to later (on your 'phone, on the move, for study).
Scanning (OCR) - ClaroRead Plus
Convert paper documents, documents like Pages or Word or PDF or images, into text, PDF, Word and many other formats for reading and annotation later.
Turn paper and PDFs into plain text for study or annotation.

Scanning (OCR) - ClaroRead Plus and ClaroRead Pro
Use industry-leading OmniPage technology to convert printed documents and image files into PDF, Word and many other formats for reading and annotation later.
Create accessible PDF files with reading order.


  • ClaroRead Plus and Pro only.
  • Write down the text you speak using the dictation feature.
  • Automatically listen to your dictated text after each sentence from Microsoft Word, Pages or TextEdit.

Claro Apps

ClaroRead Plus only. See this support article for information about how to unlock the apps.

Unlocking iPad and iPhone Apps with ClaroRead

Portable USB stick
Create a portable USB pen drive version of any ClaroRead to let you use it on any computer.

ClaroRead Mac vs ClaroRead PC

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ClaroRead for Mac has the same core features as ClaroRead for Windows – speech, scanning/OCR, spellcheck, screen tinting, word prediction – but a slightly smaller feature set. These are generally less-used features, for the obvious reason that if they were popular we would have built them into ClaroRead for Mac already!

Here is a fairly comprehensive list:

  • ClaroRead for Mac has ScreenRuler, ClaroView, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas. But there is no Claro AudioNote or AutoConverter.
  • ClaroRead for Mac is always a floating toolbar – no docking or following the window. That’s simpler in many ways.
  • ClaroRead for Mac can save text to audio, but not to video, and it can’t send text direct to Music.
  • You can’t cursor around a Word document and hear words and lines spoken out, nor is there a Play On feature.
  • You use the included ClaroSpeak for Mac to read PDF files with highlighting rather than using Adobe Reader.
  • Word prediction has fewer options – still the same dictionaries and words, but (for example) you can’t arrow down to see the next set of words.

These are quite specific features that an advanced user might notice, but they aren’t generally items that we think affect the vast majority of users:

  • You cannot have a word by holding Control and pointing at it – select the word instead.
  • The Check Window doesn’t have “change all”, “ignore” or “ignore all” buttons, nor syllabification.
  • No pop-up dictionary tooltip.
  • No alert sound when a homophone is typed.

 Included software

Reading ruler and screen colour tinter. Helps anyone who has problems keeping focus while reading.
 ClaroSpeak Mac
Read back PDF and Word DOCX files with highlighting.
Study tool. Capture images and text from web pages and documents to help write essays and organise references.
Screen colour overlay tool. Helps dyslexic students focus on the screen and read.
Illustrate your ideas, projects, plans and everything else you can imagine using this intuitive app. Draw and connect ideas, add titles, hyperlinks, images and notes and personalise your ideas.

 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

Third party software requirements:

  • Microsoft Word 2016

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ClaroRead for Mac

  • Brand: Claro Software
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  • Ex Tax: $219.00

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