Easy Words!: iPhone App Written Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we spend a lot of our time talking about those apps that advance what iOS can do in some way. Usually these apps come out of the education genre. Today’s offering, Easy Words! by developer 7 Glyphs is no different. This gorgeous application makes it easy and simple to learn new languages from your iPhone, and all on your own steam. Did we mention it looks good, too? Seriously, it very much does. To find out more, though, you’ll need to scroll on down below the break and read our full review!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Easy Words! is an app whose soul purpose is to help you learn a new language. However, it doesn’t do this through a series of rote memorization rituals, as you might find in your average High School. No, the app takes a more flash card based approach to things, even allowing you to set up cards yourself. Here’s how it works:
First, you create a user profile with two languages selected—one is your native tongue, the other is the language you’re learning. Then, you type in a word in your primary language, and Easy Words! serves up a translation. Save this word as a flash card to one of your word lists, and you’re ready to roll! Once you get enough words in your lists, you can access them through a variety of flash card menus provided by the app. In essence, you’ll be learning the words that you want to learn, and without too much effort on your part, too. The translation mechanic is really quite smooth, and we had no problems getting it to work for us. All in all, it’s a solid effort.
Graphics and Design
We know we said it rather emphatically earlier, but seriously, Easy Words! looks incredible on the iPhone. The app is simply one of the best we’ve ever seen, offering smooth colors, easy on the eyes aesthetics, and menus that (though tabbed and sort of stock in that regard) work like a charm. We had no problems getting around, and we had even less of an hard time enjoying what a fine piece of design the developers have created here. It’s polished from top to bottom, and we love it for that.
Best of all? Easy Words! only costs a dollar in the App Store. That’s one heck of a bargain, no matter if you’re a college or High School student looking to learn, or just someone with a casual interest in a new language. Either way, Easy Words! will meet your needs and then some, and at a price and with an aesthetic that’s sure to please. All in all, the app gets a solid rating from us, as well as a solid recommendation.
Easy Words! requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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