Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 120.78 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,718 Reviews)
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Voice Dream Reader App Ratings: 4.5
Total 1,718 Reviews

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. - 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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Voice Dream Reader App Reviews

  • English voice sounds like crap

    By RandDguy
    What happened??? With the latest upgrade the English voice sounds terrible. What a huge step backwards.
  • Love this app but there are somethings I wish it did better!

    By JihmGiant
    Let me start off by saying that I love this app and I use it everyday. I am a grad student and read all day everyday. This app makes it easy to read anywhere I go on my iPad. I read on my commutes or where I can find time to squeeze in five minutes. I can sometimes, depending on the piece I am reading, simply put in my headphones and listen to the piece without having to have my iPad out. I also really enjoy that I can highlight and the premium voice really makes this app stand out from other applications like Speechify for instant. BUT there are somethings that I wish this app could do better. Footnotes and footers- while the app can distinguish between in text citations and gives the option to skip over these (super healthful for me) it does not skip over footnote sections at the bottom of the page or footers at the end of sentence. This makes listening to articles on the go difficult. No Apple Pencil writing- while I do like that I can highlight the articles as I am reading I wish that I could also use my Apple Pencil to write some notes on the margins. I would suggest making the Apple Pencil only for highlighting and writing and fingers ONLY for scrolling. Selecting words is not accurate - when I am working through a large book like Capital Vol 1 I like to start of at a slow wpm like 190 and eventually work my way up to 250 words and I am actively highlighting as I read, but I find that highlighting becomes in accurate. I often click on the define time when I mean the highlight one. Then when I go back to select the same word to begin defining a section the app does not allow me to select this word again so I have to stop the audio track and start highlighting at the end of the sentence as opposed to the beginning. Does not get much easier when using the Apple Pencil either. I also wish that I could BOTH high light and book mark a selected text on the same tap. It would also be really nice to be able to export the highlighted pdf but I do really appreciate that I can export my highlights in a text document. This makes writing article and paper drafts so much easier. Overall I really love this app. I bought and downloaded so many other tts app but they all lag compared to voice dream. If you’re a student who reads a lot I recommend getting this app.
  • This app is incredible

    By RustVel
    I can’t express enough how much I love this app. I love listening to books with this as if they were audiobooks. Surprisingly the voices don’t sound monotone at all - there’s this weird effect where the voice and emotion of the writing comes through even if the narration of the voices is flat. My only issue with the app is that studying textbooks is a pain. Highlighting is unwieldily and limited. And there’s no way to stop the app from reading all the “inbetwen” or footnote material. If you’re going to be reading mostly straight ePub files or if there’s no footnotes on your PDFs then this is perfect.
  • New update designed to make me lose my place

    By sjoo
    Whenever I click on the book to make the player controls appear and click again to make them disappear, the book scrolls up. When I click out of the app and come back, it goes back chapters...CHAPTERS! Now it bookmarks only where the cursor is, not what you're actually viewing. These changes are really dumb and glitchy. Hope these are fixed soon.
  • awesome

    By plagaise
    This app is awesome in every way. The app would be even better if you created an apple watch app. Also, you should add the ability to read amazon kindle books to this app. I'm not sure if that is even possible (I doubt it) but if there is any way that could be done you should do it.
  • Voice dream is great

    By Caroline Carbaugh
    Thank you for all the that you put into this app for the visually impaired. I absolutely love this app and have been reading the Harry Potter series with it. When I was going to read it today I for some reason but the book was downloaded twice so I accidentally deleted it and downloaded again my suggestion is what it showing everything you have in your library don’t show the A book in there twice when it’s already in there download it once
  • good

    By axcfdccscv
  • Massive timesaver

    By Anjelus_
    Protip: Use this in conjunction with Pocket. Voice Dreamer’ll automatically download your Pocket saves, so you can “do all your web surfing” in your ears as you’re hiking or whatever. Also it’s sweet to burn through articles/books at 500 words per minute, skimming what’s useless but highlighting & exporting the meaty bits.
  • This app is amazing!

    By anthemlightsfan
    This app is amazing! Way better than any other audio books i've ever used. Definitely recommend
  • Good app

    By Nancy.lc.
    This app does well with Daisy (digital accessible) formats. I appreciate being able to move around systematically in files. I wish images were available on iPhone.