extension ExtPose

Readme - Text to Speech TTS

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Description from extension meta

Turn text into natural-sounding speech! Read aloud the contents of any web page, PDF file, or e-book using text-to-speech (TTS).

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Description from store Readme is a text-to-speech extension that uses advanced deep learning techniques to synthesize natural human speech in more than 40 languages. With tons of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google WaveNet, you will be able to improve your productivity! Readme can read aloud the content of any web pages, pdfs & ebooks with natural sounding voices. How to use? Simply navigate to the web page you want to read, then click the Readme icon on the Chrome menu. In the sidebar that opens, click the play button, after which automatic playback of the text contained on the page will begin. You may select the text you want to read before activating the extension. Right-clicking on the selected text will provide you with yet another context-menu option to activate read aloud.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-08-08) Turisteando BA: Lee media pagina y se traba. Mala!
  • (2022-08-08) Sakura emad: good, but the speed limit is only 2 which i need 3 to be more sufficient for my works on wikipedia, as i patrol articles i need a bot that reads accurately and with sufficient speed of 3x, which ReadMe still offers 2x, and it's not that helpful please add 3x speed limit too thanks.
  • (2022-08-06) SummyDaze: Works pretty well, I think it should be easier to close out and sometimes it can be finiky but it functions fine and I will continue to use it as my text to speech app
  • (2022-08-06) HECTOR DANIEL SOTO OSORIO: Es una gran opción para los que procesamos gran cantidad de información escrita. Así pues, la utilidad de esta extensión radica en el uso que se le de, por lo general es de un rango de uso medio y sirve para la redacción y lectura de documentos.
  • (2022-08-06) Uni: Great app. A bit annoying that there's a character limit, but all you have to do is Verify Human to reenable it.
  • (2022-08-06) Miguel Antonio Galán Reyes: Perfecta, mi primer documento fue un PDF de 204 páginas y el proceso lo hizo en muy pocos minutos y el audio quedó perfecto. No le cambiaría nada. Lo mejor es verdaderamente gratuita.
  • (2022-08-06) Sean Etheredge: easy and works great
  • (2022-08-05) Tamara Baghdasaryan: As a dyslexic, I can assure, without this app I will not be able to work as efficiently! Thank you!!!
  • (2022-08-04) Corey Fields: Doesn't even work for me. Nothing happens when I click to have it read.
  • (2022-08-04) Daria Kolomova: Увы, работать не захотел
  • (2022-07-28) Pablo Zapata: excelente
  • (2022-07-28) Daniel Boutwell: I'm only giving this app three stars because of the fact that it doesn't show that it works on any website only if I highlight the text and then right click and select the extension that way does it work. I don't know why it won't work on any of the websites I go to cause I go to normal websites. Once I get a response on why I can't use this what app the way that it should be used by pressing the extension button then I will change the review status.
  • (2022-07-27) Javier Martinez: Buena
  • (2022-07-24) SamuelAG: Good app
  • (2022-07-24) Simon Bédard: Mavais, propose des voix qu'il n'a pas accès, ne fonctionne pas aussi bien que d'autres plug in du même genre. Je n'ai pas aimé mon expérience avec ce produit.
  • (2022-07-23) Alexander Besedin: НЕ РАБОТАЕТ!!! Чтение останавливается после прочтения одно предложения или в середине длинного предложения.
  • (2022-07-22) Mohamed Ahmed: Great app.
  • (2022-07-22) sudo nick: The creator of this extension doesn't understand the meaning of natural speech.
  • (2022-07-20) Jhaset Jiron: Gets the job done!
  • (2022-07-20) Infinity: Good range of voices. Just can't get it to work well with PDFs as it pauses for a long time between lines, even if the sentence carries over onto the next line.
  • (2022-07-18) EDWIN PARRA: Es muy buena, lo unico que tengo para reprocharle es que no hace las pausas en las comas y los puntos, todo lo lee corrido, para los que escribimos mucho esto es necesario para poder detectar el ritmo de la lectura.
  • (2022-07-18) Sergio Henrique da Silva Pereira: Bom, mas não mostra o índice e os capítulos, como EpubReader, por isso, ao abrir o epub, a leitura somente é possível do início do livro, não do capítulo. Torna-se não produtivo.
  • (2022-07-17) Recordo Barclay: would give five star but sometime the browse glitch because of it
  • (2022-07-17) AY Chaffin: I am new to using this extension, however, I will say that I enjoy it for learning. I am not giving it 5 stars YET because I need to see how long it will fit my needs first. The different voices of English speakers is VERY helpful and I do want this to work for my needs. Looking forward to giving 5 stars in the future!
  • (2022-07-17) Ash 345: Amazing! Thank you developers!
  • (2022-07-13) Beca _207: dixlexia no more
  • (2022-07-10) Anim Tub: nice
  • (2022-07-10) Adrian Gallegos: Like everyone mentions the TTS does stop working, but I've found going paragraph by paragraphs works around this flaw. However it isn't perfect and there are still some weird interactions with PDFs, but overall its a solid TTS if you need it.
  • (2022-07-06) Graciela Strand: it works decently! i usually have to copy and paste all my text into the box, as it doesn't always read the webpage, but other than that, I like it!
  • (2022-07-05) Haleemah Bis: This just made my life easier. I walk around the house listening, not carrying my laptop around.
  • (2022-07-05) Pine Neko: 時々途切れますが,概ねいいです。長文の原稿PDFの校正に使っていますが,もう少し読み違いの精度が上がると嬉しいですね。
  • (2022-07-01) Joven Santos: THis is a life changing chrome extension . thank you for creating this one.
  • (2022-06-30) no no: NOT FREE, terrible platform set up, can't read directly from page. Overall dumb
  • (2022-06-30) Sara Doan: I love this! This is the greatest reader browser app ever! I used it to read Vietnamese and it offers variety of vocals!
  • (2022-06-30) Cristian Miranday: ¡Me encanta! Pero como lo uso para narrar, estaría genial que también pueda leer signos de pregunta o énfasis.
  • (2022-06-29) Angela D'Antonio: I don't know what is going on with this extension, but with SOME highlight & right-clicks it does fine and then others it begins reading and just stops for no reason. I was excited about this extension as a replacement over another one because of more options and it seemed as though it was going to work the way I needed it to, but I'm going back to the other one due to consistency. It was worth a shot!
  • (2022-06-29) Jesus Melendez: EXCELENTE herramienta!!... Realizar la mayoria de mis trabajos y tareas o cualquier otra actividad que implique leer, es mas Rapido y Facil. La considero una extension realmente PRACTICA y muy FACIL DE USAR
  • (2022-06-28) John Lolzinho: Muito bom... Se alguém achar um melhor me falem.. 😉
  • (2022-06-27) Ken Williams: Doesn't work at all. Does nothing when I click the icon. Or opens a side window that says there is nothing to read.
  • (2022-06-26) Peter: It starts out good, but then stops working in the middle of a sentence. I would not recommend this.
  • (2022-06-25) latifa fall: super
  • (2022-06-25) Bendu: I love this tool so much it allows me to edit my papers.
  • (2022-06-24) Christopher Little: Sometimes just stops working and has to be reset when the screen reloads, it will no longer move the page to the location it is reading.
  • (2022-06-24) Carla Reyneri: Works perfectly if you full-screen the popup, but it randomly stops playing completely when not in full-screen. I appreciate the dark mode, playing speed, and highlight options, though.
  • (2022-06-23) Julieta Nardi: Es buena, tiene muchas opciones: de voces, velocidad, colores, etc. La lectura es bastante fluída aunque tiene algunos saltos, ya sea porque omite alguna oración o directamente se queda en silencio y hay que seleccionar el texto desde el cual querés que continue para que retome la lectura.
  • (2022-06-23) YubisART: I love it this helped me so much
  • (2022-06-22) Trinidad L.C. Flenner: I just got this but it is helping me read my homework which is awesome as I have so much stuff to do.
  • (2022-06-22) Brodo Baggins: Bloated. Buggy. Unlike "Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader", "Readme - Text to Speech TTS" didn't work right away. If this doesn't work, get "Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader". It just works.
  • (2022-06-19) Vladimir Iakubovskii: Спасибо, всё работает, но лимиты иногда раздражают

Latest issues

  • (2022-08-06, v:1.0.7) sean metteer: function and operation of program supporting tool HELP KNOWING TOGGLE USES CAN'T FIND ALL SETTINGS CAPABLE LIKE WHERE BROSWER CAN BE CHOOSEN AS 1 RELATED AREA
    the whole basis of it reading to you is great and now looking at configure it allows by default the toggle or start options for reading set default alt +R and alt +S as default with option to change and of course the browser to function in or open paneled window pained 1/3 window Attestant to support physically place text to read but it does not just have any options i can find other than clicking the extensions icon and repeated until error's out closes program the extension all together i would describe it as even sometimes open the window pain that you could mess with insider interiors of the webpage display and operation responses it more or less indicates a relatives capability of transparency but otherwise other than button smashing we gamers call it does not allow a sense of direction or self-respecting control or concepting to identify out right to functional key configure mean's and description of supports it's not user friendly as supporting toggle on toggle off a 7or 9 year old could manage without having to return timing of to fix the allocation of operator error as the humor sense to dysfunctional referencing humanely as context means chuckles but in same sources like hitting shift and then key or windows key holding while hitting few others there's toggles on or off and also the sense references as macro's 1 touch multiple command and responses to actions instant responsive and in the same i just something a lot simpler direct understand on that starting and close the use of the program all with little blinking or flashing window's opening up chaos for the factor no clue or indication for key configure meant of the specific actions desired and any help would be absolutely appreciated equally my email is [email protected] my cell us 14252205177 if you would like to respond there it would be most helpful thanks
  • (2022-06-23, v:1.0.7) Iulian Hriscu: Text to sppech in Romanian
    Hi, do you think you could add also support for Romanian language? The app is grat and I think it would be nice to also include Romanian here. Thanks.
  • (2022-06-19, v:1.0.7) Sam Gallant: PDF and ePub page count is high and doesn't display contents
    I love the product for reading websites, but really need it to be able to do pdfs/epubs as well. Unfornately, I can load a 600 page document and it will count up to 1200 pages or higher. It also doesn't display the contents of the document.
  • (2022-05-18, v:1.0.7) Dito Dreizehn: Reading stops mid sentence
    Dear Madams and Sirs, when reading english text reading often stops mid sentence. When I click on the beginning of the sentence to restart reading this errors occurs again at the same spot. This happens independently from which voice model is used. Can you tell me how I can stop this from happening? Thanks in advance!
  • (2022-05-11, v:1.0.7) nunyaz Jackson: interference
    I am trying to use the extension that allows me to hear a selected pdf from files on my hard drive but the icon does not appear
  • (2022-04-19, v:1.0.7) Gabriel: Does not Read on Chrome Browser
    ^ The title is sufficient, this does not read anything on Chrome browser
  • (2022-04-19, v:1.0.7) Shweta Mishra: not working
    This dosen`t read any bloody thing on my brave browser
  • (2022-03-31, v:1.0.7) Michael B Hildebrand: Polly
    Hi. How can I add my purchased Amazon Polly voices. I have the Product and Private Keys.
  • (2022-03-22, v:1.0.7) Simon Rules!: Google WaveNet - how to implement
    I have an API to use Google Wavenet voices. How/Where do I enter it, to use it, with this extension?
  • (2022-03-11, v:1.0.7) Ruben Rivero: Ivona Voice
    Hello, I have an Ivona voice installed and it worked perfectly with the extension, but now it does not appear as an option to select it, I do not know if the problem is Windows update or the extension, I have tried to reinstall my Ivona software but the extension does not detects Ivona's voice. Any suggestion?
  • (2022-03-03, v:1.0.7) Brad Kohler: Cost
  • (2022-02-25, v:1.0.7) Caitlyn Skinner: Chrome Extension
    When I select text to be read it automatically opens a new window from google to confirm I am not a robot. Why is it doing that . so annoying. can you help
  • (2022-02-24, v:1.0.7) caue borborema hita: velocidade de reprodução
    poderiam aumentar a velocidade de reprodução do áudio para velocidade 4 ou 5
  • (2022-01-31, v:1.0.5) Aleksandr Batka: Иконка
    Расширение супер. Но есть небольшая проблемка при темной или инной теме хром от черной когда хром только запустится всё хорошо но когда в панеле один раз наведень на расши рение у берешь с него курсов вокруг значка появляется белая заливка скрин https://prnt.sc/26m4wcb как будто где то недоработка в графике и не сделан прозрачный фон. Спасибо.
  • (2022-01-28, v:1.0.5) D H: Reading halts
    esp on longer paragraphs or those with a repeating structure such as lists. Sometimes this is just a delay, and other times it requires the user to manually go to the next paragraph after reading the rest of what was not read aloud.
  • (2022-01-26, v:1.0.5) Bárbara Oliveira: Mais uma voz para o pt/br
    Tentem trazer a voz da Francisca do Navegador da Microsoft Edge. A voz dela soa um bom tom natural e é muito boa para leituras!
  • (2022-01-16, v:1.0.5) Jeremy Epperson: Captcha Continuously Refreshes
    I have a page open and I highlight text that I would like to read. Then I right click and select the read text option. Or if I select the Readme icon from the top right of chrome. It opens a captcha, however the captcha repeatedly and continuously refreshes. This makes the extension almost unusable.
  • (2022-01-16, v:1.0.5) Abdullah Albarrak: Pause after periods
    Hello! I love the extension, and its helping me through college, but I have a problem with the voice after periods. After every single full stop, there seems to be some sort of delay for a few seconds. Is there anything you guys could do to fix that?
  • (2022-01-16, v:1.0.5) Abdullah Albarrak: Voice
    Hello,I love the extension, but I wish you guys could add more human like voices if possible.
  • (2021-11-16, v:1.0.5) Mehmet Eymür: Satın alma hakkında
    Merhaba, Text to Speech eklentsının her zaman her zaman kod ıstemesını engellemek ve harf sayısının çoğaltılması ıçın nasıl yardımcı olabılırsınız? Programı nasıl satın alabılırız?
  • (2021-11-08, v:1.0.5) Hannaya Gulfraz: readme
    how do u use it?
  • (2021-10-29, v:1.0.5) Abdelrhman Samara: stander google voice
    problem with play sound in stander google voice the program doesn't work
  • (2021-10-18, v:1.0.5) Candid BK: Missing speech
    Reader is skipping the beginning of sentences. Please fix.
  • (2021-10-17, v:1.0.5) C Chu: Read Me not working as expected
    1) On first launch, the app does not work. Not obvious that a copy and paste is required. 2) It does not immediately read text from web page. I have to copy and paste text manually. 3) It always starts from the beginning. Can I start from cursor?
  • (2021-10-10, v:1.0.5) Gayle Hickerson: Fee?
    I am being prompted to pay, but did not see anything about a fee for use of this extention.
  • (2021-10-06, v:1.0.5) N Sha: Reader tool stops mid sentence
    Reader sometimes stops mid-sentence while reading and won't continue if using anything other than the "Microsoft Anna" voice. If using anything other than the default voice, I have to manually select the next sentence to make it continue. I've adjusted the speed and pitch, which does seem to help, however the comprehension is obviously lost due to the read back rate being to fast. Note: When using any voice other than the default "Microsoft Anna", this happens with only longer sentences. My work around was to edit and break up the long sentences. This is frustrating and a waste of time. Kind of defeats the purpose of this application. Any suggestions?
  • (2021-09-27, v:1.0.5) Haley Manigold: Issues with getting voiceover to work
    I just added the extension and cannot seem to get the voiceover to work. I have tried messing around with the settings to see if there was an issue there to no avail. I am using a macbook which might have something to do with it but I need help. This would be a great extension if I could just get it to work.
  • (2021-09-25, v:1.0.5) NOELIA: como funciona
    hola, selecciono el texto y clico con el botón derecho seleccionando la extensión pero no me lee los pdf seleccionados, que es lo que estoy haciendo mal, espero su respuesta, gracias
  • (2021-09-14, v:1.0.5) Cristian Rosales: no sound
    for some reason the extension isnt working. There is no sound when i click the extension, or when i manually input text. does anyone know how to fix this?
  • (2021-09-10, v:1.0.5) Janet Coles: How can I turn text to speach off
    Can you please tell how to stop the text to speech once it has started thank you
  • (2021-08-23, v:1.0.5) 李立峰: Wrong pronunciations in Cantonese (Sin-ji)
    Hello, how can I report wrong pronunciations in Cantonese (the Sin-ji voice)?
  • (2021-08-18, v:1.0.5) Juuso Jaakkola: Captcha
    Unable to input the code to the popup
  • (2021-08-14, v:1.0.5) Tim Haines: Offline Voices
    Where do I get offline voices for unlimited playback?
  • (2021-08-13, v:1.0.5) Kaitlyn Kraham: speed
    how do i make the speed faster? I cant find options
  • (2021-08-06, v:1.0.5) Alfonso Faba: Lectura y configuración en el idioma Español
    Cómo cambio el idioma para leer en español
  • (2021-07-25, v:1.0.5) Daniel Ayinde: Commercial ventures
    Do you have any interest in any commercial ventures with the technology you've built.
  • (2021-07-05, v:1.0.5) Tim Brown: Stops after only a few words
    I use this extension all the time and I find it very helpful. However lately it has been stopping after only a few words (between 30 and 40) and it is becoming very annoying. Is this a known issue and is there a fix? Please feel free to contact me if you need more details.
  • (2021-06-15, v:1.0.5) Christie B: Reading stops mid-way through
    Hello, Really like this extension however it will start reading my selected text then stop shortly into it. Is this a bug or is it something where I'd need to purchase a "full" version to have it read everything i select. (happens in even small selections)
  • (2021-06-11, v:1.0.5) Francesco Demeco: Play function stucked
    When I copy the text I want to read, I do a right-click and I click the extension icon, then I click to the extension to the top right, it appears a pop-up with the text pasted, when I press play it doesn't start, seems stucked and there is a spinning circle on the play button. How can I solve this problem? Are there some processes to do? Do we have to wait for the next update? Thank you
  • (2021-06-04, v:1.0.5) mark arthur: How to use
    Same issue as someone else: I want to use your app. but can't get it started. I have all loaded. but e.g. where is the chrome pop up menu. To use Readme, simply navigate to the web page you want to read, then click the Readme icon on the Chrome menu. In the sidebar that opens, click the play button, after which automatic playback of the text contained on the page will begin. You assume this is easy and obvious. Maybe a demo video? Please explain. Thanks.
  • (2021-06-01, v:1.0.5) Diana Verhulst: Now not seeing text from Kindle Books
    Well, this was a perfect app last week, but Kindle apparently updated their Kindle App, which I use in Chrome on my Chromebook, but today, it doesn't work when I right click and when I highlight the text and click on the extension, it tells me no text is selected. Frustrating. Is there going to be a solution? Thanks. Diana
  • (2021-06-01, v:1.0.5) rahul rayal: Amazon polly service is not avaialble
    Hi, you mentioned that from version 1.4.6 amazon polly service is available but I was disappointed to see the current version is 1.0.5 why is like this, could you please add an option to select user's own amazon polly service by asking them to enter their credentials. I am eagerly waiting for it. Thanks in advance
  • (2021-06-01, v:1.0.5) Даниил Неведров: Смена голоса
    В расширение русские голоса есть но при тесте тишина, как добавить голоса в расширение ?
  • (2021-05-31, v:1.0.5) Pierre Naniche: Coupure de la lecture
    Bonjour, quand je lance la lecture d'un texte sur Internet, cette lecture se coupe avant la fin de la sélection à lire. Comment résoudre ce problème ? Merci de votre réponse
  • (2021-05-27, v:1.0.5) B M: Using it with google docs
    Trying to figure out how to activate the app while Google Docs are open
  • (2021-05-20, v:1.0.5) Andrii Kornovan: The app doesn't work
    All the menus are working, but there is no sound at all. Not even when testing voices in the settings. (The language is English US, OS is Windows10)
  • (2021-05-13, v:1.0.5) Jenny Gerschultz: Read Me Icon not present
    I downloaded the extension, but no matter what site I visit within Chrome, I cannot locate access to utilize ReadMe. Please assist with locating the icon on my Mac.
  • (2021-05-03, v:1.0.5) Jörg Helfrich: Scrolling
    This is both a suggestion and a problem report. So far, when the reader is actively reading it will follow along the text. Which is good. Then, when it swaps to the second page (or more) it seems to jump up and scroll down again and again. Which is mildly annoying. I would prefer if it did not have multiple pages and simply scrolled down one long page, like you can when reading a website.. simple keep scrolling down. The second and perhaps more important issue: Whenever you press pause, the reader jumps towards the beginning of the whole text you copied. This means that if you press play again it will start from the beginning. Similarly, it is not possible to click onto a part of the text to start reading there before pressing play. This is only possible while it is already reading. I find that slightly annoying. And thus, a fix for that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the great reader^^ Other suggestions: A colour wheel to select the colours more freely than the provided options for text and background might be neat. I might chose a more beige or grey background, rather than an orange or black one if I had the choice.
  • (2021-04-16, v:1.0.5) G M: Skipping around with formatting
    Hello, I have been using the Text-to-Speech reader with my classes that requires online program with Simsnetonline.com. The Chapter are broken up into modules and each module contains sections with the information outlined (Title, 1.,2.,3., bulleted info. , 4., etc.). In the setup example above, the reader will do okay for items that do not include a bulleted list (Title,1., 2.) however when it finishes 2., it will skip 3. with the bulleted list go on to 4 and if there is another bulleted list it will skip it and go to the end of the section read the test, then the reader will go all the way back to 3. and read the words that are bold, italicized info in the text then read the bulleted list then go to the next bulleted list (if there is one) and do the same thing. Once it completes the bulleted list it goes to the next section and starts to read from there. Is there anyway to get the reader to read the text all the way thru the information being presented in a outlined format? Can this be fixed?
  • (2021-04-05, v:1.0.5) Glend Junus Lodo Li: Forward Button
    Hello, I have an advice to further the user experince,can you make the forward button to make it skip into the next sentence instead of next paragraph.Thank you


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4.4 (1,181 votes)
Last update / version
2022-02-22 / 1.0.7
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