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Web Page Reader TTS Text To Speech

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100% Free. No registration. No ads. No data sharing. Reads with no selection required. Highlights one sentence at a time.

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Description from store # Overview This extension reads web pages with text to speech (TTS) and highlights one sentence at a time. It doesn't require you to select any text first. It doesn't launch a new weird web page. And it's totally free with no sign in or registration required. And it's ad free. By default it reads the whole page, top to bottom. However, if you select any text, even just a word, it starts reading at your selection, but continues on from there until you stop it, or it reaches the end of the page. Now with better "sentence" identification. # Use Cases 👓 Cramming for exams 👓 Vision impaired 👓 Multi-tasking 👓 Adult continuing education 👓 Learning a new language 👓 Cramming for technical interviews 👓 Relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea # Features 😀 You can go forwards and backwards, skipping to the next or previous sentence. You can pause or resume, and you can repeat the current sentence. If it's reading, you can change where it reads next simply by highlighting another word. 😀 You can control the voice (i.e., nationality, gender), pitch, speaking rate and volume from the extension's control panel. It loads all the voices which are available to Chrome. You can also disable the voice and just have it highlight sentences (to keep you on pace or use it as a teleprompter) 😀 You can change the background color and the font color of the selected text. Try using some semi-transparent colors, those are nice! 😀 If you are reading / learning software development, you can have the reader skip reading sections of code 😀 You can control the scrolling behavior. It can page down when it get to the bottom, like humans normally do, or it can keep the sentence being read in the middle of the screen (and you can adjust where the "middle" is, put it anywhere between the top or the bottom.), or you can turn auto scrolling off (so you can scroll along manually or study another part of the page). 😀 You can control the reader entirely from the keyboard. See the keyboard image for key assignments. Learn to read entire pages with just your right hand on the arrow keys. 😀 The new Vocabulary feature isn't quite here yet, but it's coming soon. You'll be able to add custom dictionaries to change the pronunciation and / or see definitions of words you're trying to learn, without leaving the page. # Installation 1. After adding this to Chrome 2. [Recommended] Click on the extension puzzle piece in the Chrome toolbar and pin the extension. Now you will see the tool in your toolbar. 3. [Optional] Click on this tool to open the control panel 4. Notice the control panel has four areas: the reader controls, the voice options, the reader options and the custom dictionaries (coming soon). 5. [Optional] Under options, set your desired voice and reader settings. Default values are already set for you. Do you boo! # Usage Note: All keyboard shortcuts only work when the web page has the mouse focus. 1. [Recommended] Select one word by double-clicking, where you want it to start reading. It will select that whole sentence for you and start reading from there. 2. Press the right arrow key to start reading. Alternatively, you can press Start from the toolbar. 3. It will just keep reading until it runs out of things to read. To skip forwards, press the right arrow key. Alternatively, you can press the Next button from the reader toolbar. 4. To go back, press the left arrow key once to pause, then again to go back. Alternatively, you can press the Previous button from the reader toolbar. 5. To repeat the current sentence, press Enter. 6. Adjust the volume with the + and - keys on your numeric keypad (see keyboard image). Changes take effect starting with the next sentence read. Alternatively, you can control the volume in the reader settings. 7. Adjust the speaking rate with the numbers 8 (faster) and 2 (slower) on your numeric keypad (see keyboard image). Changes take effect starting with the next sentence read. Alternatively, you can control the speaking rate in the reader settings. 8. Adjust the pitch (voice high or low) with the numbers 9 (higher) and 3 (lower) on your numeric keypad (see keyboard image). Changes take effect starting with the next sentence read. Alternatively, you can control the speaking pitch in the reader settings. 9. Pause by pressing the left arrow key. Alternatively, you can press the Pause button on the reader toolbar. 10. Resume by pressing the right arrow key. Alternatively, you can press the Resume button on the reader toolbar. 11. Stop by pressing Esc once to pause, then again to stop. Alternatively, you can press the Stop button on the reader toolbar. 12. You can press the Tab key over a hyperlink to set the focus on that link. Then you can stop reading, and hit Space to follow that hyperlink. 13. You can put Chrome in the background and it will keep reading if you like multi-tasking. If you go to another Chrome tab, it will pause and you can read something else. If you go back to a previous reading tab, just press the right arrow key to resume reading where you left off. # Trouble-shooting The current version should be stable. But please report any issues on the support tab or by visiting our website. Try each number solution one at a time, and if that doesn't work, try the next numbered solution. 😯 Issue: Not responding to keys 1. Make sure the web page has the focus for keyboard shortcuts to work 2. Refresh the page. Click on the page and retry. 😯 Issue: It won't stop reading 1. Click on the web page and press Esc key twice. 2. Click the Stop button in the toolbar on the extension control panel 3. Refresh the page 4. Look for another instance of Chrome running in the background where you may have started reading and forgot you had that open 😯 Issue: Voice lag. On the google online voices, which sound the best of just about any free voices, sometimes there is "hesitancy" or "lag", and sometimes there's not. I have done my best to eliminate it, but if it seems hesitant to read: 1. Try pressing the left arrow, then the right arrow again 2. Try pressing the Esc key twice, or clicking the Stop button on the reading toolbar, and starting reading again by pressing the Right Arrow key. 3. Try refreshing the page. 4. Use a "local" voice 😯 Issue: It won't start reading / highlighting 1. Test another website, like Wikipedia, to see if it's just that site or document. Some pdf viewers and website are doing some pretty inhospitable things in their scripting for accessibility. 😯 Issue: It highlights but no sound comes out 1. Use Chrome. I know this doesn't work in Brave. For other browsers, I'm not sure. (People understandably have privacy concerns about Chrome, so I have ensured the app will run just fine without being logged into Chrome.) 2. Go to the reader control panel and change the voice. 3. Ensure the tab isn't muted 4. Ensure sound is enabled in Chrome settings (test with Youtube). Enable sound by default or at least make sure the site your on is allowed sound. 5. Check the volume controls on your device 😯 Issue: My language isn't a choice 1. Russian language voices are currently disabled. 🇺🇦 Sláva Ukrayíni! 2. Check the Chrome Web Store for more voices in your language and add them to Chrome. Then check the Web Page Reader control panel again. If it doesn't show up, reinstall the extension (shouldn't be necessary but fyi it's something to try) # Love it? 1. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The review section could use your help 2. I don't want any money 3. I don't want a cup of coffee 4. I want you to enjoy learning and get the most out of your reading By: Cosmologix

Latest reviews

  • (2023-03-05) Ej Eason: Did not work, slowed down my chromebook.
  • (2023-02-16) Matheus Lima: I would like it to be able to start reading with the right mouse button, at the point on the page where I want it to be read. I would also like the reading speed to be as fast as [Read Alaud], for this, use the windows voice installed instead the google api. for now the best reader for web pages, translated or not, is Microsoft Edge's native reader, unfortunately it's still a bit slow. sorry for the bad english.
  • (2023-02-12) zz zz: It could be a useable extension if I could listen to it at about 4X the current max speed.
  • (2019-09-24) Chris Vydas: Many issues as others mentioned. Stopping for no apparent reason mid page, blurting out non-coherent hyperlinks and character symbols mid sentence on websites with many links and embedded media such as wiki articles and News site articles is not what I would call a positive user experience.
  • (2019-05-19) anurag dwivedi: This is excellent and very helpful. Initially it was not working. But, started working after I changed the selected voice from OPtions. It provides the feature to operate with keyboard shortcuts. And, option to start reading from anywhere in the page by selecting a text and clicking on start.
  • (2019-02-12) Laurentiu N: Very good
  • (2019-01-12) Pablo: No funciona
  • (2018-09-10) unknown: dose not work
  • (2018-04-03) Jasmine Jones: did not work at all. Do not install if you actually want something to read aloud.
  • (2018-03-22) David: Could look better but does ok anyway I just wanna know why the developer's site is unavailable www.webpagereader.com
  • (2018-03-20) 流霜: Suggestion: Can you add options to let user assign keyboard shortcuts for start/pause/stop bottoms? The best tts extension I ever used. Love this app.
  • (2018-03-11) Yang Ma: I like the way this extension work :) I do have to reboot PC after installing to make it work, but that's not a big deal, it still deserve five star
  • (2018-03-06) Abdullah McCracken (WhisperBlade): Probably The Best AND Easiest to use Screen Reader I Have Tried (and Since It Works Well, Probably Will Be The Last One That I Try For Now). It Was Great For My Intended Purpose - Testing Screen Readers For Accessibility Of A Website I Manage. The Only Issue I Found With It Was That It Would Also Read The Rendering Information Embedded Within The Page As Apposed To Just The Text That Was Visible On The Screen, BUT That Could Be More Of A WordPress / WordPress Theme Issue.
  • (2018-02-07) Hatte bislang im Google Chrome die Vorlese-Erweiterung "Speak it" von ispeech.org im Einsatz. Von dieser Erweiterung war ich mehr als begeistert, da sie seit Jahren einwandfrei funktionierte und das machte, was sie sollte. Darüber hinaus gab es zahlreiche Einstellmöglichkeiten wie die Auswahl des Sprechers (u. a. Google Deutsch, je nachdem, welche Stimme einem gefällt) sowie Anpassungen bei der Tonhöhe, der Vorlese-Geschwindigkeit und der Lautstärke. Darüber hinaus konnte man dort während des Vorlesen die Funktion pausieren oder stoppen, z. B. um an einer anderen Stelle vorlesen zu lassen. Leider wird diese Erweiterung nicht mehr im Chrome Store angeboten, so dass ich sie auf einem Tablet nach der Installation von Chrome nun nicht mehr installieren konnte. War deshalb auf der Suche nach einem passenden Ersatz und dachte anfangs, dass ich mit der Erweiterung "Web Page Reader TTS Text To Speech" das richtige gefunden hätte. Denn erste erste Eindruck war gut: Es wird eine Auswahl an Sprechern angeboten und es lassen sich Geschwindigkeit und Lautstärke anpassen. Die fehlende Anpassung der Tonhöhe lässt sich verschmerzen. Darüber hinaus lässt der Vorleser sogar pausieren oder stoppen, zusätzlich kann man sogar vor- und zurück springen. (Wobei ich den Sinn von letzterem noch nicht verstanden habe, da er offenbar nicht von Satz zu Satz springt.) Was jedoch leider bei der Bewertung Abzüge bringt ist einerseits, dass die Vorlese-Funktion nicht sofort durch einen Klick auf das Erweiterungen-Symbol startet, sondern nach dem Klick durch Öffnen der Erweiterung in dem Pop-Up-Fenster erst gestartet werden muss. Darüber hinaus fehlt eine Möglichkeit, die Funktion auch per Kontext-Menü zu starten. Gravierend ist für mich jedoch vor allem, dass es nicht den markierten Text vorliest, sondern die komplette Webseite, egal welchen und wieviel Text man vorher ausgewählt hat. Auf der von mir getesteten Seite (einem Download-Portal) hat die Vorlese-Funktion direkt mit dem Seiten-Menü, einigen Tags und sonstigen Angaben bekommen. Das Vorlesen zu lassen, war jedoch nicht mein Wunsch und hält unnötig auf. Somit ist die Erweiterungen nur auf den ersten Blick hilfreich und bietet Anpassungsmöglichkeiten. Im Praxis-Test ist sie für mich jedoch nicht sinnvoll umgesetzt. Sollte der Entwickler diese Anpassungen noch vornehmen, könnte ich mir einen späteren Einsatz gut vorstellen. Im aktuellen Zustand jedoch nicht. Schade.
  • (2018-01-20) Diane “UXDiane” Bowen: Looks very easy to use. Didn't work after it was installed. Wish it would have worked the way it looks like it should work.
  • (2018-01-14) boneygibbon: Works good but is rather annoying when it bugs out after you stop it and move to another page to read it as well. It just stays with pause instead of start on the bar even though you pressed stop, which should in turn cause it to reset.
  • (2017-11-07) Victor Ribeiro: It does not work.
  • (2017-08-24) Jorge Alejandro Sepulveda Gallego: no funciona
  • (2017-06-08) Juanjochar Char: no anda, basurita total
  • (2017-05-25) Michael Zuskin: Simply doesn't work.
  • (2017-05-14) Jessica Bixby: Once installed it wasn't working. Saw Y John's review and restarted my PC and it worked. Wish I could pick and choose where it starts or to just read a selection. Sometimes it stops mid paragraph and I have to click next for it to continue.
  • (2017-04-30) Shafeekh Rehman: good working
  • (2017-04-22) Taras Kotulsky: Great extenion. But can you add ukrainian tts please?
  • (2017-03-14) Y John: Once the extension is installed, reboot your computer and the interface will read the webpage without you highlighting the dialog :)
  • (2016-11-23) Euni Ichigo S-Guranto: Couldn't get it to read it at all... highlighted the text and clicked play but nothing happened.
  • (2016-11-12) tetsu to: 読み上げできなくはないが、英語圏向けの機能で固定されている。ピリオドの場所ごとにスキップされるので、日本語ウェブサイトでは変な箇所で区切られてしまう。狙った記事本文のみを読み上げる術が無い。
  • (2016-10-26) Steph: The best TTS app I've used. Smooth and accurate. Especially love that the sentence being read is highlighted.

Latest issues

  • (2016-10-31, v:0.5.5) Brenna Brelie: not working?
    Just installed this extension to Chrome and it's not working. Any ideas?


2,000 history
3.0 (42 votes)
Last update / version
2023-01-15 / 0.7.2
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