Introduction

Sit back, relax, press play, and enjoy having your articles, emails, or news read aloud to you.

  • Smart text to speech reader for webpages
  • Ignores annoying ads and menu text
  • Reads directly from Google Docs, emails, and other webpages
  • Over 100 voices from 16 different languages
  • Start anywhere and read to the end or read selected text only
  • Create audio MP3 files for personal use
  • Highlight sentences or words (or both!) as it’s reading
How to Get Started

Overview

After installing the extension to your Chrome browser, you will see the NaturalReader icon to the right of the browser's URL field.

Click on the NaturalReader icon to open the extension. The first time you open it, it will be in a compressed view. From left to right, the options are play, upload, settings, and expand.



Click expand to activate the Reading Bar along the bottom of the page, allowing you to follow along with the text from the CC Panel. You can also toggle seeing the CC Panel (closed captions) from the Settings.

Click on ☰ to open the settings when the Reading Bar is activated, or the arrows to go back to compressed view. When it's in compressed view, click on the gears to open the settings.

Listening

Click the play button to begin reading, highlight text and click on the Read Selection icon, or activate the reading Hotkey to being listening to the text.

Expand from compressed view to use the Reading Bar. You can read along with the CC or click on the progress bar to skip ahead or repeat a previous portion of the reading.

While you are listening when in compressed view or with the Reading Bar activated, click on the forwards and backwards arrows to play the previous sentence or next sentence. While text is playing you can also toggle the Auto-scroll.

Login and Sign-up

If you have a NaturalReader account, open the settings and click 'Accounts' from the left menu. Here, you can log in or sign up.