Free Features Include:
• The ability to create speaking, linking pages that never expire in the app
• Camera image acquisition directly in the cells
• In-app page creation and editing - absolutely free!
• Word prediction with a 150k word library
• Optional word learning and tracking of frequency of word use
• Text-to-Speech and recorded audio
• Voice / pitch changes
• One- and two- switch scanning
• Sequential and row/column scanning
• Auditory scanning
• Bluetooth and direct-touch scanning
• Supports RJ Cooper, AbleNet, Therapy Box and Inclusive Technology Bluetooth switches
• 36 editable demo pages
• 1x-3x Cell magnification slider for low vision
• Data tracking - 30 days of activity are logged in LAM format
• Data logs may be copied to Notes app for printing, emailing, and PeRT analysis
• International language support, including right-to-left text entry
Publish your Alexicom augmentative communication pages to your iPad, iPod, or iPhone and take them anywhere. Communication pages with text, images, and AT&T Natural Voices speech output can be downloaded directly from the Alexicom server or imported from your PC or Mac using iTunes. Once the pages are on your device, a data connection is no longer required. (Full access to the Alexicom server requires an active Alexicom account, however this app includes 36 demo pages, which are accessible and editable immediately.)
Alexicom AAC for iPhone/iPad lets you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as an augmentative communication device. We offer over 2,500 pre-made pages and over 25,000 real photo and SymbolStix images in our public libraries, which include these pre-made page sets: ChildPre (A,B,C), Child1 (A and B), Child2, Child Intermediate, PicSpeechmaker, Speechmaker, Adult1, Adult2, Healthcare, StoryMaker, Core 280, Child Home, Teen Home, and Spanish Child1. You can easily import these pages into your own online library, customize them, and/or create your own pages. AT&T Natural Voices and eSpeak TTS offer text-to-speech output in 68 voices and 30 languages.
Alexicom is not device-dependent. Your pages can be accessed from any Mac, Linux, PC, iOS device, or other device with a standard web browser or app market. Pages can be shared between SLPs and parents and edited without taking the device away from the user. Publish your pages to multiple devices. Easily print your pages and even use them on an interactive white board.
Extends backward compatibility of the 1.6.2 bug fix to 32-bit devices running iOS 8.0 or later. This version is otherwise identical to version 1.6.2.
Ratings and Reviews
I have been using the free app for a while, despite constantly having to remake pages every time my employer updates my iPad. I like the flexibility of being able to create my own pages. However, suddenly I am getting an error message that my pages have expired and I have to renew or republish. Also, I am having issues with a child who has hand tremors tapping the screen too many times, which causes the screen to zoom. I attempted to turn off this feature but it didn’t work.
Developer Response ,
Hello Queen Jewl,
We discovered this bug two days ago and quickly began to resolve it. Today we submitted to Apple and the update is now available so you will no longer receive this error. Also, in the future so you don't lose any of your pages follow these steps to back up in iTunes using File Sharing:
1) Plug in the iPad to the computer (Mac or PC)
2) Select the iPad icon near the top.
3) In the left menu, select File Sharing.
4) In the right hand side, select the Alexicom app.
5) Drag the "Alexicom Files" folder to the desktop (or other backup location on the computer).
6) Wait for the file transfer to complete.
The pages are now backed up. If anything happens during the update, you can restore the "Alexicom Files" folder to the iPad by dragging the folder back into the Alexicom File Sharing window.
Apple's File Sharing webpage: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201301
For the inconvenience this may have caused, we are happy to offer a promo code to any of our other AAC apps. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you resolve the zooming issue.
Thank you for your feedback!
Problems in publishing & sharing online
I really like your app for the library you have provided & the tiles features too. Ease of use comes with tiles placing & linking pages which is an added feature more than Bitsboard. I can’t
-Use the pages of Public Library in scroll down menu option on the iPhone.
-Publish & Share my pages on my account online across iPhone & iPad. The personal board page (Quick talk) should be there in the Scroll down menu to use after I sign in.
Developer Response ,
Hello Rupa! We're happy you like parts of our app. In response to the things you can't do:
-We will look into the scrolling on the iPhone.
-Through our subscription, you can share pages onto as many devices as you choose. We are currently also updating the app to include sharing across devices through our other paid apps.
If you have any other questions or need assistance please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for supporting our mission of providing everyone with a voice!
Monthly fee for full version is outrageous!
This is a great free AAC app and I love that the publisher has given us more free premade pages and even authoring privileges. The voice is great and would be a 5 star app if you didn't need to pay $40 a month in order to use the full version. For simple communication needs this is wonderful. I just wish there was an option for a one time purchase of a paid version to gain full access to all of the pages. What a shame. Change this and it will be a 5 star app.
Developer Response ,
Hello! I hope you have seen that since 2011 we have created apps that users and families can purchase for as little as $19.99. Just a one-time fee that includes over 100 pages of full language content. You can explore our "Elements" apps at www.alexicomaac.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.