Drops: Learn 28 new languages
By PLANB LABS OU
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
+ Mandarin Chinese / Cantonese
+ Castilian Spanish / Latin-American Spanish
+ European Portuguese / Brazilian Portuguese
+ Tagalog (Filipino)
+ American English / British English
NEW: Augmented Reality (AR) - practice!
(AR mode is available on all iOS 11 devices that are powered by Apple’s A9 or A10 chip: iPhone 6S or newer / iPad Pro / 2017 iPad)
Ever felt entertained while learning a new language? Now you will! Drops is game-changing approach to language learning - quite literally. We took ‘boring’ out of vocabulary learning!
Only 5 minutes a day:
Drops limits your learning time to 5 minutes. This might sound crazy but works like charm. Learning a new language might feel overwhelming but by chunking down into 5-minute sprints, the barrier of entry is nonexistent. No excuses: you ALWAYS have 5 minutes!
The time constraint induces ridiculous focus which further enhances the effectiveness of memorization.
100% Visual learning:
Every single word is beautifully illustrated. Your eyes will appreciate the delicious pictures and your mind will store the new memories more efficiently: you won’t have use the word of your native language but connect the new words to the illustration of the meaning. Quicker, better and more fun! :)
We took a good look at why games are so fun and addictive and injected the essence into Drops to create not just a “gamified” learning app but a proper game experience! It is freakishly immersive but in this case you don’t waste your time playing instead you build a valuable asset: knowledge of a new language.
We believe in quick pace and keyboard typing is anything but fast. Say hello to rapid swipes and taps! You’ll need those extra seconds to get the most out of your 5 minutes ;)
Strategic vocabulary selection:
The “what” is perhaps more important than “how”. We handpicked 1700+ practical words in 100 topics that you’ll actually use when you let’s say travel to a country where your new language is spoken.
Forge learning habit:
Drops wants to convert you into a learning addict. No matter how effective your learning tool is, if you don’t use it on a daily basis, it doesn’t really matter. Drops tricks your mind and you’ll be better for it!
I’m sure you’ll love Drops as much as we enjoyed making it. If so, please leave us a review so we can make Drops even better! :)
p.s.: We take full responsibility for the potential addiction to learning.
Keep tuned as even more languages are in the pipe!
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- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
Have questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 24.1
Minor bug fixes for AR
ARRRR! Practice your new words in Augmented Reality and redefine how fun learning can be! (available on ARkit enabled devices: iPhone 6S and above, 2017 iPad, etc)
Fancy some new dialects? We are introducing 4 new options:
+ Cantonese Chinese
+ Latin-American Spanish
+ European Portuguese
+ British English
Of course Drops is now optimized for iPhone X too and we made an important tweak on our Apple Watch app too!
Improved alphabet learning experience - let us know what you think!
Brand new Dojo algorithm & tons of fixes for you to enjoy!
The show goes on: 2 brand new languages! Welcome Indonesian and Dutch!
Our Japanese offering is boosted with dedicated Katakana topic, the Chinese now teaches the 100 most fundamental radicals and Hindi also got it’s well deserved alphabet topic!
+ various other tidbits:
- Apple Watch app also got some new powers
- fixed ton of old dusty bugs :)
Charged for a “Free Trial”
This app is fantastic for learning vocab. I used it for learning Japanese kana and it helped tremendously with it’s game-like design that helps you subconsciously memorize the words and characters.
HOWEVER: I was offered a free trial and upon accepting I was charged for the trial. Then I figured it was no big deal since it was a good app and tried to use the unlimited time, but there was no explanation for how to access the unlimited time (you have to press the timer in the upper right to start a new session, or eliminate the timer altogether in settings). Instead of explaining this clearly, they showed the normal 10 hr timer and displayed the “get more time” button and in my confusion I subscribed AGAIN. I was charged twice even though I’d already been charged for that exact subscription.
It’s unfortunate because the app is amazing and I want to encourage everyone to download it. The free version is already great but the subscription is well worth it if you’re serious about using it. Unfortunately, if this is the experience you’ll receive by trying to subscribe due to lack of explanation and a system which allows you to buy a subscription you already have, I’d say, stay away from it.
If they reverse my charges I’d gladly re do this review as 5 stars especially since it would be a testament to their customer service. Until then, I stand by my 1 star rating.
Great app but needs harder words.
I’m really enjoying my 5 minutes a day of DROPS & I believe the concept is spot on (small daily doses of words to increase one’s vocabulary). I especially enjoy the ability to “earn” extra minutes and unlock new categories by playing consistently. Staying motivated is so much easier. However, I would love to be challenged more, I’m finding I must “x” through MANY familiar words to get to an unknown one. I consider myself an intermediate learner but I’m finding, what I believe are too many beginner words at the intermediate level.
Old concept- new execution
There’s not really anything revolutionary about the app, but it’s pretty and smooth.
I’d like to see a few additions, like being able to tap a picture to see the English word(this makes things less vague if you forget what it said the first time around); and in the bit where there are words in bubbles and you have to match them, the bubbles bounce way too much. Just a slight wobble is perfect.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 04, 2017
- Version: 24.1
- Size: 121 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: PLANB LABS OU
- © 2017 PlanB Labs OU
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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