IPANow! by PhoneticSoft is a unique app that automatically transcribes French texts into International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols by applying rules utilized by scholarly lyric diction textbooks.

Simply type or paste in a text, tap a button, and IPANow! produces a phonetic transcription underneath each line of text.

Key features:

*Easy-to-use! Simply type or paste a text in and tap a button.
*Copy/paste transcription output to an email or other apps.
*Print transcriptions directly from your device (with AirPrint).
*Save transcriptions for later.
*Customize the transcription output based on your preferences.

Designed by a choral conductor and vocalist, IPANow! is a lyric diction resource for choral conductors, professional vocalists, church musicians and music educators, but anyone can use it. IPANow! allows choral directors to easily produce professional-looking phonetic transcriptions of foreign language texts to distribute to choir members. We believe you will find IPANow! an invaluable resource.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Support for iOS7+ standards.

Ratings and Reviews

Mod.san ,

I love it but it needs improvements

Please make it work with drag and drop on ios 11. It is very important! Thank you!
Please update this wonderful app. I will suggest it to all of my singer and conductor friends!

dilmendonca2 ,

Horrible!!! Money back!!

Lot of wrong words!

therealnico ,

Not bad

It looks like the other four reviews we're planted, but it's actually pretty decent. Not flawless: it put an extra schwa in the phonetic spelling of médecin. But it could tell the difference between fille and ville.

It's better than the Collins French dictionary app--where some characters show up as ?. If you want an app that will give you pronunciation without an English definition (I.e., you're trying a no-English approach), this is about your only option.

Also: the app Phonetix makes a good companion... It will pronounce the phonetic letters you don't remember.


Kelly Turner
7.6 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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