This APP provides a unique and intuitive touch interface for exploring the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as numerous voice qualities and articulations. Simply press any symbol or label in the charts to see and hear an illustrative example. Test your knowledge by playing the random guessing games. Amazing laryngoscopic and ultrasound videos accompany sounds articulated in the throat! You can speed up and slow down all the video examples, view full-screen, and more! Press the INFO button on each screen to access additional information.

What’s New

Version 2.6

-requested feature: sound and videos are now audible regardless of mute-switch status!
-now you can view what the larynx looks like during various types of Laughter by getting the in-app purchase.
-additional small fixes here and there.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
marsh rambler ,

Great help for transcription and production training

I had a bit of a problem at first since it worked fine on my iPhone but I couldn’t get any sound through the speakers on my iPad.I tried using my blue tooth headphones and it worked fine. Im doing a course with a large amount of IPA transcription. I find many sounds difficult to distinguish without watching the lecturer’s lips really carefully. The videos of the speakers’ lips are invaluable.

IbrahimKhan ,

Extremely Useful

Extremely useful for language learners but if it had the benefit of natural speakers pronouncing the phonetic in a word would be even better. Any ways a great download !

Epictetus-Global ,

Sound does not work.

The sound does not work, most of the time. Otherwise it would be great. I’ve tried various adjustments, and all my other apps that create sounds work fine.


John Esling
373.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (6th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 John Esling
In-App Purchases
  1. Voice Qualities Plus £1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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