Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 85.72 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,370 Ratings

Description

50% off until July 4. 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.

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Reviews

  • Most books cannot be used on this

    1
    By Lenzh
    I find that I cannot import most books into this application. It's been a waist of time for me
  • Definitely a "Dream" reader!

    5
    By linniek1
    I'm legally blind and the native TTS in iOS 10 has not worked well for me. I had many documents and articles sitting in the Cloud waiting to be read. Voice Dream has now enabled me to hear them. Thus far, I've listened to text in PDF, and DAISY formats and some items from Evernote. I'm really grateful to the developers of this app for making it available at a reasonable price. Many low vision stores charge unconscionable prices for TTS devices, none of which are covered by Medicare.
  • Safari to Voice Dream on ipad update not working as expected

    3
    By capedape
    Edit: june 22 2017 update share to from Safari (ipad only) still not working. Everything else working as expected. Works great on iphone, but I do most of my reading with an ipad and "open in" from other apps to voice dream is broken. E.g. sending from Safari / ios share sheet straight to voice dream the UI comes up for a fraction of a second, then nothing gets saved into it. This kills the workflow that I bought it for. Hope this gets fixed so I can update my review to five stars.
  • Best app I've EVER downloaded

    5
    By tarchuletta
    First off, I'd recommend getting Hugh's voice, it's the best in my opinion. Second, this app is the most productive and useful app I've ever used. I can "read" so much more than time would regularly allow me. It substantially increases the amount I am able to learn (I use it for study purposes) without requiring me to create time in my schedule to do so. If you want to increase your productivity as far as learning goes, download the app. It's more than worth the money. Third, becoming familiar with Regex (or Regular Expressions) will increase what you get out VoiceDream Reader 10 fold. You'll have to watch some YouTube videos on how it works, but it's worth the time investment. Gives you a lot more control over how you'd like your specific text read. And to the developer, thank you for this amazing application; it has increased how much I am able to learn and that is invaluable to me. I'm extremely thankful for your work. Thank you.
  • Fixed: Problem sync w Dropbox and Evernote

    5
    By Javerlee
    Update: just a few days after I sent a note to devs about this problem they wrote me back saying that this bug would be fixed and they were true to their word! 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.
  • Make TTS great again! Essential app!

    5
    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.
  • The best

    5
    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!

    5
    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

    5
    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

    5
    By Joe and Smoe
    How does "web access restricted" change this app?

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