Spell Better vs Aldiko Next

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Spell Better

Category: Apps for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

Industries: Education


$9.99 to try

Spell Better Premium-$14.99

Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education-$24.99 per unit

Aldiko Next

Category: Apps for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

Industries: Pupils, Children, Teachers, People with dyslexia

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Most popular feedback for Spell Better

This app transforms struggling writers and gives them confidence in their writing ability

Sally Floyd

About Spell Better

Spell Better has a ton of features to help dyslexic writers who are having difficulty writing. You can hear words and sentences as you type them or even before you pick them with audio support for typing and word prediction. Words are highlighted in the Text-to-Speech, and Spell Better offers a selection of fonts that are easy to see and accommodate low vision. The powerful spell checking and word prediction tools have been specially trained to recognize and fix the kinds of mistakes that kids with dyslexia and dysgraphia frequently make. Spell Better was created from the bottom up to identify and fix difficult orthographic mistakes. It observes the sentence's context while performing all of the aforementioned actions.

Most popular feedback for Aldiko Next

I have been a long time user of Aldiko, but today I got hit by the new version. The interface is awful and lots of features I use are gone! It is impossible to read the words on the setting screen - it's superimposed over the book text. I can't change the font and background colours anymore. The sliding brightness control is gone. The ability to switch from day to night is also gone. Smooth page transitions are gone. Now when I turn a page I'm not sure if it worked or not so I sometimes press again only to find I'm two pages ahead. Library has no "recently read" or last added sort functions. All in all a massive fail with the new version. I just hope I can go back to the earlier version without losing my library and history!

Bob MacDonald

About Aldiko Next

Users of the Android ebook reader Aldiko Book Reader may view any text file in EPUB or PDF format as well as books that have been encrypted by Adobe. The application's user-friendly interface makes it simple to alter any reading-related setting, including font style, color, backdrop, line-spacing, and any other element that can obstruct your reading. Aldiko Book Reader is more than just a reader; it will catalog the ebooks on your device and provide you access to many other features in the goal of administrative simplicity. For example, you may view the covers of the books, rearrange their order, and more. Aldiko Book Reader also has a built-in dictionary that works similarly to Kindle's and the ability to search for words within text. We've found Aldiko Book Reader to be one of the top Android ebook reading apps. It is convenient, cozy, and cost-free.

Spell Better reviews

Typing isn't very responsive This works OK if using the word prediction but it seems to lag when typing out the words - very frustrating! I would like to see this improved so I can use it more with students at school! February 14, 2014 update. This new update definitely improves the speed and the lagging is not there anymore. Thank you! I have another request. I noticed the words are only spoken if chosen from the word bank. Can you make it so the words are also spoken when the individual types in the word rather than using the word bank?

- NOVAOTRL , 02/15/2014

This app for iPad has it all: spell check, word prediction, text-to-speech capabilities, and a dictionary. Generating written output is a snap with Spell Better, and sharing documents is easy, too. Even weak spellers with developing typing skills will benefit from this well-designed app.

- The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. New York, NY.

Since they are able to devote more of their attention to the content, learners using this app are able to increase the length and depth of their writing.

- Angela McDurmon, Instructional Technology Specialist

Aldiko Next reviews

something's wrong with it. I don't know what happened, but after a while of not using it, I opened the app, and every time I press the 'my books' button, the whole app just freezes, and then stops working. it's very annoying, and the only reason i'm not going back to aldiko classic is because of the free annotations/highlight feature, which i've grown quite fond of. please fix this. edit: i've also seen i'm not the only one with this issue, so that's reassuring.

- Lorven Ranielle

not surprused they updated this for their online store. it's not accessible and people are having a hard time accessing and adjusting especially when these features and updates are not made once in a while. it was made in one go and you expect your users to get used to that and adapt to it in one night? where is the scrollbar where you can jump from one page to another. where is the right alignment. this sucks so bad. do better. and im not surprised many people are complaining.

- Therese Liu

I really tried to get used to this but the overall experience was really bad. Forcing everyone to 'upgrade' to this version when the Classic version works well was a dirty move. There isn't even a define option and tapping to turn the pages just pulls up the options.

- Yhannie Cerilla

Pros & cons

Spell Better

Helps reluctant and struggling writers get started
Builds confidence and improves self-expression
Leaves lasting improvements in core spelling and grammar skills

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