Biscuit – Dictionary and Flashcard is a vocabulary learning app. It offers several interesting and unique way to learn words. It is free for limited time.
First, and the function I like the most about this app, it can take a photo with words on it, and the app will take the words on the picture and put them into a list. So if you and your child saw a cute cartoon picture with a couple words on it, you can snap a picture within the app, and the app will soon list all the words on that picture, you can save the word list as it is, or you can pick the words you want to keep and delete the rest. For each word, there is a definition. You can even pick a language other than English, say Spanish, or Chinese, or Japanese. Whichever language you pick, the definition will be shown in that language. It is a great language learning tool for those whose native language is not English.
You can also learn word while reading on the internet. If you run into a word you don’t know, you can just copy the word into Biscuit app, and it will show you the definition and keep the word in a list if you want to.
There is a voice option, if you turn the option on in the app’s setting section, you can hear the word read out aloud whenever you tap the word. However, voice is available only on the word lists generated while the voice feature is on. I had lists generated before I turned on the voice option, the words are not read aloud to me even when I have the voice option on.
One thing to note, it is designed as an Evernote extension, so it does require Evernote account login. I saw option to disconnect Evernote after I login. But I was not able to find an option to skip the login. Since I have Evernote and use it a lot, I kinda like it that I can pull the word lists into Evernote.
Overall, Biscuit offers a new way to learn words. I think kids will like to learn words from their favorite pictures. This might be the app that will get you child interested in learning some new words.
Biscuit – Dictionary and Flashcard is available for iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It usually is $3.99, and is Free for limited time. It is also available for Android devices.
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Android users can download the app from Google Play.