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WordStash

Personal Online Learning Tool


Tiny
Published 04/23/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

WordStash is a learning tool that utilizes basic flashcard and dictionary functions. The service lets users study almost anything by building a unique set of flashcards. The application offers a learning mode that calculates the most efficient time for the user to study. Users can add images to go with their text flashcards. The service also helps with vocabulary expansion by providing real contextual example sentences. A save feature is also offered so users can store the words they look up. Popular lists are linked on the homepage, with tags for each topic. Users can find everything from French verbs to common flowers and Star Wars characters. The application also offers quizzes and a game function that lets users work through quizzes and purchase clues when they get stuck.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

WordStash is a popular choice for users who want to learn more about specific topics while expanding their vocabulary. The application isn’t hugely popular, but has received mentions and reviews all over the web. KillerStartups gave WordStash praise, noting that the application already has over 200,000 words in its database to help the user find new ways to study and learn. The service continues to grow with more words and a handful of engaging learning tools.

What are the differences to other apps?

WordStash combines a few effective elements to create one helpful learning tool. There are many online flashcard services, but WordStash takes things a step further. The application offers text and image flashcards along with quizzes that give the user a way to test what they have learned. The application also provides contextual sentences and lets the user bookmark words they look up just in case they want to access them again later.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

WordStash has a very calm, relaxed design that doesn’t intimidate new users. A pastel palette favoring blues, pinks and purples give the interface a friendly feel. The playful squirrel logo complements the homepage. The interface isn’t overly exciting but it gets the job done without slowing the user down. WordStash takes minimal time to learn so the user can focus more of their energy on expanding vocabulary and studying various subjects.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the WordStash community by clicking the blue “Create a Free Account” button found along the lower right side of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for a username, email address, grade level and password. A blue button is also available above the form for users who prefer to sign up with their Facebook account. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

WordStash offers its services to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases to maintain account access. The site doesn’t contain any noticeable advertisements, either. This is just one more reason users appreciate WordStash. The service is simple, but comes at no cost and doesn’t push the user to pay or do anything other than learn and practice.

Who would you recommend the application to?

WordStash is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to expand their vocabulary and study a specific subject. The application is easy to learn and comes with a few different ways to study. Users can explore existing word lists or build their own. Flashcard options include text and images so users can customize the experience to their specific educational needs. The best part is that the service is available at no cost.

  • Explore existing study lists or create a new one
  • Take quizzes with an engaging game element
  • Look up and save vocabulary words
  • Read real, contextual sentences to understand difficult words
  • Build digital flashcards with text and images


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