Proloquo4Text AAC 4+

Text-to-speech communication

AssistiveWare

    • 4.7 • 764 Ratings
    • $119.99

Description

Proloquo4Text™ is a text to speech app for those who cannot rely on their voice to speak. The app is laid out on a single screen to reduce the effort of typing. The layout enables easy, daily conversation and quick access to your most common phrases. Personalize it to your needs and preferences, whether that’s through choosing from the many voices available, or through customizing your screen layout.

Proloquo4Text is the leading AAC solution for literate adults, teens and children. It is used by people with a wide range of diagnoses, including developmental disabilities (like autism, apraxia, and cerebral palsy) and acquired disorders (like laryngectomy, ALS, stroke, or traumatic brain injury). Proloquo4Text can be used to produce speech by anyone who can type and spell.

Communicate with ease
• Use the single screen for easy access to words, phrases and keyboard
• Switch easily between conversations, making it easy to answer a question in another conversation, without disrupting what you typed in the first conversation.
• Decide when you speak with play, pause and speak-as-you-type
• Adjust appearance (font, color, text size) to your preference and needs

Reduce typing effort
• Create, save and organize commonly used phrases
• Make typing quicker with advanced, self-learning PolyPredix™ word prediction
• Show what you typed with the fullscreen view and flip text features
• Type once, then say it again with history and sentence prediction
• Use keyboard shortcuts for quick access when using an external keyboard

Choose your voice
• Download, natural-sounding voices within Proloquo4Text. All premium Acapela voices are included in Proloquo4Text with no in-app purchase.
• Add personality and humor to your conversations with free specialty voices
• Choose from over 100 voices in 18 languages, so you can find the one that sounds most like you. Switch easily between languages.
• Use my-own-voice, a voice-banking technology, to preserve and capture the essence of your own voice in synthetic speech.

Share your world
• Send email, messages, and tweets from Proloquo4Text
• Write in Proloquo4Text and copy your text into another app
• Listen to text by pasting into Proloquo4Text
• Make phone and FaceTime video calls with Proloquo4Text.

Take your voice anywhere
• Proloquo4Text is available on both iOS and macOS. With iOS, you can use the app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. The Mac version is a separate purchase on the Mac App Store.
• Smoothly transition between devices, thanks to Proloquo4Text’s consistent navigation on iPhone and iPad
• Easily access your commonly used phrases on Apple Watch, and just tap to show or speak them. You can customize the contents shown on the Watch from your iPhone.

Accessibility Features
• Follow words as they are spoken with optional sentence or word highlighting
• Optimized for Switch Control and VoiceOver
•Communicate without an internet connection
• Use multitasking functionality to run another app side-by-side on supported devices
• Keep your devices in sync by easily backing up and restoring your customizations and stored phrases.

AssistiveWare® is the developer of Proloquo2Go®, an award-winning symbol-based communication app that provides a voice to over 200,000 individuals around the world.

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

What’s New

Version 5.2

We have added many new voices, including 6 child and 6 teenager voices. There is also a female adult voice for Indian English. Find the one that best suits your needs!

This update also contains bug fixes and performance improvements so you can enjoy the best version of Proloquo4Text.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
764 Ratings

764 Ratings

Susan Ashworth ,

Officially the best paid text AAC app

I've been using Proloquo4Text for some time, and have always found the interface to be clean and logical, especially with the many customization options to show or hide certain features. I get overwhelmed by visual clutter, so that is very helpful. Mixing the iPad onscreen keyboard's word prediction with Proloquo's prediction or using AssistiveWare's Keeble, communication is generally very efficient. But now, the option to use both Personal Voice and Apple TTS voices cements it as my favorite AAC app. While I like the Acapela Heather voice well enough, most of the other voices didn't resonate with me, and generally didn't fit my accent. Now, Proloquo works amazingly with my Personal Voice, and sometimes I'll switch to Zoe Premium if I need extra clarity without boosting the volume--my own voice is a bit soft around the edges--for articulation similar to mine. It is wonderful to have so many choices to find what suits you best; it makes Proloquo4Text well worth the price, especially if you use AAC frequently or full-time.

Developer Response ,

Hi Susan Ashworth. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing review and feedback with us - we truly appreciate it. We particularly appreciate you sharing what features you find most helpful in the app and sharing how you customize it to meet your needs. Apple's Personal Voice has been a game changer and we are proud to have been amongst the first AAC apps to include it. It sounds like you are an experienced user already but please do not hesitate to email us at support@assistiveware.com if you ever have questions about the app or would like to see a feature added.

Romandory ,

Review

It is a good app to have when you have a speech impediment and need to communicate with others that don’t understand your speech patterns, especially in high stressful situations or the person is just plain lazy and not being patient with you. It is also good for writing out complete sentences for complex situations that you might find yourself in. It is also good for writing out sentences for stories that you are working on along anything else like poetry, especially if you are someone who relies on audio feedback for hearing how a sentence sounds. Therefore, I highly recommend this app for anyone who needs assistance in any important situations they might face, whether it is a situation where communication is poor or you simply want to write out what you want to communicate ahead of time for a upcoming meeting or appointment. Whatever the situation you going to find yourself in this is the app you need for your most important situations that you face in your life.

Developer Response ,

Hi Romandory, thank you for your fantastic review of Proloquo4Text and sharing how you use the software for communication, composition, and creativity! You are a true power user! Please feel free to check out our Proloquo4Text Help section on our website here (www.assistiveware.com/support/proloquo4text/overview). We are also happy to invite you to join our AssistiveWare’s Adult AAC users community Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/192898234141275) to connect with other Proloquo4Text users and share advice about AssistiveWare's apps and AAC challenges. If you ever have questions about Proloquo4Text, want to submit a feature request for the app, or want feedback on an AAC issue, please email support@assistiveware.com and one of our team members will be happy to help you. Peace! :-)

APValerius ,

Most versatile, useful & reliable text-to-speech app

After Nagish became certified for Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), I had to stop using it due to FCC rules forbidding all but those who have the most severe decibel hearing losses from using IP CTS. I was relying on their text-to-speech functionality to make calls.

Now I use this app with my Google Voice account and I can make and receive calls like that. Proloquo4Text also works with Messenger so I can easily call my non-signing family and friends there and use this app to talk to them. (I am fluent in American Sign Language.)

I am very pleased with Proloquo4Text😀

Developer Response ,

Hi APValerius. Thank you for your glowing 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear our app allows you to make calls across all the modalities you need in order to communicate with everyone in your life. This is what AssistiveWare is all about and you made us do a happy dance today! If you have any questions or want to provide feedback, please know you can contact us anytime at support@assistiveware.com.

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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