Cross Culture has released Mergemill Pro 4.1, an update of their app for cleansing and de-duplicating data.
Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) users can now choose any high-quality voice in a language provided by the OS and use Mergemill Pro to turn web pages and emails to near-natural speech. Also, users can set up an automated voice announcement system that reads some generated text at scheduled times.
Mergemill Pro takes diverse sources of data — such as databases, web pages, e-mails and more — and merges them with templates to produce the desired output, from web pages to customized e-mails. The program features data-processing capabilities such as data filters, multi-level data sorting, BASIC scripting, and multiple search-and-replace actions.
Mergemill Pro supports Unicode and other text encodings, and has project scheduling and auto-run functionality. Users can control output in templates through scripting with tags for content insertion, arithmetic expressions, looping, branching, statistic calculations and for marking text blocks for variable assignment or special output actions.
Mergemill Pro 4.1 is available for Macs running OS X 10.4 or higher and PCs running Windows XP or above. It can be purchased online from Cross Culture’s website (http://www.crossculture.com.hk/) for the retail price of US$99 (USD). The update is free for registered users of all previous versions.