4 new voices to make your Pictello stories sound even better

Today we released Pictello 3.1, an update focussed on expanding the collection of voices you can choose from. The update also fixes the Auto Clean option for removal of old backups, and some other small bugs. 

Optimized German and American voice

The two new female voices, American English Sharon and German Claudia, are based on additional recordings and optimized linguistic processes by Acapela Group. As a result both voices sound even more natural, fluid and intelligible.
 

Genuine Swedish children's voices

The update also includes two brand new natural-sounding Swedish children’s voices: Filip and Freja. These are the first-ever genuine Swedish children’s voices in the industry. Both voices, as well as all the other children’s voices that are available in Pictello, include sounds and expressions that are great for storytelling. Need the sound of an ambulance or want to make comments like “Excellent!” and “I love you!” with more emotion? It’s all there!
 

Talking books, social stories and more

Pictello is a storytelling app that is designed for all ages and skill levels. Anyone can make a story to share an important event, experience, activity or even videos from their latest holiday. Popular in the classroom, teachers use Pictello for social stories and schedules, especially with kids with autism. According to research (1), 1.15% of the Swedish population, including more than 15,500 children in Sweden aged between 3 and 13 years, are on the autism spectrum. With today's release of the Swedish children's voices, kids can finally listen to stories with voices that are age appropriate and natural-sounding.

Availability

Pictello is available exclusively on the App Store for $19.99 (prices vary per store). Version 3.1 is a free update for existing users.

(1) Autism Science Foundation “Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Stockholm Youth Cohort”, August 2012

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