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Chrome Extension for Dictating Forums

June 22nd, 2018

I'm often doing tedious work such as animation. I usually use some kind of nonfiction spoken work in order to keep me focused. Sometimes I run out of material and what I really want is just to browse discussions of a recent topic on online forums such as reddit, but this can be a tedious distracting process. The goal of this project was to turn online forums into spoken word for ease in multi-tasking.

I thought I could take this opportunity to implement javascript's Web Speech API which includes a TTS SpeechSynthesis If I made a chrome extension, it would only be a matter of parsing the text correctly.

You can install the unpacked version of the chrome extension by cloning the repo