Monday was an exciting day. Wolf and I released version 1.0 of our own application: Textcast. Textcast converts any text to an audio podcast capitalizing on Mac OS X’s built-in text-to-speech conversion. It’s got some killer integration with iTunes. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard comes with a fantastic new voice: Alex. You’ve got to hear it to believe it. I think Textcast is particularly good for anyone who commutes with an iPod or iPhone (and who doesn’t… heh).

Textcast is being sold under Bit Maki Software, Inc., our joint effort and hopefully the next successful Mac indie company. This is about a year-and-a-half in the making, with some good stories. I’m currently on vacation (perhaps, not the best time to unleash the next world-changing application), so I will write up more when I get home home. In the meantime, buy a copy for the holidays!