ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support 4+

Improve reading and writing

Claro Software Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.6 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ClaroSpeak is a reading and writing app with high-quality text-to-speech, formatting controls, a wide range of fonts and styles and cloud storage integration.

ClaroSpeak provides visual highlighting in-sync with spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction to help with writing. ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development.


• Text-to-Speech
- Type into ClaroSpeak and have the text read back to you. You can check text and proofread it quickly and easily.
- You can import documents into ClaroSpeak from apps such as Mail. ClaroSpeak can open a range of document formats including Word doc, PDF and epub.
- Text from any app can be copied and pasted into ClaroSpeak ready to be read back.
- Apple's speech recognition can be used to dictate text directly into ClaroSpeak, and can be listened back to ensure it is right.
- The Apple spell check works in ClaroSpeak too, further helping accuracy.

• Text to Speech Voices
ClaroSpeak Free uses the iOS system voices. Buy extra high-quality Nuance Expressive and Acapela voices in-app.

• Word Prediction
Word prediction helps with writing more quickly and accurately. Train dictionaries from the current text so the best suggestions come up first.

• Visual Highlighting
Text is highlighted as the text is read back. Highlighting allows you to coordinate reading and listening. ClaroSpeak lets you pick the colour and style of highlighting required.
There are four highlighting modes to choose from: none, word by word, word trail, or sentence by sentence highlighting.

• Font & Layout
Change the font type, size or colour to suit your needs. Layout the text for easier reading by adjusting the character, line and paragraph spacing and adjusting the page margins. Text can be formatted bold, italic and underlined to emphasise.

• Sharing your text
Text created within ClaroSpeak can be emailed, messaged, printed, opened in another app, or copied and pasted into another app, like Safari. Sending the text to Facebook and Twitter lets you join in with social media.

• Dropbox and Google Drive Integration
Open documents stored in Dropbox or Google Drive directly in ClaroSpeak.

Unlock ClaroSpeak Plus features in-app and get the following great extra features:
• Capture text from photo (unlimited OCR) ***Minimum camera spec: 2MP***
• Save to Dropbox and Google Drive integration
• Speak in background
• Insert images into your documents
• Claro autocorrect

For the latest news, tips and advice follow @ClaroSpeak on Twitter.

What’s New

Version 7.7.11

Fixes an issue where changing some settings in the Claro Keyboard app could cause a crash.

Improves readability of some UI elements in dark mode.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

nick. yerondais ,

Help with reading

It doesnt wait till we finish to read it it reads each word as we type it.

Developer Response ,


Thanks for leaving this feedback for our ClaroSpeak app.

This is a setting called "Echo words" which speaks words as you type them. You can disable this in the Settings menu, under Voice Settings > Typing Echo > Words.

I hope this helps.

Claro Software

nicknacknocknuckneck ,



App Privacy

The developer, Claro Software Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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