Grid for iPad - AAC 4+

Symbol and text communication

Smartbox Assistive Technology

    • 2.4 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Grid for iPad is the all-in-one AAC tool with content for everyone – with more resources and communication tools than any other Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, and innovated for all ages and levels of literacy, this is the only AAC app you’ll ever need.

It is easy to use, easy to edit, and easy to make your own.

Try it FREE for 30 days - voice included!

Grid for iPad is designed for people with conditions such as:

► Autism
► Cerebral palsy
► Down’s syndrome
► Learning difficulties
► Stroke / aphasia

World-class features and versatile Grid for iPad benefits:

► A suite of research-based AAC resources, professionally developed using years of experience and insight from registered speech and language therapists.

► Online Grids – our popular resource store enhances functionality even further by offering FREE downloads of customised grids and tools, built by expert clinicians and the passionate Grid for iPad community.

► Fast and intuitive in-app editing – make the app yours, and put quick phrases, custom vocabulary and easy communication right at your fingertips.

► Remote Editing – instant and complete control of connected iPads, e.g. for use in classroom environments, to enable individualised treatment programmes.

► SymbolStix, PCS and Widgit symbols included – use familiar symbols for a seamless, worry-free transition to Grid for iPad.

► Available in over 20 languages – Grid for iPad was created to provide access to communication for as many people as possible.

Powerful communication resources include:

► Super Core - Research-based core vocabulary designed for children starting out with AAC. Two sizes (30 cell and 50 cell), and learning grids.

► Alpha Core - Offering a range of ways to help you communicate as your physical abilities change – with quick access to predictive text and common phrases, alongside a keyboard of your choice.

► Text Talker - Instant communication for literate users. Smart prediction and message recall make conversation flow.

► Message Banking – Use recordings of your own voice in everyday conversation!

► Built-in Amazon Echo grid set – If you have an Amazon Echo, control it through Grid for iPad to give instructions to your smart home devices, listen to (almost) any song you can think of, hear the latest news and weather, play games, ask questions – even ask Alexa to sing you a sea shanty!

► PODD (in-app purchase) - The PODD grid sets organise language according to the reasons we communicate, and are based on the popular PODD communication books.

► And MUCH more - Grid for iPad also includes a range of accessible apps, interactive learning activities (just try Dilbert the Dog!) and symbol vocabularies.

Simple, flexible pricing:

Grid for iPad is available through a monthly subscription with a 30-day FREE trial or as a one-off purchase. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Monthly subscription details:

Your Grid for iPad 30-day trial will begin after the confirmation of purchase of the Grid for iPad subscription. Once your purchase is confirmed, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account within 24 hours prior to the end of your free trial period.

The subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

The Grid for iPad monthly subscription is provided by Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd and covered by our Privacy Policy ( and subject to our Terms of Use (

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What’s New


Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

downdan ,

Rip Off

Paid $600 for the now tells us our subscription has expired. Emailed company no response. Will be asking Apple for a refund. Extremely bad customer service.

Developer Response ,

Hello Downdan,
Very sorry you didn't receive an email back from our support team. You can reach us at
Apple handle most subscription and billing information, but we should be able to help guiding your through.

shw1989 ,


This is the only way of my mum communicating, they took her $15 and it won’t allow us to use the app, plz fix this immediately

Developer Response ,

Hello, really sorry you are having trouble.
Please contact our support team at and they will be able to help.
- James

App Privacy

The developer, Smartbox Assistive Technology, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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