If you like Grid Player, try Grid for iPad – our full AAC app that includes editable resources for symbol and text communication.

Grid Player is an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) App that helps people who cannot speak or who have unclear speech to communicate. Sentences that you create are spoken out loud.

Grid Player is suitable for a wide range of people with communication difficulties, including those who use symbols.

Grid Player is designed for use with Grid 3 and The Grid 2, allowing you to play your grids on iPad. If you don't have Grid 3 or The Grid 2, you can use Grid Player with four complete grid sets: Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photographs and Text Talker Phrasebook.

Please note that you need a Online Grids account to use Grid Player. You can create an account for free within the Grid Player app, or sign in to an existing account.

• Over 12,000 Widgit Symbols
• Over 12,000 SymbolStix Symbols
• High-quality male and female voices
• “TouchType” word prediction for faster typing
• Prediction suggestions with symbols to help with word recognition
• Word list grids for large topics
• Copy sentences to use with Twitter, Facebook, etc

• Dynamic screen AAC
• Uses Widgit symbols
• Over 2,000 unique words in over 50 topics
• Two vocabulary sizes (levels A and B)

• Over 1000 vivid photographs
• 42 categories
• Inspirational for education and communication

• Over 100 instant phrases
• 10 topics to discuss
• Quick response buttons for answering questions

Grid Player is suitable for people with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, motor-neurone disease (ALS), autism, apraxia, traumatic brain injury, stroke and deafness. It can also be used in education for people with learning difficulties or special needs, and with young children.

All over the world, thousands of people are communicating with Grid 3 and The Grid 2 from Smartbox. Install Grid Player and you can join the conversation today!

What’s New

Version 1.7.5

Bugfixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Crizell ,

Great if you can fix some of its issues

I downloaded this app for my non-verbal autistic son months ago, and it has opened doors for him. He is really able to communicate some basic statements with it. It really works for us also because we can't afford all of those expensive AAC apps. The only issues I have with it are that when I updated it, the sound stopped working. Then, I deleted it and re-installed it, and now the sound is working, but the abc keyboard, which was an essential for my son, is missing. This is a serious problem for us, as it is one of the only ways he has to communicate. Also, we downloaded the US English version, but it still uses many UK words like 'crisps' for chips. This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for my son, who is just at 10 years old finally communicating, that can be an issue. I would be sooooo happy if you could fix a few of these things. Thanks so much!

823Calvin80 ,


Been using this app for my nonverbal & apraxic kids at work. Thank u for making it free! I do wish the voice & vocabulary were in American English though because my kids get confused when they hear “crisps” for fries. Please add a keyboard so my kids can type words that aren’t in the database? Thank you! All in all great app!

saidthemoon ,

Free and useful

This deserves a lot higher and more ratings than it has, it’s a free alternate to over options that could cost upwards of 250$

App Privacy

The developer, Sensory Software International, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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