Voice Dream Reader by Voice Dream LLC (Universal)
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Released: Feb 9, 2012
Version: 4.6.4
Size: 121 MB
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream LLC
Featured by Apple as Best New App in 81 countries including the United States and part of App Store Permanent Collections in Education.

“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

Supported Document Formats
- PDF, Plain text, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, RTF, and Google Docs.
- Web articles.
- EPUB eBooks. (DRM-free books only. Kindle and iBooks are not supported.)
- Bookshare Books.
- DAISY text-based books and audiobook.
- Audiobooks in MP3, MP4 or zipped MP3 format.
- Rich text and image support for all documents.

Text-to-Speech
- 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.

Reading Styles
- 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.

Tools
- Bookmarking, text highlighting and annotation. Highlights and notes can be exported.
- Full-text search.
- Built-in dictionary.
- Skip text in PDF header and footer.

Content Sources
- 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.

Library Synchronization
- Your entire library, including folders, reading locations, bookmarks and annotations are synchronized across all your devices using iCloud Drive.

*IMPORTANT NOTE:
It is not possible to load DRM protected ebooks. All books purchased on iBooks, Kindle and other commercial eBook platforms have DRM.

What's new in version 4.6.4
This update contains several bug fixes:

- Fixed: Cannot change sort order to ascending or descending.
- Fixed: After cancel search in library, the list doesn’t return to all.
- Fixed: Apostrophes not pronounced correctly by iOS voices.
- Fixed: Sleep timer's label doesn’t respond to taps.

Many users reported issues with iOS built-in voices after updating to iOS 12. We've tracked them down to bugs in iOS 12. Also, Siri Voices, such as Aaron, are no longer available to developers in iOS 12. We're working with Apple on these issues. Meanwhile, please use a non-iOS voice. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Voice Dream Reader is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + Voice Dream Reader is currently ranked #36 in paid Education apps for iPhone, as well as #129 in paid Education apps for iPad.
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