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.
• 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.
Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education.
We are excited to release a new voice - Tamira! Tamira is the first African American English digital voice designed for AAC.
This version also includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using our app!
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve conducted hundreds of AAC assessments and have to say how important having P4Text in my toolkit is. Adults that insist on original speech take too long to generate sentences from scratch. 90% of the time, the other person walks away before it’s ready. Sentence banking allows the user or helper to anticipate events and prepare what to say ahead, so that sentences are ready with a press or two of the screen.
Developer Response ,
Hi Quazmoto, thank you so much for the positive review and sharing your thoughts on Proloquo4Text. When we designed Proloquo4Text, we kept the needs of adult communicators in mind. If you have not done so already, please feel free to look at our Proloquo4Text Help section (www.assistiveware.com/support/proloquo4text) and Learn AAC section (www.assistiveware.com/learn-aac) for helpful information on using the app and AAC, including articles for people who use text-based AAC. Please feel free to email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever have questions about Proloquo4Text. We are always happy to help. :-)
Loyal Fallback Voice
As a adult on the autism spectrum, I have the tendency to lose my ability to speak/form words verbally when I am extremely overwhelmed, emotional, or my anxiety is high. This allows me to write down my thoughts/feelings/whatever it is that I am trying to convey and allowing myself to be heard through AAC. This has become a life savior!
My only drawback, and maybe it’s a setting I am missing, is I wish the voice wouldn’t start speaking what I typed after each period at the end of a sentence. Most of the time I am not finished writing out the few sentences I need and that becomes annoying/distracting.
Developer Response ,
Hi NoThankYouNN, thank you so much for sharing your experience with Proloquo4Text and your positive rating of the app. Everyone deserves the right to have their voice heard, regardless of age and abilities. As for the issue you are experiencing with Proloquo4Text speaking after typing a closing punctuation mark, please know you can turn off this setting and have it so the app only speaks when you tap return. To do so, go to Options (gear icon) > Language and Speech > Speak As You Type. Then toggle Speak By Sentence to OFF and toggle Speak By Paragraph to ON. This should give you the behavior you are looking for. If you ever have questions about Proloquo4Text or have an issue with the app, please do not hesitate to contact our team at email@example.com and one of our team members will be glad to help you. Take care! :-)
Changed my life!
This app has taken me to a new level. I lost my ability to speak but with Proloquo4Text and Acapela (who synthetically duplicated my original voice) I feel normal again. Thank you for this amazing product!
Developer Response ,
Hi ciciboston, thank you so much for your enthusiastic review and five glowing stars! The human voice is one of the main ways we can change the world. With all of our products, this is what we strive for. If you have not done so already, please feel free to check out our Proloquo4Text Help section (www.assistiveware.com/support/proloquo4text) on our website for helpful info on the app. Please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Proloquo4Text or are looking for AAC advice on a particular topic. Peace! :-)
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- 576.5 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.