By AssistiveWare

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-26
  • Current Version: 3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 524.43 MB
  • Developer: AssistiveWare
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 350 Ratings


Proloquo4Text™ is a text‑based communication app that gives a voice to literate children, teens and adults who cannot speak. The app is designed to enable easy conversation and full participation in society. It achieves this through a customizable single screen layout with quick access to personal phrases, word and sentence prediction and other effort-saving features. Free voices in 18 languages are included to enable natural-sounding communication. “Proloquo4Text is a very intuitive Text to Speech app that puts the user in control. Next generation word and sentence prediction immediately make this app stand out. Powerful communication tools can be used to compose messages in record time. Another excellent, full featured AAC app from AssistiveWare which will be backed up with their usual incredible technical support.” - Jane Farrall, Consulting Speech Pathologist Proloquo4Text’s unique features make it the premier Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution for literate children, teenagers and adults, diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, apraxia, ALS, laryngectomy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. Communicate with ease • Speak using single screen access to words, phrases and keyboard • Create, save and organize commonly used phrases • Switch between conversations easily • Show what you typed with the fullscreen view and flip text features Reduce effort • Reduce typing with advanced, self-learning PolyPredix™ word prediction • Type once and say it again with history and sentence prediction • Decide when you speak with play, pause and speak as you type Access easily • Optimized for Switch Control and VoiceOver • Enhance visual feedback with optional sentence or word highlighting • Communicate without an Internet connection Customize to your needs • Individualize the screen layout to match your communication style • Configure prediction, abbreviation expansion and privacy settings • Adjust appearance (font, color, text size) to your needs Choose your voice • Download free natural-sounding Acapela voices within Proloquo4Text • Use a my-own-voice Text to Speech voice • Add character and humor to your conversations with free specialty voices Speak your language • Pick from over 100 voices in 18 languages: English (US, UK, Scotland, Australia, India), Spanish (Spain and North America), French (France and Canada), German, Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium), Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Catalan, Czech, Finnish, Polish, and Russian. • Choose English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian as your user interface language • Switch languages on the fly Support for Apple Watch • Use the Apple Watch folder on Proloquo4Text to create a list of commonly used phrases • Scroll through phrases and tap to show them fullscreen or speak out loud • Customize the contents shown on the Watch using Proloquo4Text on your iPhone 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 Take your voice anywhere • Use Proloquo4Text on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch • Have a smooth transition when switching devices, thanks to Proloquo4Text’s consistent navigation on iPhone and iPad • Use multitasking functionality to run another app side-by-side on supported devices AssistiveWare® is the developer of Proloquo2Go®, an award-winning symbol-based communication app that provides a voice to over 150,000 individuals around the world. Read more at Additional note: Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education.



  • Useful but not perfect

    By Jim391
    If you can't physically talk but you're able to type at a decent speed, then I recommend buying this app. Before I purchased this app, I tried all of the other text to speech apps on the app store but I didn't like any of them due to a couple of key reasons. When I look for a text to speech app to use to communicate, I look for the following: a text box that's as large as possible, a clean looking UI, voices from Acapela, and a way to quickly delete the text in the text box. Although I've found a cheap app on Android that suits my needs, no other app on iOS besides this one offers all of those important features. Additionally, this app is expensive, but the price is understandable because they added a lot of various features to this app. I personally don't use the extra features that this app offers, but others may find those features to be useful, especially those that can't yet type quickly. However, there's a significant bug in this app, and there's also two other things that should be changed. I'm someone that has the in-app word prediction turned off because I instead use Gboard for my keyboard. However, about once every 15 times I press the delete button, the keyboard gets switched to a generic keyboard without any word prediction. I then have to switch the keyboard using the globe key on the keyboard, or I have to type something and press the delete button again for the keyboard to switch back to Gboard. I've also had this issue while using Swiftkey with this app. However, I've never had this issue when using any other app, and so this is an issue with this app. I hope this issue gets fixed soon because this is very irritating. Additionally, this app always says what's in the text box starting from the spot the cursor is at, but this is very annoying in situations where I had to go back to correct a typo. Please give us the option of having the app speak everything in the text box when we press speak, regardless of the location of the cursor. Lastly, it would be nice to be able to finely adjust the tone of the text to speech voice. This app allows you to adjust the tone, but there are only about four tone settings and there are massive differences between each tone setting. It would be nice if we could adjust the tone on a scale from 0 to 100 because I only want to adjust the tone by a very small amount.
  • Speaks for Me

    By Mmamuzk
    A neurological disease has taken my speech. Thanks to the speech people at Johns Hopkins, I discovered the power of Proloquo4Text. I type. It speaks. It helps me feel whole.
  • I talk more because of having this app.

    By mast1dav
    I talk more due to having this app around.
  • Worth every penny

    By Woty Regan
    This app is amazing. It makes communication so much easier. AssistiveWare listens and o the community and keeps adding new useful features. The new way to show other people my screen has made a lot of communication easier. Th new watch app makes it possible to access stored phrases like "hold on while I get my iPad" quickly. Yes, there are free or cheap apps out there, but they're not nearly as good. This app makes a lot more communication possible. (And faster, and more pleasant). Communication is worth paying for.
  • Just what I needed

    By Kberg31974
    This is the app I have been waiting for! I had been using a combination of three or four different apps to accomplish my various word prediction and communication needs. They each did something I needed fairly well but not great. Proloquo4text, though, does everything I need and more, and it does so with stellar results. Thank you for making this app everything I need. I do hope, however, that they will consider not quite doubling the price. Personally I think $64.99 is almost the ideal price, maybe a bit more, but I think some of these apps are out of the price range of those who need them most. Update: The prediction capability of this app is really great. Would you consider building an iOS keyboard into the next version so we can use the prediction bar in other apps?
  • Great App

    By Gmoscoso
    The app wonderful those professionals with speech impediments. The app has a professional appearance and easily customizable. The developer truly values user input. Many of my suggestions have been implemented with a personal email from the developer sent to me.
  • Great app! I heard

    By Bigbriáń
    I heard álot about proloquo2go and was bummed out cause I couldn't get it, then I saw this app, less expensive you finally put me at ease the voices are excellent
  • You have to buy this

    By Craigmilburn
    I use both of the 4 and the 2, the four is easier for me talk on the phone with the word prediction running ahead of me most the time. I use to run my business, I'm always talking to people in person or on the phone.
  • Great App, even if you don't need it all the time.

    By CoraKetla
    I am verbal most of the time, but lose speech due to a complex & rare type of migraines. It is great to still be able to communicate clearly & fluidly. Just today, I used the app to order fast food in a drive-thru and to communicate with the staff when boarding a pet. I love being able to customize the look, phrases, and vocabulary to my own needs & preferences.
  • If you have Proloquo2Go you don't need this app

    By Okemo203
    It's okay, but overpriced. There are other text to speech programs which cost less. It does have Word prediction. And it does give you introductory phrases according to category. The company should give you a greater description of the product so you can make your own decision before spending the money to purchase this app.