Black Friday iOS App Deals!


iOSnoops is one of the places I peruse looking for free or reduced apps. The list of free and reduced apps for iOS is exceptionally long today with some great deals on apps. Here are some of the deals that caught my eye that supports access, productivity, concept development and self management tools for special needs. Certainly there may be many more that may be a value to you on the lists.

Scanning apps:

I have been working with scanning apps for a while to convert images and text to useable formats for students for reading or completing worksheets (see workflow discussed in prior post if interested). My favorites are all on sale making them much easier to have on multiple devices:

  • Scanning text for access and editing (best with iPad 3 or iPhone):

Text Grabber app developed my Abbyy has been reduced to $ .99 from $14.99. Steal. This processor scans text to editable text with specific tools for translation. When used with New iPad, accuracy can be amazingly good. No text to speech provided however.

Prizmo app – My favorite for scanning for quality and options of text to speech and work flow is reduced to $4.99 from $9.99. Prizmo continues to be updated and improved.

  • Scanning for worksheet completion (best when using iPad3 or iPhone):

Scanner Pro by Readdle is my very favorite for ease of use and work flow to convert hard copy worksheets to electronic PDF version using your iPad. Now reduced to 1.99 from 6.99. A great deal!

Doc Scan HD Pro app is another scanning app for conversion of images to PDF file formats. This app has many options during the scanning process, to lighten, draw and crop and provides a great choices for work flow (other apps, Google Docs, DropBox and many more).  Now $.99 from $3.99.

Other apps worth checking out:

Timer+ Touch HD – (free was 1.99) a visual timer app for iPad. Plays in background, set timer on minute, second, hour. Limited customization provided. Currently free.

Smart Office app – (free, was 9.99)Productivity suite that synchronizes with Dropbox, Google Docs. Create basic word doc, spread sheets, PPT and synchronize/share with other services.

Chore Pad – (.99 was 4.99) Create a list of tasks. Check off chores when completed, offering a visual task list for a number of individuals.

Sequences – (.99 was 3.99) App to work on sequencing. Create your own sequence using recorded voice and your own pictures.

Splash Math apps worksheets – Variety of different grade level work sheets are reduced from 4.99 to 2.99.

TeachMe apps – Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd apps are reduced from 1.99 to .99.

PDF Expert – ( Free) A PDF management app developed by Readdle.

Many, many more apps are available as Black Friday deals. Here are just a couple of places to check on what’s out there:



The mystery exists how long any price reduction will last so check them out soon! Know of other sources of Black Friday Deals for special needs or individuals with disability? Share if you do!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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