A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's it about?
Kids tap "New Documents" to pick an image from the camera or photo library when they start using SNAPTYPE. On the next screen, kids can click anywhere to add text with the on-screen keyboard. Depending on their device, they can also utilize the text-to-speech features. When finished, kids click on the outside of their text box to create a new text box, save, or share their document. Within the edit screen, users can adjust the color and size of their text or move text boxes to various parts of their document. They can then share their newly edited document as an image, PDF, or SnapType document.
Is it any good?
This tool was designed as a one-stop shop for annotating printed materials on a device, and it hits its mark. Although the platform is simple and gives users limited options for adjusting font or colors, it is incredibly easy to use, is user-friendly, and does exactly what it says it will. Kids can tap to add a text box, adjust the size using the slider at the top, and share their document quickly and seamlessly. For kids with visual-spatial challenges or who struggle to write clearly and efficiently, SnapType might be a game changer, especially when paired with a device's text-to-speech feature.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about ways to organize notes by downloading or creating various thinking maps or graphic organizers and uploading them to SnapType. Kids can plan out their responses to stories, timelines, processes, and so on by using and reusing these images.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: presenting to others, writing, writing clearly
- Skills: Self-Direction: working efficiently
Communication: conveying messages effectively
Health & Fitness: fine motor skills
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchase for more features)
- Release date: October 13, 2016
- Category: Education
- Size: 31.00 MB
- Publisher: SnapType
- Version: 4.1.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
- Last updated: March 29, 2021
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