SoundNote

Application Category: Note Taking

SoundNote is the best way to take notes in meetings, lectures, and interviews. It tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you’ll never worry about missing an important detail. During playback, just tap a word: SoundNote will jump right to the proper time in the audio.

By David Estes

Retail Price: $4.99

Livescribe +

Application Category: Note Taking

Livescribe+ pairs with your Livescribe 3 smartpen to instantly sync everything you write on paper directly onto your iPhone or iPad. Your notes become more useful, more quickly when they’re organized, tagged, searchable, and converted to text. Notes, sketches, diagrams and drawings created with your Livescribe 3 smartpen show up instantly in Livescribe+. Access your notes in 3 different views to get more out of them: (1) Page View shows your notebooks and pages exactly as they were written. (2) Feed View organizes your notes into smaller, actionable snippets sorted in a timeline. (3) Pencast View allows you to play back audio recordings synced to your notes so you can hear what was said exactly when you were writing.

By Livescribe Inc

Retail Price: Free

Inspiration Maps

Application Category: Writing

With Inspiration Maps, you can: build diagrams and other organization organizers, brainstorm ideas, get organized, strengthen understanding and build retention, write, take notes, and plan,

By Inspiration Software LLC

Retail Price: $9.99

Kidspiration Maps

Application Category: Writing

Kidspiration Maps helps  readers and writers in instructional grades K-5 learn to organize and classify information, gain sight word knowledge and expand their ideas into written and verbal expression. By creating story maps, Venn diagrams, and webs, students visualize what they are learning, improving their understanding and comprehension. Tap to transform visual diagrams into text – perfect for pre-writing.

By Inspiration Software LLC

Retail Price: $9.99

Proloquo2go

Application Category: Communication

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app. It provides a voice to over 150,000 individuals who cannot speak. The app is designed to promote language development and grow communication skills. Its innovative features support users, parents, teachers and therapists to quickly personalize the vocabulary and settings. Proloquo2Go is used by people with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. It is available in English, Spanish and French, including regional and bilingual support.

By AssistiveWare

Price: $249.99

Eye Note

Application Category: Vision

EyeNote is a mobile device application to denominate Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency) as an aid for the blind or visually impaired to increase accessibility. Users can have the denomination of a note scanned and communicated back to the user.

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Price: Free

Dragon Dictate

Application Category: Writing

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.  So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between. Dragon Dictation supports a multitude of global languages. For a full list of currently supported languages visit www.dragonmobileapps.com.

By Nuance Communications

Retail Price: Free

ChoiceWorks

Application Category: Organization

The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool for helping children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). Created with the support of leading hospitals and child development specialists, this app is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behavior, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customized for teachers in a school setting.

By Bee Visual LLC

Retail Price: $6.99

Co:Writer

Application Category: Writing

Co:Writer® is a writing tool that aids with phonetic/inventive spelling, grammar, and topic-related vocabulary. As letters are typed, Co:Writer predicts the intended word with a selection of word suggestions using powerful grammar-smart word prediction. These suggestions can be read aloud with a swipe. Selecting the intended word places it into the document. For feedback while writing (and after writing) built-in text to speech can be used to read letters, words, sentences, and the entire document.

By Don Johnston Inc.

Retail Price: $34.99

TapTapSee

Application Category: Vision

TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on).

By CamFind Inc.

Price: Free