Therapy Box has created a number of wonderful apps for individuals with disabilities. One of their newest app developments is inku app (9.99; for iPhone/iPad), a writing tool for dyslexics. Features include word and phrase prediction and spell checking that will support individuals with dyslexia. Thematic dictionaries (history, physics, bio, engineering, etc.) are available along with the ability to choose the vocabulary size, language and type of prediction support (next word, predict phrases). As a basic word processor with writing supports the app is intuitive to use.
The list of key features of inku:
– self learning intelligent word prediction available in UK English, US English, German, Spanish and French
– speech-to-text that recognizes the word you would like to write
– thematic options for the US English dictionary: math, physics, chemistry, history, biology, engineering, sociology
– spell check – inku suggest words even if you have misspelled them
– speech recognition
– plenty of customization options
– listen to your word before you select it
– Bluetooth keyboard compatibility
– word processing options
– set up for dyslexia level
– custom pronunciation
– Dropbox syncing
– save your notes inside the app
– iOS voice integration
– phrase prediction
– export or share your documents via email, Facebook or Twitter
My first quick trial found inku app intuitive to use. Tools such as the word prediction and text to speech were readily available and easily integrated when writing within the app. Documents can be saved (although no folder system available). The app syncs with Dropbox but did not appear to have an option to sync with Google Drive from initial overview. Inku app appears to provide good writing support for individuals with dyslexia, however its cost is a bit steep given other apps that might deliver some similar features.
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