for dyslexics, by dyslexics


APPs for Writing

Price: $19.99

Description: "AppWriter is comprised of text-to-speech software, context based word suggestions, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to help with reading and writing." (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps)

Price: Free

Description: "Dragon Dictation  is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content for everything from email messages to blog posts on your iPad™, iPhone™ or iPod touch™." (http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/apps/dragon-dictation)

Price: Free

Description: "Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram (mind map, concept map, or flow chart), convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. It can be used to brainstorm new ideas, illustrate concepts, make lists and outlines, plan presentations, create organizational charts, and more." (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps)

Description: "The easy-to-use customizable toolbar helps improve learning and comprehension. Access the support tools needed at school, work, or home." (http://www.texthelp.com/north-america/our-products/readwrite)

Price: $1.99

Description: "Hear your emails, articles, and other online texts read aloud to you by simply copying and pasting the text into the app. Then, create audio files from the spoken text that you can save or email." (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps)

Price: $7.99

Description: "Story Builder is designed to help you improve paragraph formation, integration of ideas, and higher level language such as inferences. The app aims to improve auditory processing by using audio clips." (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps)

Price: $14.99

Description: "This app uses word prediction and has a sophisticated spelling error model to help you focus on the content of your writing. Typ-O is able to identify the most common spelling mistakes and will often suggest words." (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps)