Voice Dream Reader

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Published by: Voice Dream LLC

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 85.72 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
  • Price: $6.99

Voice Dream Reader
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 1,368 Reviews
Buy now: $6.99

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App Description

Read with your ears! Voice Dream Reader is a widely acclaimed desktop-class app that reads articles, documents and books out loud. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable visual layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style and level. Featured as Best New App in 81 countries including the United States and Apple App Store Permanent Collections in Education. “This app is one of the best educational finds of my entire career.” - Forbes “As a user myself and as a mother of a child with dyslexia, I am blown away by the features of Voice Dream.” - Quartz “Voice Dream Reader is hailed by many as the best mobile text-to-speech (TTS) app.” - Examiner Supported Document Formats - PDF, Plain text, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, RTF, and Google Docs. - Web articles. - EPUB eBooks. (DRM-free books only. Kindle and iBooks are not supported.) - Bookshare Books. - DAISY text-based books and audiobook. - Audiobooks in MP3, MP4 or zipped MP3 format. - Experimental rich text and image support for all documents. Text-to-Speech - One premium Acapela voice of your choice free with the purchase of the app. - 36 built-in iOS voices in 27 languages are also available for free. - 200+ additional premium voices in 30 languages from Acapela, NeoSpeech and Ivona available through in-app purchases. - Correct pronunciation with your own pronunciation dictionary. - All voices work offline and play in the background even with the screen locked. Reading Styles - Tee-up a list of articles and play while you drive, walk or run. - Spoken word is highlighted to improve comprehension and retention. - Auto-scrolling and full screen, distraction-free mode to help reader focus. - Finger reading. For beginners to read by at running a finger under each word. - Pac-Man. Harvard and MIT developed speed-reading method for everyone to read at 2x speed with no loss of comprehension. - High contrast and large font size for low vision readers. - Optimized for VoiceOver, Braille and switch control. Tools - Bookmarking, text highlighting and annotation. Highlights and notes can be exported as text. - Full-text search. - Built-in dictionary. - Skip text in PDF header and footer. Content Sources - Native support for Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, Pocket, Instapaper and Evernote. - Native access to Bookshare. - Safari extension to save Web pages and Web addresses. - Support for Box and OneDrive via iOS Document Picker. Library Synchronization - Your entire library, including folders, reading locations, bookmarks and annotations are synchronized across all your devices using iCloud Drive. *IMPORTANT NOTE: It is not possible to load DRM protected ebooks. All books purchased on iBooks, Kindle and other commercial eBook platforms have DRM.

App Reviews

  • Make TTS great again! Essential app!

    By Pazu Kong, Tibet
    I'm using this app every single day since I bought it! And I bought this app for several friends as gifts, some of them used it while cooking or jogging, they all love it. I really love listening to eBooks with the iOS' built-in "Speak Screen" + iBooks or Kindle. When I saw Voice Dream, I wondered why people would rather pay for an app which seems to have the same function as the free alternative. I decided to give it a try. What I like about this app, flawless continuous text-to-audio, playback can be paused by remote control button on headset (works with Airpods), or a simple double-finger tap on screen. Just point to any sentence, and it starts reading that particular section. I could easily see the remaining reading time required for the book, the remaining time changes when you change the reading speed. This is one of the best purchases I've made since I started using iPhone, I will rate it as 5 stars and an Essential app.
  • Problem sync w Dropbox and Evernote

    By Javerlee
    The manual says "Voice Dream Reader supports Dropbox natively. If you wish to change the Dropbox account, please disable it and then enable it again." This is unclear and my app is unable to sync w any of the content sources except for instapaper, which I haven't used in years. I really wanted this app to work, but unless it can sync w Dropbox Evernote or Gdrive it is not as convenient or useful.
  • The best

    By Joewalch
    Having spent hundreds of dollars on text to speech software for reading books for school and work and fun, this is one of the best and most inexpensive. Highly recommended.
  • This app is a dream!

    By Ryanxl
    Every option I could want. From voice speed, to adjusting the pause at the end of a sentence, to iCloud syncing and more for text and so on... Very simple to use. Great voice selections. Very impressive. Thank you so much!
  • Terrific

    By nuclear legs
    Well made, useful, super helpful for college students. It got me through so much dense and difficult material. I really appreciate this app.
  • One of my favorite apps

    By Joe and Smoe
    How does "web access restricted" change this app?
  • Awesome app

    By Z-Bach
    Give us quality Croatian/Serbian voice. Other than that, it's an A+ app.
  • No lie. Five true stars.

    By Pete Wakeman
    This is really just an awesome app. I did a bunch of shopping around, test-drove four of the top-rated TTS apps for iPad. Voice dream stands out, not just as the best TTS solution in the bunch, but more than that, as an example of what an app should be like generally on an iPad, for ease-of-use and a clean interface. In other words, it's fun to use; it gives that little thrill you get when you discover something that's been designed just right.
  • Excellent TTS

    By Dent De Leon
    Well designed controls. Pronunciation is a nice option. You can highlight a word and type in a phonetic spelling that sounds better. Be advised that the numerous free iOS voices are functional but not especially esthetically pleasing. The app purchase includes one free high quality voice you can choose down load; choose wisely and be prepared to buy more. The high quality voices are quite nice. The iOS voices are understandable but I find them not as easy to listen to for long periods. The quality of the app and it's functionality are what you can expect for the price. I can recommend it. ★★★★★
  • Great ap

    By Daddy Blame
    Due to an illness I am sometimes unable to hold a book or an IPad. Although I often listen to copywrited literature being read, this can get expensive. I love using Voice Dream to read the wonderful selection of free books available on Gutenberg, Openlibrary, Internet Archive, Faded pages, Hathi trust and others. Although it doesn't quite sound human, some of the voices are fairly close. I am amazed at the cadence and expression. There are minor annoyances like incorrect choice of pronunciation depending on context for words like bow and read, as well as a slightly tinny sound quality. Overall, I am very pleased with both the quality of the reading and the well thought out controls. Thanks to the developers for making my life a little better.

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