A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Word prediction attempts to predict the word being typed, can save time while writing. OpenDyslexic fonts and ability to change background color can help those with vision impairments or dyslexia.
Ease of Play
Easy to use. Parents can change fonts and word prediction options, customize other tools within the app.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content and body parts aren't filtered, so kids can type and hear them.
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Swear words aren't filtered, so kids can type inappropriate words and hear them spoken out loud.
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Products & Purchases
Multiple prompts are provided to upgrade to premium features.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Words related to drinking, drugs, and smoking aren't filtered, so kids can type and hear them.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This basic app can help kids who struggle with writing by offering them access to word prediction options and text-to-speech functions, but parents have to pay more for features they'll likely need. Kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities can use a special font that's easier to read, which may reduce their frustration in the writing process. However, for the $9.99 version, there's no way to email, copy, or print the text, which is a key feature for kids to be able to submit completed homework or documents to a teacher. It could be very frustrating for kids to complete work and not be able to send it where it needs to go without paying more money. While it may be a cost-effective way to determine if strategies like word prediction and special fonts could help a kid's performance, parents need to be aware that there are no filters -- so they're bound to hear the app using some potty language -- and it's necessary to upgrade to the premium version to really use all of the apps' functions.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.