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Text-to-speech Software Reading you Website Contents

Tired of reading the website contents!? Then checkout the cool software that reads the website content for you.

I found two Chrome Addons that would read the selected text for you on any website.

Select and Speak

Select and Speak uses iSpeech’s human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) to read any selected text in the browser. It includes many voices in different languages. The voice and speed options can be configured. Download Here.

Select and Speak includes the following text to speech languages:
English (Amerian, British, Australian, Canaian), French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Czech, Finnish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Hungarian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Greek.

– This Chrome extension sends the text that you select to iSpeech servers using your Internet connection as it is Cloud TTS service (aka SaaS or Software as a Service)

For Developers
– iSpeech offers free and paid API and SDKs for text to speech, speech recognition and more. Please sign up and start using it

 

SpeakIt

SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read. Download here
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

 

 

 

About Mohammad

Dr Mohammad Khazab completed his Ph.D. in Computer Systems Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) at the University of South Australia in 2011. He has worked as Senior Software Engineer, Web Developer, and Research Associate on various projects. Currently he works at Schneider Electric on the design and development of new software solutions for smart devices used for home automation and Internet of Things. He's also been working on enterprise software for supply chain network simulation and optimisation, advanced planning and scheduling. In his spare times, he runs Web2day Design creating websites and mobile applications. He is also likes researching and writing about cutting-edge technologies in this blog. He has ambitions to solve real-world problems, and to use his knowledge and skills to develop useful applications.

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