Platform: Windows XP
License: Function limited demo
Number of downloads: 289
Designed for those suffering from dyslexia or motor difficulties such as cerebral palsy, Penfriend XP allows users to enter words into a word processor simply by typing the first couple of letters.
It works a little like the predictive text input of mobile phones, but offers a larger range of word options.
A little window sits over the top of your word processor and displays a list of word options as soon as you start typing.
Each word option is assigned an 'F' key (F1, F2 etc.), and the word can be entered into the document you are working on by hitting the relevant key.
The program also has a speech engine, so is able to read out blocks of text to you, or pronounce every letter as you type.
This speech function can also be used to read out the contents of the clipboard.