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Version 1.2 Update Now Available


We’re thrilled with the success of Picture Speech and appreciate you downloading it and using it for every type of task. We have another update available (Version 1.2) with highly anticipated features such as editing.

As mentioned the main new feature is editing, we now offer you the ability to change any previously converted or written text after it has been saved. Simply go on any note, tap the edit button and tap on the area you wish to change. When you have finished you can then save and immediately listen to your updated note. We plan to offer the function of editing the title and moving to a different notebook at a later date.

In our quest to make the capture process as fast and simple as possible with has introduced a new feature “Automatically choosing the last notebook”. After you’ve chosen a notebook in 1.2 this will become the default notebook to continue adding notes to. You don’t need to reselect the same notebook for multiple notes. When you select a new notebook this then becomes the default.

We’ve also updated the backend to make things a bit faster and fixed some other bugs. We hope you enjoy this new update and as always please contact us via our feedback site http://picturespeech.co.uk/support

Version 1.2 Release Notes


• Edit any notes text once it has been saved
• Your last notebook choice is automatically selected for you for quicker saving


• Fixed issue that prevents the build number showing on iPhone 5/4s
• New Parse backend – Speeds up file downloads and uploads, now uses system keychain

If you find any bugs or want to report feedback please visit http://www.picturespeech.co.uk/support

Plus everything from 1.1


• Quick Listen – After saving you can now instantly listen to your saved note without going back into the notebook
• Provide Feedback and Get Help – You can now directly communicate with us within the app, read our knowledge base and provide us feedback.
• Time added to notes screen


• Moved some of the settings into new categories
• Changed the rate settings, speech is now slower and better reflects a normal talking rate
• Privacy improvements the app now checks if you haven’t allowed camera/photos and directs to settings


• Selecting ’Text Only’ option on the capture tab will now automatically show the keyboard
• If you have converted text from an image then the first word becomes your title automatically, you can clear this at any time
• Quick Listen feature


• Improved the layout of the main login and register screen
• Tab bars now are filled when they are the active tab
• Some improvements to layout margins on larger screens particularly iPhone 6 Plus in landscape
• Why Sign Up information
• Brighter backgrounds

Other Fixes

• Potential fix for the player not working when there is a slow network connection
• Added a loading icon for your notes


This app is now for iOS 8 only, iOS 7 users can either upgrade to iOS 8 or continue using/downloading V1.0.