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Pro Easy to follow along with your eyes
If you look at the screen while the app is reading, the text scrolls and emphasizes the sentence and the individual words as they are read, kinda like high quality karaoke lyrics.
Pro Imported document (PDF, ePub, Doc, Mobi, TXT) is displayed in an easy to read, nicely arranged format.
VDR arranges most documents you import into a clean, easy to read format that is customizable. Can control the size of margins, select from several fonts & adjust the size, change text, background & highlight colours. Can swipe and view text in original layout/format or view as plain text and lose all the formatting for a simpler view of material.
Pro Highlighting text
Allows highlighting text on the fly.
Pro Very efficient voices
Pro Dropbox source
By being able to connect to Dropbox in the Voice Dream Reader app, you can open and read books that are stored in your Dropbox account.
Compared to the alternatives, this is a cheap solution.
Pro Reflows PDF text content as plain text
This feature lets you read along beautifully and in the focused and pac man modes. Great for studying purposes.
I bought a voice package from the iOS App Store as part of a package with voice writer & voice dream. There were over 20 voices/accents, now there is 2 voices.
Con No desktop client
Only available on iOS and Android mobile devices (includes tablets)
Con Ugly interface
The interface is ugly and not well thought out. For instance, putting items in folders removes the details from the list and replaces it with the name of the folder. Also, adding folder names has an ugly double popup.
Con Cannot read via OCR
If you have image based PDFs for example, this won't be able to read it, at least not without pre processing with other OCR software before exporting/uploading to Dream Reader.