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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.

What's New

Version 4.5.4

- Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Release notes for 4.5.0

Version 4.5.0 is a major update, focusing on how Voice Dream Reader presents documents visually. It includes huge improvements in handling PDF documents.

The following new features require iOS 11.3:

- Export PDF documents with highlights and notes.

- Free vertical scrolling for PDF documents and maintaining the same zoom scale.

- Automatic scrolling, zooming and panning while reading PDF documents in original layout.

- Support for password-locked PDF Documents.

The following new features are available to all:

- Automatic detection and skipping of margin text for PDF documents. This feature is enabled by default for new documents, but you can disable it for an individual document. For documents already loaded in the library, you can enable it from the Documents menu.

- Support for table of content in PDF Documents.

- Improved Rich Text presentation of eBooks and HTML files.

- Improved VoiceOver support for Plain Text.

- Automatic detection and skipping of citations in academic papers.

- Automatic detection and simplication of URLs. For example, a long URL in New York Times would simplified as "nytimes.com"

- Many other minor bug fixes and refinements.

We work hard to continuously improve Voice Dream Reader, and we'll never bother you with popups asking for a review. But if you like Voice Dream Reader, please give us a 5-star review in the App Store. We'll be grateful. Just to go Settings in the Library, tap on Contact Us and Write a Review.

If you run into a problem, there might be an easy fix or explanation. Please email us by tapping on Contact Us and Email Support. We can't help if it's posted in a review.

Thanks and enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Outstanding, well designed application.

terryisok

I have been a heavy user of digital document & book ‘Text to Speech’ on three platforms for many years. This application is, hands down, the king of the mountain on Apples OIS devices. I noticed a previous negative review about unnatural sounding voices. This is an entirely unfair criticism for the following reason: Yes, if you only use one of the free Apple voices, they will sound robotic & unnatural. However; This fine developer has given uses abundant choices of the very best natural voices on the market that can be purchased from within this beautiful software. For example; purchase the inexpensive voice from ‘IVONA’ called ‘Amy’ and you will be impressed indeed! Also notice that if you use a voice like ‘Amy’, the developer of ‘Voice Dream’ has given us the options of sentence and paragraph pause time adjustment. The last comment I would make; is simply a heart felt thanks for the thoughtful hard work, the coder of this app has invested in Voice Dream! I love this software!!

Appreciation from a frequent user

OldExpatOz

I Voice Dream daily to read news articles from the web and PDF books. These are in different languages- English, German, Japanese and Chinese.

The program has performed extremely well. I would strongly recommend it to anyone that wants to do the same.

Many thanks to the development team.

Far from a natural voice

mossmassive

I’m sorry to say but this is nothing like a natural voice that this purports. It sounds very computerized and does not flow. I hope I just get used to it but the price tag does not justify what this app does. I feel like I wasted a lot of money based on untrue reviews. No wonder the app doesn’t even allow you to try it before you buy because we wouldn’t buy it after trying

Information

Seller
Voice Dream LLC
Size
123.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Voice Dream LLC 2018
Price
$22.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Tyler (Acapela Australian English Voice) $4.49
  2. Lisa (Acapela Australian English Voice) $4.49
  3. Bridget (NeoSpeech British English Voice) $4.49

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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