Ultimate Phonics for iPad, Android and Chromebooks

Ultimate Phonics is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android tablets and phones. The app also runs on Chromebooks that support Android apps.

The app is a must-try for teachers, tutors, and parents who teach reading to students of any age. It is also excellent for self-study to improve reading and pronunciation.

Get the free Ultimate Phonics Reading App

The app is in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

  1. Open the Apple App Store or Google Play store on your device.
  2. Search for "Ultimate Phonics".
  3. Install the free Ultimate Phonics Reading App.
  4. After installing the app, review the Quick Start video and PDF on our website or from inside the app.

Go straight to the app in the app store by clicking one of these buttons:

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

User reviews from the app stores

This is by far the best phonics app I've come across EVER! My son struggled to read for as long as I could remember and I tried almost every program out there including ABC Mouse and Hooked On Phonics. Nothing worked until I came across this app. You guys gave us hope and my son is starting to read better already. He's getting more confident in his reading and doing better in school. I started to get discouraged until I found Ultimate Phonics. THANK YOU!

Epic Harris, Google Play Reviewer
Phonics for Everyone. Very Comprehensive.

This is the best phonics curriculum for ANY learner. This app is free, but the complete program is extremely affordable, given how comprehensive it is. Their website also has many free resources.

LoveMimi94, Apple App Store Reviewer
Best App Ever!

I’ve been using the free resources for over 5 years. It’s helped my Kindergarten students read at an advanced level. If you follow the lessons as it’s been outlined, your child will become an independent and fluent reader. I love that the sentences are made up of words that the child has already been introduced to thus increasing the confidence. The app is so simple to navigate and use. Love it!

Amaska, Apple App Store Reviewer

Amazing app to learn phonics! I use the desktop app in class/via Zoom lessons (it was a life-saver during pandemic!) with my students. They download the app to practice at home (first 50 lessons on phone/tablet-based app are free). It's hard to practice phonics solo if you can't check for correct pronunciation. This way, students immediately discover if they read a word correctly. Eliminates frustration, reinforces their efforts and builds in success! They love it. Great tech support too!

Trish S, Google Play Reviewer

Who are you teaching?

Beginning Readers

Did you know that many children never become good readers? Reading is the most important skill for education and success. If you have young children first learning to read, you can give them the gift that lasts a lifetime by teaching them with Ultimate Phonics. Just an hour per week can make a huge improvement in their reading ability.

Struggling Readers

Do you have children or students who guess and skip when they read? Did you know that word guessing causes poor reading comprehension and terrible spelling? Relying on word guessing prevents students from becoming good readers and cripples their education.

A good reader rapidly and accurately sounds out new words, without guessing and skipping. This is exactly what Ultimate Phonics teaches.

A good reader reads by rapidly and accurately sounding out new words. This is exactly what Ultimate Phonics teaches. It develops your students into more accurate, fluent readers with good reading comprehension.

Dyslexia and Orton-Gillingham

Ultimate Phonics is very effective for teaching dyslexics to read. The app can be used either by itself or as a supplement for Orton-Gillingham programs or other programs designed to overcome dyslexia.

If you are an Orton-Gillingham teacher, you will love this app. It has excellent word lists and decodable sentences, all broken down and sounded out. The app also has a Find feature that lets you look up lessons matching any phonogram in a matter of seconds. This app is a great supplement to any Orton-Gillingham program and is guaranteed to become a useful tool in your teaching toolkit.

Adult Literacy

Adult learners love this app because it teaches them to read clearly and directly, without insulting them. And tutors love Ultimate Phonics because it's easy to use and produces great results. Try it for yourself and see why Ultimate Phonics is an essential teaching tool for any adult literacy situation.

ESL and English Pronunciation

ESL (English as a Second Language) students need to learn to read English at the same time they are learning to speak it. Ultimate Phonics effectively improves reading, spelling, and pronunciation for ESL students of all ages.

If you have students who are learning English, you can use Ultimate Phonics to help with both reading and your pronunciation. The app breaks down thousands of words and sentences by their individual speech sounds, so students learn in detail how to pronounce words more accurately.

262 Lessons Grouped into 12 Levels

The complete program consists of more than 4,400 words and 2,100 sentences organized into 262 lessons. The lessons are grouped into 12 levels, teaching the entire phonics system of English.

With the iOS and Android apps, you get the first level (lessons 1 to 50) for free. You have the option of purchasing additional levels one at a time or purchasing all the levels at a discount from inside the app.

You can also use a promo code to get all the levels (lessons 51 to 262) for free. You receive a promo code when you purchase a new Windows and Macintosh license.

Here is a summary of the topics taught in each level:

  • Level 1 (Lessons 1 to 50)

    Simple closed syllable words with short vowels, single consonants, and consonant blends.

  • Level 2 (Lessons 51 to 80)

    Closed syllable words with consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh, ck), qu, x, ng and nk patterns, and doubled consonants.

  • Level 3 (Lessons 81 to 106)

    One syllable words with vowel digraphs (ee, ea, oo, ai, ay, oa, ou, ow, aw, au, oy, oi).

  • Level 4 (Lessons 107 to 124)

    Words with endings (s, es, ed, ing, ful), apostrophes and more.

  • Level 5 (Lessons 125 to 147)

    Multisyllable words and compound words using letter patterns and sounds taught in earlier lessons

  • Level 6 (Lessons 148 to 155)

    Words with soft c and g patterns (c making a /s/ sound and g making a /j/ sound).

  • Level 7 (Lessons 156 to 171)

    Words with long vowels in magic e syllables (silent e at the end).

  • Level 8 (Lessons 172 to 183)

    Words with long vowels in open syllables.

  • Level 9 (Lessons 184 to 209)

    Words with 22 more long vowel patterns.

  • Level 10 (Lessons 210 to 225)

    Words with r-controlled vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur, and more).

  • Level 11 (Lessons 226 to 239)

    Words with 13 more short vowel patterns.

  • Level 12 (Lessons 240 to 262)

    Words with silent letters and advanced patterns.