Word Prediction Apps- Features Comparison Chart
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iWord QiReadWriteCo:WriterClicker DocsApp Writer USAbilipad
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Text to Speech FeaturesReads word as they are typed into document; reads words as selected from word prediction list; reads selected sentences or paragraphs when in Reading mode; higlights words in gray as they are being read Reads words selected from word prediction list and reads when you select the Play icon. Highlights words being read in a customized color, and tracks the sentences being read in antoher selected colorReads back document when Play icon is selected; tracks words being read in gray; reads letters, words, and/or sentences as they are being typed depending on how you set your preferencesReads back document when you have the Sound Shift tool enabled. You must triple tap to hear a paragraph read, double tap to hear a sentence read or single tap to hear a word read. Letters, words and/or sentences will be read as you add them to your document, depending on your preference settings. Words will be higlighted (color customizable) as they are read.Reads back document when you select the Play icon; words will be highlighted (color customizable) as they are read; words from prediction list can be read; this app will does not read back letters, words or sentences as they are typed into the documentReads keys, words and/or sentences depending on your preferences . If you select the word thought bubble icon it will read back your entire document (cannot just select a starting point within the document) and highlights the words being read in blue
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Voice SettingsRyan or HeatherTom, Jill, or SamanthaHeatherHeather (Rachel and Tyler, foreign accents)Adult female voiceHeather, Ryan, Kenny, Nelly, as well as several foreign accents
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# of Word PredictionsFrom 3 to 10; predicts next wordUses contextual word prediction, # of word predictions will change with each key stroke5 (not adjustable); aids with phonetic and inventive spellings; predicts next wordfrom 4 to 8; predicts next word10 (not adjustable); predicts next wordFour word choices will appear from the initial keystroke of a word and will adjust after that depending on what the app predicts you are trying to spell (sometimes more than 4, sometimes less)
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Position of Word Predictionsleft-hand side, above, or right-hand side of keyboardleft-hand sideabove keyboardword prediction above keyboard or word grids at bottom of screenabove keyboardabove keyboard
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Font Type6 choices14 choicesover 50 choicesover 50 choices2 choices 12 choices
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Vocabulary OptionsAdd custom vocabulary into word prediction intentorySelect from topic dictionaries (over 4+ million topic specific or core words)Create your own word bank or download learning grids from the app librarycreate your own custom keyboard with letters, words, sentences, or pictures. Assign audio recordings to keys. No customization with word prediction list
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AppearanceBackground choices- Paper, White, or Black; cannot adjust font colorCustomize background and text choices from color paletteCan apply contrast (white background with black font; black blackground with white font)Customize background and text choices from color paletteCustomize background and text choices from color paletteCustomize background color, font color, font size, keyboard size, merge keyboard cells together
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Export OptionsDropbox, Email, Print, Message, Twitter, Facebook, "Open In" another app (such as Google Drive)Dropbox, Message, Print, Email, FacebookMessage, Email, Twitter, Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox, PrintEmail, Print, DropboxEmail as TXT-Attachement, Google Docs, Dropbox, Twitter, MessageEmail, Print, Dropbox
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Reading Speed 5 settings3 settingssliding adjustable scale3 settingsNot adjustableSliding adjustable scale
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Saving DocumentsSave documents within app in a list view (no folders)Save documents within app in a list view (no folders)Saves documents within the app in a list view; does not require you to name doucment; saves the document as the first sentence used in the document. No folders.Create file folders, save grids, save documentsSave documents within app in a list view (no folders)A folder for saving documents and a folder for saving customized keyboards is included
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OtherCan edit pronounciations; this app will not allow you to delete a document you currently have open or the last document you had open (a nice feature for those who accidentally hit the delete key while working within a document!)Customize "spelling error" color and "sounds like" color; select double tap or swipe to insert words from prediction list; hold down on word from prediction list to see definition and picture representationExamples of topic dictionaries include: compare and contrast, global warming, William Shakespeare, Thinking MapsThis app allows you to go back and forth between a keyboard with word prediction, and a word bank grid. Nice for students who need topic word banks for writing support.Features an OCR scanner to import documents from camera; also imports documents from Google Docs from within App WriterAbilipad's true beauty is that it allows you customize and create your own keyboard layout
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Computer Software Componentsyes; does not sync with appyes (software product and cloud product through Chrome); do not sync with appyes; does not sync with appyes; Clicker Docs word banks can be opened in Clicker 6 software and vice versaCloud based component; syncs with appno software component
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**Information on this chart is subject to change as updates are made to the apps through the App store. This chart does not hold a complete list of apps that offer word prediction. Last edited by Darla Ashton on 2/9/2014.Contact info: dashton@ccs.k12.in.us
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