Apps for Facilitating Communication

Facilitating Communication Through Technology

Given the increase in the number of businesses using curbside pick-ups and contactless services, communication may be more of a challenge than usual.

Dr. Caleb Kronen tests an app with Kim Moon at the Marion Downs Center (Photo by Aaron Rose)

Here are some apps to facilitate communication whether in-person or on the phone. We included the overall rating and number of ratings for each app for your reference.

Note that we have separated these apps into “live captioning” and “phone/video calling” apps.

Live Captioning Apps

Ava
Android (3.7, 784 ratings – Free, In-App Purchases)

eyeHear
Apple iOS (4.3, 17 ratings – Free)

Live Caption
Apple iOS (2.6, 28 ratings – Free, In-App Purchases)

Live Transcribe – Apple *
Apple iOS (4.6, 215 ratings)

Live Transcribe – Google *
Android (4.1, 14,834 ratings – Free)

Otter Voice Meeting Notes
Apple iOS (4.8, 10,200+ ratings – Free, In-App Purchases)
Android (4.6, 6,771 ratings – Free, In-App Purchases)

Subtitles Viewer!
Apple iOS (4.0, 171 ratings – Free, In-App Purchases, geared towards TV or Movies)

* Note there are two separate “Live Transcribe” developers and separate accounts.  

Phone/Video Calling Apps

CaptionCall Mobile (Phone Captioning)
Android (coming soon!)
Apple iOS (4.5, 27 ratings – Free)

ClearCaptions Mobile (Phone Captioning)
Apple iOS (3.8, 78 ratings – Free, account required)

Convo (Video Relay)
Android (3.9, 130 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (4.4, 172 ratings – Free)

Hamilton CapTel (Phone Captioning)
Android (2.0, 143 ratings – Free, account required)
Apple iOS coming soon!

InnoCaption+ (Phone Captioning)
Android (3.9, 135 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (3.9, 39 ratings – Free)
Amazon Fire (4.3, 48 ratings – Free)

Purple P3 (Video Relay)
Android (4.1, 1,578 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (4.1, 116 ratings – Free)

RogerVoice (Phone Captioning)
Android (4.0, 836 ratings – Free, Subscription)
Apple iOS (4.7, 216 ratings – Free, Subscription)

Sorenson ntouch (Video Relay)
Android (4.4, 5,030 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (4.3, 241 ratings – Free)
Amazon Fire (4.3, 48 ratings – Free)

Sprint IP Relay (Text Relay)
Android (3.9, 361 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (2.7, 37 ratings – Free)

ZVRS Z5 (Video Relay)
Android (3.9, 112 ratings – Free)
Apple iOS (4.0, 58 ratings – Free)

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