Text-to-speech browser extension button
- Install Talkie from Google Chrome Web Store when using:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Brave, Chromium, Vivaldi, etcetera.
- Install Talkie from Mozilla Firefox Addons when using:
- Mozilla Firefox
Developer option: use the source code directly.
- Talkie: free to use as much as you like
- Talkie Premium: pay what you want for more options and features
How much does Talkie Premium cost? You choose how much you want to pay, depending on how much the additional features are worth to you. You can even choose to pay nothing. Afterwards, enable Talkie Premium in the Upgrade tab in Talkie’s options.
Install additional voices
New voices, languages, dialects can be downloaded for free for your operating system from for example Microsoft and Apple. Once installed correctly just restart your computer, and Talkie will auto-detect the voices.
|Operating system||Where to look|
|Windows 11||Settings → Time & Language → Language & Region → Add a language|
|Windows 10||Settings → Time & Language → Language → Add a language|
|Windows 8||Control Panel → Language → Add a Language|
|ChromeOS||Settings → Manage accessibility features → Text-to-Speech voice settings → Speech Engines|
|macOS||System Preferences → Accessibility → Speech → System voice → Customize…|
There are several convenient ways to use Talkie.
Browser toolbar button
- Select desired text on any web page.
- Click the Talkie button in your browser toolbar ↗︎↗︎↗︎
- Select the text, then right click on it
- Choose Talkie in the menu.
The right-click menu also works in most PDF-files and some special types of web pages in the browser.
Read from clipboard in Talkie Premium
- Copy text to the clipboard from any program.
- Use the “read from clipboard” shortcut key from anywhere.
You can also right-click on the Talkie Premium button, or in an empty area of a website, and select read from clipboard.
A fast, easy, and convenient option is to use Talkie’s configurable keyboard shortcuts.
|Action||Edition||Windows, Linux, ChromeOS||macOS|
|Start/stop and show menu||Ctrl+Shift+A||⌘+Shift+A|
|Read text from clipboard in any program||Ctrl+Shift+1||⌘+Shift+1|
If the shortcut key does not work, please check that it is not already in use by another extension or program.
How to check or change the Talkie shortcut keys in Google Chrome1. In Chrome, click [**Extensions**](chrome://extensions/) in the **Window** menu. 1. Click [**Keyboard shortcuts**](chrome://extensions/shortcuts) in the left side menu. > 1. From the **Keyboard Shortcuts** window you can check or change keyboard shortcuts for all Chrome extensions and apps. You can also verify that there are no shortcut key collisions between extensions. > 1. You can also reach the extensions page in Google Chrome directly with [`chrome://extensions/`](chrome://extensions/) and the keyboard shortcut configuration with [`chrome://extensions/shortcuts`](chrome://extensions/shortcuts), but you might have to copy-paste the address manually.
How to check or change the Talkie shortcut keys in FirefoxSee also the official documentation on [how to manage extension shortcuts in Firefox](https://support.mozilla.org/kb/manage-extension-shortcuts-firefox). 1. In Firefox, click [**Add-ons**](about:addons) in the **Tools** menu. 1. From the Add-ons page, click **Extensions** in the left side menu. > 1. At the top right of the extensions list, click **Manage Extension Shortcuts** in the **gear button menu**. > 1. From the **Manage Extension Shortcuts** window you can check or change extension shortcuts for all Firefox extensions. You can also verify that there are no shortcut key collisions between extensions. > 1. You can also reach the extensions page in Firefox directly with [`about:addons`](about:addons), but you might have to copy-paste the address manually.
|Ease-of-use||Just highlight the text you want to hear, and hit play.|
|Unlimited text||Listen to short snippets or entire articles without limits.|
|Automatic language detection||Picks the correct language from installed voices.|
|Keyboard shortcuts||Fast, easy, configurable.|
|Privacy aware||No unnecessary tracking or external services.|
|Choose your favorite voice||Great if you get tired of the system voice.|
|Choose speed and pitch||Adjust voices to your liking.|
|Read from the clipboard||Just copy text from anywhere in any program.|
|Warm, fuzzy feeling||Support open source software by independent developers.|
|Free||Free to use as much as you like.|
|Pay what you want||Pay what you want.|