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AI Squared Releases ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8


AI Squared has just released the newest version of ZoomText for Windows8 . Free trials are available for this release, which is only currently available on Windows 8. A Windows 7 version is planned. In addition to the Windows 8 support, support for Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft Office 13, and touch screen devices is included. They have also posted some videos to introduce the new features in version 10.1. We've included the list of new features from their website after the jump.

What’s New in ZoomText 10.1

ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8 contains the following new features and enhancements, allowing for greater productivity and support in the Windows 8 operating system as well as in the latest versions of popular applications. Be sure you also check out the list of all the features that were already in ZoomText, but here’s a list of everything new:

Support for Windows 8 ZoomText 10.1 provides unmatched magnification and reading support for the new Windows 8 operating system and interface. Whether you’re running new Windows 8 apps or legacy applications, ZoomText allows you to work at the highest level of speed and productivity. ZoomText 10.1 also includes ZoomText’s patented “xFont” magnification, which provides the sharpest magnified text available on the market today.

Support for Microsoft Office 2013 ZoomText 10.1 supports the core applications in Microsoft Office 2013 including Word, Excel and Outlook. Create, navigate and read your documents with ease and accuracy.

Support for Internet Explorer 10 With robust support for Internet Explorer 10 (aka IE10), ZoomText 10.1 makes web browsing a snap. Search, navigate and read your favorite websites using ZoomText’s powerful Web Finder and reading tools.

Improved Support for Videos and Games With a new magnification engine and full DirectX support, you now can watch and play all types of videos and games with ZoomText.

Support for Touch Screen Devices ZoomText 10.1 can be used on Windows 8 touch screen devices including tablets, laptops and desktop monitors. ZoomText follows along as you tap, drag and swipe your way through all of your applications. And you can instantly access key ZoomText features using the ZoomText Touch Icon and gestures. Note: Requires a 5-point or greater multi-touch device.

Additional Levels of Magnification To support users wanting higher magnification levels and ultra-high resolution displays, ZoomText’s magnification levels have been extended and now include 42x, 48x, 54x and 60x. We’ve also added more fractional levels between 1x and 5x.

Improved Tracking and Program Echo ZoomText’s improved event handling delivers more accurate and complete tracking and reading as you navigate application menus, dialogs and other controls.

Smooth Mouse Pointers At all magnification levels, ZoomText now displays mouse pointers with smooth edges that are more pleasing to look at and use.

Color Enhancement Transition Effects ZoomText’s new transition effect gives a fresh, comfortable feel when switching between color enhancement schemes.

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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.


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