Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader

Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader

Speech synthesis redesigned. Listen to emails, documents & websites.

What is Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader?
Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader is an outstanding TTS add-on for Edge, designed to convert text from emails, documents, websites, and other resources into speech. It helps visually impaired people, those suffering from eye fatigue, or any individual looking to boost their productivity by helping them absorb information without the effort of reading. Available for both Mac and Windows users, it comes with a broad range of voice options. The app is free and can dramatically enhance your browsing experience.
Stats
Rating: 3.20 (12)
Version: 2.2.13 (Last updated: 2022-10-23)
Creation date: 2021-02-13
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • tts
Size: 479.13K
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Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader
Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader (v2.2.13)
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Summary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1mviararc4 Web-page TTS (text to speech) screen reader, that does not require cutting and pasting sentences or entire page sections. Pericles benefits people with disabilities, eye fatigue or those who want to increase their productivity. It helps you read the news, scientific articles, and many other text resources. Built with a varied range of voices for Mac, and a bit more limited for Windows, the app is free. So, enjoy your meal or do your chores while Pericles does the reading.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Loads of voice options that sound natural
  • Reads smoothly
  • Free to use and more accurate than some paid versions
  • Provides control over readback
  • Appreciated for support with multiple languages
Cons
  • Issues with uploading PDFs
  • Interruptions while reading, including page numbers and headers
  • Can get out of sync and jump around the page
  • Incompatibility with Kindle Cloud Reader
  • Problems with correctly reading from the highlighted text
Most mentioned
  • Variety and natural sound of voice options
  • Difficulties with reading academic or complex texts
  • Technical problems with syncing and reading from the correct place
  • User-friendly interface and usability
  • Desire for expanded highlighting functionality
Recent reviews
I wanted something to read my kindle books from the kindle cloud reader, and this is not it. Doesn't work with kindle cloud reader 2022
by Danko, 2022-01-26

I heve used many appls like this one, and deffinetley this is the best one so far, very good with 3rd languages like French and Spanish. Its much more accurate than even paid versions, this one if for free! thanks! keep developing!
by [email protected], 2021-05-22

Since making the jump from Chrome to Edge I have found this to be the best text to speech app. Lot's of control over the readback.
by Bonnitto, 2020-09-01
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Safety
Risk impact

Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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