Parents' Guide to

Snap&Read Universal

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Free tool converts text to speech, has digital voice.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Saves your voice, but…

It’s okay, worse thing is you have to uninstall and reinstall it often to get it to work, it does not always read correctly either

This title has:

Educational value

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This reading tool provides users with the ability to hear spoken text out loud and has some solid features, but the digital voice and tricky setup make it less appealing for young kids. The features of Snap&Read Universal offer kids who have trouble reading the ability to explore websites, read new stories, and complete research for projects more independently. The voices that read the text, even though they can be customized, can sound robotic, which might put off some kids. The toolbar may be challenging for kids to navigate. Also, when you want to select only specific sections of text to be read, drawing the text box to include that text takes practice and coordination, even for adults. Ultimately, this app could be a worthy option to help kids with learning and attention issues read more independently -- and it's free!

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