Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.4.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 97.25 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,540 Ratings

Description

Featured by Apple as Best New App in 81 countries including the United States and part of 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.

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Reviews

  • Impossible to connect to content

    1
    By 3hrs.wasted
    Unable to use with iBooks, websites, Pocket... if these things are possible, searching for three hours on web & Youtube has yielded no information. Sharing button doesn’t work, iBooks and all other book apps are encrypted, nothing works for any of these.
  • Not worth it

    1
    By nick.365
    It’s not different from the free apps. Too bad I wasted 20 on it.
  • This. Great App.

    5
    By Madison is Great
    we use this app a lot for school (and otherwise). it’s quite helpful, especially for us blind/visually impaired beings. (okay, maybe not, “especially.”) It works wonders. (I mainly use it for those dumb PDF files, which is pretty much every single document nowadays.) And the app comes with a nice voice of choice with no extra charge. Pretty sweet.
  • Major Bugs: Please fix PDF margins

    2
    By Newhadoop
    Update: Thank you, great update on the margins. The issue still persists when I change to plain text for readability. Please fix it. Honestly speaking I find this app expensive.Expect basic features. Genuine request: Why is it so hard to fix PDF margins ? Many apps automatically can skip headers and footers. This is Extremely hard and frustrating in this app and I could not fix footer ever. Please fix it.
  • App does not work

    1
    By Patrick in Md
    I was excited to try out this app. But when I downloaded it I found that I couldn’t get past the first screen that asks you to select a digital voice. There are no voices to choose from and nothing to click on.
  • Won’t play uploaded PDF

    2
    By Ben
    Very frustrated. Uploads pdfs and displays pages but will not play audio to read text.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By KhanhTran
    This app is rather pricey for a single robotic voice. I thought it would sound more natural. My fault for not reading the fine print, but I really don’t want to pay more money for each additional voice. Over priced.
  • A real App Store gem! *MUST HAVE APP!*

    5
    By Ipad user 81
    Just click BUY! This is a fantastic app and was VASTLY underpriced when I paid $9.99 for v2.x back in the beginning of 2013! Since then it has received a RIDICULOUS amount of great updates adding A TON of new features!!! Makes all other TTS apps obsolete. Even though they are YEARS ahead of their competitors Voice Dream continues to innovate and improve upon what is already an App Store gem! I believe @$14.99 this app is STILL underpriced! click 'BUY' now before they realize they could easily be charging $19.99 for this!!! There is a related but far inferior app called read2go that is priced at $19.99 Thank you so much for continuing to support and update this app! keep up the great work and the 5 star reviews will continue to add up telling the story of what a great app you've created! 👍 Thank you
  • Great app!

    5
    By Venerable One
    Very customizable, good choice of voices, ability to seamlessly listen to one file after another much appreciated. And very responsive support!
  • Good app

    4
    By Harambe101
    I loved the free version of this app. They canceled it and I couldn’t use it anymore. So I thought I would get the paid version (this version) so I did. I also thought that this app would be a lot better than the free one now that this is a newer version. The voices are a lot better and hope they’ll improve. I am also visually impaired and this helps me read a lot better. Overall, good app.

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