coldRead runs lines with users by responding to their cues just like a real reader.
**#1 app by Backstage's “Line-Memorization Apps Every Actor Should Know About" list.**

Smart, interactive must-have app made for actors by an actor.

coldRead runs lines with users by responding to their cues just like a real reader would.

Memorize, rehearse, and self-tape all by yourself.

No internet connection, no email address, and no annoying signing-up process required. The lines you record aren’t sent or synced to the cloud - they stay on your device. Speech recognition happens on the device as well.

Stop bothering your friends to read with you. Don’t spend money on time-limiting recording studios.

Save money. Be independent. Save time.

Record each line of your script and you’re all set. Lines will be transcribed as you record them.

When you say the very last word of your line (the cue), coldRead will “read” the following line back to you, just like a real reader would.

Rehearse anywhere and anytime you want. Speed up or slow down. Be loud or be quiet. It will follow along.

Memorize your lines quickly and efficiently. Use the built-in teleprompter until you’re off-book.
Put yourself on tape for that last-minute audition or before you get into the room with a casting director. Take as many takes as you need, and take as much time as you want.
With coldReader available in your pocket 24/7, you’ll be always ready, well prepared, and confident.

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What’s New

Version 3.2

Version 3.2:

• Now you can tap the screen to skip any line, regardless of the selected mode.
• Fixed a bug that prevented some users from self-taping.
• Fixed a bug preventing users from opening folders.

We work really hard to make the best experience for you. Thank you for the amazing reviews!

coldRead version 3 is a major update:

• 'On Cue' rehearsing mode
• Completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up
• Lines are transcribed as they are recorded
• New color theme

If you're enjoying the app, please leave us a positive review; it means a lot.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

filmwatcher1234 ,

Best line learning tool I’ve ever used! (Professional Actor)

This is a genius invention that has made line learning such a seamless process for me. It allows for hands-free line learning experience, through which my voice triggers the “reader” lines via a “cue word” feature. If I mess up the line, and don’t say the final cue word, the reader’s line is not triggered. This causes me to learn lines with more accuracy! One user mentioned that sometimes the cue word feature glitches (e.g. you have to repeat the cue word sometimes). I would say that having to occasionally repeat a cue word is a much simpler thing to do than having to break character to press a button or do something manual on my phone. Also, because of the cue word feature, I am not constrained to a pre-determined interval of silence within which to say my line. I can take as long as I need with the line as long as I finish with the cue word! This genius app developer has somehow managed to replicate the experience of a live rehearsal with a scene partner digitally — it’s not always going to be perfect, obviously, because it’s an app. I’ve been acting professionally for 8 years and have been involved in film/theatre for 16 years. It’s the best line learning tool I’ve ever used. Highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The reason developers we able to replicate the experience of a live rehearsal is because this app is truly created by a working actor. Many apps for actors offer everything but the thing actors actually need - to start memorizing and rehearsing as soon as they open that audition email from their agent. The excitement hits and all they want to do is GET READY. This is a business tool, not a game. 
Your review inspires us to do even better and even work harder. Really grateful. 
Please email us if you have any questions at

LukeSkyWanker ,

Learning lines just got easier ...

I’ve just gotten back in the acting business after retiring from a company I started back in the nineties. Things have really changed since I last trod the boards. The onus to provide video auditions now falls on the actor as self-taping has now become the norm. Couple this requirement while trying to cope with new technology just about overwhelmed your humble correspondent until I discovered the coldRead app. Having the ability to pre-record reader lines along with a neat algorithm to spit them back at you once you’ve finished yours is a godsend. There is a bit of a learning curve getting used to the app, but once you figure it out, it flows remarkably well. User tip: set Auto-Lock on your iPhone to “Never” to avoid interruptions. Finally, the only way this old actor (I joined SAG in 1972) can remember lines is by constant repetition and coldRead will repeat your scene over and over again until you hit the stop button. Brilliant!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind words. coldRead major version 3.0 is out. The features you mention we took to the next level. Now it's truly as close to the real rehearsing experience as it gets. And it will only get better.
Please email us at if you have any questions.
Again, thank you.

KnittelMan ,

“Almost” perfect!

I’m gonna start with my issue, because everything else is perfect. This app records lines inconsistently. It’s like when you record your lines for the “reader” it cancels out the white noise, but doesn’t do the same for your recording voice. So why is this an issue? Well when you record an audition, you have 2 options, to use the version where it mutes you when the reader reads, snd then unmutes you on your turn again. This provides a VERY clear voice for the reader. However even if you record everything the same way, it feels very unnatural because it cuts out the white noise. So it sounds very edited and take you out of it. But if you do option 2, it doesn’t mute you, but records the speakerphone version of the audio which also sounds terrible..

SIMPLE FIX! It should record audio fir the reader the same way it does for you when you audition. That way when it mutes you, it doesn’t sound so artificial.

Pros: everything else. The way you can record both lines of dialogue and just listen on repeat. Or mute one or the other to practice the lines. The multiple options such as voice recognizing the last word to move to the next piece of dialogue. Like this is the best app ever for learning lines. If they fixed the audio for recording it would never be matched by anyone.

App Privacy

The developer, Miljan Milosevic, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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