Using new words effectively is satisfying and can improve your confidence, regardless of the medium of communication you are using. Many people want to improve their vocabulary, but they do not have the time to enroll in a course or flip through the dictionary at least once a day. Your mobile phone can be an incredibly powerful learning tool, and this also applies to improving your vocabulary. Several apps make learning new words a lot easier and do not require you invest a lot of time into learning. We will be looking at the best ones below.
Vocabulary is available as a web app, iOS app, or Android app. The app is meant to help you find the meaning of words you have come across, but it has other handy features too. For example, you can click “Start Learning” and be presented with a list of words that you can add to the list of words you are learning.
All the words you save will resurface in the different quizzes you can play within the app. If you do not know what words to start learning, you can also choose from different lists of words for your learning and English level.
Quizlet provides learners with the same flashcard experience they would have had learning new concepts at school. Quizlet is very useful for those who want to learn a specific set of words, their meanings, and spellings, or those who want to be surprised by the flashcard experience.
Quizlet categorizes the words in its database, allowing you to focus on words from specific disciplines such as computer science or law at a time.
The app works very similarly to Anki, another app for learning vocabulary. As with Quizlet, Anki also has categories of words to make learning easier, with the option of learning via flashcards if that is what you prefer.
Unscramble is a web app that makes discovering words very easy. All you have to do is visit their website and enter up to 15 letters and do a search. You will then be presented with a list of words that you can form using the letters you have entered.
This is a simple but smart concept that can help you beyond helping you improve your vocabulary. For example, you can use the web app to discover new words when playing different word games or watching your favorite shows that require letter unscrambling.
7 Little Words is more of a game than an app, but it is a great tool for learning new vocabulary. You can access it via the web or install it on your Android or IOS device. When you open the app, you will be presented with a list of clues and a list of two or three letters.
When you decipher the clues, you combine the two or three letters provided to form words that correspond to the clues. Because the clues also tell you how many letters their answers have, choosing the right combination of letters becomes a lot easier.
You can think of 7 Little Words like playing the crossword, with the difference being some letter combinations are provided in the former.
Words With Friends works similarly to Scrabble, where you are provided a list of letters, and you have to find words you can make using those letters and place them on the board for points. The person with the most points wins. Because this is a social game, you can play with your friends or with strangers online. Word With Friends forces you to learn new words if you want more points, and this is how it helps you improve your vocabulary.If you are trying to improve your vocabulary, you have the option of using apps that help you learn a single or a few words a day, or ones where there is competition. The competitive nature of some of these vocabulary apps and games forces you to learn so you can be