Grid Player is an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) App that helps people who cannot speak or who have unclear speech to communicate. Sentences that you create are spoken out loud.

Grid Player is suitable for a wide range of people with communication difficulties, including those who use symbols.

Grid Player is designed for use with Grid 3 and The Grid 2, allowing you to play your grids on iPad. If you don't have Grid 3 or The Grid 2, you can use Grid Player with four complete grid sets: Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photographs and Text Talker Phrasebook.

Please note that you need a Online Grids account to use Grid Player. You can create an account for free within the Grid Player app, or sign in to an existing account.

• Over 12,000 Widgit Symbols
• Over 12,000 SymbolStix Symbols
• High-quality male and female voices
• “TouchType” word prediction for faster typing
• Prediction suggestions with symbols to help with word recognition
• Word list grids for large topics
• Copy sentences to use with Twitter, Facebook, etc

• Dynamic screen AAC
• Uses Widgit symbols
• Over 2,000 unique words in over 50 topics
• Two vocabulary sizes (levels A and B)

• Over 1000 vivid photographs
• 42 categories
• Inspirational for education and communication

• Over 100 instant phrases
• 10 topics to discuss
• Quick response buttons for answering questions

Grid Player is suitable for people with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, motor-neurone disease (ALS), autism, apraxia, traumatic brain injury, stroke and deafness. It can also be used in education for people with learning difficulties or special needs, and with young children.

All over the world, thousands of people are communicating with Grid 3 and The Grid 2 from Smartbox. Install Grid Player and you can join the conversation today!

What's New

Version 1.7.5

Bugfixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Great if you can fix some of its issues


I downloaded this app for my non-verbal autistic son months ago, and it has opened doors for him. He is really able to communicate some basic statements with it. It really works for us also because we can't afford all of those expensive AAC apps. The only issues I have with it are that when I updated it, the sound stopped working. Then, I deleted it and re-installed it, and now the sound is working, but the abc keyboard, which was an essential for my son, is missing. This is a serious problem for us, as it is one of the only ways he has to communicate. Also, we downloaded the US English version, but it still uses many UK words like 'crisps' for chips. This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for my son, who is just at 10 years old finally communicating, that can be an issue. I would be sooooo happy if you could fix a few of these things. Thanks so much!

Incredible for a free AAC app, nice layout and speaks!


I've downloaded many AAC apps and am really impressed with how these are laid out. There are three layouts you can see in the sample pages above. Going from page to page is clear and intuitive in the 2 symbol talkers, and the text one has good word prediction and a good selection of phrases. These compare with the more expensive AAC apps except that you can't modify them unless you buy the computer software. Thank you so much for making these free. I will be recommending these in my workshops.

Great great great app


There is just one thing that needs to be fix but this free app is still awesome! The audible speech doesn't seem to be working on the iPad. However it does work on the iPhone. Minor issue that I'm sure will be fixed soon. Huge thanks to the developers from a father of a non-verbal autistic little boy. Can't say thanks enough!


Sensory Software International Ltd
20.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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