App review by Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Comprehensive reference tool with games and customization.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

The Best Word Usage App

This is by far the best dictionary I have ever found for making me comfortable that I am using an unfamiliar word correctly. Other dictionaries leave you wondering if a verb can be used transitively or intransitively. Searching on an adjective using an 'ing' suffix for an intransitive adjective rapidly leads me to the improved version/form of that adjective with the same meaning. Verb, adjective, and noun forms of the search word all appear neatly organized with no extra effort. There are useful/illuminating examples of words used in sentences. Hyperlinks on the synonyms respond quickly. My only problems have been that I had to migrate from my desktop version to a tablet because the desktop version got painfully slow. I type better on a keyboard than a tablet. I also think the search box font size is too small (I admit I am old), and I haven't found a way to make it larger. There are no font issues at all except for the search box; in fact, the presentation and font are far more readable for Farlex than the alternative apps. Until I complete my own Definitionary someday, I think this will be the best word finder and word usage tool that I will find.

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