Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 117.61 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,644 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. - 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. - 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

  • My News Reader, Novel Reader and Daily Companion

    5
    By esims75
    I’ve only ever posted a review in the App Store a couple of times. The last one was about 5 years ago for Good Reader. I’ve used Voice Dream Reader since its first version, and it’s the only app I am desperate for when I perform an iOS update. I use this app everyday to read novels, professional white papers, web pages, and news articles. It’s an indispensable part of my life, and along with GoodReader, I consider it one of THE KILLER APPS, that’s an absolute must have, on my mobile devices. Whether you’re a person with disabilities, a busy professional, or a mom who needs to be hands free, while doing other things, this app is worth every penny of the price. One of the best things about this app, is that each day I take about 15 min and go through my Flipboard, and send every news article or webpage I want to read, to VDR, with 2 taps. Then I can listen to the latest news on my morning commute. Another other great thing about this app is, I can use OCR and Calibre to convert every book I buy into a format that voice dream reader can read. It turns every book into an audio book. And when audiobooks sometimes cost 2x or 3x the paperback price, VDR saves me money everyday. I’ve always been an avid reader, for work and for pleasure, and this app helps me plow through books and articles at double or triple the rate I could do on my own. I’ve converted literature for my daughter for school. When she can hold the physical book in her hands and read and listen at the same time, she not only absorbs more of the material, but gets through the titles much quicker. My husband has ADHD, and has always found it a struggle to get through a book. Now he uses VDR for most of his reading, and has read more books and articles in the past few years than he’s ever read in his life. If you haven't tried this app, download it now. If you’ve tried it and were disappointed, spend a few minutes adjusting the pitch and speed of the voice, until it’s sounds natural to you. Which voice is best is a personal preference. I find Heather, the one that comes with the app, to be the most pleasant for reading fiction, while I tend to use a British male voice to read professional white papers. The iOS voices are the worst of the bunch, but if you try the Acapela or Ivona voices, I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Kudos to the developers for making such an awesome app, for being so responsive to users, and for constantly adding new features. Great job!!!
  • Great app

    5
    By eddydecolombia
    Really refined app. Worth very penny
  • The app I use more than any other

    5
    By goscuba
    I can’t thank theseDevelopers enough. This app allows me to read everything from fanfiction to magazine articles to professional journals through my headset. It helps me keep up with my profession and relax at the end of the day. It is has few errors and great voices. Try it and your life will change.
  • An MBA Student’s Dream

    5
    By MarkWHall
    As an MBA student at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, I regularly have to read 8+ chapters per week. With Voice Dream, I’m able to breeze through the content in a fraction of the time with surprisingly good retention. I’ve been using Voice Dream for over a year. Initially I tried others and also the built-in Siri screen reader - none compare to Voice Dream. Recent product improvements like skipping repetitive header/footer text have delighted me. I give it 5 stars!
  • Hands down the best

    5
    By Dracos1775
    I drive a lot and have PDFs, emails, docs, that I have to review with short notice. This app allows me to be 30% more productive throughout my day. Recommend for students and professionals.
  • Doesn’t work

    1
    By JRT1700
    I just bought this app, and it says there are no voices available. It won’t let me into the system any further to even look at anything else. Hopefully it is a glitch that can be fixed, otherwise, this is an expensive $15 app!
  • Refund please

    1
    By Yurecords
    I want my money back i bought this by an error i dint use apps like this
  • An excellent app - one with multiple uses

    5
    By A Bostonian Visual Thinker
    I’ve been using Voice Dreamer for about 3 weeks and while it isn’t perfect, it IS an excellent and thoughtfully designed app. Different people will have varying purposes in mind for the app but in my case, I was looking for a V-to-T app that I could use both during long dog walks as well as one that would enable me to both “bookmark” passages for review and to export selected passages. VoiceDream handles both sets of tasks very well. As a newbie to T-to-V, I was a bit disappointed with the artificial flow and pacing of the text but alas, that is the state of the art at this point. I have tried other T-to-V apps and found the same shortcomings in terms of the flow and pacing. Also, I found that it is important to try different voices to find the one(s) that are most comfortable. I purchased two voices but finally settled one of the iOS voices. One thing the app doesn’t have is an Mac OS X version. It would be nice but it isn’t crucial for me. On the other hand, the developer seems committed to continually enhancing the app. This alone makes the price very worthwhile. So I do look forward to future updates.
  • You need this if you are a bookworm!!

    5
    By jaysenbroughts
    So I love books, and you don’t have to.. but if you are faced with reading lots of material, this is the way to go! I’ve tried speed reading apps like spritzer-enabled readers and while they work, the audible read along that anyone can do with this app allows you to plow (while comprehending) lots and lots of books in a fraction of the time of traditional reading. Well built app with great updates!!
  • Thanks for making Braille reading better in this version!

    5
    By Starburst85
    I like having options and finally I don't have to have two apps open for reading and listening to the same book. You guys are awesome

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