Pictello 4+

Talking visual story creator

AssistiveWare

    • 3.8 • 18 Ratings
    • $19.99

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Description

Everyone loves to tell fun, engaging, and imaginative stories. Go ahead and make a social story or visual schedule for a child with autism or a slide show of holiday pictures for your friends - Pictello makes it a breeze to create and share! Whether you use the included natural-sounding Text to Speech voices, or record your own voice, Pictello is the perfect tool for visual storytelling.

Each page in a Pictello story consists of a photo or video and some text, which can be read aloud by a Text to Speech voice or your own recorded audio.

Develop literacy skills
- Support reading with word-by-word text highlighting
- Develop writing and spelling with built-in word prediction and Speak as You Type
- Create stories to teach academic and social skills
- Import free early literacy and adapted academic books from Tar Heel Reader

Create and playback with ease
- Let students use the wizard to create stories
- Play stories page by page or as a slideshow
- Use Text to Speech voices to read the story
- Turn on switch access for story playback

Integrate multimedia
- Add your own photos
- Include short video clips
- Record your own voice or sound

Share your stories
- Share with other Pictello users through our free sharing server
- Use Dropbox to exchange stories
- Export to PDF or print to share with non-Pictello users

Speak your language
- Pick English, Spanish, German, French, Italian or Dutch for the user interface
- Select from over 110 free Text to Speech voices in 29 languages
- Use genuine American, British, Australian, American-Spanish, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Swedish children's voices
- Create interest with fun character and specialty voices

Customize to fit your needs
- Pick between Wizard or Expert creation modes
- Swipe or automatically turn pages
- Adjust speech rate and pronunciations

Read more at www.assistiveware.com/products/pictello

Additional Note:

Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education.

What’s New

Version 3.8

Pictello is getting a big update!
We're adding Tamira and Darius - the first African American English digital voices designed for AAC. Along with them, we're adding 23 voices for various languages - you can access all of them by opening Options and tapping Voice Manager.
This version also includes several minor fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Pictello!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Grace Trumpower ,

Autistic children growing up

I am an autistic woman who was originally nonverbal and forced to speak in different therapies. They would drill me to repeat different phrases but I felt like I was saying nothing because I was just repeating what other people wanted me to say. I use all of the different assistiveware apps in different communication situations. They listened to autistic people and converted our natural dialect and communications into apps that really work for us. For the first time since I was seven years old, I finally found my authentic autistic voice. I am myself again. Thank you autistic community and thank you assistiveware.

Pictillo has allowed me to accommodate myself as an adult by letting make my own visual schedule like my teachers used to do for me as a little girl. My anxiety and fixation has reduced so much.

FloridaGurlAtHeart ,

I’ve been using for years!

I love this app. Very easy to use. I’ve made multiple social stories from potty training to playing on the playground- I love it! I also make a lot of “my favorites” stories. Recently I started having my son use it to make books for his drawings. Easy to use. Thank you!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi FloridaGurlAtHeart, we are thrilled to hear about your love of Pictello and the different ways you use the app! Thank you for reaching out to us and your positive review! If you have not done so already, please feel free to look at our Pictello Help section (www.assistiveware.com/support/pictello) and Learn AAC section (www.assistiveware.com/learn-aac) for helpful information on using the app and implementing AAC into your daily family life. Please feel free to contact our team at support@assistiveware.com if you ever have questions about the app. We are always happy to lend a helping hand. :-)

abbey'smom ,

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better!

We were already so in love with this app…and then it happened, now you can add videos! We love it because it is so easy to use for myself and for my very highly impacted, nonverbal 11 yr old with autism. She never had any interest before of looking at pictures of her family or of social stories, I just don't think she saw the need. Now, after putting family albums and some motivating stories about her fav foods, she's hooked!:) I thought she'd only want to look at certain ones, but she goes through them all, over and over, even the social stories, like Going to the Dentist! I'm amazed at her response and so pleased! But now, with videos, when I added videos of her bowling to her story about her very first time bowling and of her playing in the water at the beach, I can't even describe her face! She grinned from ear to ear and then was just giddy! Now, that is priceless!!

App Privacy

The developer, AssistiveWare, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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