Voice Dream Reader is the latest popular app to make the jump to Android. Version 1 was recently posted to Google Play for the same $9.99 price and offers an accessible way to read a variety of formats including .PDF, .HTML, and unencrypted EPUB files. Like its iOS counterpart, features are designed to benefit both those with no vision as well as sighted users, with a variety of visual and auditory functions to customize reading. Direct BookShare integration is also included. Due to the nature of Android, any built-in voice can be used for reading, though premium voices will still be available which offer word by word highlighting. The author includes some additional notes on future plans for the app which we've included below. Thanks to Jerry for the tip.
The first version of Voice Dream Reader provides the core text-to-speech and reader functionality. We will extend this in forthcoming releases to bring its capabilities in to line with that of the iOS version, including the addition of:
- Braille support
- Ivona and Neospeech voices
- Pocket support, including save webpage
- Pronunciation dictionary
- Sleep timer
- Cloud sync to retain reading position across multiple devices
We also plan to add a native ePub/HTML reader supporting images.Source: Google Play
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.