AppWriter iPad

AppWriter is the first text editor for the iPad to offer users of all ages with reading and writing disabilities the necessary tools for unlocking a world of information. All tools are seamlessly integrated and comprise text-to-speech, context based word suggestions, integrated PDF-reader, OCR and the special Dyslexie-font.


1 High quality synthetic voices ensure a great user experience. All menus and buttons are read aloud. Choose between a variety of different reading strategies, such as read from cursor position and read words as you type them. Highlighting supports the user while reading.

2 Context based word suggestions will allow you to produce high quality work and reduce the time it takes to do so. AppWriter predicts the word you want to use next.

3 The integrated PDF reader will allow the user to open any OCR-processed PDF file and have it read aloud directly from the PDF file. Words are even highlighted as they are being read.

4 The powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology in AppWriter means that any paper document or image becomes accessible. Through the integration of Mobile OCRKit, textbooks, photocopies and handouts are easily converted into text documents. The text can be spoken out loud by AppWriter with color highlighting or edited. Please note that good OCR results require the new iPad.

5 AppWriter contains a unique user profile, that will let you access advanced customization options such as adding words to a user dictionary, adjusting the phonetic spelling contexts and read aloud setting.
Your profile is always accessible from any iPhone or iPad with AppWriter installed. As long as you have internet connection, you can log out of AppWriter on one device and log in to AppWriter on another device, and your profile will then automatically synchronize your dictionary and your phonetic spelling to that device. If you are not online, changes to your profile will synchronize when you are online again.

6 How do you manage the created document? It can be emailed, send as an iMessage, copied to clipboard for use in another app or exported to Dropbox or Google Docs.

7 The Dyslexie font is another great feature in AppWriter. The specific characteristics of the Dyslexie font make it easier for people with dyslexia to distinguish the individual letters. This reduces the number of reading errors as well as the effort it takes to read the text.