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Are You A Terrible Speller? With These Apps You Don’t Have To Be [iOS]

Dave LeClair 31-05-2012

spelling appsAre you terrible when it comes to spelling? It’s okay, plenty of people out there cannot spell to save their lives. Of course, computers did not help matters since everyone has a professional-grade spell checker at hand whenever they are unsure how to spell a word. Still, there is something to be said for knowing how to spell properly on your own. At some point, you may have to write words with pen and paper, and if you are faced with such a situation, there will be no spell checker there to help you.


Fear not, because your iPhone can actually help you become a better speller with a few simple applications. Using the power contained in these apps, you can practice your spelling, and before you know it, you will be an expert at putting letters together in the form of words.

Miss Spell’s Class, Free

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This is a fun game that will test your skills at spelling the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. It will show you 20 words, and you must decide whether each of them is spelled correctly. In all, there are over 1,000 words in the game, so you will be able to improve your ability to spell a lot of words that most people cannot spell correctly.

It is a game, so it makes learning to spell these challenging words a little less tedious. The folks at Dictionary.com make it, and you can rest assured that they know a thing or two about words.

My Spell Test – The Custom Spelling Test Creator, $2.99

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This is the ultimate spelling app if you have specific words that you wish to train for. If you are preparing for the SATs or a regular test in school, this app is exactly what you would need. It allows you to input the words that you need to study, and it will build practice tests that you can take until you have the words down perfectly.

For students, or anyone who knows of certain words that they have a hard time with, this app is perfect.

Words WithFriends, Hanging With Friends & Scramble With Friends, Free

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While you may not think about it because they are fun, playing these games will help you with your spelling. You are required to think outside the box and come up with words that you otherwise would never think of.

Of course, the game requires you to spell them correctly, so you are practicing spelling while having fun with your friends.

Skill Builder Spelling, Free

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This app is similar to My Spell Test in that it chooses the words you need to practice and make custom tests. It offers two different modes for practicing. The first will show you the word and then fade as soon as you start typing. This has been shown to be a great technique for memorizing the spelling of words. It also has a mode that scrambles the words and forces you to unscramble them correctly.

This app is another one that is perfect for students, or anyone who has specific words that give them trouble.

Speaking Spelling Bee, Free

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Reading the words is great, but for many people, they learn better hearing the words spoken, and this app is perfect for that. It functions similar to a real-life spelling bee, and is perfect for children training to be in a spelling competition or adults who would rather learn aloud. It is a fun spelling apps, and worth checking out for anyone who wants to participate in their own spelling bee.


With these apps, you will be ready to take the spelling world by storm. Knowing how to spell is an important skill, and as always, your iPhone has plenty of apps available to help you improve you spelling and take it to the next level. Do you not have an iPhone? Check out these websites that can also help you improve your spelling 10 Spelling Bee Game Websites That Help Your Children Spell Words Right Read More .

What are your favorite spelling apps? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Grace
    September 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I would recommend http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/ispell-spelling-test/id553760647?mt=8 which is a spelling test app whereby the parent or teacher enters and records each of the child' spelling words. You can have many lists and even test as many times as the child wants / needs throughout the week. Updating, deleting, and rerecording of spelling words is really easy. There is no reason why if you had the time, the child couldn't actually use their voice to record their spelling words. I actually do it mostly ,myself and put each word into a sentence so that the child learns the word in context. There is also a scrambler functionality whereby the child can unscramble their spelling words.

  2. Laga Mahesa
    June 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Of course, computers did not help matters since everyone has a professional-grade spell checker at hand whenever they are unsure how to spell a word.

    This is why I disable all such nonsense in my computer lab at school. Learn to spell and use punctuation correctly or fail.