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simPODD is an app for the popular PODD system that makes communication more simple for those who can’t speak. Built in collaboration with Gayle Porter, it’s the only PODD app for iPad to bring digital page sets and a printing interface into one app. From the makers of Proloquo2Go, this augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app is sure to become a favorite among PODD users, because it's the only PODD app built specifically for their needs.

“simPODD’s integration of PODD communication books and electronic page sets in a single product supports people to "say what I want to say, to whoever, whenever and however I choose to say it.” - Gayle Porter, creator of the PODD system

• Access to all PODD digital page sets: 15 Preschool, 15+ Preschool, 15 School, 15+ School, 60 Complex Syntax, 60 Expanded Key Word
• Fully integrated printing interface in the app to print direct access individual and group PODD books (with yearly subscription)
• Streamlined and simplified editing process
• Uses SymbolStix
• Regionally specific vocabulary and American, British and Australian voices
• 40 natural-sounding text-to-speech voices including genuine children’s voices
• Free 1-month trial

How it works
simPODD makes using PODD much simpler. First, it brings the digital page sets and printing experience into one app. No need to manage different payments and subscriptions, or learn how to use multiple programs. It’s all rolled into one. It’s easy to use, no matter who you are: parent, teacher, speech therapist or PODD user.

Customizing and editing digital page sets is also very straightforward with simPODD. Quickly edit the vocabulary, create new buttons and link folders without following a lot of complicated steps. Since we worked closely with PODD users while building the app, we took all of the hassle and frustration out of these processes.

The easiest PODD book printing experience
The printing function for PODD books is right inside the app. Just select a book and customize. Print the book all at once, instead of page by page. It only takes a few minutes!

You can create as many books as you need, and print them for all of the people in a PODD communicator’s life.

What is PODD?
PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) is a popular AAC system created and owned by Gayle Porter. PODD organizes vocabulary around communication function and predicted likely usage to make it more efficient to get something across. PODD's range of books and page sets support language development from first words to complex syntax. The books and page sets for early communicators also include strategies like pragmatic branch starters. This supports more intelligible and varied communication.

Comprehensive support
We’re there for you every step of the way. Help articles on the website are there to guide you through set up. New to AAC? Our website has background resources in the Learn AAC section. You can also connect directly with our community on our Facebook groups. Questions? Our support team is available 7 days a week.

Choose the subscription that’s right for you: Yearly Digital + Print or Monthly Digital.

Yearly Digital + Print
• Print direct access PODD books right from the app
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Save money - 2 months free compared to the monthly subscription

Monthly Digital
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Cancel month to month, so you only pay for what you use
• An inexpensive way to try PODD

Try the app out with our 1-month free trial!

How payment works
• Payments will be charged to your Apple ID (after your free trial ends)
• Subscriptions renew automatically. Payment is charged 24 hours before the current subscription period ends
• Don’t want to renew? Cancel more than 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• Want to cancel or change your subscription? Manage it in your account settings on the App Store

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

We regularly update and improve simPODD. This version includes bug fixes and performance improvements as well as a couple of bigger changes:
• You can now use simPODD to make phone and FaceTime calls, so you don't have to juggle multiple devices for talking and calling.
• We are a proud advocate for representation in AAC. This version introduces Tamira - the first Adult African American English digital AAC voice. Stay tuned for the male, boy and girl voices!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

googyroo ,

Really good but I love it


Developer Response ,

Hi googyroo, five gold stars and a heart make us say "Thank you!" If you have not done so already, be sure to check out our simPODD help section (www.assistiveware.com/support/simpodd) and Learn AAC section (www.assistiveware.com/learn-aac) on our website to learn about the ins and outs of simPODD and AAC best practices and guidance. Please feel free to email our team anytime at support@assistiveware.com if you ever have questions about the app. Cheers! :-)

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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