Voice Dream Writer helps everyone write better: Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you use the right words, and an active outline helps you organize and improve the structure of your writing.
• Featured in the US App Store Education Collection.
• "Voice Dream Writer's technically designed for people with reading disabilities, but it's useful for just about anyone who needs a little help proofing." - Lifehacker
Text-To-Speech Proofreading. Professional proofreaders recommend reading out loud as the best way to catch mistakes. Like a personal proofreader, Voice Dream Writer reads your writing using text-to-speech, so you can easily spot awkward sentences, grammatical errors and typos. Also, it can read words and sentences as you type or voice dictate. This way, you can type faster because you no longer have to look up to check the text you just wrote.
Word Finder. Voice Dream Writer helps you find the right words using phonetic search and meaning search. For example, search for "inuf" phonetically, and you will find "enough", and search for "Fast Africa Cat" by meaning and you will find "Cheetah." Word Finder also shows you the dictionary definition of a word as you type without you having to select anything or open another program.
Outline. As you write, Voice Dream Writer automatically creates an outline of headings, paragraphs and sentences. The Outline helps you structure your document better by giving you an always-on overview. You can also quickly navigate to a section in a long document without endless scrolling. Finally, you can drag and drop elements in the Outline to organize your writing. No more selecting, cutting and pasting large blocks of text.
Besides these unique features, Voice Dream Writer also comes with everything you would expect from any great writing tool:
• Comprehensive settings for text appearance
• Uncluttered writing area
• Search for text
• Search for misspelled words
• Word count
• Synchronize and backup with iCloud
• Import and export for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box
• Preview and print with multiple themes
• Markdown support for formatting
• Export to Microsoft Word format (compatible with Apple Pages)
• Support for Bluetooth keyboard
The app is not only fully accessible, it was designed with students and adults with print disabilities in mind. There are special tools for VoiceOver users to manage the cursor, select text, and find and correct misspelled words by stepping through them. Voice-based Proofreading and Phonetic Search are invaluable for people with dyslexia. Also included is the research-proven Dyslexie font.
Voice Dream Writer will continue to evolve. We would love to hear from you!
- Support for iPhone X.
- Better handle of large accessibility text sizes.
- Minor bug fixes and UI enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Lack of user interface optimization
When in between a note and trying to start a new note, it still takes 4 taps to start a new note.
When in the slide over view, the user interface is very bad when trying to look words on the right side of the app. Those words should appear on the bottom portion of the window.
Using iPad Pro 12.9” 2nd generation
I really love the UI of this app, but it has real syncing issues. The ability to crank up the font size and the ‘dark’ mode is wonderful, but I’ve had entire pages disappear because of problems with iCloud sync. I’ll navigate away from the app, come back and see the dreaded ‘closed because iCloud was syncing’ message and hold my breath. Wondering if this is the time that everything I just wrote was lost. It doesn’t happen all the time, and I would totally give this app a five star rating if not for this huge issue. From what I can see from other reviews I’m not the only person who has had this issue. I’d love to see the option of Dropbox syncing added, as I’ve never had issues with any of my other writing apps that use Dropbox.
I only gave this one star in the hope that I’ll get some type of developer response as to when Dropbox syncing might be added. As I said, I LOVE This app and truly want it to work correctly.
What a deceptively brilliant app
I call this app deceptively brilliant, because it appears to be so simple and uncluttered, but it conceals so much power. It can be used as a simple note taker, but it can also function as a powerful word processor. Its support of Markdown makes it one of my handiest apps, so simple no nonsense to use. Its outline facility makes navigating complex documents a breeze. I like the way its spell checker works and the interesting and helpful features for finding the right words make the app a must-have for those for whom writing is an important task. I am thrilled that I got this app and would like to recommend it strongly to anybody who needs a good, reliable text creation app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.