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 Plus also includes our "Capture Text from Photo" feature with high quality Optical Character Recognition (powered by ABBYY).
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, and creating audio files from any text.
- 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, or import directly from Dropbox or Google Drive using ClaroSpeak's integration. 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.
- You can save the text as an audio file using the same high-quality voice.
• High-Quality Voices
4 high-quality Nuance Vocalizer voices are available as free downloads, with the language of your choice.
The voice can be made to speak faster or slower. The voices are installed within ClaroSpeak, so they work when not online and do not use up any data allowance.
Additional Nuance & Acapela voices in 30+ languages and even more accents are available through in-app purchase in ClaroSpeak.
• Capture text from photo
This feature lets you select a photo from your library or take a new one with your camera. Your chosen image will be scanned for text, using high-quality OCR (powered by ABBYY), and the text in the image will be inserted into ClaroSpeak.
***Minimum camera spec: 2MP***
• Word Prediction & Autocorrection
Word prediction helps with writing more quickly and accurately. Train dictionaries from the current text so the best suggestions come up first. Enable Claro autocorrect and ClaroSpeak will use our specifically designed correction list to automatically correct misspelt words as they are typed.
• 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. Images can be inserted into the text from the camera or your library.
• Save to Audio
Convert any text into an audio file using any of the high-quality voices. This is quick and easy, allowing text to be listened to on the move. Great for proofreading on the go.
• Share 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.
• Read webpages
You can now read webpages in Safari and other browsers, using the "Read with ClaroSpeak" extension from the share menu.
Use ClaroSpeaks new spellcheck feature that can provide you with additional word descriptions and pictures to help you find the correct word.
• Direct Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive integration
For the latest news, tips and advice follow @ClaroSpeak on Twitter.
Fixed an issue with opening some image PDF files
Ratings and Reviews
For short notes it is ideal, but for me to just sit and rant it is an issue because after a certain amount of words I can’t get onto the next page or scroll further down, I have to make a whole new document, which is frustrating.
It has great potential though, I look forward to its future, and I think that is what matters more than anything, we all fail and grow - and so do apps.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback for our ClaroSpeak app.
The issue you're experiencing sounds like it could be a bug! We would love if you could contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to resolve this for you. We would also appreciate any other feedback or thoughts you have on how we can improve our ClaroSpeak app.
Waist of time, money and space. Closes itself after 10 seconds. I want my money back!
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Claro Software Limited
- 972.4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- © 2012 Claro Software Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Rachel £1.79
- Fiona £1.79
- Lisa £1.79
- Jess £0.00
- Kate £1.79
- Lucy £1.79
- Peter £1.79
- Rhona £1.79
- Oliver £1.79
- Heather £0.00
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.