Scrabble is a classic board game that challenges players to create words out of random letters. It’s part creativity, part intelligence and part wordsmith. Additionally, you aim to score as many points as possible with each word you create. If you are an avid Scrabble player or just have fond memories of it from your childhood, then check out our list of the best Scrabble apps for the iPhone.
The best Scrabble apps for iPhone
8 Aug 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
This free scrabble app features a beautifully detailed board with HD-quality graphics that take full advantage of Apple's retina display. Users can choose to challenge a friend via Facebook, play against a random opponent, or against the computer. More than one game can be played simultaneously. The app also comes with a word list and supports 6 languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
- Challenge your friends via social media
- Improve your Scrabble skills
- Refer to the built-in word list
- Play multiple games
- Supports 6 languages
If you use the Scrabble or Words With Friends apps to play scrabble, then this app is ideal for you as it automatically imports the board you're playing on and gives you the best move you can play in that turn. Your chances of finding 80-point words will increase dramatically. There is a built-in dictionary to help you learn new words. This ad-free app also comes with an anagram finder.
- Automatically imports the boards
- No ads
- Make 80-point moves
- Built-in dictionary
- Anagram finder
Here's another app that lets you look up words and their definitions for over 170,000 words. It can help you find anagrams for words that constitute up to 7 letters. As you start typing in the letters, the search will show you the result. This is a free app supported by ads and works across devices to enable users to play anytime, anywhere.
- More than 170,000 words
- Find anagrams up to 7 letters
- Quick search engine
- Free ad-supported app
- Universal app
Contained within a lightweight 19.4 MB package is this dictionary and thesaurus app that gives you offline access to both. Drawing from various reputed sources including Webster's Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, and The American Heritage Dictionary, this app contains millions of definitions and synonyms. Additional resources include a medical dictionary, English Idioms & Slang dictionary, and translation support for over 40 languages.
- Lightweight app
- Millions of definitions and synonyms
- Trusted sources
- Medical dictionary
- Translations in more than 40 languages
One of the most annoying parts of playing scrabble is keeping score. This app allows you to track your scores not only for scrabble but really for any game at all. It's very easy to use and can accommodate an unlimited number of players. Over time, users will start to see ranking and charts that can give them bragging rights, or maybe much more. There's a timer, a dice roll feature, and an online dictionary.
- Easy to use
- Unlimited players
- Online dictionary
- Ranks and charts
- Includes a timer
Wordsolvers is a highly customizable anagram finder that allows users to searach for anagrams up to 15 letters. It also boasts the ability to create words that constitute letters already on the board, and users can even accommodate blank tiles or wildcards. This is a free app supported by ads
- Find anagrams for up to 15 letters
- Various dictionaries included
- Starts, Contains or Ends with
- Blank tiles can be included
- Free app
This app is meant for the more serious scrabble players who want to have a search utility on hand to look for words they can create in their scrabble game. The app comes with OWL2 (TWL06) and OWL3 (TWL16) word lists for North American spelling, and with SOWPODS for the international version. Search can be carried out using any combination of letters, and include one or more letters on the board. Search results can be filtered in a number of ways including length, score, or alphabetical.
- OWL 2 and OWL 3 word lists
- SOWPODS word list for international versions
- Use any combination of letters
- Include 1+ letters already on the board
- Powerful search filters
Become a better scrabble player using Zarf, as you go through the word lists on this app to find the optimal solution to the play in front of you. The app features a simple interface and a Judge section that allows users to play tournament-style challenges just like in the championships. To that end, there is a beautiful Digital timer included in this app.
- Look up word lists
- Simple interface
- Play tournaments
- Judge panel
- Digital timer
This app serves exclusively as a timer for scrabble games or other board games. Timers can be set for 60, 90, or 120 seconds and players can start or restart the timer when it's their turn. The app features cool animations, vibrate, and on-screen alerts. This is a free app supported by ads that play only after the Stop button is pressed on the timer, so that gameplay is uninterrupted.
- Time your board games
- Set varying time limits
- Time out and Pausing options
- Alerts on the screen as well as vibrate
- Interstitial ads for smooth gameplay
Here's another Scrabble app that helps you find the words that can be made up of certain letters or blank tiles. Up to 11 letters can be fed into the app to be descrambled. There is also the option to key in the extra strings of letters in cases where a part of the word is already known. This is a free app with the ability to remove ads with an in-app purchase of $0.99.
- Includes blank tiles
- Key in up to 11 letters
- Add the extra string of letters
- Go ad-free for $0.99
- Free Scrabble iPhone app