Read&Write 4+

Accessible TTS writing/reading

Texthelp Ltd.

    • 3.2 • 16 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Read&Write for iPad is a reading and writing app with high-quality text-to-speech, formatting controls, a wide range of fonts and styles and cloud storage integration.

Read&Write provides visual highlighting in-sync with spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction to help with writing. Read&Write is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development, and creating audio files from any text.


• Text-to-Speech
- Type into Read&Write and have the text read back to you. You can check text and proofread it quickly and easily.
- You can import documents into Read&Write from apps such as Mail, or import directly from Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.. Read&Write can open a range of document formats including Word doc, PDF and epub.
- Text from any app can be copied and pasted into Read&Write ready to be read back.
- Apple's speech recognition can be used to dictate text directly into Read&Write, and can be listened back to ensure it is right.
- The Apple spell check works in Read&Write too, further helping accuracy.
- You can save the text as an audio file using the same high-quality voice.

• Word Prediction
Word prediction helps with writing more quickly and accurately.

• Visual Highlighting
Text is highlighted as the text is read back. Highlighting allows you to coordinate reading and listening. Read&Write lets you pick the colour and style of highlighting required.
There are four highlighting modes to choose from: none, word by word, word trail, or sentence by sentence highlighting.

• Font & Layout
Change the font type, size or colour to suit your needs. Layout the text for easier reading by adjusting the character, line and paragraph spacing and adjusting the page margins. Text can be formatted bold, italic and underlined to emphasise. Images can be inserted into the text from the camera or your library.

• Save to Audio
Convert any text into an audio file using any of the high-quality voices. This is quick and easy, allowing text to be listened to on the move. Great for proofreading on the go.

• Share your text
Text created within Read&Write can be emailed, messaged, printed, opened in another app, or copied and pasted into another app, like Safari.

• Read webpages
You can now read webpages in Safari and other browsers, using the "Read&Write Toolbar" extension from the share menu.

* Spellcheck & Grammar check
Use the Read&Write spellcheck feature that can provide you with additional word descriptions and pictures to help you find the correct word.

Also included in this app is the Read&Write Keyboard app, which is a powerful keyboard replacement that works in every app. Supporting reading, writing, comprehension and vocabulary development, Read&Write provides a rich set of features which extend accessibility and provide a range of tools to help with literacy including:

• Text to speech
• Prediction
• Dictionary / Talking dictionary
• Picture Dictionary
• Check It
• Talk&Type (available for iOS 10 and above)
• Speak as I type
• OpenDyslexic font support
• Language translation in Safari (French or Spanish, Locale dependent)
• French language localisation

The Read&Write keyboard app provides help everywhere it’s needed whether it’s working on documents, presentations, being creative or just using mail. It’s great for those with individual needs such as Dyslexia and those where English is not their first language, but it’s designed for everyone.

What’s New

Version 7.8.9

Fixes a crash in the Read&Write Keyboard app that could occur when spellchecking sentences and text where there was some preceding white space present.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

reviewertwosays ,


I love the computer version - hoping this version would be similar but it’s missing lots of features. Was really hoping for the reader outside of Safari

Kirbykazooie ,

This doesnt work in any meaningful way for ipad

Hi, i started with read and write for ipad. I dont think this app works with my ipad. It seems to do nothing at all.

Im in school, i cant recommend the computer application enough. I feel bad giving a one star review. But i am so pleased with the program i use on my computer that i want to make it clear this app straight up does nothing. The computer app is amazing.

This team has the ability to make something great. If they get around to ipad thatd be sweet. But if not no worries. I mean this doesnt work. Oh well

If you are frustrated this is why
It doesnt work

jake the octoling ,

I wish it was available for iPhone

So I want it on my iPhone and it’s not letting me download it please make a version of this available for iPhone.

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