Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-02-09
  • Current Version: 4.4.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 97.23 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,523 Ratings


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.



  • Doesn’t work with Bluetooth

    By Sleepy rabbit
    It is a cool app that can read PDF, however, I can only use this app with my speaker but not my Bluetooth devices. The voice won’t get transferred either to my Bluetooth earbuds or car speaker. This is a really annoying... or did I miss something? Also, the app can’t tell header and footer, - it reads everything... hope this can be updated in the update.
  • Voice dream reader

    By It makes you think a lot
    This application is worth it! You should download it as soon as possible. You won't regret it. I'm so proud of the developer of the application. Keep up the good work
  • Doesn’t recognize iBooks

    By Bacon Labs
    Needs iBook support
  • Simply superb

    By Appman5605
    Love it, great interface and accurate and natural sounding voice. It also has great share and import support.
  • THIS is how I stay up to date and up on my reading!

    By mediawolf
    When I come across articles or anything I don't have time to read right in that moment, I save it to Pocket. When I'm driving, cleaning house, exercising, flying across country, I sync Voice Dream Reader (which downloads all the new stuff I have saved in Pocket), and listen. This is a very high-quality reader with lots of well designed features and thoughtful settings.
  • Cool App + Great Customer Service

    By goldielocks78
    If you’re like I am and find listening rather than reading more convenient, then definitely give this app a try. I use it for PDF ebooks and it works really well. The only thing I struggled with at first is how to adjust the settings for PDFs, but that’s where the great customer service came in so handy. Sandra is really nice, quick to respond and provided simple step-by-step directions. The app also comes with a user guide too if I remember correctly.
  • Mispronounciation

    By windsir
    There’s a problem in the latest version with some words ending in “tion”. It is not pronounced “shun “
  • Among best four apps

    By Professor Tom
    I can't do without it. Author of five books since 2006 retirement. At 80, I am nearing 112, in measure of productivity. Voice Dream, drafts, the speech option on Pages, and two others account for this. I established a graduate degree at my university in the teaching of writing. Hearing yourself back in voice, female and male, alerts a writer for startling echoes. Major tool. Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus
  • Very useful app that gets the job done

    By KayaTiger
    This might not be the prettiest app in the world but it gets the job done. Ivona is the best text-to-speech synthesizer out there. I use this app all the time to listen to my Instapaper list and ebooks. I only wish it would work with PDF OCR and the developer made a Mac app.
  • Great spiritual tool

    By tg-indeed
    Are use this app for many things...articles on the web that I want to listen to instead of read is one. But I use it most often as a form of reminding me of positive affirmations and my personal mission statement. I record the things that I am grateful for and a list of my spiritual truths and will listen back to them as a reminder. I have written a colloquy, a dialogue between God and me and I listen back to that. I am a student of 7 habits of highly effective people and I have my mission statement read back to me as well. All of these things are amazing tools.