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  • Bloom

    Learning to read takes books. Learning to read well, and developing a love of reading, takes lots of books.  Books at all different skill levels. But how are low-literacy language communities ever to get all those books in their language?  They can do it with Bloom.

    Bloom uses collections of "shell books" that come with multiple source languages. Read the ones you understand, type in a translation in your language, and you're done!

  • Dictionary App Builder

    Builds a customized app from dictionary data for Android tablets and smartphones. You can take a lexicon or dictionary from FLEx or WESay or Lexique Pro, and build it into an app. The app contains all the data, it does not require internet access to work.

    The app can contain pictures and audio links, and can permit searching and browsing for words. 

    Apps produced by Dictionary App Builder can be distributed via BlueTooth or microSD cards, or uploaded to an app store.

  • Translators Workplace

    Resource materials for Bible translators, Includes Bibles in many different languages; Greek and Hebrew texts, lexicons and dictionaries, commentaries, translation handbooks, articles and other reference materials.

    The content comes in two formats, depending on the program used to display the content. The Folio views program is how Translators Workplace has always been distributed, and the new Logos version. The Logos version does not require any additional purchases from Logos to use, there is a way to download the Logos software without buying a base version of their resources....

  • Reading App Builder

    Reading App Builder helps you build customized apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. You can use it to make apps containing picture books, health and community development materials, song books, illustrated stories and libraries of easy-to-read books for new readers – each with the option of synchronizing text and audio, highlighting each phrase as it is read. The app menus, icon, splash screen and colors can all be customized for your language and culture.

    All the content can be packaged into the app, so app users can have full access even without a live Internet...

  • Pub2SDwizard

    A tool for publishing MP3 files on SD cards.

    Why use Pub2SDwizard?

    Just copying your MP3 files on to an SD card is easy enough, but:

    • What order do you wish them to play in?

  • LingTree

    LingTree

    LingTree is a tool to produce linguistic tree diagrams. The user keys in a description of the tree, processes that description, and LingTree shows what the tree looks like. The tree can be saved in PNG and/or SVG file formats so that it can be included in papers or web pages.

    An alternative way of describing a LingTree description can be found at http://www.hirtfamily.net/lingtree/webapp.py.

    LingTree runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and...

  • SILKin

    SILKin is software designed to facilitate collection, analysis, and reporting of kinship terminologies. The program graphically displays genealogical structures and intelligently supports development of term definitions.

  • SynPhony Community Edition

    Synphony Community Edition is public domain software that assists in sequencing literacy training using intelligent analysis of wordlists in any language. SynPhony CE provides a user-friendly interface to help literacy teachers find teachable words to present to learners based on the letters that students already know. 

  • Adapt It

    Adapt It is a computer program that helps translate texts between related languages (a process called adaptation). Using Adapt It, translators have been able to dramatically reduce the total time spent in their translation projects.

  • Anki + Flash Addons

    In an attempt to provide a good language learning tool, the Language Learning department of SIL has been looking at Anki and various Addons to provide a good tool for learners:

    Anki is a popular flashcard program.  Their website says:

    Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

    Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-...