Apps that Benefit Individuals with Disabilities

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Apps that Benefit Individuals with Disabilities

Compiled By: Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP 603-491-6555 –
Memory, Prompting, & Organization Apps

Awesome Note Lite (+Todo) By BRID (Free)

Awesome Note is an innovative note taking application and to-do manager that allow you to combine notes with to-do flexibility. Awesome Note enables you to customize its look with themes the way you want it to be displayed with different folder icons, colors, fonts and paper backgrounds.

Bento By FileMaker, Inc. ($4.99)

It’s never been easier to organize all the details of your busy life! Manage contacts and club members, coordinate projects and parties - even track vet bills and vehicle maintenance in one, easy-to-use application.

Bread + Milk By Jim Holloway ($1.99)

A grocery list app good for budgeting. You can also share your shopping list via email.

Bug Me By Electric Pocket ($1.99)

Make quick handwritten ink notes and reminders on the fly... set quick alarms, save notes to your home screen and share your "sticky" notes by email or Twitter.

Child Timer By Galante Software LLC ($1.99)

Use your iPhone/iPod/iPad and Child Timer to get your child to complete activities without any yelling or screaming. Special background pictures & sounds make this timer app more fun for your kids!

Flipside HD By JBB Productions ($1.99)

Flipside HD is a brand new notecard application designed that makes studying fun. Create cards quickly and easily. Study cards in a gorgeous full-screen mode. Mark cards that you don't know and study only those marked cards. Shuffle the order of cards to exercise your memory.

iStudiez PRO By Andriy Kachalo & Michael Balashoff ($2.99)

A student's life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!

J’s Job Jar By James Norton ($0.99)

Add jobs on your to-do list into the jar, and whenever you have some free time, give the jar a shake and watch the paper fly! Job Jar will select the job most likely to lead to job satisfaction.

MindJet By Mindjet LLC ($7.99)

Now you can have the power of visually connecting ideas and information right at your fingertips. Mindjet brings your ideas to life allowing you to create, view, edit, upload and download mind maps anytime, anywhere.

VoCal By GZero Ltd ($3.99)

A great new concept we call VOICE REMINDERS - They are like Voice Memos only they alert you at the time you choose!

NotifyMe 2 By PoweryBase Inc. ($2.99)

NotifyMe 2 is a simple yet powerful to-do reminder that lets users quickly create personal to-dos and reminders with alerts for quick daily and on the go usage.

RTM: Remember The Milk By Remember The Milk (Free)

Take your to-do list anywhere with this feature-packed app; never forget the milk (or anything else) again. This app connects with the popular online service of the same name. With millions of users worldwide, Remember The Milk is everywhere you are: from mobile to the web to apps including iCal, Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and more.

ReQall By reQall Inc. (Free)

Remember what's important to you, here and now. Whether it's an urgent report, a call to a friend, a project at school, a task at the mall-reQall gathers and manages them all, and alerts you at just the right time and place. Let reQall handle it!

Say it & Mail it Pro Recorder for iPad By Carnation Software ($3.99)

The fastest way to email a voice memo from your iPad to yourself or to someone else and optionally include a photo, movie and Google map location. "Say it & Mail it Pro" has been designed with simplicity and speed in mind. It remembers your name and an email address, which makes it very fast and easy to send an email memo.

Stacks PRO By Dustin Kirk ($4.99)

Stacks is hands down the best flashcard application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Stacks offers unparalleled quality in its design, ease of use, and rich variety of content. Included you’ll receive over 15,000 professionally crafted flashcards as well as the ability create your own flashcards. 

Sticky Notes By TapFactory (Free)

Create fun and creative reminders to place on your screen so you'll never forget a thing. Now with Bump technology!

TextMinder By Adam Alexander ($1.99)

TextMinder allows you to schedule SMS text reminders to be sent to you at the times you specify, repeating as often as you choose. Remind yourself of your medication, diet, exercise or financial goals, shopping, errands, bills, household chores, and other todo tasks and tickler items.

Things By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG ($19.99)

Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Other todo applications either oversimplify or are too difficult to use. Things instead offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features. Effortlessly manage to-dos, notes, due dates, and projects.

Time Timer By Time Timer LLC ($4.99)

Time Timer has a disappearing red-disk allows individuals to actually see time, making the passage of time obvious and tangible. Simply set the Time Timer to the length of your activity. And as time elapses, the red-disk gradually gets smaller.

Todo By Appigo ($4.99)

Syncs Projects & Checklists. Sync from iCal (using Appigo Sync). Free Todo Online 14-day Trial Subscription. Free iCal Sync (Wi-Fi required). Free Outlook Sync (Wi-Fi & Outlook 2003 or newer required).

Visual Scheduler By TOMATO Co., Ltd (Free)

Manage your schedule with simple interface and operation. The Tomato Scheduler that can easily be used by anyone.

You can manage your schedules with selecting tables and buttons on a screen.
Picture Scheduler By Petr Jankuj ($2.99)

Picture Scheduler is tasks organizer for people with disabilities. Create picture, text, video or audio task, automatically create backup task for later restore, import video files from device or via iTunes file sharing, shows fullscreen picture (optional), enable "Hide" mode, so you will never delete the task, only hide it, unread tasks are marked and show badge icon, sort tasks into categories, local notifications - app shows alerts even if it is closed

First Then Visual Schedule By Good Karma Applications, Inc ($9.99)

First-Then visual schedule application is designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support for those with communication needs. This application provides an affordable and convenient audio-visual prompting tool.

Priority Matrix By Hai Nguyen ($3.99)

Priority Matrix is a visual way to organize your list, agenda, and priorities. It is inspired by proven time management techniques, and designed for ease of use and flexibility.

OmniFocus By The Omni Group ($19.99)

OmniFocus brings task management to your fingertips. Keep track of tasks by project, place, person, or date. Bring up a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, things to do at home, and any other lists you need.

Toodledo By Toodledo ($3.99)

Toodledo is a powerful task and note manager, for the iPhone and iPad. It will help organize your to-do list and notes, and make you more productive. You can use Toodledo as a standalone application, or you can have it seamlessly synchronize your lists with, one of the most popular online task managers.

Voice4mail By Helixys, Inc (Free)

Voice4mail uses a simple 3-step process: 1) select your contact or multiple contacts from your address book, 2) record your message, 3) send.

Evernote By Evernote (Free)

Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.

PaperDesk for iPad By WebSpinner, LLC ($1.99)

Leave behind your paper notebook for your next class lecture or meeting. PaperDesk is a simple, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad. The entire design goal behind PaperDesk was to mimic, as closely as possible, a simple pad of paper with no unnecessary frills. Yet it still boasts features that enable quick and responsive note taking.

Todo+Cal+Sync By Synthesis AG ($14.99)

Todo+Cal+Sync is an advanced todo and calendar management application specifically designed for the iPhone. Just swipe left+right to switch between todo, month, day and list views. It offers a simple visual interface to quickly access and organize multiple calendars, large lists of ideas, projects and things to do, while offering the full power of both hierarchically structured or free form categories/tags.

Pocket Picture Planner By Cognitopia Software LLC (Free)

Use pictures to make plans! This app lets you view a visual calendar of scheduled activities created in Picture Planner on your Macintosh or Windows computer. All icons have graphic image, text label, and text to speech.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Apps

Hidden Curriculum- Kids by AAPC ($1.99)

Children with autism spectrum disorders learn hidden curriculum only by direct instruction. These entries spur conversations about the countless “unwritten social rules” that we encounter every day and that can cause confusion and anxiety.

Hidden Curriculum- Adolescents & Adults by AAPC ($1.99)

On a daily basis, we are surrounded by unstated rules and customs that can make the world a confusing place for people with autism spectrum disorders. Learn how to deal with this ever-elusive “hidden curriculum” through real-life examples and suggestions. Items cover topics such as social relationships, community, money matters, workplace, and many others.

iInteract By Assessment and Development Group ($8.99)

iInteract is a portable basic communication board that a child can utilize to communicate their wants and needs on the go. This app provides visual pictures paired with audio feedback. Choose a boy or girl voice.

iMean by By Michael Bergmann ($4.99)

This application turns the device into a letterboard with large easy- to- read keys and word suggestions. It helps individuals with communication and formulating thoughts.

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People By Steven Troughton-Smith (Free)

Grace App is a non-speaking, simple picture exchange system developed for people with Autism to communicate their needs independently. Users can select pictures to form a semantic sentence which they can then share and hear the listener read each word. The cards are large enough on iPad not to need the full screen view.

My Choice Board by Good Karma Applications, Inc ($9.99)

This app presents a visual display of “choices” to those with limited communication skills. This gives individuals with Autism, communication delays or learning differences the opportunity to be independent and express their specific needs and wants.

Verbal Victor By Seed Stage Associates ($6.99)

Verbal Victor is designed primarily for individuals with emerging communication skillls and developmental delays. It has two modes: administrator and user modes. It can be customized to show two, four, or six buttons on each screen. The administrator can also use the administrator mode to create new buttons and record related audio for each button.

Look 2 Learn – AAC by MDR ($24.99)

Look2 Learn is AAC software that allows individuals to work at their communicative level using photographs to express wants and needs. The easy to use system incorporates preloaded vocal output giving the individual the opportunity to use their “voice”. Record their own personalized audio and pair it with photos. It comes with over 80 preloaded photos.

Proloquo2go by AssistiveWare ($189.99)

Proloquo2Go provides a full-featured AAC communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use.

Tap to Talk By Assistyx LLC (Free)

This application gives your non-verbal child a voice. It makes communication fun by simply taping on a picture and Tap to Talk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures. Tap to Talk allows you to create albums that are individualized to meet the specific needs of your child by visiting the Tap to Talk website.

Voice4mail Speak Your Mail By Helixys, Inc (Free)

Voice4Mail allows the user to send voice messages to anyone’s e-mail in only three simple steps. You also get a full automatic delivery confirmation of your messages so you know if they were heard and what time.

TextExpander By SmileOnMyMac, LLC ($4.99)

Type faster on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets. Compose notes and send them directly to Mail and Twitter clients, or use them in other apps via copy-and-paste. Expand abbreviations directly in other apps which support TextExpander.

TapSpeak Button By Ted Conley ($14.99)

TapSpeak Button modernizes the idea of a mechanical switch that records and plays messages. We have taken the idea and extended it to provide a portable, convenient, and stigma-free tool to use for basic teaching and communication tasks. TapSpeak Button is especially useful for teaching cause and effect relationships.

TapSpeak Choice for iPad By Ted Conley ($99.99)

This app provides a complete communication board editor and player that saves up to 75% of the setup time over conventional devices and virtually eliminates maintenance time. Use the DynaVox/Mayer-Johnson PCS library, your own photos or images, and geometric symbols for visual targets. You can record your own voice for playback. This app uses RJ Cooper's iPad Cordless Super-Switch and iPad Switch Interface for external switches.

MyTalkTools Mobile By 2nd Half Enterprises LLC ($39.99)

This app enables people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them. Features make it easy to customize how you communicate through a variety of images, pictures, symbols and audio files including human voice. In 5 minutes, you can create your very own content and communicate in a way that YOU choose. All information is backed up on MyTalk Workspace.

SmallTalk Aphasia - By Lingraphica (Free)

SmallTalk Aphasia provides a vocabulary of pictures and videos that talk in a natural human voice.

It contains a starter set of icons to introduce you to the Lingraphica communication system. When used together with the Lingraphica speech-generating device, it allows you to personalize and expand the vocabulary to thousands of words.
I Can Speak By Lazy River Software ($29.99)

I Can Speak is a very easy to use application designed for people who can not speak. It is so simple to use that anyone can be up and running in just a few minutes.

iComm By Bappz (Free)

This app is a custom built and easy to use communication system using pictures and words - both written and spoken. It is ideal for children under three until they are able to express their needs through well formed speech.

iPrompts By Handhold Adaptive, LLC($49.99)

This app is the original picture-based prompting app and is used by parents, special educators and therapists with developmentally challenged and language-impaired individuals. Works great with kids who just need more structure.

Speak it! Text to Speech By Future Apps Inc. ($1.99)

This app presents the highest quality text to speech App available. Its text-to-speech is so powerful, it reproduces speech which is clear and natural sounding. Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like!

Voice4u By Spectrum Visions ($29.99)

Voice4u, is a revolutionary AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) application that helps individuals to express their feeling, thought, actions and things they need. It is a perfect solution for learning and communication for autistic individuals and people around them.

SonicPics By Humble Daisy, Inc ($2.99)

Snap, Talk and Share! SonicPics is the easiest way to turn your images into custom slideshow movies to share with your family and friends! 1. Add images from your photo library or snap new ones with your camera. 2. Arrange photos however you would like.3. Record a voiceover narrating Once you are finished, you have an enhanced m4v movie with your images synchronized to your narration. You can share your recording with your family and friends.

ABA Flash Cards – Actions By (Free)

This app provides 52 colorful flashcards that illustrate various “actions”. The cards include text and clearly pronounced audio with repeat option encourage emerging language skills. Classical music is randomly played along with visual reinforcement to maintain a child’s interest.

ArtikPix By RinnApps (Free) (Full version, $29.99)

ArtikPix is an engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays. The free version has a deck of th” cards with features such as recorded audio, voice recording, and data collection. In app purchases enable all features with a total of 21 decks available for other sounds.

DAF Assistant By ARTEFACT, LLC ($9.99)

DAF Assistant implements Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) and Frequency-shifting Auditory Feedback (FAF) techniques that are known to help people with stuttering to speak more fluently, slow speech rate, increase confidence, and develop good speaking habits.

TouchChat – AAC By Silver Kite ($149.99)

Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing recorded message. Five English synthesized voices are available, allowing you to choose a voice that meets your own personality. TouchChat also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the entire screen in large letters. This feature allows a person to communicate silently or to communicate in noisy environments.

Answers:YesNo By SimplifiedTouch ($0.99)

Answers:YesNo was has two, large, color-coordinated for yes, and one for no.   Press either, and you will hear a voice read your selection.

Phrase Board By Eamonn and Ian llc (Free)

Phrase Board allows people to communicate when they are unable to speak. Features large “Yes” and “No” buttons, scrollable lists of having/feeling statements and want statements provide quick and easy communication, custom messages input and saved by the user, message bar reiterates statements chosen, pain page facilitates quick and easy expression of pain, body illustration to provide clarity.

Assistive Chat By assistive apps ($24.99)

Assistive Chat is designed to be simple and efficient, allowing users to communicate at the fastest rate possible, with natural sounding voices. Features: Landscape and Portrait Modes to cater to different needs, word Prediction, favorites list, 3 voices, adjustable volume and speed for voice, large font and buttons for easy access, and recent list for quick access to previously spoken sentences.

Predictable By tbox apps ($159.99)

Predictable is a cost effective and unique communication aid solution for people with disabilities which result in speech impairment. Users can type a message more efficiently by using a sophisticated word prediction engine and speak the message using a range of voices.

AutoVerbal Talking Soundboard PRO By No Tie, LLC ($9.99)

Now with Male & Female voices & 3 ways to speak: (1) 100's of built-in phrases in over a dozen categories (2) Program several buttons to speak your custom messages such as your name, address, family, etc. (3) Type any message and have it spoken using text-to-speech.

Talking Tom Cat By Outfit7 (Free)

Tom is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice. You can pet him, poke him or grab his tail. Record your own videos of Tom, save them to your library and send them or share them on the internet.

Talking Santa for iPhone By Outfit7 ($0.99)

Talking Santa is packed with countless hours of holiday fun for the entire family! Speak into your microphone and listen to Santa repeat your special holiday message aloud.

Expressionist By AdastraSoft ($9.99)

Expressionist is designed to help users “express” and model expressions with over 120 commonly used expressions are organized into 7 categories. The faces and gestures of the cartoons are carefully designed so that any visual learner (such as those in the autistic spectrum / autism) would have no issue understand nor modeling it.

iCommunicate By Grembe Inc ($34.99)

Create pictures, flashcards, storyboards, routines, and visual schedules with this app. Record custom audio in any language or use the text-to-speech feature. Includes 100+ pictures to get started and over 10,000 SymbolStix images to download.

iConverse - Assisted Communication By Xcellent Creations, Inc ($9.99)

iConverse is an AAC tool designed for children of all ages and abilities to master language. It replaces bulky and expensive communication devices. The app has 6 built-in communication tiles that represent a person's most basic needs paired with auditory and visual representation. Use the built-in text-to-speech engine, or record your own voice to make new tiles!

In My Dreams By DevelopEase, llc ($0.99)

"In My Dreams" uses animation and repetition to promote literacy by expanding vocabulary, phonological awareness, visual tracking, word recognition, and sentence structures. The app uses reading, matching, and sign language to reinforce skills.

iSpeech Toddler Sign Language By TATE, Incorporated ($1.99)

iSpeech Toddler Sign Language app will teach educators, parents and children fundamental words that can be signed. A total of 60 commonly used words are presented in detailed illustrations as well as animations.

Learn to Talk By iLearn2Talk ($1.99)

Learn to Talk is an innovative audio flash card application that facilitates language development in one to three year-old children. It uses 160 interactive flashcards that use site and sound to teach toddlers basic vocabulary and early language skills.

Locabulary Lite By Red Mountain Labs, Inc. (Free)

This app combines location and vocabulary to produce efficient communication for individuals who have difficulty speaking. Locabulary is an alternative to bulky communication devices, with text-to-speech phrases under categories including: ‘quick phrases’, ‘moods’, ‘assistance’, ‘restaurants’.

SLP Mobile Articulation Probes By Smarty Ears ($24.99)

Mobile Articulation Probes© (MAP) is the articulation tool that offers speech therapists access to thousands phonemically organized words on the go. It features words with its respective images at the touch of a button. The app is divided by phonemes, mode of articulation, and phonological processes. Therapists can track client performance and produce goals.

Pocket SLP Articulation By Synapse Apps, LLC ($29.99)

PocketSLP creates an engaging atmosphere by offering a unique multi-sensory approach to articulation drill. With a possible 2,100 flashcards, clients are cued to label and produce target images on the screen, and are scored on their performance.

Sentence Builder By Mobile Education Tools ($3.99)

Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. It features 100 distinct pictures to build sentences around, 3 levels of play, and 60 encouragement animations and audio clips. Offers audio reinforcement and statistical tracking of progress.

Sign Smith ASL Ultimate By Vcom3D ($4.99)

Sign Smith ASL Ultimate is the “ultimate” app for learning sign language. Characters show you how to sign the alphabet, count, and communicate in various environments with over 1,200 signs!

Visules By Dean Huff ($4.99)

This app is designed by a father of a child with ASD and it communicates checklists and individual cues using text, images, and colors. It allows you to quickly access visual cues and customize supports in order to encourage independence during daily tasks, decision making, and more.

WhQuestions By Smarty Ears ($14.99)

Whquestions" is an application designed to help children with language delays and disorders practice answering questions in the following formats: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW, WHY. The app features 300 questions with interactive answers.

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