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This version of the Tobii Dynavox Snap + Core First app is for:
- Users who want to use the Snap + Core First app without speech for free. These users can unlock speech functionality through an in-app purchase at any time.
- Users who purchased a Tobii Dynavox device. Users in this group will have full app functionality (including speech) when the app is (re)installed on their Tobii Dynavox device.

Do you believe that communication growth, engagement, and literacy is possible for your child? We do. Snap + Core First is a symbol-based communication app designed to be the most intuitive solution on the market. Snap + Core First lets users start communicating quickly and stay engaged as they grow and evolve on their communication journey.

Who is Snap + Core First for?

Snap + Core First is ideal for non-verbal individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and intellectual disabilities. Thanks to a huge ecosystem of resources, it is easy for parents to provide support for Snap + Core First at home or for speech language pathologists during speech therapy. This augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app provides the fastest and most efficient platform for communication for all users. With Snap + Core First learning language, achieving literacy, and becoming an independent communicator is possible!


Start communicating immediately - with tools and supports, like Core Words, Quick Phrases, Topics, and communication boards that allow a communicator to initiate and guide the interaction.

Created to be the best - with years of research, feedback, and user testing SLPs and educators, 9 out of 10 tested preferred Snap over competitor apps.

Built for confidence - with the easiest navigation, no instructions are necessary, and a toolbar is always available with tools to support you as you move through the system.

Designed for easy customization and consistency - with a new user interface for easy editing and grid size changes, standard functions for dragging and dropping, quicker actions for linking pages, and a new Search tool for finding words quickly.

A wide range of voices - A wide variety of Acapela voices are available as free downloads (only available with the in-app full version purchase).
Free cloud-based storage - to backup and share your page sets on myTobiiDynavox.com.

Research-based for success

The success of the Snap + Core First platform stems from the cohesive use of the Core Word framework, topics, quick phrases, behavior supports, word lists, and keyboards that let a user naturally engage with others. Core First, which is rooted in research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helps the communicator continuously build vocabulary and skills and takes advantage of motor learning by introducing new vocabulary systematically and purposefully, which allows users to move up or down and always know where to find vocabulary. It is built on three pillars for communication success: growth, engagement, and literacy.

A comprehensive ecosystem of support

To keep your focus on communication growth, Snap + Core First is backed by access to a truly unparalleled and free ecosystem of content and a library of resources. This includes Pathways for Core First, a free companion app that offers a guided experience to successfully implement Core First. Learn more at www.tobiidynavox.com/snap.

Tobii Dynavox also offers the most comprehensive support in the industry. Find all of our support information at www.tobiidynavox.com/support. Snap + Core First is also supported with Boardmaker Student Center app (contains Core First Learning instructional solution), and many additional supports are available on www.myTobiiDynavox.com

What's New


New Features
● Snap now has full support for Norwegian.
– Norwegian Page Sets: Core First and blank.
– 5 Norwegian Acapela voices.
– Over 275 new Norwegian symbols.
● Snap now has support for Danish.
– Danish Page Sets: Core First and blank.
– 2 Danish Acapela voices.

● The top bar Pause button is now available for caregivers to use when the selection method is set to Eye Gaze, Scanning, or Mouse Dwell.
● Added option to turn off Message Window highlighting.
● Ability to increase the maximum Autoscan Speed to 10 seconds.
● The User Manual button (System> Help & Tutorials) downloads the User’s Manual in the Language of the current Edit Mode Language setting (System>Edit Mode Language).
● When a Page Set is created in a different language, a language-specific voice is automatically created and (if needed) downloaded/installed in that language.
● New actions:
– Volume control actions: Audio Feedback Volume Up, Audio Feedback Volume Down, Audio Feedback Mute.
– Switch Page Set.
● Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings

not in the least intuitive!


Surely a big co. like tobii dynavox can do better than what feels like a total bait and switch. Download and first step is to pick a voice when it asks you 'which do you like the sound of', only there is NO SOUND! Oh i have to pay for that, hmm ok. So we move on to the words. Oh whats that there are none in the layout i chose? I have to manually add them 1 at a time?!
Free or not - and it's really not - this isn't anything like your claim to be the easiest to use or most intuitive when compared to other aac choices. Very disappointing.

Developer Response

Hi estoban540, We're sorry that you have not had an enjoyable experience with Snap. While it does require an in-app purchase to activate speech, all other functionalities are active, including the Core First page set. It sounds like when you first installed Snap you may have accidentally chosen the “BLANK - start from scratch” setup option instead of the Core First option. This option will result in a blank page without any symbols. However, this can be easily fixed. We have a short video that will show you how to do this, you can watch it via this link: https://youtu.be/_T5d4U58l58

Step-by-step instructions are also as follows: To install the Core First page set with all the symbols go to the top right corner and select the “Settings button” (looks like a bolt with a pencil). Then at the bottom choose the new button that appears called “Page Set.” On the right, it will list “Page Set: Blank,” select this and then below choose “New Page Set.” Now you will see the option to choose “Core First,” select it and hit create. Now in your Page Set options, you will see “Blank” and “Core First.” Click on “Core First” and select it to make sure it shows a green check mark on the right (this means it is selected). Then you should see the Core First page set load, go up to the top right corner again and make sure to choose “DONE.” Now you will have the entire Core First Page Set installed.



This is an amazing program, and paired with Pathways it is invaluable. As a speech therapist, I have been working with a child who uses this system for a couple months and only now just discovered how useful the topic pages and supports are. I am so impressed and grateful for such a great app!



Great app for non verbal children! Teaching them how to use it can be a bit of a challenge and takes months and dedication but the rewards are giving children who can't speak a voice!


Tobii Dynavox LLC
1.2 GB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Tobii Dynavox
In-App Purchases
  1. Speaking Upgrade $179.99
  2. METACOM Symbols $49.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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