Category: Text-to-Speech (TTS) Software

Industries: SaaS

Read too much? Choose the text you want to hear read, then do so. SpeakIt speaks text, saving you from having to read.
SpeakIt! is a free text-to-speech extension that uses language auto-detection and TTS technology to read selected text. More than 50 different languages can be read by it.

– Choose the text you want it to read first.
– Then, to begin listening, click the symbol.
– The symbol will display the number of sentences when it is ready to read.
– Click pause at any point to halt the audio.


– After installation, Chrome may need to be restarted in order for SpeakIt to work properly.

– The Google text-to-speech service is used by this plugin. Please check if it’s accessible to you at http://goo.gl/OOVgp.

New in version 0.2.98:
– Minor bug fixes
– Update bug fixed
NEW in release 0.2.4:
– Changed from using Google Translate API, which has been deprecated, to using the Chrome lang detect API (SpeakIt now detects input language by language of entire page, not just chosen text:(: ( )
– Enhancements to SpeakIt! divides sentences, but it now pauses at the proper points and has considerably better pronunciation.
– Added support for internationalization. SpeakIt! is currently available in 12 languages.
– Fixed a few minor problems.
New in version 0.2.3:
– Added a fresh Chrome TTS API.
– Offline (native) TTS support was added.
– Added capability to configure other TTS engines and voices
– Some bugs were fixed
NEW in release 0.2.2:
– Added support for keyboard shortcuts
– Context menu support was added
– New features added to the options page
– Some bugs were fixed
NEW in release 0.2.1:
– The Speech to Text feature has been added and is available in the options.
– Redesigned the user interface, switching to the Zen audio player, which I hope you like.
– Many problems that caused the previous version of SpeakIt to end in the middle of reading have been fixed.
– A new option was added.
– Added button for contributions ( can be hidden from options menu )

You can get in touch with me on Twitter at @SkechBoy if you have any questions, concerns, or criticism.

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SpeakIt reviews

I was using it for the past 2 years every day and comparing it to the current active extension from iSpeech (http://alternativeto.net/software/select-and-speak--text-to-speech/) It was on a light years ahead than iSpeech's extension

- MarkTestov

it's awesome you can change voice in extention option. you can add keyboard shortcut in chrome://extensions/shortcuts for it then just highlight words and then press your keyboard shortcut then extension will read it

- arm mokh

No other plugin give natural reading except this one and it is absolutely free

- Ruwantha Lankathialaka

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.


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