2021 Apple Design Award Winner! Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. Featured by Apple as Best New App and App of the Day in 81 countries and part of App Store Permanent Collections in Education.
“Both experts recommend Voice Dream Reader as the best app in the text-to-speech space.” - Wired
“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
- 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.
Supported Document Formats
- PDF, Plain text, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, RTF, and Google Docs.
- Web articles.
- Bookshare Books.
- EPUB eBooks. (DRM-free books only. Kindle, iBooks and most commercial eBook platforms are not supported.)
- DAISY text-based books and audiobook.
- Audiobooks in MP3, MP4 or zipped MP3 format.
- Rich text and image support for all documents.
- Scan paper documents with the camera for text-to-speech.
- State-of-the-art A.I. is fast and accurate, even in poor lighting conditions.
- Works entirely on device: No need for internet and your data stays private.
- Only languages using Latin alphabets are currently supported.
- 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.
- Recognize text for scanned PDF documents.
- Bookmarking, text highlighting and annotation. Highlights and notes can be exported.
- Full-text search.
- Built-in dictionary.
- Automicatically skip text in PDF header and footer.
- 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.
- Your entire library, including folders, reading locations, bookmarks and annotations are synchronized across all your devices using iCloud Drive
- Fixed adding pronunciation rule by selecting text.
- Other bug fixes and minor enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Kids aren’t the only ones who like being read to. Whether you’re listening to a story on your commute or you’d like to hear your big work presentation read back to you, Voice Dream Reader can helpfully turn text into speech.
I use this app on a daily basis. I use it at work and at home. The new features work very well -- especially the iCloud sync! As a totally blind user S can fully recommend this app to any body with- or without a disability. The app works as advertised and it has changed my reading experience on the iPhone and iPad. To the app developer: Keep it up! You changed and touched many lives for the better. If I could, I would shake your hand and congratulate you personally for what you have achieved and done for me. Hendrik Steyn
I have been using voice dream for nearly 2 years, and i think its one of the best apps ever. I have been doing some university studies, and i wouldnt have been able to read all my study guides, textbooks and other resources so comfortably, taking them everywhere i go on my phone, with the aid of voice dream. I like the voices, and have already purchased a few, for a nice variation to choose from. I would recommend this app any day.
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- Voice Dream LLC
- 161.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Voice Dream LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Paul (NeoSpeech US English Voice) R79.99
- Brian (Ivona British English Voice) R79.99
- Amy (Ivona British English Voice) R79.99
- Hugh (NeoSpeech US English Voice) R79.99
- James (NeoSpeech US English Voice) R79.99
- Bridget (NeoSpeech British English Voice) R79.99
- Graham (Acapela British English Voice) R79.99
- Salli (Ivona US English Voice) R79.99
- Will (Acapela US English Voice) R79.99
- Julie (NeoSpeech US English) R79.99
Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.
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