Reviews for Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader
Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader by Alexandru Calin
Review by chisinha
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 16322130, 20 days agoBasically, it does nothing. I think that it didn't install the voices because I don't listen to any voices. I am on Firefox – Arch Linux – Kernel 6.1.12 – x86_64.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Razoner, a month agoI can hear it make sound, and it sounds somewhat robotic, but it's not terrible. It was slow to translate the text on the screen, and it ultimately crashed my computer, so I'm uninstalling it. A language translator with built-in text-to-speech abilities will probably suit me better.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Christina, 2 months agoWhen this screen reader works, it's incredible. I like being able to customize the speech function and clicking where I want the reader to begin. It's intuitive and not riddled with features that convolute the product.
Unfortunately, I run into a lot of times where the addon doesn't begin reading, and will just load and load in a continuous loop of "Loading Audio". This isn't on any particular instance, seems random on random websites. Sometimes it works, and other times it does not. I have also had instances of stopping reading and then resuming a few minutes later - and having the addon resort to non functioning again.
I often have to supplement with a bulky software program that allows similar functions, but is much more difficult to use.
- Rated 5 out of 5by colorCD, 3 months agoWorks great! I have ADHD, so reading through websites is often difficult for me. Having text read out loud to me so that I can read along (or hell, listen to it in the background) is very handy.
I think it would be great if more "reading" websites had native TTS, but that's not a reality yet, so Pericles is a great replacement :-)
(Also, for all your reading-along needs, Pericles lets you change the speed of the narrator, which is awesome.)
- Rated 5 out of 5by Byron, 4 months agoWorks as expected. Clear voice, good pace, good inflection, even tries to read misspelled words the way they are spelled. Kind of funny once you realize what just happened. :-)
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 16290478, a year agothis one works but requires too many permissions, it feels to be insecure.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Sascha, a year agoCan be a good help to have a web page read to you, but still limited and with many bugs. Most annoyingly, it seems to treat soft hyphens as word delimiters and split words in the middle if it encounters one. Also falls back to English if it encounters an unknown word, which means my (rather technical) German page is littered with English pronounciations even though these words also exist in German. Still: three stars for being a mostly useful, free accessibility tool - with potential for further improvements :-)
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13506381, a year agoOption screen turns out to be black when I click on addon shortcut from toolbar. Addon freezes up as well.
The quality of the corresponding Chrome extension feels much better. Would love to see that stability here as well.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 14629546, 2 years agoI really like the user interface and how a reader can easily select a sentence. There are options for changing the speed, too. I don't like that I can only use system voices (which on my device are terrible). Additionally, it sometimes skips around on the page, but refreshing helps that.
- Rated 5 out of 5by ivaldir, 2 years agoThe best browser accessory of this type. I tried different ones fortunately I came across this one and I don't need anything else anymore. thank you <3
- Rated 4 out of 5by Ash, 2 years agoThis is the best screen reader out there. It repeats itself and gets stuck a lot less than its competitors- webpage graphics etc. do sometimes confuse it, but not a huge amount. Most of the time, it gets through a whole page without glitching out. My one suggestion is that more voice options are available, rather than just one British woman and one American woman.
- Rated 3 out of 5by squidbeaksplatoon, 2 years agoI downloaded this since my professor recommended it as a text-to-speech program, but lately (after the latest bug fix update) sentences will begin cut off. Like it will completely cut out the first word of every sentence and go from there. This is amazing when it works, but unfortunately for me this is too big a flaw to be using it as of right now.