Grid for iPad - AAC 4+

Symbol and text communication

Smartbox Assistive Technology

    • 4.4 • 24 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


- Fix for an Almagu crash

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

plhview ,

Wonderful app and great support

I have early ALS, and it has impacted my speaking. I started voice banking too late, and had been getting increasingly frustrated at being unable to easily continue both my coaching work and general conversation.
Grid for iPad is giving me real hope that I can stay engaged in both areas.
I’m pretty tech savvy, but it did take a bit of time and some swearing to understand just how clever the grid idea they’ve created is. It allows easy creation and modification of sentences, with storage and easy retrieval of what you’ve said before, or of simply useful phrases and sentences they’ve collected.
In addition, I love that I can create my own categories of sentences, so I am now building the set of key questions I ask people when I’m coaching in the job club I set up 4 yrs ago. It’s given me hope I won’t have to stop.
And having put a lot of time into creating my own grids and words, I was relieved today to set up backup onto Dropbox.
Finally, I cannot speak highly enough of the support team. I’ve pinged in questions every day since installing last weekend, and they’ve replied promptly and with really well explained answers. Fantastic.
Feeling much more hopeful. Thank you.

John0622 ,

Wonderful app if you can’t speak

It’s really good and it has signs as well download it I 💓 it

fidgetman21 ,

Love this app !!

It’s about time I gave my review and honest opinion.

I’ve have had this app for nearly 4 years come this September, I can honestly say I’m super glad I got introduced to aac and this app.

I was give a choice of apps to choose from and I chose this app because it was the less overwhelming one out of the lot! There’s lots of styles of grid sets and of course naturally I had to look at them all!

I’m even having a go at making my own, there’s lots of community support through Facebook and YouTube videos of how to edit the grids to make them more personal.

I’ve always had speech issues as a child but was never introduced to aac not sure if it was because I never went to a SEND school or my teachers just had one way of teaching “you need to say it ( the name of the item I wanted) if you want it” kind of attitude. (Yes I actually got told that when I was in primary school)

I was recently told I have a speech disorder called dysarthria, it all finally made sense to why I really struggle with ‘mouth words’, I’m super grateful for smartbox as I no longer struggle to get the muscles in my mouth to cooperate with each other or to try and get enough air inside my lungs to get the sounds out loud enough.

In my opinion this app is worth way more than 5 stars

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