ClaroSpeak - Literacy Support 4+

Improve reading and writing

Claro Software Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 13 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 7.0.8

New Google OCR engine
* Improves OCR speed and accuracy.
* More supported languages.

Improved speech features
* You can now pause and resume speech in ClaroSpeak!
* Save as audio is now supported for iOS system voices.
* Claro Keyboard now has support for echo letter names.

Improved UI
* We’ve added new icons and improved the button sizes for the main UI elements to improve visibility.
* New cleaner streamlined menus.

Focus sentence
* A new setting that helps to eliminate distractions and increase your focus.
* When this setting is enabled, all the other text in the app will be dimmed.

Skip brackets
* A new setting that helps filter our any less-relevant text.
* When this is enabled, any text that is between a pair of opening and closing ( and ), will not be spoken.

Updated spellcheck
We’ve added more words to our spellcheck data to improve the accuracy of suggestions and corrections.

Updated prediction
* You now have the option to include the base dictionary along with another prediction dictionary of your choice., so you can get suggestions from two different dictionaries simultaneously.
* This is great if you have a specialised subject, such as science, but you would still like more standard suggestions to appear as well.
* New option to limit the number of prediction words that will be suggested.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Caarl101 ,

Stone in shoe- a log in screen now added !!

A huge login screen now !

This is simply horrible for the user.



Developer Response ,


Thanks for writing this feedback for our ClaroSpeak app.

The login window is optional and can be dismissed by tapping Close. That said, we appreciate your comments and are considering changing this so that it only shows once; the very first time you lacuna the app.

Claro Software

JSMfyi ,

App crashes & no response from developer

The app crashes when using cereproc Heather, and cereproc Jess is “no longer available” but yet, hasn’t been removed from the app. I might just demand my money back...

Developer Response ,


Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Were you able to contact our technical support team via I don't believe our support team recall dealing with this such issue. Please get in touch and we'll be able to respond directly there.

We are currently having licensing issues with CereProc, which prevents the voices from working. Please accept our apologies for this. We're working to resolve this and in the meantime, will be removing all CereProc voices from our apps until this is resolved.

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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