SpeakIt! - Text to speech for Chrome
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Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.

SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. It can read text in more than 50 languages. Usage: - First select the text you want it to read. - Then click the icon to start listening. - When it is ready to read, the number of sentences is shown on the icon. - To stop listening at any time click pause NOTE: - After installation you may need to restart Chrome so SpeakIt can function correctly - This extension uses Google and iSpeech text-to-speech service. Please visit http://goo.gl/OOVgp to see if it is accessible to you. Known Issues: - don't work on some encrypted web pages ( https:// ) and Chrome web store Some of the data collected from you in connection with your use of this add-on/extension/app, as applicable, is shared or otherwise made available to third parties with whom we are affiliated, and is collected, stored and used in accordance with the third-party privacy policy set forth at http://addons-privacy.com/ ChangeLog: New in v 0.2.98: - Small bug fixes - Fixed update bug - Making preparations for major new version release ( SpeakIt! v0.3 ) New in v 0.2.4: - Switched to Chrome lang detect API due to Google translate API has been deprecated (SpeakIt now detect input language by language of whole page not only selected text :( :( ) - Improved how SpeakIt! splits sentences, now it stops on right places and pronunciation is much better. - Added internationalization support. SpeakIt! is now localized on 12 languages. - Fixed some small bugs New in v 0.2.3: - Implemented new Chrome TTS API - Added offline (native) TTS support - Added feature to add and configure new TTS engines/voices - Fixed some bugs New in v 0.2.2: - Added keyboard shortcut support - Added context menu support - Added new features in options page - Fixed some bugs New in v 0.2.1: - Added Speech Input feature ( Speech to Text ) enable from options - Changed User Graphical Interface, SpeakIt now use Zen audio player which i hope you will like it ;) - Fixed lot of bugs that caused previous version of SpeakIt to end in middle of reading - Added Options feature - Added donations button ( can be hidden from options menu ) If you like the extension please rate it.

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Hope4ThisGenerationJan 25, 2024

i like it, just wish it could read faster.

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Nazarene LakeySep 30, 2023

This developer is a God! I have found this extension endlessly useful, especially in school. Great Job Petrov! your work and talent has not gone unnoticed nor unappreciated! Спасибо

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Gladys Otero SantamarinaSep 18, 2023

I highlighted a three line parragraph and it only converted to speech a single sentence. It even stopped after finishing it. Tried highlighting other pieces of text but the same happened. Very cool idea and nice speech voice, but this issue makes it unusable.

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  • Version
  • Updated
    April 11, 2020
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    RiddR LLC
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    21 languages
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