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Some software I have found very useful.

(7 Posts)
aliciap Wed 26-Sep-12 13:33:17

Hello everyone

I am new to gransnet and I have a piece of technology I would like to share with you.

My eyesight is very poor these days and I find those "captha's" (the wriggly nonsense text in boxes at the foot of forms) almost impossible to read a lot of the time. I tried to listen to one and it was read out in a terrible wailing robotic voice that was possibly even harder for me to understand!

Anyway, I found some software called rumola that automatically alerts you vocally if there is a captcha on the page and then enters the required information for you at the click of a button so you don't have to try and read it or listen to anything. It works perfectly and I have never had any problems with it.

Its not totally free unfortunately but it is very cheap and reliable.

You can read about it and get a free trial here-

I hope some other people in the community find this helpful.

All the best.


Grannyknot Wed 26-Sep-12 15:50:01

hi ally someone recently posted about captchas elsewhere on these forums so they are a problem for others and I'm sure they will be find your info useful. Welcome BTW smile

aliciap Thu 27-Sep-12 13:38:33

Hi Grannyknot
I was sure it couldn't be just me with a problem with those terrible things! I am just getting used to using the internet so everything is a bit confusing for me but I am really enjoying forums. Its so nice to actually speak to real people on a computer. I always thought of it as more of a solitary pursuit but, clearly I was mistaken!

Elegran Thu 27-Sep-12 14:02:48

I do worry a bit that bypassing the capchas may mean that the site is slightly less secure.

aliciap Sat 29-Sep-12 14:10:02

Hi Elegran.
The software doesn't bypass the captchas, it runs a program that fills them in for you! You just double click in the box and a little icon somes up showing that it is being read and then the captcha is magically typed out for you! I am pretty sure it is as secure as typing them in yourself but without the inconvenience. Hope that helps clarify! smile
I hope you're having a good day.sunshine

Elegran Sat 29-Sep-12 21:40:04

Yes that clarifies it, but now I wonder whether the automatic robots (which they are trying to exclude by having something that a human has to read) are also able to use something like that - which means that the capchas are not secure at all.

Ana Sat 29-Sep-12 21:54:51

Yes, I'm not convinced either, Elegran. It sounds as though there is an easy automatic way to bypass the capchas which defeats their purpose.