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The apps and software listed here were not designed for people with aphasia but they may help some people to improve their communication, and/or help in every day life. It is not a definitive list, but it is a selection that could be useful.

£ = less than £10, ££ = £10 to £50, £££ = over £50 - We only include a price guide for apps [due to the complexity of software pricing]. Please click on individual icons to go to the retailer for more detail.

123 Telephone

Practise finding numbers 0-9 on a full screen phone keypad

As you press, it says the number and flashes up the number in large scale

NB You cannot make phone calls with this app

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
4 Pics 1 Word

Word finding game

Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
A+ spelling test

Practise spelling your own, personalised word lists

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Active Reading

Software for practise reading longer passages

Learn topic based vocabulary

Practise listening to topic based vocabulary

£££
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • Internet Required
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • MAC
  • PC
  • American
AlphaTopics - AAC

Cueing app

Keyboard and topics list to help cue a conversation partner into context of spoken conversation

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • UK
Apraxia cards


Exercises for speaking words

Free trial, Free, ££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Audiobooks

Thousands of classic books read aloud to you

Useful if you can understand the spoken word but cannot read

Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • UK
AudioMemos

Voice recorder

Use to record your own speech, record reminders, record conversations

Can send recordings via email

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Author Plus

Exercises for reading, writing and spelling

  • Internet Required
  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Awesome memory

Game of 'pairs' for memory practise

Games can be played with 12 - 30 cards

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Bitsboard

App for creating customised therapy exercises (spelling, semantics, sequencing)

Free trial, Free, ££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • UK
Box of words

Click on a word or phrase and it will speak out

Program your own words & phrases

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Browse Aloud

Reads webpages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online

  • PC
  • UK
Charge your brain

Memory and maths games

3 levels

Games are timed

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Chatoms free

Random conversation topic generator

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Choiceworks calendar

Visual calendar which speaks the events. Alarms can also be set

£
  • iPad
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
CLiCk speak

Free extension for the Firefox web browser.
Text to speech to support reading of web pages

Free trial, Free
  • PC
  • American
Clicker 7

Reading & writing tool
Word prediction (can be personalised)
Word banks (can be personalised)

£££
  • MAC
  • PC
  • UK
Co:Writer

App and software to help with spelling
Predicts words, hear the words and your sentence before you select

££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • PC
  • American
  • UK
Co:Writer

App and software to help with spelling
Predicts words, hear the words and your sentence before you select

££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • PC
  • American
  • UK
Communicate webwide

Simplifies web pages for people who struggle with text
View web pages with symbol support or in plain text

  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Conversation builder Teen

Practise spoken conversations & record them

££
  • iPad
  • American
Conversation cards

Cards with open ended questions to stimulate conversations

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Conversation coach

Practising conversations

Use your own words and topics

Need someone to program in your words and topics

 

£££
  • iPad
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Dial Safe Pro

For practising the dialling of phone numbers and also phone conversations/leaving a message

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Dragon Dictation

Speech recognition app

Speak your text or email messages instead of typing them

 

Free trial, Free
  • Internet Required
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Dragon Naturally Speaking

Speech recognition program

As you speak into the microphone, the speech is automatically turned into text

  • iPad
  • MAC
  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Envision AI

This app describes the world around you . Point the camera at objects, people, text (typed or hand written) & it will speak aloud the writing or the scene it can see

Free trial, £
  • Android Phone
  • iPhone
  • UK
First Keys 3

Exercises for finding letters and spelling words

  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Fit Brains Trainer

Exercises for working on visual, concentration, memory & problem solving skills

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
Fotobabble

Attach voice recordings to your photos

When you touch a photo, it speaks out so you can explain your photos and use them in conversation if your speech is affected

Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
i get it my daily schedules

Photo planner

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • UK
i see-quence

Design your own visual daily planners

Use photos, text and voice recordings

  • break down an activity into steps (e.g. making tea)
  • design an activity planner for each day

Useful if you forget how to do things or find it difficult to follow written instructions

 

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
icommunicate

For designing visual schedules, story boards, flashcards etc.

Use your own photos and sound recordings

 

££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Inference Pics

Explain what is happening in a photo and why (inferences)

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
Interactive telling time lite

Games for working on telling the time on an analogue clock

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Australian
iprompts

For creating visual schedules, visual timers and symbol choices

No audio prompts or voice output

££
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
iprompts XL

For creating visual schedules, visual timers and symbol choices

No audio prompts or voice output

££
  • iPad
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
iSpeech

Text to speech 

You can save your messages to use again

Useful if you struggle to speak but can type what you want to say

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • UK
JABtalk

An AAC app

Click on a photo to speak out your message

Use your own photos and words

Create sentences

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Just Say It!

Explain a word without using the 6 associated words on the card

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Lexico cognition

Exercises for listen & remember or read and remember

Listen to or read describing words

Free trial, £
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Lively Silver

Short exercises for working on memory, number recognition and safe road skills

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • UK
Main Street Memory

Exercises for following auditory instructions within real-life scenarios

£
  • iPad
  • American
Memorado


Games for working on memory, concentration, attention and reaction times

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Memory Exercises

Exercises for working on short-term memory, attention, processing and working memory using spoken responses

£
  • iPad
  • American
Memory Trainer

Memory & sequencing game. Remember colours, shapes, numbers in the correct order

Even the easier levels are quite hard

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
MemoryBlock

Memory & sequencing game

Watch the coloured squares and sounds and then repeat the pattern

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Minimal Pairs

Practise listening to the difference between similar speech sounds

20 different speech sounds to practise

Pictures, words or pictures & words together

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • UK
Musatcha color filter

A screen filter to make text easier to read

Free
  • PC
NaturalReader 10

Free text to speech program
Works in Microsoft programs, webpages, PDF files and emails
Can magnify text to aid reading

Free trial, Free
  • PC
  • American
  • UK
Oxford Picture Dictionary

Picture dictionary with opportunities to practise simple conversations

Unit 1 is free

Free trial, Free, ££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Penfriend XL

Word prediction
On screen keyboard
Hear the words before selection
Screen magnification

  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
PhotoMind

Calendar/reminders with photo and written text

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Pictello

Attach speech to your photos

When you press on a photo, it speaks out. You can explain your photos and use them in conversation

You can  use it to tell stories

You can also make visual schedulers to remind you how to carry out tasks (e.g. baking a cake)

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Popplet


Communication organisation

Free trial, Free, £
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Proloquo2go

AAC app using symbols, photos and keyboard with word prediction

Ready made vocabularies

Create or personalise your own vocabularies

 

£££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
RubyRepeat

A memory game like the 80's game of 'Simon'

Repeat the sequence of colours by touching the rubies on the screen

Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Say it from Oxford

Practise speaking words and comparing to a model. Rate your own attempts

Free trial, Free, £
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • UK
Seeing AI

This free app describes the world around you . Point the camera at objects, people, text (typed or hand written) & it will speak aloud the writing or the scene it can see

Free trial, Free
  • iPhone
  • UK
Sentence builder teen

Exercises for building sentences

£
  • iPad
  • American
Sentence Maker

Anagram sentences to put in the correct order

Free trial, Free, £
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SmallTalk Common Phrases

34 speech exercise videos for phrases (e.g. call back later, can you write that for me?, speak slowly etc)

Videos and voice recordings to copy

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SmallTalk conversational phrases

66 basic spoken phrases with symbols

For use when out & about

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SmallTalk daily activities

85 spoken phrases with symbols for talking about daily tasks

For use in conversations

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SmallTalk Letters, Numbers, Colors

Speech exercises for letters of the alphabet, numbers 1-20 and 12 colours

Videos and voice recordings to copy

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SmallTalk Pain Scale

Symbols showing different levels of pain, different types of pain and parts of the body

Press on a symbol and it will speak

 

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
SMS/Talk Text Enlarger

Makes your text messages bigger & easier to read

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
spacedretrievaltherapy

To work on memory

Not for independent use

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Speech Assistant AAC

A basic AAC app

Click on a word to speak it out

Lists of words to choose from and add your own

You need to be able to read single words to use this app

£
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Speech Pacesetter

Helps to pace your rate of speech and reading aloud

Free trial, Free, £
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
Speech pacesetter Pro

Tool to pace your rate of speech and reading aloud

£
  • iPad
Speech Tutor

Exercises for practising 20 speech sounds

Videos of mouth movements

Can record own attempts

£
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
SpeechJournal

Attach voice recordings to your photos to tell people about yourself and what you've been doing

 

£
  • iPad
  • American
Spell Better

Gives spelling suggestions as you type

Could be useful if you can spell the first few letters of a word before getting stuck

Also speaks the words

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
Talking Mats

App for SLTs to discuss issues pictorally with people who have communication difficulties

It is the digital version of the low-tech Talking Mats

Free trial, £££
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • MAC
  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Total recall

Memorise simple words to recall after 30 seconds

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
TouchChat HD

An AAC app with vocabulary specifically for people with aphasia & keyboard with word prediction

Click on a symbol/photo to  speak out your message

Use your own photos, phrases & voice recordings

£££
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Unus Tactus

Photo based phone app

Attach photos to your contacts. To call them, just click on their photo

Useful for people who struggle to read names

£
  • iPhone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Verbal Reasoning

Exercises for practise speaking at a sentence or conversation level

Exercises to work on problem solving

££
  • iPad
  • American
Verbally

Keyboard, word banks, phrase banks and word prediction

Type your message and speak it out

Voice is robotic

Free trial, Free
  • iPad
  • American
Visual Attention Therapy

Therapy exercises for visual neglect (i.e. when you can only see one side of the screen)

Encourages you to look at the whole screen and develop a normal 'looking' pattern

££
  • iPad
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Voice dream reader

Reads text aloud, word & line highlighting. Option to reduce text area to improve focus. Option to use large font size.  Supports PDF documents, ebooks, web pages. Free trial available.

Free trial, £
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • American
Voice SMS

Speak your text message instead of typing it into your phone

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Vu Bar

A reading bar
Helps you read one line of text at a time

  • PC
Word Domino

Put 2 dominoes together to make a word

5 categories of words to choose from

Free trial, Free
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
Word Q Speak Q

Help with spelling: word prediction, speech recognition & screen reader
Guesses what you want to say, reads aloud text on the screen and types the words you say aloud

  • MAC
  • PC
  • American
  • Australian
  • UK
WordTalk

Free text to speech program
Only works in Microsoft Word

  • PC
  • American
Write Outloud

Talking word processor
Talking spell checker
Talking dictionary
Homophone checker

  • MAC
  • PC
  • American
  • UK