Pictello – Visual stories that speak for themselves



Visual stories that speak for themselves

Create and share visual social stories and schedules with this app for iOS. Adding your own pictures, videos and recordings to stories you create makes it easier to share information while building literacy skills, as well as confidence in storytelling.


Share your world

Social stories, schedules and recounting what you did during the holiday can be much more powerful and fun with visuals and a voiceover. Pictello makes it easy to create a story step by step. It also makes them much more effective by letting you add realistic details like photos, videos, and audio recordings. The Text to Speech voices included in the app are also helpful if you want to use voiceovers.

This app is used by people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, selective mutism, and other diagnoses.

See Pictello in context

The boys at the Black Mountain School in Australia use Pictello to express their storytelling skills. They are very excited that they can create stories themselves to share with their family and friends.

Key features

Show and explain

Create easily shareable social stories to help someone anticipate and understand.

  • Turn complex new situations or nuanced social cues into multi-page stories.
  • Save and share stories to access them whenever you need them, to go over a routine or instructions for example.
  • Add real details with your own photos, videos, and recorded speech.

Tell your story

Develop literacy and social skills while you learn to tell stories.

  • Helps builds confidence in social interactions by teaching storytelling skills.
  • Wizard mode helps those with limited literacy. Includes auditory instructions, speak as you type, and playing back what’s been written.
  • Word by word text highlighting helps develop literacy skills.

Above and beyond

Use it in your language, your way.


Voices that speak for themselves

Pictello offers more than 130 natural sounding Text to Speech voices including genuine children’s voices and speciality voices.

* There are voices in 21 languages – English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

All voices can be downloaded for FREE within the app.

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