What are the best sign language apps?

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    #1Hands On ASL

    Hands On ASL

    Hands On ASL is an interactive mobile application which will help its users to learn to communicate using the American Sign Language alphabet. It also includes game style quizzes to practice what you learned. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alex Hollums
    Written on April 22, 2019
    "Hands On ASL is free to learn with, and focuses on teaching the alphabet with fingerspelling exercises. What I like most about it though is that it uses 3D models so I can see the signs from all angles, which is a nice change of pace for the other solutions out there. The user interface is playful, and it even includes some customized skin options that make it a fun learning tool. I highly recommend it!"
  2. 8

    #2Marlee Signs

    Marlee Signs
    Marlee Matlin, the academy award winning deaf actress, is behind Marlee Signs, an app to learn American sign language. It has different lessons with videos to learn at your own pace. Includes also a "Spell" section to know how to spell something in signs.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Aanya Pawar
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I work in a preschool. One of my students is deaf and uses signs a lot. I wanted to be able to communicate with her better so I was looking for an app. I downloaded Marley Signs, its an app for learning signs. It starts off working well, then the screen turns black, I looked it up and I am not the only one complaining of this issue. If you uninstall then reinstall to fix this issue, you lose your purchased content. It has potential to be a great app if they fix this issue"
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    #3The ASL App

    The ASL App
    The ASL App will teach you the American sign language in an easy and progressive way. The app is very intuitive and includes a search index, slow-motion option, tips and a favorites folder to save the signs you want and go back to them to keep practicing.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Wayne Holland
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This app is fun to use and learn from. It can be used as a translator for when you are with someone who is deaf but it has been more fun just to learn the signs. I don't actually need to learn it but figure it never hurts to know a few new things and this app will make it easy to learn."
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    #4ASL: Fingerspelling (Lifeprint.com)

    ASL: Fingerspelling (Lifeprint.com)
    This app is an ASL (American Sign Language) fingerspelling practice tool to help you improve your ability to read fingerspelling! Created by Dr. Bill Vicars of Lifeprint.com.
    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Aaradhya Tata
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "I've been studying ASL on and off for 6 years, and my worst area has always been fingerspelling and reading letters quickly. Using this app and practicing the words after I answer them has improved my finger spelling and comprehension significantly in just a few weeks. 20 minutes in the app every day or two is all it takes, and the speed setting and extensive vocabulary make it easy to adjust the app to your skill level. Fingerspelling is such an important skill to have in ASL, and the only way to improve is with regular practice, which makes this app an essential for anyone who's serious about learning the language."
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    #5ASL Dictionary

    ASL Dictionary
    The ASL Dictionary includes more than 5.2000 signs. You can see videos, translate words from english to ASL or know how to say the most common english phrases with this language.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Scott Berry
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I have been wanting to learn sign language lately, and was looking into it because it couldn't hurt to learn it. This dictionary helps because I can see how to perform the signs, as well as practice learning common phrases to use in communicating with those who are hard of hearing."
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    #6ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language'

    ASL Coach  - 'American Sign Language'

    With ASL Coach you will learn the American sign language in an easy way. This apps shows you how to spell the alphabet in this language.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Julie Stewart
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I decided that I wanted to learn some sign language and downloaded ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language'. It's such a great app. The illustrations are great and make it really easy to get it right. "
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    #7ASL American Sign Language

    ASL American Sign Language
    Learn the American sign language (ASL) in an enjoyable way with this app. You will know the most common phrases and more than 5.000 basic signs playing games and watching videos.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dong Zhou
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "ASL American Sign Language is a free app that is available on the Google Play Store. It teaches you how to speak sign language. It is a great tool to help you communicate with people who use sign language. There is a free version and a full version. It teaches very basic sign language and may just be considered a good starting point for learning how to sign. If you need something quick to make some short, basic communication, then this is a real good place to look. It fits the topic nicely."
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    #8SignSchool

    SignSchool
    SignSchool will teach you the American sign language at your own pace and wherever you are. This app features a dictionary with thousands of signs, games to practice your knowledge and a "Sign of the day" section to learn a new thing every day.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    John Chang
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I always wanted to earn this because I meet people at my work that are deaf and I want to learn their language instead talk to them using pen and papers. :)"
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    #93Strike ASL

    3Strike ASL
    Teach yourself American Sign Language Fingerspelling. 3STRIKE ASL quizzes you on the 26 signs for the letters of the alphabet. How many can you get right? Get three wrong and the game is over. Share your scores and achievements with your friends- challenge them!
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Micky Yu
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Great app and gets you started with the basics right away. I would definitely recommend this to anyone learning ASL."

Summary

Best What are the best sign language apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hands On ASLApps 14 Free
2Marlee SignsApps 8 Free
3The ASL AppApps 8 Free
4ASL: Fingerspelling (Lifeprint.com)Apps 6 Paid
5ASL DictionaryApps 6 Paid
6ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language'Apps 6 Free
7ASL American Sign LanguageApps 5 Free
8SignSchoolApps 5 Free
93Strike ASLApps 1 Free
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