Flesh is a freeware Java application designed to quickly analyze a document and display the difficulty associated with comprehending it.
After processing a document, Flesh produces two scores: the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and the Flesch Reading Ease Score. Each of these scores is calculated after determining the number of sentences, words and syllables a document contains. Using those numbers, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and Flesch Reading Ease Score can then be calculated.
What's new in this version:
* Ability to process Micosoft Word docs, PDFs, and HTML files in addition to plain text and rich text files
* Re-written GUI has a cleaner appearance and better integrates with OS X
* Over twice as fast on long text files
* Improved accuracy
* Flesh is now open source
Operating System Support: Java 1.5 or higher, Mac OS X 10.3.9