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Legacy Apps

Our apps have been developed and enhanced through the years. Over time we have archived a number of our apps, but many of their features are available in our newer apps.

If you have previously downloaded any of the following apps, you may continue to use them. Please note that there will be no more updates to these apps.

Special Words     Special Stories

Special Words and Special Stories

We stopped offering Special Words and Special Stories in January 2022 in United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Both these apps have now been developed into Special Words Plus and Special Stories Plus, which you can access as part of our Special iApps Membership, which you can sign up to a free 14 day trial of here.

Special Words Pro app icon

Special Words Pro

We stopped offering Special Words Pro in March 2021.

Special Words Pro, which was aimed at teachers and other professionals, has now been developed into Special Words Plus which is apart of the Special iApps Membership. Our membership included access to both Special Words Plus and Special Stories Plus which you can try with a free 14 day trial.

Special Words Plus has all the features that were included in the Pro edition, plus the ability to use the app on any device (including laptops, desktops, tablets and phones). You can also print educational resources and access a growing collection of word lists with new resources added weekly. 

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My 1st Signs

We stopped offering My 1st Signs on the App Store in January 2021.

My 1st Sign used Let's Sign BSL resources from DeafBooks. They have a wealth of resources available to support children learning sign language. Find out more on their website here.

App icons of all the touch apps

Touch Apps

We stopped offering these 6 apps in mid 2018.

Based on customer feedback, we made the resources within these apps as features or free add-ons in a selection of our other apps. 

Touch Emotions, Touch Colours, Touch Shapes - the resources used within these Touch Apps have been turned into downloadable resources in Special Words Plus, Special Words and Special Stories.

Touch Words - this app contained 28 pictures and words from the standard 96 word list in Special Words. By changing the settings to show only 1 card per page can allow you to use Special Words in a similar way to Touch Words. 

Touch Numbers - Special Numbers can be used in a similar way to Touch Numbers. The counting activity can help children learn the numbers 0 to 20, then once they are comfortable with this move onto the other activities to develop number skills.

Touch Animals - Match & Find uses the same 12 aninmals as in Touch Animals. Use the activities in the app to not only learn about the different animals but also improve memory skills.