Grid Player is an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) App that helps people who cannot speak or who have unclear speech to communicate. Sentences that you create are spoken out loud.

Grid Player is suitable for a wide range of people with communication difficulties, including those who use symbols.

Grid Player is designed for use with Grid 3 and The Grid 2, allowing you to play your grids on iPad. If you don't have Grid 3 or The Grid 2, you can use Grid Player with four complete grid sets: Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photographs and Text Talker Phrasebook.

Please note that you need a Online Grids account to use Grid Player. You can create an account for free within the Grid Player app, or sign in to an existing account.

• Over 12,000 Widgit Symbols
• Over 12,000 SymbolStix Symbols
• High-quality male and female voices
• “TouchType” word prediction for faster typing
• Prediction suggestions with symbols to help with word recognition
• Word list grids for large topics
• Copy sentences to use with Twitter, Facebook, etc

• Dynamic screen AAC
• Uses Widgit symbols
• Over 2,000 unique words in over 50 topics
• Two vocabulary sizes (levels A and B)

• Over 1000 vivid photographs
• 42 categories
• Inspirational for education and communication

• Over 100 instant phrases
• 10 topics to discuss
• Quick response buttons for answering questions

Grid Player is suitable for people with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, motor-neurone disease (ALS), autism, apraxia, traumatic brain injury, stroke and deafness. It can also be used in education for people with learning difficulties or special needs, and with young children.

All over the world, thousands of people are communicating with Grid 3 and The Grid 2 from Smartbox. Install Grid Player and you can join the conversation today!

What’s New

Version 1.7.5

Bugfixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

ElipticShadows ,

It’s great but...

The app hasn’t been updated in over a year, and I fear that it won’t be accessible to future versions of iPad and iPhone. Also, the only alternative I’ve found costs upwards of £90, so it’s handy for the only free one I’ve found to be able to keep up with the crowd.

Apart from that, it’s a great tool to use! I have autism myself and struggle to get my point across and sometimes I’m having a sensory overload and can’t really speak. I would learn bsl, but I find it’s too tricky and frustrating for me so this makes for a great app for anyone who’s struggling to communicate, either if you can speak or not. :D

TinaWildUK ,

Absolutely Wonderful Thankyou

I have Just found this and My Husband can Now Gain back some Independance slowly when he’s able to
He’s recently had a severe bleed to the brain and a stroke been in a coma and survived making progress each day and we can’t wait to show him the app today Thankyou so much this will change things for him first and us and staff to better help and understand him

kellymilo145 ,


My son has been using this app for a year. He is now using full sentences at the appropriate time and situations that he has been taught from this app. He has autism and effective communication is his weakness, also this app is free! Thank you


Sensory Software International Ltd
20.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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