I have enjoyed this app. Most of the time I don’t have a chance to do the challenges and stuff. I appreciate the notification of the word of the day.
I loved the app so much that I bought a lifetime subscription. You learn new words and their meanings. Includes voice pronunciations. Plus they have flashback words of prior words they have featured. And they have word games, too! Plus, the app is extremely well designed in both functionality and visually.
I believe (more importantly, science has proven in many studies) people should actively exercise their brain and/or present it with new challenges. I wish to keep a sharp brain as long as possible, so these exercises certainly will not harm. In fact, when I researched the topic, one needs to do these particular exercises daily.
The amount of ads in this is laughable. Instead of forcing ads whenever users are trying to achieve the very reason they downloaded the app (trying to read the definition of words) and frustrating them to the point that they delete the app, why not give a little to get a little? For example, offer the possibility to customize our app (like different fonts, backgrounds, etc), but they are earned through in-app currency (gold coins, diamonds, etc). The user then has the opportunity to watch ads to earn that currency or use real money to pay for the currency. For now, I’m deleting. I’d rather use the word of the day widget offered by Dictionary (the widget is only available in the side menu, the page that is shown when you get to your main home page and swipe left), but it’s better than dealing with the constant ads.
I’ve had this app for a week and every word has been some modernized word that sounds like something my 8 year old made up. It’s like reading from the urban dictionary. I’m not impressed nor is it increasing my vocabulary in any way that is useful. I’m deleting the app and looking for something else.
Why did I wake up to a Recomendation for the word “lamestream” in reference to media? Is nothing sacred? Must everyone have a political agenda? Get the Mariam Webster dictionary app if you are a serious professional and you need a handy way to learn new words. Also, it would recomend me to buy a Bible app. Not bad in itself but cmon, religion and politics don’t belong in a learning app. It breaches a level of separation of education from religion and government.
I don’t understand why there are so many good reviews, unless they are of the paid version. It’s unusable. I understand ads for a free version, but every time you open it, you have to sit through a long game ad. It makes it useless and unusable. I say to myself, screw this waiting just to see definition.
I’m thinking about buying a lifetime license, but I’d like to know how many word definitions are in the app. Thx.
I thought this would be nice to have. Something different and a learning tool for a young student. The word challenge was the item that convinced me to spend the money and get a year subscription. Well that feature does not work at all and student would like his money back. However, the links to the developer to request a refund or help about using that feature does not work either Part 2—developers responded to my concern. I use my IPad in locked horizontal mode. If I want to use word search feature i have to go and change it in settings to unlock it and use iPad vertically.
Perhaps I haven’t spent sufficient time exploring the app or its settings, but the app is not quite what I was expecting. The words are interesting; the vocabulary building aspect is great. I wish there was an option to quiz yourself on the words rather than simply completing a word search. The widget, however, doesn’t update. It has been on “narcolepsy” for some time. Additionally, the volume of ads is absurd. Granted, if I had opted for the premium version, I wouldn’t have that concern.