Talkie: text-to-speech, many languages!
Fast, easy, high-quality text to speech in over 40 languages. Read out loud from websites, PDF, email. Speak text with TTS.
What is Talkie: text-to-speech, many languages!?
Talkie: text-to-speech, many languages! is a handy Chrome extension enabling users to convert text to speech in over 40 languages for an improved web browsing experience. It allows you to listen to selected content on any webpage, automatically detects the language of the text, and matches it with an equivalent voice. Talkie prioritizes user privacy by processing all text and speech internally without employing unnecessary tracking or external services. It leverages your browser's built-in Web Speech API for TTS, known as Speech Synthesis. An upgrade to Talkie Premium offers added perks like voice selection, speed adjustment, and reading text from the clipboard across various programs.
Install additional voices
New voices, languages, dialects can be downloaded for FREE for your operating system from for example Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Once installed correctly, Talkie will auto-detect them.
☑ Windows 11: Settings → Time & Language → Language & Region ☑ Windows 10: Settings → Time & Language → Language ☑ macOS: System Preferences → Accessibility → Speech → System voice → Customize... ☑ ChromeOS: Settings → Manage accessibility features → Text-to-Speech voice settings → Speech Engines
- Select desired text on any web page.
- Click the Talkie button in your browser bar
User reviews summary
- Fast and instant response
- Ease of use
- Ability to select different voices
- Helpful for persons with disabilities
- Useful shortcuts
- Issues with speed control
- Voice options seem limited for some languages
- Some issues with accessing developer's website and donation links
- Tedious error messages
- Cannot increase playback speed
- Voice options
- Speech speed control
- Ease of use
- Useful for those unable to read or write
- Error messages
Talkie: text-to-speech, many languages! is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.
Talkie: text-to-speech, many languages! has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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