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PhraseChat app

What is it?

PhraseChat is a keyboard for iOS devices that gives users the ability to quickly generate text messages based on pre-loaded phrases. The device integrates into the iOS system as a keyboard and can be used to compose text messages, emails or any other type of writing. Messages are grouped by category, can be customized to the client’s needs and can be combined to form more complex sentences.

Key features

  • keyboard speaks phrases on the first tap and types them on the second tap
  • phrases can be easily organized into groups
  • users can quickly input time-based messages
  • compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Who is it for?

This application is for people who cannot easily type messages on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It is especially beneficial for individuals with vision impairments, physical disabilities or communication challenges, such as aphasia.



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