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
From 1,557 Ratings


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.



  • Great concept well executed

    By Elena14159
    I am in medical school and textbooks are now all online. It bothers me that i have to go to different websites through different databases every time i want to look something up from a text-and this requires internet. But voice dream reader allows me to pick the chapters I want and store them all in one place for quick reference. This app doesnt require internet!! Love that i can listen to my textbooks while driving, exercising, or even sleeping (hoping unconscious knowledge diffusion is possible). Anyway, one of my favorite features of this is that i can search either an individual pdf or can put in key words in the search button on the home screen and see which pdf titles contain what I'm looking for. Can be a little slow occasionally but considerinng how much Ive stored on here i dont blame it. I can even upload powerpoints into the app One complaint is that I can’t change the name of the document once it is imported into voicedream. However, even if I could I still don’t think I could import directly into the app because the format from the internet doesnt translate. Must save pdf first before pulling into the app, which can sometimes be a bit tedious. Want to put this out there in case others have the issue. I was having an issue with certain letter combinations sounding distorted. It turned out to be an error caused by ibooks, because they encrypt the text when you import things into ibooks. I thought that was the only way to pull book chapters from the internet on ipad, but turns out you can get it to download from a mac computer as well and store it wherever you like-drive, desktop,..etc. I reached out to the company and customer support was very helpful in troubleshooting the issue and quick to respond to my emails. Thanksss for making my commutes hands free, learning adventures!!! Love that i can use this time to study instead of panicking about what im missing during necessary, and often messy commutes.
  • Frustrating: controls not accessible from full screen

    By h2odancer
    I’ve had this app for many years. I love that I can listen to long documents/websites rather than reading it. However, within the last few years I’ve been getting too frustrated that I’ve stopped using it. Although it’s not turned on, it always goes into full screen. Then I have problems getting to the controls (play/pause, forward, bookmark, etc). I’ve tried single/double taps or press and hold on the ‘header’ and ‘footer’ areas. I’ve even trying sliding my finger in all directions. Still the controls don’t appear. I end up using the phone’s control center or just closing the app.
  • Vital for Graduate Studies

    By Aretha62
    As a graduate student I’ve found this app to be invaluable. It is an excellent tool for completing large amounts of reading for academic research. Highly recommend.
  • Magnificent… For the most part

    By Mason Tilley 11119999022956786
    I love this app, and it is a great utility for reading things to me that I otherwise cannot see. However, there is one issue that I would really like either fixed or explain in better detail to me. Apparently, there is an option to move books into folders. If you click edit, select all the titles you wish to add to a folder, then click the add to folder button, then choose the folder, there is no folder created in the view, list or grid. So where is this folder being created at, if at all? I would like to sort my books more effectively, but these folders will not show up
  • Blown away by how good it is.

    By Lj 12345678901234567890
    This is exactly what I was looking for. I am a graduate student and need to read give or take 200-300 pages per week. This reading usually includes very dense medical pdfs. This app works perfectly and is the most effective means to get through all the reading. This is much better than iBooks or any other pdf/ePub reading with speak enabled. The voice is solid and is actually able to pronounce the medical terms. It allows you to alter pronunciation on specific word and write out in syllables if computer is saying it wrong. You can continuously increase speed as you become use to it. Finally it remembers your spot and the pause and play is 100x better than any reader specifically concerning the application reading to you as you follow. Only wish this app was available on pc,Mac, and android because it’s that good and would pay again for the license. Thank you developer.
  • Great app but...not anymore

    By EduardPapapius
    I had this app for awhile....and it was the best for awhile too. My problem with it is I cannot storage the documents in my iPhone to be ready whenever I want. All the time I have to wait till everything is uploaded back in the app. Very frustrating
  • Horrible

    By netflixpsycho
    Have to read a lot for my job, and this app reads EVERYTHING aim the PDF... including the time and date stamp, headings, footer notes, EVERYTHING...
  • Nearly Perfect

    By Matthew Nautis
    Would prefer reading PDFs instead of extracting the txt. The txt is often jumbled and hard to read. Other than that, awesome app. Update: PDFs are slow to display when turning a page. It’s like the program is out of memory or something.
  • Best of the text to voice apps

    By Appman5605
    Tried several other text to voice apps over the past year, this is the one I am sticking with. Most intuitive user interface, easy to jump to different sections within a document, app allows for easy import of a variety of formats, I’ve purchased three additional voices, making it an excellent text to voice app.
  • Keeps freezing and crashing

    By namelessinalabama
    Ot used to work fine but for some reason every time i try to have it read any of the articles on the shelf it tempts it freezes and then crashes. Please fix it.