I'm Simon Haynes.
Welcome to
Spacejock Software

On this site you'll find my free software including favourites like yWriter, yBook, FCharts and more.

Are you looking for a freelance programmer? I occasionally take on additional projects, conversions, etc.

I'm also an author, with five sf comedy novels in print (details, Kindle) and a junior science fiction series for ages 8+ (details, Kindle).

I think they call that multitasking. I call it a lot of work.


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Software:

Anti-browser
BookDB
FCharts SE
FCharts Pro
HamTime2
LCD Tester
RMP3
Sonar3
TrackAMinute2
yBook2
yCopy2
yEdit2
yGen2
yLaunch2
yLend
yMail2
yNotes
yPlay2
yRead3
yRoute
yTimer2
yWriter5



New Release!


Thonn Day

yRead3
by Spacejock Software
WinXP & above / Mono 2.4 & above


yRead3 is an updated and very much improved version of yRead 1 and 2. You can safely install yRead3 alongside earlier versions of the software, and continue to use all of them.

yRead3 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful.

Please note that yRead3 uses the speech engine in the .Net 3 framework, which will only run on Windows XP service pack 2, Windows 2003 server and Windows Vista. The runtime is already supplied with Vista, but users of Windows XP and 2003 will need to download and install the dotnet 3 or 3.5 framework if it's not already present on their computers. Windows 98 users should continue to use yRead1 and/or yRead2.

yRead3 can also use other speech engines, such as those from AT&T.

To hear samples from AT&T Mike and Crystal (and the same speech in Microsoft's engine), see below.

Microsoft Mike (MP3, 131kb) Microsoft Mary (MP3, 145kb)
AT&T Mike 16 (MP3, 143kb) AT&T Crystal 16 (MP3, 169kb)


You can also get a live demo of all the AT&T voices here

The AT&T voices include these languages, in 8 or 16khz (the latter is better quality):

• US English (Mike, Crystal, Claire, Julia, Lauren, Mel, Ray, Rich)
• UK English (Audrey, Charles)
• Indian English (Anjali)
• French (Alain, Juliette)
• Canadian French (Arnaud)
• German (Klara, Reiner)
• Italian (Francesca, Giovanni)
• Spanish (Alberto, Rosa)

Buy TextAloud AT&T doesn't sell their speech files directly, but if you buy TextAloud (affiliate link) you can order AT&T voice files at the same time. Once installed, they will work in yRead3 as well.