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Get a chance to win Voice Dream Reader TTS App [REVIEW-GIVEAWAY]


How to enter Voice Dream Reader Text-To-Speech App Giveaway:

1. Subscribe to RJMarmol.com’s newsletter here.

2. You will receive a “Welcome/Thank You” email. In it, you will see the iTunes Redeem code at the email banner area.

3. Click on it, copy the code and redeem* it.  First person who gets/redeems  the code gets the Voice Dream Reader Text-To-Speech App.

4. That’s it! So hurry and get it before someone else does!

*Don’t know how to use an iTunes/App Store Redeem Code? Here’s how:

1. Just to the App Store as usual, by tapping on the App Store icon on your iOS device.

2. Tap on “Featured” option located on the bottom of the screen.

3. Scroll all the way down and tap on the option that says “Redeem” just above the “Apple ID” field.

4. You’ll see the “Enter your Gift Card or Download Code:” prompt.

5. Type or paste the Download Code and the specific app will be downloaded to your iOS device.

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It’s been a busy day in the app review world and I sure have a lot of apps to review in the coming weeks. But… I am excited to share that there’s one particular app that’s helping me make sure I have one less thing to worry about when it comes to keeping abreast with all the buzz around me: Voice Dream Reader. It’s a text-to-speech app that lives up to its name because it works like a dream.

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Here’s why:

I’ve come across (and actually bought many) other TTS apps in the App Store and most of them have hefty price tags attached to them…and perhaps rightly so considering all the convenience they promise to provide you, it seems to make sense.

Voice Dream Reader [iTunes link] is one such app but without being overpriced.

And while I normally save the price for last, I wanted to get that consideration out the door this time because this just might be your lucky day! The good developers of Voice Dream Reader app have been generous enough to provide me with an additional promo code! :)

GIVEAWAY PROMO IS OPEN WORLDWIDE!

So stay with me and I’ll let you in on the details of this Voice Dream Reader App Giveaway later in this post. But first, my review:

What does the Voice Dream Reader app do?

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It’s a text-to-speech app. Like most TTS, it converts text to audio and read it back to you.

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You mean like an audiobook? YES but better! If you have ebook collections, there’s no need to buy separate audiobook versions of it. Just import your ebooks to the Voice Dream Reader app and voila! Instant audiobook.

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Don’t care for ebooks, don’t have any?

Well the good thing about the Voice Dream Reader app is that it can do so much better than just read out imported ebooks or ePub ebooks, it can:

1. Read articles, blog posts, reports, papers, and books using the best available text-to-speech technology that comes out amazingly natural.

2. You can download trimmed articles from Pocket (Read It Later). All you have to do is set up your Pocket account in the app settings and from then on, all articles from your Pocket will be synced to the Dream Reader app each time you open it. Instapaper also supported (subscription account required).

3. Once imported, articles are stored locally for offline listening.

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4. It can extract text from PDF, ePub, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Apple Pages, RTF, HTML and plain text files.

5. Import files directly from your Dropbox.

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6. It can extract text from a Web page directly with a built-in browser.

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7. You want certain portions of articles read to you? You can add new articles using copy and paste via “In Editor” option.

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8. It can also translate articles (using translation credits, that can be purchased in the app).

9. You can read using a playlist from all your articles.

10. Easily adjust text size and choose between light and dark themes.

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11. It comes with a female American English voice with option to buy additional voices (52 voices to choose for) for English, or for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic for an in-app purchase of $0.99 per voice.

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Can I import books from iBooks or Kindle?

Import from iBooks or Kindle is currently unsupported because third party apps are not allowed to access the content in these apps.

Like:
1. Fast import from DropBox.
2. Fast sync with Pocket.
3. Fast extraction and conversion of text from websites.
4. In over a month of daily use, the app never hanged or crashed.
5. Easy adjustment of reading voice pace.

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6. Very useful as tool for checking written articles (for spellcheck, grammar, flow of thought). Since having the app, I no longer have to re-read drafted blog posts for error-proofing prior to publishing. I just open the editor, paste the article and let it read to me. It’s easier to spot errors this way than in relying with my tired eyes. As you can see here, I actually used it as the main text editor for writing this post!

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7. Just like Safari’s Reader, it supports the “Define” button.

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Don’t Like:
1. This is actually more of a “wish” than a “don’t like”: I hope the developers would add support for other third party apps, mostly cloud storage similar to DropBox like SugarSync, Google Drive, SkyDrive and even EverNote.

The Verdict:
A full-featured, highly-reliable and very efficient text-to-speech app — the best I’ve used so far. It’s an indispensable tool for the voracious reader, perpetual news junkie and pro blogger. It simply makes so many things easier from consuming information to creating your own. Priced at $1.99, it is worth all that and more.

I’ve never given this rating before in RJMarmol.com but the Voice Dream Reader app simply deserves no less than a perfect score: 5/5 stars.

AND NOW, THE VOICE DREAM READER APP CAN BE YOURS FOR FREE!!!

I have one promo code courtesy of VoiceDream.com ready and waiting for the lucky winner.

How to enter Voice Dream Reader Text-To-Speech App Giveaway:

1. Subscribe to RJMarmol.com’s newsletter here.

2. You will receive a “Welcome/Thank You” email. In it, you will see the iTunes Redeem code at the email banner area.

3. Click on it, copy the code and redeem* it.  First person who gets/redeems  the code gets the Voice Dream Reader Text-To-Speech App.

4. That’s it! So hurry and get it before someone else does!

*Don’t know how to use an iTunes/App Store Redeem Code? Here’s how:

1. Just to the App Store as usual, by tapping on the App Store icon on your iOS device.

2. Tap on “Featured” option located on the bottom of the screen.

3. Scroll all the way down and tap on the option that says “Redeem” just above the “Apple ID” field.

4. You’ll see the “Enter your Gift Card or Download Code:” prompt.

5. Type or paste the Download Code and the specific app will be downloaded to your iOS device.

Good luck! :)

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