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.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,642 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Voice Dream Reader App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 1,642 App Reviews

Voice Dream Reader App Details

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

  • An MBA Student’s Dream

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!!

    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!

    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
  • Daily app

    By JimCriz
    This is one of a handful of apps that I use in my daily life. I love to read books/articles/etc. But I don’t have the time with work and kids. This allows me to “read”-listen during my commute and other times. Works great with the app Pocket. I use it with DRM-free books all the time also, which I store in Onedrive then us the “open in other app” to bring it into VoiceDream when I want them. While it isn’t up to audiobook quality, the voice “Sharon” is pretty easy to listen to. You can customize the speed of the reading to find what you like. Most of the pronunciation is well, though you’re going to get some odd ones sometimes. It is even getting pretty decent with abbreviations. Overall a great app. I’ve been using it for years.

    By OxfordShakespeare
    I rarely write reviews, but this is my favorite iPhone app. With its terrific free voices and the option of adding premium voices, it reads my books and PDFs almost perfectly. Well worth twice the price!
  • Use this app daily

    By Ryanxl
    Awesome app. Love the voice selection and syncs progress across multiple devices. Extensions such as Pocket work nicely, saving web page articles to voice dream reader is excellent as well. Definitely helps me focus and progress through a book or article. My mind tends to wander otherwise.