Voice Dream Reader

50% off until July 4. Read with your ears! Voice Dream Reader is a widely acclaimed desktop-class app that reads articles, documents and books out loud. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable visual layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style and level.

Featured as Best New App in 81 countries including the United States and Apple 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.
- Experimental rich text and image support for all documents.

- 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.

- Bookmarking, text highlighting and annotation. Highlights and notes can be exported as text.
- 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.

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

Voice Dream Reader App Description & Overview

The applications Voice Dream Reader was published in the category Education on 2012-02-09 and was developed by Voice Dream LLC. The file size is 85.72 MB. The current version is 4.2.4 and works well on 8.2 and high ios versions.

- Bug fixes.

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Voice Dream Reader Reviews


Best app I've EVER downloaded  tarchuletta  5 star

First off, I'd recommend getting Hugh's voice, it's the best in my opinion. Second, this app is the most productive and useful app I've ever used. I can "read" so much more than time would regularly allow me. It substantially increases the amount I am able to learn (I use it for study purposes) without requiring me to create time in my schedule to do so. If you want to increase your productivity as far as learning goes, download the app. It's more than worth the money. Third, becoming familiar with Regex (or Regular Expressions) will increase what you get out VoiceDream Reader 10 fold. You'll have to watch some YouTube videos on how it works, but it's worth the time investment. Gives you a lot more control over how you'd like your specific text read. And to the developer, thank you for this amazing application; it has increased how much I am able to learn and that is invaluable to me. I'm extremely thankful for your work. Thank you.


Fixed: Problem sync w Dropbox and Evernote  Javerlee  5 star

Update: just a few days after I sent a note to devs about this problem they wrote me back saying that this bug would be fixed and they were true to their word! The manual says "Voice Dream Reader supports Dropbox natively. If you wish to change the Dropbox account, please disable it and then enable it again." This is unclear and my app is unable to sync w any of the content sources except for instapaper, which I haven't used in years. I really wanted this app to work, but unless it can sync w Dropbox Evernote or Gdrive it is not as convenient or useful.

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Make TTS great again! Essential app!  Pazu Kong, Tibet  5 star

I'm using this app every single day since I bought it! And I bought this app for several friends as gifts, some of them used it while cooking or jogging, they all love it. I really love listening to eBooks with the iOS' built-in "Speak Screen" + iBooks or Kindle. When I saw Voice Dream, I wondered why people would rather pay for an app which seems to have the same function as the free alternative. I decided to give it a try. What I like about this app, flawless continuous text-to-audio, playback can be paused by remote control button on headset (works with Airpods), or a simple double-finger tap on screen. Just point to any sentence, and it starts reading that particular section. I could easily see the remaining reading time required for the book, the remaining time changes when you change the reading speed. This is one of the best purchases I've made since I started using iPhone, I will rate it as 5 stars and an Essential app.


The best  Joewalch  5 star

Having spent hundreds of dollars on text to speech software for reading books for school and work and fun, this is one of the best and most inexpensive. Highly recommended.


This app is a dream!  Ryanxl  5 star

Every option I could want. From voice speed, to adjusting the pause at the end of a sentence, to iCloud syncing and more for text and so on... Very simple to use. Great voice selections. Very impressive. Thank you so much!

nuclear legs

Terrific  nuclear legs  5 star

Well made, useful, super helpful for college students. It got me through so much dense and difficult material. I really appreciate this app.

Joe and Smoe

One of my favorite apps  Joe and Smoe  5 star

How does "web access restricted" change this app?


Awesome app  Z-Bach  5 star

Give us quality Croatian/Serbian voice. Other than that, it's an A+ app.

Pete Wakeman

No lie. Five true stars.  Pete Wakeman  5 star

This is really just an awesome app. I did a bunch of shopping around, test-drove four of the top-rated TTS apps for iPad. Voice dream stands out, not just as the best TTS solution in the bunch, but more than that, as an example of what an app should be like generally on an iPad, for ease-of-use and a clean interface. In other words, it's fun to use; it gives that little thrill you get when you discover something that's been designed just right.

Dent De Leon

Excellent TTS  Dent De Leon  5 star

Well designed controls. Pronunciation is a nice option. You can highlight a word and type in a phonetic spelling that sounds better. Be advised that the numerous free iOS voices are functional but not especially esthetically pleasing. The app purchase includes one free high quality voice you can choose down load; choose wisely and be prepared to buy more. The high quality voices are quite nice. The iOS voices are understandable but I find them not as easy to listen to for long periods. The quality of the app and it's functionality are what you can expect for the price. I can recommend it. ★★★★★


Rich Cavallaro richcav 3 star

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Chancey Fleet ChanceyFleet 3 star

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My favorite app!  dadoffourkids7  5 star

This app stands out as my favorite app. I really like how it can save web pages to read out loud. I use this every day in my commute to work. The new version just adds more great features!


Great concept well executed  Elena14159  5 star

I am in medical school and textbooks are now all online. It bothers me that i have to go to different websites through different databases every time i want to look something up from a text-and this requires internet. But voice dream reader allows me to pick the chapters I want and store them all in one place for quick reference. This app doesnt require internet!! Love that i can listen to my textbooks while driving, exercising, or even sleeping (hoping unconscious knowledge diffusion is possible). Anyway, one of my favorite features of this is that i can search either an individual pdf or can put in key words in the search button on the home screen and see which pdfs contain what I'm looking for. Can be a little slow but considerinng how much Ive stored on here i dont blame it. I can even upload powerpoints into the app. I could also see it being useful for storing reference articles for researchers and im sure there are many other great uses of this app. Thanksss!!


Does what it says  Bradrac  4 star

There's a lot of options and it is definitely better than many other readers. Loses a star because I read a lot of listed things such as rules and protocols. There is no pause when moving from the end of a bullet and on to the next even though there's a period. Makes that sort of document tough to interpret. Fix that and it will have 5 stars.


Not for Graduate User  DrAAAPD  2 star

I was extremely excited for this app as I have long commutes and was hoping to get some of homework out of the way by listening to my assigned journals and articles. However, this app does not support PDF articles well. It seems to have a viray of glitches and will jump from one section to another. The reader will also skip from reading one article to a completely other article that is in my library.


Best  6milliondollardude  5 star

By far the best reader out there. When are you going to allow us to accompany the read with music? That would be amazing.


EXCELLENT!!!  2mules  5 star

I have tried every TTS app i can find and voice dream is the best of the best. The in app purchased voices from neospeech are VERY good. I bought one american female and one male and i don't think i will need to buy any others. There is an occasional mispronunciation and i KNOW that there is a way to fix that but i have been so caught up with listening to my favorite books not yet in audio that i just haven't bothered. A great app for addicted audio listeners!


It's good, but there's just one problem  Srhardwig  4 star

I enjoy this app very much. Yes I do. I like the voices. Maybe you could add some more. Maybe you could create some celebrity voices or something. That would really bring some joy to this app. The app is good, but there's a problem that I faced. When I was trying to use the Laura voice in a book, it wouldn't work. I tried to download it again. The app told me that the download was successful. When I tried to use the voice with the same book,, it still didn't work. Yes, the neospeech and ivona voices, but maybe a few acapella voices need fixing like Laura's voice.


The best ebook reader for IOS.  Rober555x  5 star

This is probably my favorite app, and for sure the best ibook reader I've ever tried in the IOS ecosystem. I wish they could add support for Kindle books.


Best app ever  bigpoppakneehouse  5 star

It has revolutionized my book intake in an amazing way. On my own, I am a super slow reader. This helps me work through my ADHD and "fly" through books at a previously unthinkable pace.


No Good for iBooks  JNL20009  1 star

I was looking for something to help read aloud textbooks purchased in iBooks; this app is not it.

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