Paper To Audio

Paper To Audio

Allows one to turn the text in academic papers to speech. Can be done by selecting a section (Abstract, Introduction etc.) or…

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What is Paper To Audio?

Paper To Audio is a chrome extension designed to help users convert text from academic papers into audio. It not only allows the user to listen to the entire paper but also gives an option to select specific sections such as the abstract, introduction, conclusion, or any highlighted text. It includes a number of functions such as play, pause, rewind and fast forward. The tool can also remove references in different formats according to the journal style.

Rating: 4.10 (10)
Version: 2.2 (Last updated: 2022-05-23)
Creation date: 2020-05-29
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Allows one to turn the text in academic papers to speech. Can be done by selecting a section (Abstract, Introduction etc.) or highlighting text.

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  1. Download the app and refresh all tabs that are opened in chrome before using on any of them.

  2. Open the page of an academic journal and either highlight the text of interest or select a section of the paper that you would like to be read from the "Choose section to read" menu.

  3. Press the play and pause buttons to start and pause the speech. When finished listening- you must click the cancel (X) button to stop the speech so that you can move on and read something else. Speed and voice options are also available.

  4. Rewind and fast forward options are available through the according icons. You can also go back and forward paragraphs with the up and down arrows (how many paragraphs you want to rewind/skip can be input in the textbox beside these buttons). NOTE: rewind/ forward options are only possible when reading the paper in terms of sections i.e. not when highlighting/selecting text with the mouse.

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User reviews
"read aloud" extension has google microsoft voices available, is it not possible to have those:? amazon is best imo since it scales up very well.
by Ran Ro Ran Ro, 2023-05-24

Sorry after watching the tutorial, downloaded extension, this doesnt work on my Windows 10 at all. Glad it works for others, but looks like i'll need to find another suitable app.
by P Richi P Richi, 2022-11-09

Works exactly as advertised on academic PDFs. Neat program, definitely worth $2! Thanks!
by Marjorie Signer Marjorie Signer, 2022-04-23
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Risk impact

Paper To Audio may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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