VocabPal Free is the free version of the VocabPal app which comprises an offline English dictionary and a play flashcards feature starting from saving words with custom notes into word lists. The app functions in completely offline mode after installing and downloading the dictionary database. The dictionary was built on WordNet 3.0 database, a lexical English dictionary database for the English language with thesaurus created by the Cognitive Science Laboratory of Princeton University. On submitting the word in the search box, the definitions as well as a speaker button that speaks the pronunciation are displayed on the word screen. Definitions of each word are grouped by parts of speech (pos) of each meaning, supplemented with sample sentences, synonyms and antonyms if applicable. Word pronunciation is included via a In addition to the clickable links for the synonyms and antonyms, the app makes it easy to check each word in the definition by prompting action menu of checking the word or going straight to the definition after a long press on the word of interest. On any mobile contents, the VocabPal search and definition intents can be accessed via sharing app list after long press on the word of interest.
The history of all checked words is presented in two modes, one in chronological order and the other ordered by frequency and chronological order. User can choose to save each word with custom notes into multiple word lists created by the user. This is a must have vocabulary app for English learners, writers, K-12 students, as well as general readers who would like to advance their vocabulary.
The flashcards feature is newly added during the version 2.0.0 update. It turns all the word list with more than 2 words into flashcards. You can swipe manually as well as playing automatically. There are settings to control playing speed, repeat or not and whether to read out the words aloud. It is a great vocabulary enhancing tool for SAT, GRE, TOFEL...etc.
The free version is identical to the paid version of VocabPal, except that the free version includes some in-app ads. Users should download and try out the VocabPal Free, then purchase the ad-free version if you like the app.
From the 3.0.0 release onward, you can now backup/upload your word lists to server and import word lists that are shared with public or authenticated users.