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What is SnapType?

SnapType is an assistive technology app for students who have difficulty getting their thoughts on paper. With SnapType, a student can simply and efficiently complete school worksheets using an iPad or Chromebook.

What makes SnapType unique?

  • Simple enough for younger students. Powerful enough for older students.
  • Designed specifically for students with learning differences.
  • Text-to-speech & speech-to-text help students be more independent.
  • Works with any school worksheet in any language. Bring your own content to SnapType!

Things you can do with SnapType. *

  • Take pictures of worksheets or import digital files.
  • Have worksheet questions read aloud to you (text-to-speech).
  • Use typing and dictation (speech-to-text), rather than handwriting, to complete schoolwork.
  • Use colored overlays to enhance worksheet readability.
  • Zoom in on worksheets to help students with visual impairments.
  • Email completed school work to a teacher.
  • Upload completed school work to Google Drive, Google Classroom, Seesaw, and more.
  • Complete schoolwork remotely.

Who can SnapType help?

Although the needs of each student are unique, many students who struggle with these disabilities are thriving with SnapType.

  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Low muscle tone
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Visual impairments
  • Tremors

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different between the different SnapType apps?

View a comparison on the features page

How much does SnapType Cost on iPad (iOS/iPadOS)?

SnapType is free.
SnapType Pro 2 is a one-time fee. 

Schools and individuals can purchase directly through the Apple App Store.

How much does SnapType Cost on Chromebook (Android)?

SnapType is free.
SnapType Pro is a one-time fee.
SnapType EDU requires an annual license. 

SnapType and SnapType Pro are available directly through the Google Play Store. Schools can purchased SnapType EDU  through us directly. 

Why are the product offerings different for the Apple iPad and the Google Chromebook?

Ya… It is confusing! Apple makes it easy for schools to purchase apps directly through the App Store. That’s great. What they don’t do, is allow schools to purchase subscriptions/licenses. Rather than build out yet another license manager that schools would need to implement, we decided to keep it simple for school administrators, and offer an app with a one-time fee. It’s not the best long term solution to keep SnapType sustainable, but it helps schools today. 

On the Google platform, schools with managed Chromebooks can’t purchase paid apps through the Google Play Store. However, that may change soon. Details to come… 

All-in-all… It’s a mess! And the students are the ones who are at a loss. We are trying to offer SnapType as efficiently as possible without being a hassle to schools and parents, but at the same time being sustainable for us, so we can continue supporting students today and well into the future. 

It’s also worth noting that Apple and Google are two completely independent platforms. We have to develop code from the ground up on each platform, which is no small task!

*Note, features vary based on device. See our features page to learn more.