Turn text into lifelike speech. Readme can read aloud the content of any web pages, pdfs & ebooks with natural sounding voices.
Readme is a text-to-speech extension that uses advanced deep learning techniques to synthesize natural human speech in more than 40 languages.
In addition to Standard TTS voices, Readme offers Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices that deliver advanced improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach.
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!
For instance, you can listen to a document while doing something else, if you find it easier to retain the information you've heard, or if you want to sense-check something you've written.
Readme can read aloud the content of any web pages, pdfs & ebooks with natural sounding voices. It can be enormously helpful for anyone who's visually impaired or has a condition like dyslexia that makes reading on screens tricky. It can also help overcome language barriers for people who read a language but don't speak it, or are in the process of learning.
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 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.
The design of Readme comes with a user-friendly interface and a wide range of settings that are clean and easy to use. To change the voice, reading speed, pitch, or enable text highlighting, go to the Options page.
The default settings work well for quick tasks but spend a little time exploring the settings menu and you'll find options to change the language, hotkey, and set custom interface colors.
We are constantly optimizing and improving our text to speech extension, so if you see bugs or have suggestions to make the Readme better, please don't hesitate to provide feedback.