What's New

In this version, you can create alternative pronunciations for words such as your name. This version also includes several bug fixes.

App Description

simPODD is an app for the popular PODD system that makes communication more simple for those who can’t speak. Built in collaboration with Gayle Porter, it’s the only PODD app for iPad to bring digital page sets and a printing interface into one app. From the makers of Proloquo2Go, this augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app is sure to become a favorite among PODD users, because it's the only PODD app built specifically for their needs.

“simPODD’s integration of PODD communication books and electronic page sets in a single product supports people to "say what I want to say, to whoever, whenever and however I choose to say it.” - Gayle Porter, creator of the PODD system

• Access to all PODD digital page sets: 15 Preschool, 15+ Preschool, 15 School, 15+ School, 60 Complex Syntax, 60 Expanded Key Word
• Fully integrated printing interface in the app to print direct access individual and group PODD books (with yearly subscription)
• Streamlined and simplified editing process
• Uses SymbolStix
• Regionally specific vocabulary and American, British and Australian voices
• 40 natural-sounding text-to-speech voices including genuine children’s voices
• Free 1-month trial

How it works
simPODD makes using PODD much simpler. First, it brings the digital page sets and printing experience into one app. No need to manage different payments and subscriptions, or learn how to use multiple programs. It’s all rolled into one. It’s easy to use, no matter who you are: parent, teacher, speech therapist or PODD user.

Customizing and editing digital page sets is also very straightforward with simPODD. Quickly edit the vocabulary, create new buttons and link folders without following a lot of complicated steps. Since we worked closely with PODD users while building the app, we took all of the hassle and frustration out of these processes.

The easiest PODD book printing experience
The printing function for PODD books is right inside the app. Just select a book and customize. Print the book all at once, instead of page by page. It only takes a few minutes!

You can create as many books as you need, and print them for all of the people in a PODD communicator’s life.

What is PODD?
PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) is a popular AAC system created and owned by Gayle Porter. PODD organizes vocabulary around communication function and predicted likely usage to make it more efficient to get something across. PODD's range of books and page sets support language development from first words to complex syntax. The books and page sets for early communicators also include strategies like pragmatic branch starters. This supports more intelligible and varied communication.

Comprehensive support
We’re there for you every step of the way. Help articles on the website are there to guide you through set up. New to AAC? Our website has background resources in the Learn AAC section. You can also connect directly with our community on our Facebook groups. Questions? Our support team is available 7 days a week.

Choose the subscription that’s right for you: Yearly Digital + Print or Monthly Digital.

Yearly Digital + Print
• Print direct access PODD books right from the app
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Save money - 2 months free compared to the monthly subscription

Monthly Digital
• Full access to all of the digital page sets
• Regular updates
• Cancel month to month, so you only pay for what you use
• An inexpensive way to try PODD

Try the app out with our 1-month free trial!

How payment works
• Payments will be charged to your Apple ID (after your free trial ends)
• Subscriptions automatically renew. Payment is charged 24 hours before the current subscription period ends
• Don’t want to renew? Cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• Want to cancel or change your subscription? Manage it in your account settings on the App Store

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 02, 2019 Initial release
  • November 04, 2019 New version 1.2
  • November 18, 2019 New version 1.2.1
  • January 28, 2020 New version 1.2.2
  • July 15, 2020 New version 1.4.2
  • October 23, 2020 New version 1.6
  • November 12, 2020 New version 1.6.1
  • August 06, 2021 New version 1.7

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