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Description

INCLUDED: Text for the entire Torah, all Haftarah readings traditionally connected to every Shabbat and Holiday, and the five Megillot displayed in our easy-to-read Hebrew fonts; Audio for blessings and trope charts included. NOT INCLUDED: Audio for any reading. Get audio for readings via in-app purchase: One Shabbat or Holiday (US$7.99 each), All Torah and Haftarah readings (US$59.99), or discounted price for All 66 Torah, Haftarah and Megillah readings (US$79.99).

Desktop Mac or PC TropeTrainer™ software Version 5 Deluxe owners qualify to buy audio for US$0.99 for “All readings”; Standard owners, “All Torah and Haftarah readings”; Megillah edition owners, “All Megillot” audio.

Tutorials, music score and printing not included in app.

#1 selling TropeTrainer™ software is “The Best Way to Learn Chanting Torah, Haftarah and Megillot.” After more than a decade of world-wide use of the desktop version, TropeTrainer is the gold standard for Bar/Bat Mitzvah teachers, cantors, rabbis and Jewish educators.

Now get the same TropeTrainer clarity, accuracy and flexibility on your iPhone and iPad with the TropeTrainer™ Mobile app.

State-of-the-art Hebrew speech synthesis* lets you hear every word with the ultimate chanting accuracy and flexibility. (In-app purchase needed for audio). Double-tap a word to hear it, select a word and play the rest of the verse, aliyah or entire reading. A cursor follows audio for easy place finding in the Hebrew and side-by-side English translation; Trope Combination charts allow you to see, hear and learn the 70+ combinations of tropes found in each type of reading.

Blessings before & after Torah, Haftarah and Megillah readings are included.

Speeds & improves their students’ studies.
Great for Bar/Bat Mitzvah study. Required by B'nei Mitzvah teachers worldwide.

Used and recommended by teachers of special-needs students.

Features:

> Innovative Reading List for fast, easy access to any reading. Scroll through list of upcoming readings by date, or select your reading through TropeTrainer’s comprehensive Jewish calendar.

> Select from over 30 Torah chanting melodies including several selections for the special High Holidays melodies, plus two dozen Haftarah melodies.

> Jump directly to any aliyah or chapter

> Shabbat audio includes standard morning and afternoon Torah readings, plus verses for special maftir and Haftarah readings read with that sedra following Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Lubavitch, Frankfurt and Italian customs. (In-app purchase required to hear the chanting.)

> Adjust the chanting speed, pitch, accent, and vocal range so you don’t struggle to match a pre-recorded voice.

> Switch among three views: Chumash (vowels & chanting symbols), Torah script, and two column Tikkun with both styles

> Turn on colored highlighting of the three most common trope groups’ phrases

> The app automatically calculates correct reading options for each year (combined & separate sedras, special maftirs, Haftarah & Holiday readings), and shows you only the verses for the year you want.

> Annual & Triennial Cycle Torah readings

> Create Custom Readings with only the verses your congregation uses for each aliyah or Haftarah reading

> Recent reading list shows the last 16 readings you opened.

> Shva Na/Shva Nach, Qamats Katan/Qamats Gadol & Munach Legarmeh are clearly marked.

Combined or separate Torah readings, special readings, annual or triennial cycle, the Torah schedule in the Diaspora and in Israel, complicated Holiday readings for both full and intermediate Holiday days, even custom sets of verses. TropeTrainer Mobile automatically shows you the texts you need and puts the end-of-aliyah and end-of-reading melodies where they belong, not just where someone recorded them.

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TropeTrainer is a trademark of Kinnor Software, Inc.

*Powered by DECtalk text-to-speech synthesis. DECtalk is a trademark of SpeechFX, Inc.

 $24.99 in iOS App Store

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Version History

Launched Jul 23, 2013 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Nov 28
2018
(Current)
Version 1.17

- Fixed compatibility with iPhone SR
- Fixed problem in words with two tropes where the right trope was not chanted
- Fixed display of Munach Legarmeh

Nov 23
2017
Version 1.15

- Fixed compatibility with iPhone X
- Fixed Help system display size issues
- Fixed button display issues on iPad Pro 12.9" display

Nov 17
2016
Version 1.14

Improved compatibility with TropeTrainer(tm) software Version 6.

Jul 22
2016
Version 1.13

- Haftarah for D'varim with Eichah melody now opens properly
- Ha'azinu verse chanting fixed
- Various places with k'ri (small red text) and c'tiv(large green text) are now chanted properly when tapped
- Torah line formatting fixed in lines with k'ri
- Chaye Sarah properly opens in Tikkun display mode
- Tikkun mode: Last line of STaM text in Haftarot and Ruth now shows properly
Known issues:
- Double-tapping the single c'tiv word EishDat in Deu33:2 in STaM text (STaM or Tikkun mode) chants only the Eish. Double-tapping the single c'tiv word BaGad in Gen30:11 chants only the Ba. Double-tapping the second word in the Trope display or playing using the Play controls properly chants the words.
- The second word in the Haftarah for B'reisheet is chanted as a Munach Legarmeh although this word should be chanted as an ordinary Munach.

Nov 12
2015
Version 1.11

- iPhone 6s: Tapping to select a reading list row now works.
- Fixed chanting in places like haftarat B'shalach JUD4:24 where a chaf with a shva na before a maqaf is pronounced rather than left silent.
- Fixed line break and word break issues where a hyphenated word spans a line break that also falls on a panel break (e.g. LEV16:9). Clicking the word beginning the new line now also selects the word at the end of the previous line. Clicking the word at the end of the first line properly shows the tropes that are on the second line.
- Fixed problem where a group of three hypenated words breaks on a line and the STaM and Tikkun displays omit the middle word.
- Fixed Mikeitz on Chanukah and Rosh Chodesh that didn't display any reading options
- Fixed R'eh that didn't display any reading options in certain years
- Fixed Shabbat HaChodesh options that didn't display Torah reading options.
- Fixed Haftarot on Shabbat HaChodesh on Erev Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Chodesh that didn't show the Rosh Chodesh or Erev Rosh Chodesh verses

Sep 15
2015
Version 1.10

- Includes 64-bit version for faster performance on newer iOS devices.
- Fixed problem in around 50 verses of Torah where tropes on the last letter of a word are not displayed. (The chanting and descriptive text at the top of the window [e.g. "Zakef Katon"] was corrrect.)
- Fixed Rosowsky trope melody for Ruth/Kohelet/Shir-haShirim for pashta on mileil words.
- Fixed problem in reading list when "today" should land on Nitzavim on a Monday or Thursday in a year where Nitzavim is read separately from Vayeilech.

Jun 03
2015
Version 1.9

-Machar Chodesh haftarah now shows in Shabbat readings in Israel.
-Custom readings more clearly show difference between 1Sa and Isa.
-Custom readings with more than one section can now be set for 1 Samuel.
-Custom readings in Malachi can now be set.
-Fixed translation of Num1:27.
-Missing sh'va na fixed in Deu 16:3.

Oct 08
2014
Version 1.8

Now really opens properly on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

(plus what we added last week in 1.7)
- + and - Year controls in Reading List now work properly for readings that are combined in some years
- Adds Sephardic-Yerushalmi trope system
- Improves Ashkenazi pronunciations
- Unaccented one of doubled tropes on one word, e.g. Pashta, Zarka, now shown in grey
- Adds trope colors to show pausal value
- Improves scrolling behavior of large readings

Oct 02
2014
Version 1.7

- Fixes display issues with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, and iOS 8
- Adds Sephardic-Yerushalmi trope system
- Improves Ashkenazi pronunciations
- Unaccented one of doubled tropes on one word, e.g. Pashta, Zarka, now shown in grey
- Adds trope colors to show pausal value
- Improves scrolling behavior of large readings

Jul 18
2014
Version 1.6

- Fixes inability to get in-app purchases.
- Opening readings around 30% faster
- Munach l'garmeh now changed with proper melody
- Translation text better aligned with Hebrew text
- Custom reading list shown alphabetically
- Custom reading creation: automatically switches to "To" selector when done setting "From" verse
- Stability improvements in Custom Reading window
- Button icons no longer shrink when sub-windows and picker wheels are displayed
- Table lines flicker less when scrolling

Jul 11
2014
Version 1.5

- Opening readings around 30% faster
- Munach l'garmeh now changed with proper melody
- Translation text better aligned with Hebrew text
- Custom reading list shown alphabetically
- Custom reading creation: automatically switches to "To" selector when done setting "From" verse
- Stability improvements in Custom Reading window
- Button icons no longer shrink when sub-windows and picker wheels are displayed
- Table lines flicker less when scrolling

May 31
2014
Version 1.4

- Stereo output via earphones works again

- English translation no longer truncates some lines

- Correct Haftarah for 7th day of Pesach in Israel now displayed

- Added "Joel" option for Vayeitzei Haftarah

- Corrected Haftarah options for Pesach Shabbat Chol HaMoed so description matches text

- Israeli Independance Day now shows on correct calendar day (Tuesday) when 5 Iyyar falls on Monday.

Apr 03
2014
Version 1.3

- Owners of desktop Mac or PC TropeTrainer™ software Version 5 qualify for free audio:
> Deluxe edition owners qualify for free audio for "All readings"
> Standard edition owners qualify for "All Torah and Haftarah readings"
> Megillah edition owners qualify for "All Megillot" audio

- Now includes blessings after Haftarah reading for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, Pesach, Shavuot and Public Fast Days.

- Increased size of English font in translations

- Purchasers of "All Torah and Haftarah readings" can now hear audio for readings that span multiple sedrot, e.g. a reading that has all paragraphs of Sh'ma

- When opening a long Holiday's reading (e.g. Sukkot) from the Calendar, the correct options for the year are listed.

- Proper verses now displayed for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh haftarah when normal readings such as Re'eh are read.

- When opening a reading after opening a blessing or trope chart, the reading's book name is no longer obscured by the first line of Hebrew text.

- Keyboard entry of custom reading names in iOS7 fixed

- Renaming custom reading now renames reading instead of just creating a new entry with the old name

- Accidentally touching a control in the Buy Audio window while moving the window no longer causes control to be activated

- Extra word "Haftarah" no longer appears in all Haftarah reading titles.

Sep 18
2013
Version 1.2

-- Slider switches in Settings window now correctly retain their setting, even if user moves switch vertically while swiping, or swipes beyond edge of switch or window.

-- Custom readings with High Holidays melodies now correctly open and have audio if purchased.

-- Reading list for "Today" or from selecting a date on a calendar now correctly shows next reading for a weekday date (instead of holiday) when a holiday falls immediately after the selected date (e.g. on Thursday with V'zot Ha'bracha as the reading--just before Yom Kippur--V'zot Ha'bracha is properly selected instead of Yom Kippur).

-- In-app Purchases button added to main window

-- List of downloaded in-app purchases for TropeTrainer(™) added to bottom of In-app purchase window.

Aug 16
2013
Version 1.1

New feature:
- Added comprehensive trope charts (and "Kadma charts"), showing all combinations of tropes and their melodies.

UI improvements:
- Button taps more responsive.

- Easier to avoid accidentally selecting a word while scrolling a reading.

- To prevent confusion regarding which melody setting to edit, the audio (Melody) options when viewing a reading now only shows the melody for the type of reading currently displayed.

Bug fixes:

- Mileil words with a maqaf now properly accented.

- Last phrase of blessings before Haftarah and before Megillot now chanted with regular sof-pasuk melody rather than end-of-haftarah or end-of-chapter melody.

- In-app purchase of Kohelet now works

- Reform Alternate Yom Kippur Mincha Torah reading now shows proper verses

Jul 24
2013
Version 1.0

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