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

Brilliant !


I wanted an AAC-type app that would work equally well on iPhone & iPad, that was fully configurable and not pre-loaded with lots of symbols that aren't relevant to me (especially being in the UK). I also wanted linking ("branching") between boards and to be sure that my efforts in customising the app could be backed-up and easily exported to other iPhone/iPad devices. This app is the only one I have found that delivers all of that and it's clever timer option may well be useful in the future too. Overall it's an excellent package with very clear video instructions and is also reasonably priced compared to its competitors.

Talk board


I am new to all this and when looking for a suitable app to use as a communication aid I purchased this without realising that it doesn't include any symbols so is useless to me without making further purchases. I don't think it is made clear enough and I am still none the wiser as to where to access symbols without huge expense.



This App is fantastic!! I work with children who have specific educational needs and this is a brilliant communication tool. The fact that you can add your own pictures is perfect due to the fact that these children only recognise images that they know. I.E. a picture their own house, cuddly toy, pet or parent. Pictures provided would be of no use and if they were I'm sure this app would cost an awful lot more than £11.99 which is a great price for everything it does! In the new update the camera is incorporated so you can take pictures of whatever you want and add them to a board instantly! Genius! The person who made this app did a brilliant job to make this so affordable to so many parents and schools who have a limited budget. So thank you! I have recommended Talkboard and Picboard to parents, my local authority and other schools and professionals I work with. It's a must in my classroom and my kids love it!!! 5 stars from me :)

Update for 2.6: The developer of TalkBoard has included lots of new features, one of which I suggested via email. I loved the fact that by simply sending a message to Mark Ashley he was happy to listen and incorporate it into the new update. After speaking to this guy I found out he is a Speech & Language Therapist and clearly knows his stuff. He wanted to develop an app that was accessible to everyone, that didn't cost the earth and was simple to use. I really do think he's cracked it with this!


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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