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Word of the Day app review: expand your English vocabulary with a new word each day

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Introduction

Word of the Day by Unity is a simple little app that can help you improve your English vocabulary one word at a time. If you’ve ever been frustrated because you couldn’t quite think of the right word to use, or you were impressed by the vocabulary that a friend demonstrated and wished you could do the same – this may be the perfect little app for you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a way to impress your friends at a party or you genuinely want to improve your vocabulary, you can get a lot of mileage out of this app. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Word of the day. Start learning English words every day to expand your vocabulary

Free

Impress Your Friends with Your Vocabulary

Word-of-the-day or phrase-of-the-day apps are not uncommon in the App Store. In many cases though, they have a specific theme such as science or meditation behind them. Word of the Day doesn’t generalize in any manner. The words presented in this app have no specific category in mind – instead they are meant to be used in countless different applications useful for all walks of life. With a new word everyday it won’t take long for those around you to begin noticing the improvements in your vocabulary.

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The Word of the Day app features a nice clean interface with no ads, pop-ups, or in-app purchases being forced on you at every step of the way. There aren’t any instructions, but because of the app's basic nature, they aren’t really needed. It will only take you a few seconds to figure out how everything works. The colors used in the app are easy on the eye, and the developer has used simple lines to separate different sections of the definition which is quite effective. This app will require 50.1 MB of available space on your iOS device.

The Essentials

The developer of this app has kept things as simple as possible – when you open the app you get instant access to the word of the day. At the top is the date, followed by the word, its definition, and finally a sample of the word being used in an actual sentence. The word itself is displayed in a larger font, and the definition and sample sentence are then separated by a line for clarity. It’s simple and it works.

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If you want to view past words you can do it a couple of different ways: you can tap on the calendar icon at the top and go directly to your chosen day, or you can tap on the book icon next to it and browse through the available words in list format – there’s also the option to view words based on their popularity with other users. If you find a word you really like you can also save it to your favorites section which is also accessible using the book icon. 

Word of the day. Start learning English words every day to expand your vocabulary

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No ads or in-app purchases
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • New word available each day
  • Previous words can be accessed at any time
  • You can favorite words you really like

Cons

  • No instructions

Final Words

Word of the Day is a simple little app that can help you improve your vocabulary one word at a time. You’re given a new word every day to add to your vocabulary, and older words can be accessed any time from the archives. There’s nothing fancy about this one, but it’s definitely a great tool for self-improvement.

 

Word of the day. Start learning English words every day to expand your vocabulary

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.