simPODD 4+

Digital and print PODD in one


    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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simPODD is an app for the popular PODD system that makes communication more simple for those who can’t speak. Built in collaboration with Gayle Porter, it’s the only PODD app for iPad to bring digital page sets and a printing interface into one app. From the makers of Proloquo2Go, this augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app is sure to become a favourite among PODD users, because it's the only PODD app built specifically for their needs.

“simPODD’s integration of PODD communication books and electronic page sets in a single product supports people to "say what I want to say, to whoever, whenever and however I choose to say it.” - Gayle Porter, creator of the PODD system

• Access to all PODD digital page sets: 15 Preschool, 15+ Preschool, 15 School, 15+ School, 60 Complex Syntax, 60 Expanded Key Word
• Fully integrated printing interface in the app to print Direct Access individual PODD books and the PODD Group books (with yearly subscription)
• Streamlined and simplified editing process
• Uses SymbolStix
• Regionally specific vocabulary and British, Australian and American voices
• 38 natural-sounding text-to-speech voices including genuine children’s voices
• Free 1-month trial

How it works
simPODD makes using PODD much simpler. First, it brings the digital page sets and printing experience into one app. No need to manage different payments and subscriptions, or learn how to use multiple programs. It’s all rolled into one. It’s easy to use, no matter who you are: parent, teacher, speech therapist or PODD user.

Customising and editing digital page sets is also very straightforward with simPODD. Quickly edit the vocabulary, create new buttons and link folders without following a lot of complicated steps. Since we worked closely with PODD users while building the app, we took all of the hassle and frustration out of these processes.

The easiest PODD book printing experience
The printing function for PODD books is right inside the app. Just select a book and customise. Print the book all at once, instead of page by page. It only takes a few minutes!

You can create as many books as you need, and print them for all of the people in a PODD communicator’s life.

What is PODD?
PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) is a popular AAC system created and owned by Gayle Porter. PODD organises vocabulary around communication function and predicted likely usage to make it more efficient to get something across. PODD's range of books and page sets support language development from first words to complex syntax. The books and page sets for early communicators also include strategies like pragmatic branch starters. This supports more intelligible and varied communication.

Comprehensive support
We’re there for you every step of the way. Help articles on the website guide you through set up. New to AAC? Our website has background resources in the Learn AAC section. You can also connect with our community on our Facebook groups. Questions? Our support team is available 7 days a week.

Choose the subscription that’s right for you: Yearly Digital + Print or Monthly Digital.

Yearly Digital + Print
• Print direct access PODD books and the PODD Group books right from the app
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Save money - 2 months free compared to the monthly subscription

Monthly Digital
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Cancel month to month, so you only pay for what you use
• An inexpensive way to try PODD

Try the app out with our 1-month free trial!

How payment works
• Payments will be charged to your Apple ID (after your free trial ends)
• Subscriptions automatically renew. Payment is charged 24 hours before the current subscription period ends
• Don’t want to renew? Cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• Want to cancel or change your subscription? Manage it in your account settings on the App Store

What’s New

Version 1.9

This new version of simPODD has a lot of tweaks and improvements, but two major ones we thought you’d like to know about: 
• We’ve added more than 20K new symbols allowing for richer, more nuanced speech.
• We’ve introduced a whole new voice! Darius is the second African American English voice we have in simPODD. We’re proud to be among the first AAC apps to offer it as a choice for our users.

Along with the big updates, we’ve fixed some minor bugs and improved performance, so the app is easier and faster to use. Tell us what you want to see in simPODD next - we’re always listening!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

master doggy 07 ,


Best game ever for teenagers

Developer Response ,

Hi master doggy 07, thank you for the five star review! If you ever have questions about simPODD or AAC, please do not hesitate to send us an email at :-)

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  • Identifiers
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  • Family Sharing

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