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.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,581 Ratings

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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Reviews

  • Very good, a few things that would be better👇🏻

    5
    By capedape
    1. 👉 Ability to import a pdf and additional settings to only read the highlights, or bold parts, or both. I think students would really use this 🙌 2. Some real granular settings like ability to only read the first and last sentences of all paragraphs. This would be a way to quickly review a book, decide if you want to read a book fully, or decide to stop on that section and read it closer. 🏆 3. Setting to ignore text like footers 4. Ability to change the icon so it pops out more The first two I would LOVE to see. Please consider the possibilities.
  • Great Voices and East to use

    5
    By DawnstarPhoenix
    I like this app to listen too articles I got from Pocket or to proof read my writing. It has the ability to let you purchase additional high quality voices. Th voice companies charg a lot for voices but this developer work out a way you can enjoy them for a bargain price. Devs were very responsive when I had a question.
  • Nothing even comes close

    5
    By bluecansam
    Any negative reviews this app gets is usually due to the developer changing the layout or removing an outdated, obsolete feature, which are emotional reactions to change. Objectively, there are computer programs that do all the same things this app does, and does it better, but that is an unfair comparison. When contrasting this app to its peers here on the app store, there is nothing quite like Voice Dream Reader. I can't imagine ever using any of the alternatives. If, for whatever reason, the developer stops supporting the app, and iOS and iPhones upgrade to the point where VDR would no longer work, I wouldn't upgrade my phone or operating system, hands down. That being said, I hope Winston keeps the updates and improvements coming for a long time to come.
  • Best App Ever!!

    5
    By Picture Elegance
    I use this app to proofread my reports on my job. It’s indispensable for me because it allows me to focus on other task as my writings are being read back to me. I understand that Siri reads selections too; however, Voice Dream’s voice options sound more natural to me. I truly would recommend this app to any business professional or person who struggles to stay focused with reading task.
  • Bugs

    4
    By Sunfriend
    1) Sometimes it jumps over a few words ahead without reading them. 2) Plain text ok but Rich text option that shows text originally has issues: some books are showing symbols instead of the letters in the words. 3) Sometimes selecting the word to get definition became a real pain. iPad Air Pro
  • Enjoyed until abruptly stopped working

    4
    By Swade83
    This app has been tremendous for me. However, suddenly, it just quit working. I hit play button and nothing happens. It’s the same with any thing I want to read. I would rather have taken this straight to develop or support but could not find any way to do that. I hope that voice dream LLC can help me resolve this as I really enjoy this application
  • Use it every day.

    5
    By Tiberius1967999
    This is one of my few paid apps, and it's been fantastic. I use it every day. I especially like combining listening and reading visually in Pac-Man mode, as it approximately doubles my reading speed with no loss in comprehension. There’ve been very few issues, and support has been extremely responsive and effective. Recommended without reservation.
  • It doesn’t work !

    1
    By Ginatag
    I was hoping I could make it work to read kindle . I asked for help and the tech wrote back to do a series of downloads to make it work but I read the reviews and no one could make it happen . I asked for my money back and I didn’t get a respond . My main and only purpose was to read the kindle!
  • Superb

    5
    By Dent De Leon
    I am on the second draft of a novel. I use VDR to proof-read my text. The UI is well laid out and the developer updates the app regularly. It’s well worth the price. 5 stars ★★★★★
  • Promising but frustrating

    3
    By Pyzmark1
    It mostly does what I want but randomly stops reading, so that I have to open it up and select a place to restart manually. This makes it almost useless at the moment. A great app that is really frustrating for this reason.

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