Voice Dream Reader Adds OCR

April 4, 2019


Known for its realistic voices and ease of use, Voice Dream Reader has been among our top choices for text-to-speech apps for some time. The app supports most document formats including DAISY, EPUB, and most commercial eBook platforms, features a wide range of voices and languages, and even gives users access to a wide range of tools and reading styles. The app is also designed to be fully accessible, and is optimized for Voice Over, Braille, and switch control. For low vision readers, high contrast and large font size options are available.

Now, this feature-packed app has become even more powerful with the release of a new add-on app: Voice Dream Scanner(new window). This add-on allows users to scan and convert text into speech using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. The scanner is fast and accurate, and is designed to work even in poor lighting conditions.

While the add-on can be used as a standalone app to quickly scan and listen to documents, it can also be used within the Voice Dream Reader app. As soon as the stand-alone is downloaded, users are able to access the scanner through the main Voice Dream Reader app, so there’s no need to use both apps when scanning a document for text-to-speech.

• Supports scanning without use of data
• Automatically detects edges and orientation of document
• Automatically detects scanned languages
• Batch mode allows users to scan multiple pages quickly and efficiently

Note: Only languages using Latin alphabets are supported. It works all language supported by Voice Dream Reader except: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

The app costs $5.99 and gives users unlimited scans.