coldRead is a smart, interactive app made for actors by an actor.

First app with the ability to detect when you finish speaking, and play the following line back to you.

• EASY TO USE! Simply create a new folder, record each line from your script, and choose how you’d like to play it back.

• ACTS AS YOUR READER! It detects when you finish speaking and plays the following line.

• CONTROL THE PACE! Speed up or slow down your performance. No tempo constrictions like with regular voice recorders.

• NO TYPING! No importing PDFs. In just a few minutes, start memorizing and rehearsing your recorded lines.
• SELF-TAPE! Do it yourself. No asking friends for help. Put yourself on tape when no one is around to read with you, or just check to see if you’re happy with your read.
Check out our video tutorial at

As a working actor I was in need of a tool like this for years, but nothing existed that was actually effective. I was getting tired of constantly bothering friends and paying for recording studios.

I had no choice but to build it myself. The decision and the months of hard work paid off. I am now always well prepared and confident in my performances and auditions. I have a reader available in my pocket 24/7.

BE YOUR BEST SELF! Get coldRead for FREE today!

You can play up to 8 lines for free. That covers most co-star auditions. For unlimited access, please subscribe.

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What’s New

Version 1.7

• You can now import/export lines (audio files)
• Updated for new iPhone models
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Thanks for using coldRead! Please leave us a review in the App Store.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

zenjosey ,

I've wanted something like this for years

I tend to learn my lines while I drive and would record them on tapes to play on my tape deck, and later on my phone voice memos. But there was a science of timing I had to calculate to make space for the lines I would have to memorize. Having the listening option to learn them, then the mute function to work them is great!

The sensitivity of the recording is taking some getting used to but I'm getting it.

My only complaint complaint is I wish I could just buy this app outright, the subscription is a bit high. (Sup, other struggling actors🤜🤛)

VivienAngie ,

Amazing app! Very useful.

I absolutely love this app! It’s very hard for me to find people to read with me for my video auditions. This app finally replaced the need to have a reading partner. It works really well! It actually can detect when you are done with your line, and it plays the line of the other character right after your- making the scene flow naturally. I used to try to do this with a small voice recorder when I couldn’t find a reader in the past, but that was impossible because I had to rush my lines to match the timing of the recording. I am so happy that someone finally came up with this app. It also helped me memorize my six page long scene, yesterday in no time. None of the other line learning apps are actually useful. I paid for a bunch of them but they never stuck with me. This is the only acting app that does what it promises and I am sure I will be using on a daily basis. I am blown away!!!

dfrankhauser ,

Nice, but needs a few more features before I’m sold...

Everything that’s in it so far seems to be working in proper working order, the only thing I’m noticing is that it doesn’t seem like you can change the quality of the voice at all so it doesn’t sound exactly like yourself. Also wish there was a feature that you’d be able to read the lines off the phone as you’re recording. I usually don’t have access to a printer for all of my sides since they need to be sent out usually very quickly.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for using coldRead! Good news: we are adding the feature you suggested and very soon you'll be able to see actions (or lines) in full screen while you rehearse :). Let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions at


Miljan Milosevic
25.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Miljan Milosevic
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited 1 Month $10.99
  2. Unlimited 3 Months $26.99
  3. Unlimited 1 Year $83.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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