RasTeck TTS Reader

RasTeck TTS Reader

Reads aloud the content of WebPages and PDF using the installed TTS engines of your operating systems. It can read a page from top to bottom. Reads from your last click, or read your selected text.

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What is RasTeck TTS Reader?

RasTeck TTS Reader is a Firefox add-on by El. This add-on has 82 daily active users and a poor user rating of 2.28. The latest version, 1.2.0, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
By: El
Users: 82 ▼ -3
Rating: 2.28 (18)
Version: 1.2.0 (Last updated: 2019-06-20)
Creation date: 2017-03-21
Weekly download count: 8
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
Size: 163.71K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
RasTeck TTS Reader is a Text to Speech web Extension that reads aloud the content of Web Pages using the standard existing text to speech engines of your operating systems. It has three main reading scenarios 
  • 1: It can read selected text.
  • 2: It can start reading a page from the begging to the end of the page.
  • 3: When reading a page you can click anywhere on the page and RasTeck TTS Reader will skip to the element at that point and starts reading the sentence at that cursor position.
    • Volume changes will take effect during the begging of the next sentence and not emidietly after your click.
    • This extension will not work on some pages. These may include system page like
      • about:addons, about:debugging, about:config.
      • Some modzila.org Web Pages and,
      • RasTeck TTS Reader may not be able to read dynamic pages such as Google, yahoo, Microsoft and some others.
      • If RasTeck TTS Reader is forced to read content on these pages, the highlighting effect and continuity of speech processing is not guaranteed.
    • RasTeck TTS Reader cannot read Pdf files that are embedded in a web page unless if such a file is converted into an HTML document. So some browser may convert PDF to HTML by default.
    • The highlight word option does not often match the spoken word to the highlighted word, this is because the speech engine runs on a different thread to JavaScript. Because of this lack in 100% match between the highlighted word and spoken word, the words highlight option is not set as the default highlighting option
Risk impact

RasTeck TTS Reader requires a number of risky 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 RasTeck TTS Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

RasTeck TTS Reader has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
The workflow of reading the page, showing and marking the correct line to follow the text works great. The german translation of the options are horrible (So sollte es lauten: volume=Lautstärke, rate=Geschwindigkeit, pitch=Pitch) and maybe there is an issue with umlauts since it the TTS engine tries to split the wort at those positions
by Simon, 2021-05-14

Несовместим с Firefox 87 для Android.
by Korwin, 2021-04-05

by Aaron, 2021-02-17
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