TalkBoard turns your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch into a communication aid and visual prompt board. TalkBoard is affordable because it does not come with built-in pictures or symbols, which many other apps charge extra for. You can easily use your own pictures and symbols to personalise the app to you, your children and your clients, without paying extra for symbols which you may never use! The boards shown in the screenshots below are purely for demonstration purposes, and are not included with the app.

Key features include:

- Full access to your Photo Library - use any image, photo or symbol you want in your boards, including photos stored in your Camera Roll
- Take pictures using the device's camera (if present)
- Branching - allow users to switch between boards by tapping or scanning board cells
- Record sounds on the device, and play back by tapping on pictures
- Backup and restore boards, and share them with other devices and users through iTunes or Bluetooth
- Visual timers incorporated into your boards
- Make your boards on the go with your iOS device, then print to a supported AirPrint WiFi printer or export to PDF to print from any PC or Mac
- Support for Boardmaker images with the free PicCutter tool for PC and Mac (symbols are not provided and are included in screenshots for illustration only)
- Hardware switch support with sequential/row-column and automatic/manual scanning, using RJ Cooper's bluetooth switch interface. Also supports mono and stereo auditory scanning
- Known Issues feature (in Settings) - please check this section before reporting any problems in case I am already aware of them

TalkBoard is great for teachers, Speech Therapists and parents of children and adults with:
- Autism
- Language/communication difficulties
- Learning difficulties
- Physical disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy

What's New

Version 3.2

Fixes a serious bug which caused database errors when user names, board names or cell text contained an apostrophe. Users who have been experiencing database errors please update and try again. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Ratings and Reviews

Highly recommended for SLTs, special ed teachers and parents.

Lemon drizzle cake.

This app is like a static communication device (e.g. SuperTalker etc), but without the faff of having to manually change overlays.

You can easily customise it from just 1 cell (for a single spoken message) to lot of cells.

If you want to use BoardMaker pictures instead of photos, it's a bit of a long winded process as you have to take screen shots of the Boardmaker photos on your p.c and then sync the images with your ipad (easier to just use the ipad camera to take photos of Boardmaker images on your p.c. screen, actually), but not having Boardmaker (or similar) built into the app is what makes it so affordable.

Great that it also has a sentence strip, scan / switch adaptation, and visual timer facility too.

This is the best simple communication app I've come across so far. I'm using it for kids with CP and recommending it to families who already have ipads.

Love it!


I am a special education teacher and use this app daily. Well worth the money..


Mark Ashley
1.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 - 2015 Mark Ashley


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