Wednesday, 19 December 2012

PictureCanTalk By Benster Tan

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $34.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
  • Version: 4.0
  • Size: 23.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Benster Tan
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


PictureCanTalk helps individuals face with speech challenges to communicate their needs with the use of pictures. You could use it as a PECS or AAC tool.


**Close to 2000 free picture symbols**

-Every picture allows
•Recording of personalized voice
•Text To Speech. Synthesized voice supports English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish, French, Italian, German and Chinese Simplified. No internet connection is required.

- Communication boards
•Play back voice by tapping picture or "one tap speak all"
•✓For starter, "I want" board require just a tap on the picture to show on the comm. strip. He/She can progressively move to "3 Pictures", "Sentence Prompt" and free-form mode
•✓Email comm. strip pictures
•✓Locate me

-Sentence building and prompting
•Build preset picture sentences
•"Sentence Prompt" strip to prompt and teach sentence construction
•'Fill in the blanks' feature

- Multiple page sets/templates/boards
•Customize your own types of board e.g. Categorized, Theme or Topic Based, T.A.L.K., Core Vocabulary, etc.
•✓Use 'swipe gesture' on scrollable strip or 'button tap' on template index to navigate the templates
•Sort images by drag and drop
•Export template to PDF file for printing and email

- Your own picture catalog (i.e. MyCatalog)
•Build up from photo library
•Category management
•✓Bulk upload images via zipped file. The file name of the zipped file will be used as category title. One level of directory is allowed in the zip
•✓Bulk upload via email

-✓Image editing capabilities
•Crop, Resize, Flip and Rotate
•Several built-in symbol sizes
•Define own crop size

-✓Text to image
•Type in text and save as pictures
•Choose font, size and color
•Create "sight" or any words

-✓Games feature that is beneficial cognitively
•Comes with color, shapes, numbers and alphabets
•Customize any number of identification and matching games and exercises
•Personalized voices for praises and encouragements

- Backup/Restore feature to share your images and configurations with multiple devices and users
•Select a backup version to restore
•Reset to original settings
•Backup/Restore via email. Do it all within your device!

- Configurable options
•Male/female, voice speed and pitch for TTS
•Mulitple symbol sizes and text
•Colorful background selection simulating PECS book
•Free-form comm. strip to drop any no. of pictures
•✓Sound and wriggling effect
•Default email addresses
•Show or hide "email", "customize", "location", "list icon", "backspace" button and TabBar. Hiding them will prevent user accidentally moving to other screens
•Comm. strip on top or bottom of the boards
•Disable edits to prevent accidental updates
•Passcode protect "Options"
•Drag-n-drop or tap gesture, up/down or left/right swipe gesture for the communication boards.
•Playback voice immediately when picture is placed on communication strip
•Clear images on communication strip when 'Play All' voice playback is completed

- Other features
•Connection Service between PictureCanTalk and your computer
•Popup explanatory notes
•✓Dropbox integration
• Search catalog

- InApp storefront
•✓Built-in browser to surf, search and download images from Internet directly into MyCatalog
•Student list (i.e. multi-user)
•✓Color coding system lets you use colored frames to represent agent, action, object, etc. The possibilities are unlimited!

✓Possibly the only App in similar category to offer these unique features!

For any enquiries and feedback, please email to


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