Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server.
Pictello is developed for all ages and skill levels, so it is easy to use and requires no reading skills to locate and read stories. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities.
*** Pictello is a universal app and can, without extra costs, be used on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!
The current version includes North American English male and female voices, with children’s voice available for free download. The American voices can be swapped at no costs for British voices that can be downloaded through WiFi by Pictello. Pictello does not require an active Internet connection for story creation or playback.
Uses for Pictello stories include:
– Stories to teach social skills or to recall events
– Photo albums to allow non-speaking people to share their news and interests
– Sharing important events and memories with family who live far away
– Talking books
– Teaching narrative skills as part of a literacy or language skills curriculum
– Schedules, Task instructions, etc.
Localized versions in other languages are in development as part of free upgrades.
Price at time of review: $14.99