Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader

Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader

Web-page TTS (text to speech) screen reader, that does not require cutting and pasting sentences, paragraphs or entire page sections.

  • Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader
  • Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader
What is Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader?
Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader is a Firefox extension that transforms webpage text into audible speech. Designed to aid individuals with disabilities, those suffering from eye strain, or anyone who wishes to improve their productivity, it enables you to effectively 'listen' to articles and other resources. Available free of charge and compatible with a range of voice options on Mac (slightly limited on Windows), this tool allows you to multitask by listening to content while engaging in other activities.
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Stats
Rating: 3.15 (47)
Version: 2.0.32 (Last updated: 2021-02-13)
Creation date: 2018-10-08
Weekly download count: 65
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • tts
  • tabs
Size: 708.18K
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Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader
Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader (v2.2.13)
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Summary

Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1mviararc4

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
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Pros
  • Helpful for visually impaired and users with disabilities like ADHD
  • Can customize speech function and reading speed
  • Intuitive user interface; easy to select text and use
  • Efficient for reading websites and assisting with long texts
  • Useful free accessibility tool with some room for improvements
Cons
  • Issues with Arch Linux compatibility
  • Poor voice quality and robotic sounding
  • Limited customization options for voices
  • Inconsistent performance; sometimes doesn't read or crashes
  • Requires too many permissions, raising security concerns
Most mentioned
  • Compatibility issues with Arch Linux
  • Robotic voice and poor sound quality
  • Useful for users with disabilities
  • Inconsistencies in performance and occasional crashes
  • Limited voice options and customization
Recent reviews
by Saydine, 2024-03-11
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Safety
Risk impact

Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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