Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 95.90 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,414 Ratings

Description

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.

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Reviews

  • Awesome Text to Speech app 😎

    5
    By DudemanLA
    They just did a major update. Looks great. I ❤️ this application 😄 🌸 🐶😎 I put it on the first page of my iPhone and iPad.
  • Life saver.

    5
    By Phillyfan729
    This app has dramatically improved my productivity. I learn by listening and often have a significant amount of reading to do for my current position. This app does a great job of reading my PDF's to me and allows me to take walks or go for a drive while still "reading". By far worth the $15 investment. Thank you Voice Dream!
  • Perfect for students or anyone who wants to learn

    5
    By infty88
    Convert any document to an audio book. Learn while you’re driving or doing other activities. So easy to use.
  • Great app

    5
    By capedape
    Works great on iphone and now on iOS 11 works perfectly with my iPad.
  • Worth Every Penny for VO users

    5
    By _aria
    The multiple- voice options are excellent. This is a staple app for me as a graduate student.
  • Best Text to Speach

    5
    By TorchPitchfork
    The perfect app for those who drive. This is mission critical for me to listen to all my news! I commute long distances. Voice Dream maximizes my drive time.
  • Perfect for school books

    5
    By cheyocheyi
    This helped me with grad school. Thank you.
  • Great app!

    5
    By Nysalsero77
    I love being able to catch up on my books while I commute. Best voice to text app out there and I have tried many. Worth the price.
  • Great application for books

    5
    By Shimmy74
    This is one of the few applications I found where are spending the upfront price is very much worth it. The voices they offer are clear and crisp and other voices are available for a nominal charge. This program makes the process of reading books very enjoyable and I'm more than happy to support it.
  • Review

    5
    By Mark 2203 3456778
    The latest version is much more intuitive and easier to use. If you're a writer I think this is an indispensable tool. I listen to the things I've written many many hours a week on voice dream I use Voice Dream primarily to read text I have written. My shortest work by word count is about 10k and the longest about 130k . Errors in word use, verb tense, spell check funny stuff I can spot when hearing it that I might not spot when reading it. I find that listening to the text in different voices gives me a completely different perspective on the work. You must buy the premium voices, I think, to get the full benefit but they are so inexpensive it doesn't matter. I use probably a dozen voices. I write in my voice which sounds most like Micah the southern male voice so hearing the East Indian female voice, Deepa, read it makes me think of the piece in completely different ways. One thing I avoid is repeating the same word too often, this is something that is easy to do when writing and reading it. The voice makes it obvious I have done this. I find if I listen with earbuds/headphones I can play the voice at a fairly fast speed, it is almost as if I am thinking the words. The children's voices are comical and not at all like a kid's voice, they are a lot like the voice of a murderous ventriloquist dummy from a horror film, which makes them really fun to use. I have listened to a 51k piece in about 3.5 hours 2 times in just over one day. I can do this when driving to work or sitting around. When I edit I will open the text on my computer then listen on my iphone and edit as I go. I find it really helpful when looking for overarching themes, lines of thought that run through the text, call backs and set ups. I can set my mind to key in on a certain concept then listen to the text at a fairly fast speed, which completely changes the feel of it allowing me to focus on the single thing I am looking for at the time. It is much better than reading it outloud, which was my old method, as I can think of the changes and other things as it is being read to me. Plus the reader never gets tired of reading.

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