ReadBit Text to Speech Reader 4+

Listen to Books, PDFs & Links

Virtual Collaboration Research Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 144 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Your fastest reading companion! Listen to everything and miss nothing!

ReadBit is a free text-to-speech reader that helps you to listen to books, pdf, news, web articles and many other file formats. It saves a lot of time by instantly converting any text to an audiobook, reading all the information at your desired speech rate and providing an excellent listening experience with natural lifelike voices.

- Convert text files to audiobooks with an advanced text to speech in 27 languages
- Supports websites, ePub, pdf, jpg, png and more
- Scan physical documents with your camera and listen
- Amazing listening experience with more than 120 voices
- No more robotic voices! Listen to everything with the most natural voices in the market
- Text reader highlights the document word by word as it reads to enhance engagement and comprehension
- Summarizes text and extracts valuable insights such as keywords, places, and characters across chapters
- Change the speech rate. Listen faster!
- Track your progress with a personal reading habit tracker

A Free Text to Speech (TTS) Reader

Text to speech is an amazing technology that converts all text into audiobooks, whether it’s an online book, a pdf, a school assignment, or a lengthy report.

Listen to Books, PDF and Websites with Natural Voices

Driving? Or maybe taking a long walk? Listen to your books and web articles with natural, lifelike voices using our cutting-edge text-to-speech reader.

Reading Coach

Strong habits start with small steps! Reading Coach is a tool that serves your document in bites like IG stories, tailored for your daily reading time. We call them Bits, and they make reading easier and more fun than ever!

Create Playlists

Create a list of your favorite blog posts, articles, books, or pdf and take them with you anywhere you go! You can create playlists to listen to your files back-to-back in your preferred order.

Highlight and Focus

The text reader highlights every word while reading out loud. You can scan physical documents and books to read along while listening. Highlighting the text increases your focus and helps you retain more information than just reading.

Need a spell checker?

Do you know what is one of the best things about a text-to-speech reader? You can use it as a spell checker. ReadBit will convert your file from text to speech, pronounce every word, and let you spot any misspelled words instantly.

Summarize and Save Time

ReadBit is not only a text reader but also a summarizer. It digs out the most relevant information like keywords, characters, and places.

ReadBit is developed by Mediate, an MIT spinoff AI start-up based in Boston. As Mediate, we develop innovative computer vision systems with the support of the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Subscription Plans:
ReadBit has limited access to some advanced features such as Natural Voices, Font Adjustments and Keywords. If you would like unlimited access, we have created subscription plans.

1 Month: $11.99
6 Month : $59.99 ~ $9.99/month
12 Months: $95.99 ~ $7.99/month

If you choose to purchase a subscription plan, the payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. All plans automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. If you don't choose to purchase a plan, you can simply continue using designated ReadBit features for free.

You can read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy from here:

What’s New

Version 1.6.130


We have exciting news with this release! Below are the latest updates and improvements:

1) Minor UI changes, various crash and bug fixes for a faster and more stable experience.

More exciting features are on the way! As always, we appreciate any feedback to provide the best solutions for our users. Let us know what you think about ReadBit by leaving a review or sending your thoughts to


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Guardian Blade ,

Having a crashing problem.

So this app has worked for me really well since I first downloaded it. It would sometimes crash when I tried to open it, but then would open the second time, so I didn’t see a problem. Now it crashes whenever I try to open it. It sits there like it’s trying to load up the app like it always did, then just closes after about 16 to 18 seconds. The only thing I know that’s different is that I copied about ten 3 to 5 hour long text files in, and put them in a folder. Not sure if the app just can’t handle loading that much or if it’s something completely different, but I hope it gets fixed soon. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out to us regarding this issue, and sorry to hear that this crash has been repeated multiple times in your experience. ReadBit is designed to handle 3-5 hour long text files (and even more), so there might be another cause to this crash. We would like to resolve it as soon as possible, so if you can email us the details of the issue (file format, screen recordings, any additional information) at, we can help you faster. Looking forward to hearing from you!
The ReadBit Team

theCreatist ,


I can’t fully get into ReadBit because of the subscription pricing! The idea sounds great, but I don’t really know what ReadBit gives me that Voice Dream Reader doesn’t! Why? Because being a disabled senior won’t allow for all these app subscriptions so prevalent today!?i seriously need a LIFETIME payment option! If there was a LIFETIME payment option, I would jump on it right away! I just can’t take on all these app subscriptions!? Won’t you PLEASE consider a Lifetime pay option? I think the subscription payment should go into hiding! I know developers need to get pay for what they build, but the iOS PLATFORM’S gone crazy with the subscription model! And, what does ReadBit give me over Voice Dream Reader and such apps? Until something is done about the subscription model, I take away stars! I would like to use this app but the subscription payment is not for me, unfortunately! PLEASE set a Lifetime payment option! I am waiting! THANKS! DEVELOPER, would you please address! Please don’t ignore this review! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Dear User, thanks for sharing your concern with us. We hear you and we're sorry that this is not the ideal solution for you. We would also like to inform you further on why we need to have a subscription. We work with external servers to provide natural voices in ReadBit, and those servers charge us for this voices based on word usage of our users. Our subscription plans that offer natural voice words are priced based on those costs we face to make our business sustainable. We hope to find new solutions in the future to make ReadBit more affordable and accessible for our wider community of users. In the meantime, we'd kindly like to remind you that you can earn up to 10,000 natural words by referring your friends in ReadBit. You can also reach out to us at to share more feedback about our app and let us improve your experience in the best way we can. Thank you for your understanding. All the best, The ReadBit Team

Mehmet Can Alaca ,

Lovely Reading Companion

I’m really glad that I found out about this app and can finally have the books that I already own as audiobooks. Sometimes while working on a thing, I wished I could resume my books as if I was listening to a podcast, but didn’t really want to be charged for a book I already own twice for the audio book version. Now I just scan several pages before switching to work and keep listening to my books. Once I’m done with my work, I just switch back to the book, and I don’t even need to worry about where I was since the app does a great job at showing where I was exactly.

App Privacy

The developer, Virtual Collaboration Research Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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