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.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,565 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $14.99
Voice Dream Reader App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Total 1,565 Reviews
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Voice Dream Reader App 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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Voice Dream Reader App Reviews

  • Dream Voice Ap

    1
    By ANCDEFGLong
    We can’t figure out how to use it!!! The instructions are terrible! We wish we hadn’t bought it!!!
  • Miracle

    5
    By Dr Novice
    Bilingual features that best meets student needs!
  • You get what you pay for

    5
    By Anonymous User e
    Well in this case I think you get more. It reads for you, yes. But it not only reads it reads much better than any other similar free app. And I know because I tried all the free ones first and they sounded so incredibly robotic that the sentences were melting into each other and I couldn't grasp what I was reading at all. They also had bad intonations on words which also caused confusion. No this isn't a "cheap app" by measure of general app prices but when you measure the value that you get over the life of this app allowing you to read while washing dishes, driving or eating a meal, it is well worth every cent. This app has saved me hours and time is money! Not only can I multitask but I'm also reading much faster when it's the only thing I'm doing because it's scrolling for you and the added time of each thumb swipe is gone. You're now reading hands free. Also, in addition to the included voices, there's an option for premium voices and the option of simply putting it on mute and letting it scroll for you if you prefer your own voice for reading. If you want something that's upfront "cheap" or free they're out there in other apps. This, to me, is cheap when you do the longterm math. Btw I've had this for years and happened to just review now since I was already in the app store to share the link with a friend. Good luck and happy shopping
  • Beginner

    2
    By Csmartinezgon
    How does this works ? Do you have to purchase books ? What about the writing? Please help
  • Very good, but can be improved!

    4
    By Sariau
    I do prefer this to the built in read-aloud system Apple has hidden away in its accessibility setting. I like how Voice Dream is treated like music, and I can back up to hear a sentence over if I missed something. I like how Voice Dream will continue on when I turn off my screen, which the built in will do for a time before giving up. I like how Voice Dream has a timer, though I mostly control when it stops through my headphones, since it shows up like one. I like how there are voices with different accents and pitches and speeds (though I can get those with the built in version without having to pay upwards of ten dollars for a new voice to decide I don’t like them when they aren’t saying their prepared speech). And both can be taught pronunciation, though my experience with read and lead are not good. They both don’t use data or need WiFi to work, which is nice. Listening to a full length story that takes up the space of 15 minutes of songs? Yes please! I like that I can choose the color, and customize how the app shows the word spoken. There had been a recent update, though maybe not, I haven’t kept up with when the changes happen, and any word starting the the letters “capt” automatically says “captain”. Which makes words like captive (“captain-ive”) captain (“captain-ain”) and the like not very easy to understand. From my tinkering, it’s not a problem with the voices. I’ve tried it with multiple drum different groups, and I’ve tried fixing it in the pronunciation dictionary, but it won’t stop. I’ve gotten used to it, but I think I’d like it more if that problem was fixed. If there is one thing I like more from the built in than Voice Dream is the dictation used when figuring out pronunciation of a word. That almost sold me if I hadn’t already put so much work into my pronunciation dictionary in Voice Dream. I have many foreign words in the documents I read and listen to, and I think I hate it when I come across a word with a hard G sound. (G as in the g in get) I have to finagle the spelling with only the English alphabet to get what I want, and sometimes I have to settle for good enough. Over all, I like Voice Dream. It’s a good app that I’ve used for quite a while, and I like how customizable it is. It just needs a little improvement before it gets five stars from me.
  • Best book reader

    5
    By Pkdodge
    This is by far the best text reader on iTunes. I tried more than a half a dozen apps to read ePub books and this one is amazing. I first thought the price was a little high before purchasing it but now after using the app I realize it is worth every penny.
  • Great concept well executed

    5
    By Elena14159
    I am in medical school and textbooks are now all online. It bothers me that i have to go to different websites through different databases every time i want to look something up from a text-and this requires internet. But voice dream reader allows me to pick the chapters I want and store them all in one place for quick reference. This app doesnt require internet!! Love that i can listen to my textbooks while driving, exercising, or even sleeping (hoping unconscious knowledge diffusion is possible). Anyway, one of my favorite features of this is that i can search either an individual pdf or can put in key words in the search button on the home screen and see which pdf titles contain what I'm looking for. Can be a little slow occasionally but considerinng how much Ive stored on here i dont blame it. I can even upload powerpoints into the app One complaint is that I can’t change the name of the document once it is imported into voicedream. However, even if I could I still don’t think I could import directly into the app because the format from the internet doesnt translate. Must save pdf first before pulling into the app, which can sometimes be a bit tedious. Want to put this out there in case others have the issue. I was having an issue with certain letter combinations sounding distorted. It turned out to be an error caused by ibooks, because they encrypt the text when you import things into ibooks. I thought that was the only way to pull book chapters from the internet on ipad, but turns out you can get it to download from a mac computer as well and store it wherever you like-drive, desktop,..etc. I reached out to the company and customer support was very helpful in troubleshooting the issue and quick to respond to my emails. Thanksss for making my commutes hands free, learning adventures!!! Love that i can use this time to study instead of panicking about what im missing during necessary, and often messy commutes.
  • Frustrating: controls not accessible from full screen

    3
    By h2odancer
    I’ve had this app for many years. I love that I can listen to long documents/websites rather than reading it. However, within the last few years I’ve been getting too frustrated that I’ve stopped using it. Although it’s not turned on, it always goes into full screen. Then I have problems getting to the controls (play/pause, forward, bookmark, etc). I’ve tried single/double taps or press and hold on the ‘header’ and ‘footer’ areas. I’ve even trying sliding my finger in all directions. Still the controls don’t appear. I end up using the phone’s control center or just closing the app.
  • Vital for Graduate Studies

    4
    By Aretha62
    As a graduate student I’ve found this app to be invaluable. It is an excellent tool for completing large amounts of reading for academic research. Highly recommend.
  • Magnificent… For the most part

    4
    By Mason Tilley 11119999022956786
    I love this app, and it is a great utility for reading things to me that I otherwise cannot see. However, there is one issue that I would really like either fixed or explain in better detail to me. Apparently, there is an option to move books into folders. If you click edit, select all the titles you wish to add to a folder, then click the add to folder button, then choose the folder, there is no folder created in the view, list or grid. So where is this folder being created at, if at all? I would like to sort my books more effectively, but these folders will not show up

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