Spell Better VPP 4+

Navanit Arakeri

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 1 Rating
    • $24.99

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Are you an educator working with struggling writers with Dyslexia? Imagine offering your learners a beautifully crafted assistive writing toolkit that combines the most effective writing supports in one easy-to-use and inviting package.

Spell Better dramatically improves spelling by offering powerful word prediction, advanced text-to-speech, and dyslexic spell checking. It delivers the best possible supports for lasting improvements in writing success.

Special Educators feel a palpable improvement in the energy and tenor of a classroom while using Spell Better with their learners.

◆ Helps reluctant and struggling writers get started

◆ Increases length and depth of writing

◆ Strengthens organization and composition skills

◆ Builds confidence and improves self-expression

◆ Leaves lasting improvements in core spelling and grammar skills


◆ Word prediction & auto-completion

◆ Context and phonetic spell checker

◆ Text-to-Speech with word highlighting

◆ Fonts optimized for Dyslexia

◆ Integrated English dictionary (with IPA symbols)

◆ Audio pronunciation for all words

◆ Color-coded Keyboard (Vowels vs. Consonants)

◆ Insert photos and use rich text formatting (bold, italics, underline)

◆ Three different vocabulary size settings

◆ Easily and quickly learns new custom vocabulary

◆ Customize background colors and text size

◆ Export as PDF, Email, Printing, Messages, Clipboard and more.

◆ Dedicated Undo/Redo buttons for accidental deletes

◆ Accepts both taps and swipes on word prediction buttons

◆ VoiceOver support with detailed labels and hints

◆ Integrated Speech Recognition (speech-to-text)


- Real-word spelling errors ("peace" > "piece")

- Phonetic spelling errors ("preshius" > "precious", "peturs" > "pictures")

- Word boundary errors ("verynice" > "very nice")

- Skipped and repeated letters ("probley" > "probably")

- Missed vowels ("Ths is rly amzng" > "This is really amazing")

- Homophone substitutions and other complex orthographic errors

Spell Better will take this sentence:

> I throwed the dall to my cuzin and wnt imside to ahve a peace ofcake.

And correct it to:

> I threw the ball to my cousin and went inside to have a piece of cake.

And it'll do most of the corrections dynamically, as the sentence is being typed.


"Multiple students of mine are now requesting that I bring my iPad to class so they can use this app to complete all of their assignments. These students are generally disengaged and tend to avoid all work requiring them to write/ organize their thoughts and it is so exciting to see how much their enthusiasm increases when given supports such as SpellBetter."

"We did have a chance to try Spell Better and love it! The update came out just in time for our full day iPads in Special Education training we gave yesterday so that we were able to let others know about what a great app it is for word prediction. "

"This is brilliant for my dyslexic pupils and others who struggle to write. It's really useful for homework, too. Great communications with Nanavit [sic] have ironed out my inadequate ability with any ICT! A superb App, thank you!"


Spell Better is currently featured by Apple in the Special Education section of the App Store. It is widely used in thousands of schools throughout the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

Spell Better is trusted and recommended by:

◆ Apple (App Store > Education > Special Education)

◆ The University of Michigan, Center for the Development of Language & Literacy (dyslexiahelp.umich.edu)

◆ Pennsylvania Department of Education

◆ Ministry of Education, New Zealand

◆ National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), Australian Government (www.innovation.gov.au)

Get Spell Better today and help your learners achieve success in writing.

What’s New

Version 3.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Smoother performance + uses less memory

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating


Typing isn't very responsive

This works OK if using the word prediction but it seems to lag when typing out the words - very frustrating! I would like to see this improved so I can use it more with students at school!
February 14, 2014 update. This new update definitely improves the speed and the lagging is not there anymore. Thank you! I have another request. I noticed the words are only spoken if chosen from the word bank. Can you make it so the words are also spoken when the individual types in the word rather than using the word bank?

App Privacy

The developer, Navanit Arakeri, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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