Love it, and killer customer service!
I got this app about a week ago and loved it. It will give me random new words throughout the day that give me guidance and inspire me to write. They will have the word, with part of speech (noun, adj. etc), pronunciation and a sentence example. I made a mistake on my end where the sentences were no longer coming up. I reached out and in under an hour it was all taken care of. I never really cared about vocabulary but I’m actually really loving it. There are some cool words out there you can add to favorites and make different folders for alike words as well. Like I said, great app and even better customer service. Don’t hesitate to download and pay the 19$ a year.
Great app, one suggestion
By Rubie T
I really enjoy this app, it has a lot of great words that I’ve never seen before and the definitions and examples are clear and helpful. That said, rather than having multiple reminders every day of different words, I would greatly appreciate (presumably other people too) if there was functionality where it reminded you of the same word various times throughout the day to really imprint it in your brain. I would much prefer learning one word really well per day versus getting lots of reminders on different words throughout the day. I find myself paying less attention to the app for this reason.
Wow! Amazing App
I absolutely love everything Monkey Taps published. This app is immaculate! The words are interesting and geared towards challenging the user’s vocabulary. The themes are beautiful and there’s one for every aesthetic! Also, there are so many categories and making your own “mix” is really fun. Finally, the widget system is so helpful and really makes my home screen look a lot better! You can customize widgets by changing the theme, size, categories, and times changed in the widget. Amazing app, would highly recommend!
If it's what you want
If it's what you want, it's good. I want something similar to what I had as a student in the 90's with unusual words we were unlikely to encounter or even use in conversation but sometimes knowing a word is enough to give context to an experience. Two come to mind because they've entered my lexicon to at least a small degree:
Flews- dog lips. I see them as the ones on the sides with uneven edges
Fire-fanged- overheating something in a microwave. I think we all agree it's different than overheating something any other way.
Devs, oh talented devs- anyone can make a word a day app. It takes a special kind of developer to release a truly unique Word of the Day App. You can be that developer.
This is about as simple as an app can get. I know 80% of the words but rarely use them in conversation. It’s difficulty factor is perfect for most of us. It’s a good refresher. Occasionally I can pick up a new word or the definition of a word I know, but definition I don’t or an alternate definition.
In my case I choose to look at three words a day. It’s not overwhelming or bothersome so I keep using it.
I’d make one small change. I only look a the Notification. I would leave the definition off the Notification. If I need the definition I can open the app from the Notification. It would keep me honest.
Learn Something New Everyday.
Though I’m no fan of the subscription model...I understand it and accept it as a former small business owner. That’s my gripe.
My praise is a nice, functional app that does what it claims. Everyday (or multiple times a day), I have the opportunity to expand my vocabulary with words I may have heard in passing or read at one time...but now understand their meaning.
I love to write articles for my blog...it’s critical to maintain a diverse vocabulary in order to keep my postings fresh and engaging.
Good and Bad
I really love this app, and I’m learning so much. This app is super helpful because I’m going into middle school and I’m sure there gonna have words I don’t understand. So all these vocabulary words are, again helpful, but I do wish I could learn other words without having to pay. My parents won’t pay and I don’t have the money to pay. But you have a solution I’m sure, you did create the app right. So could you help my family out and get rid of the money part.
By Land of Tams
I remember a very long, long time ago when I was in 7-8 grade, our two language arts teachers would make us study twelve new words out of the dictionary each week. We needed to know how to spell it and what its definition was by that Friday afternoon's written spelling test with just the definitions given to us verbally.
I remember some of these words because of these two teachers caring to advance our vocabulary! I love this app!
Suggestion for the “free” trial period:
I was disappointed that you are required to give your credit card for the “free” three day trial period. You won’t be charged the $19 annual fee for unlimited access if you cancel before the three day trial period ends. That’s gambling, no, yes? Yes.
Why not trust me to use it with unlimited access for three days for free then YOU, app developers, prompt me to continue with unlimited access by paying the annual fee? If the app is “so great” then certainly I’m going to decide to pony up on that fourth day after the “truly free” three day trial period ends.
I really like this app, lots of great new words to learn. There is one annoying problem with it though, some of the longer words are repaginated and split into 2 lines of text. It really makes no sense as in some cases an eight letter word can be split over 2 lines and in other cases a 12 letter word will fit on one line. It's almost as though the font size is changing randomly.