Everyone loves to tell fun, engaging, and imaginative stories. Go ahead and make a social story or visual schedule for a child with autism or a slide show of holiday pictures for your friends - Pictello makes it a breeze to create and share! Whether you use the included natural-sounding Text to Speech voices, or record your own voice, Pictello is the perfect tool for visual storytelling.

Each page in a Pictello story consists of a photo or video and some text, which can be read aloud by a Text to Speech voice or your own recorded audio.

Develop literacy skills
- Support reading with word-by-word text highlighting
- Develop writing and spelling with built-in word prediction and Speak as You Type
- Create stories to teach academic and social skills
- Import free early literacy and adapted academic books from Tar Heel Reader

Create and playback with ease
- Let students use the wizard to create stories
- Play stories page by page or as a slideshow
- Use Text to Speech voices to read the story
- Turn on switch access for story playback

Integrate multimedia
- Add your own photos
- Include short video clips
- Record your own voice or sound

Share your stories
- Share with other Pictello users through our free sharing server
- Use Dropbox to exchange stories
- Export to PDF or print to share with non-Pictello users

Speak your language
- Pick English, Spanish, German, French, Italian or Dutch for the user interface
- Select from over 110 free Text to Speech voices in 29 languages
- Use genuine American, British, Australian, American-Spanish, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Swedish children's voices
- Create interest with fun character and specialty voices

Customize to fit your needs
- Pick between Wizard or Expert creation modes
- Swipe or automatically turn pages
- Adjust speech rate and pronunciations


Additional Note:

Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education.

What's New

Version 3.4

Ciao Italian speakers! With this new version, Pictello’s user interface is now available in Italian and includes two genuine Italian Text to Speech children’s voices: Alessio and Aurora.

Pictello 3.4 is now compatible with the new iOS 11 and fully optimized for the new 10.5” iPad. Additionally, we worked on several bug fixes to improve the performance of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

Pictello is tops.


Used this program to do a visual sequence for my autistic son on his ipad. He really hasn't taken to other apps with any degree of interest, but was quite taken with the simplicity of this program.
He loved the photos with basic text. I used my own voice to record a message for each page. Loved this option.
Program included an easy to follow sequence of how to create your own stories. A great basic help to start using the program.
Liked the option of using the slideshow option or moving each page individually. You can go through the sequence using the slide show initially and then do each step of the sequence step by step.
Would have liked the option of inserting pages within the context of the story, rather than just adding on extra pages at the end.
Great to be able to share stories and email. Lots of different options there.
Thank you. I will definitely use this for social stories. More reliable and easier to navigate through than some other communication apps that I have used.

Using Pictello


I have had this application since it was released and for the last month on the ipad. Wow what a wonderful application. I have made up stories for my daughter to read while travelling. I have put together stories about is going on in her life so she can read with others and they can ask her questions and have a conversation with her.
I have been able to put together step by step instructions for her in story form.
When I dont have a picture available I go into Google Images and just copy paste into the ipad photo album.
Have even made up books using photos on one page then the sign language graphic on the next page with a written description for those working with Elysha.
It is so easy to use, even training the machine to say her name correctly was a breeze.
Cant praise Pictello or its developers enough. Next step I would like to see the possibility of it working on smartboard - image what teachers could do with this!!!!!
Mum of Elysha

Lots of use


I have this for the ipod. It is useful for creating personal stories, doing speech assessments, language therapy, and many other functions. The voice quality is not too bad and having the option to make a voice recording is good. It is easy to program.
I find the size of photos a bit small, and it would be good if the font could be bigger and in different styles for younger children learning to write. I would like the option of being able to share books written from ipod to ipod etc.


AssistiveWare B.V.
776.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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