Chrome Extension: Select and Speak

iSpeech Select and Speak, a Chrome extension

Here’s a nifty tool for those who use Google’s Chrome browser: Select and Speak.

Can it get easier?  You select the text on a website and this tool reads it aloud to you. That is handy in a number of situations (no more excuses for not  doing the dishes!) This extension uses iSpeech’s human quality text-to-speech to make this possible. Users can configure the voice and speed option by changing the settings on the options page.

It’s not perfect. The organization states upfront that due to a conflict with Chrome Beta, the first few words of a sentence are cut off and it doesn’t read iFrames nor Gmail.

It’s free, fairly easily to use, and compatible with all operating systems. Give it a try!