Parents' Guide to

Co:Writer Universal

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Assistive keyboard has specific suggestions, wrong guesses.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Chromebook Free to try Education
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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
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Is It Any Good?

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The specialty dictionaries and read-aloud feature may make word prediction easier for some kids, but it doesn't always offer the right words. The read-aloud tools alone can be game changers for many reluctant readers and writers. As kids type, the read-aloud feature will vocalize by word, sentence, or paragraph, depending on user settings. Although some words aren't always predicted appropriately (see last screenshot for example), kids can have the app read the words aloud to find their errors. Though the subscription cost and inaccurate suggestions make this an imperfect tool, it's a solid resource for kids who get caught up in spelling errors or finding the right word when writing.

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