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Descrambler app review: a Scrabble companion tool

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Introduction

How many times have you found yourself playing Scrabble with friends only to sit in wonder as they all rack in the double and triple word scores and you rely on measly three- and four-letter words? Wouldn't it be great to come up with better words that will get you a higher score? The Descrambler app aims to do just that by giving you a way to figure out what to do with your letters. This app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone

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Descrambler - unofficial word game solver for SCRABBLE®, Words with Friends and Wordfeud crossword games

Free

Many Uses for the App

The app actually offers you a few uses. You can enter in your seven tiles and then read a list of words you can use or you can use the app as a dictionary to see if the word you want to use exists and is spelled correctly. This app will be expanding your vocabulary while building your word scores. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert when it comes to Scrabble, you can make use of this app.

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In total the app contains almost 180,000 words in its database, which means there are a whole lot of selections available to you. What's handy is that you don't even need an Internet connection to use the app, which gives you complete mobility.

 

Additional Features

While the main purpose of the app is to offer you word suggestions and act as a word checker, there are also other features here. The app is able to keep track of your games. What this means is that you can enter in the words your friends are playing, plus your tiles, so that as the game is happening you're getting a list of words as you go. It takes into account the word your opponent has just played and then changes up what it will offer you as suggestions.

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The word search function is very fast but be warned that it's not going to come back with just a couple of words, it will be many, sometimes thousands. Obviously you're not going to sit there and scroll through them all so that many feels a bit unnecessary.

The app can also come in handy for other word building games such as Boggle, Words with Friends, Literati, Wordfeud, anagrams, and crossword puzzles. In general I find the app extremely easy to use and I think that this can really improve your gameplay in a huge way.

 

Descrambler - unofficial word game solver for SCRABBLE®, Words with Friends and Wordfeud crossword games

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Enter in your seven tiles to find words you can make with them
  • Track your game as it is in progress - enter in opponents words to find out what you can do next
  • Use for all word building games
  • Can be used as a spell checker
  • The spell checker and search tools are lightning fast
  • Very user-friendly

 

Cons

  • The app contains ads that often get in the way
  • The user interface could do with some updates and polishing

 

Final Thoughts

The Descrambler app can take your gameplay from rather dismal to stellar in just a couple of quick taps. This is a great way to use your iPod, iPad, and iPhone to your advantage when building words.

 

Descrambler - unofficial word game solver for SCRABBLE®, Words with Friends and Wordfeud crossword games

Free
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