Now and Next Lite 4+

Create engaging activity cards

Peter Stanley

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Now and Next cards, sometimes referred to as “First - Then”, are a visual communication tool that allow you to articulate a current activity - “now” and the one following it - “next”. This enables and supports communication at a variety of ages and learning developmental stages.

Now and Next Lite lets you quickly create cards for every aspect of a day, enabling communication and structure in an engaging and visual way.  
Featuring over 60 activities ranging from daily home life to school, and the ability to create your own custom activities featuring your own images, a vocabulary of activities can quickly be built and re-used.
To aid with understanding, activities can optionally read aloud their name when tapped and be grouped in custom categories.

The unique Time Line feature enables you to take existing cards and create a time line of activities with cards moving on automatically after an adjustable amount of time - perfect for providing a structured set of activities. Disabled by default, a friendly sound can be enabled to notify you that an activity has changed.

For peace of mind, or to easily set up an additional device, you can backup and restore all your created activities, cards and custom categories.

Help with Early Years Development:
Use Now and Next cards to visually indicate activities to young children, building their cognitive skills and understanding. Speech and language development is further encouraged by the use of colourful pictures combined with verbal communication of the activity to the child.

Help for Special Education Needs (SEND):
For those whose language skills are less developed or have trouble communicating verbally Now and Next cards provide a useful and convenient way to articulate and structure upcoming activities. Continued use of Now and Next cards is encouraged for children whose speech or language development is delayed.

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

Update to marketing URL

App Privacy

The developer, Peter Stanley, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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