By Jack Solomon
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Latin is the ultimate Latin language learning application, providing you with unprecedented resources to learn the grammar, the language, and to gain a deeper understanding of the history. Each app is customised to the user, so as to provide the most intuitive interface.
Latin includes a vocabulary practice zone, and vocabulary test (based on P. B. Diederich's thesis of the 300 most commonly used Latin words). And, on top of that, Latin includes a vocabulary generator, which generates vocabulary based on, and ordered on, the 600 most frequent words of texts - including Vergil's (Virgil's) Aeneid, Cicero's In Catilinam, and many more.
Additionally, Latin includes a comprehensive, and most importantly, accurate and user friendly dictionary, as well as a parser/inflection tool. This advanced technology allows you to parse any Latin word, to voice, mood, person, gender, declension/conjugation, stem, and more.
For all users, various game options are available, including grammar, vocabulary, and history tests, and practise tests.
With over 20,000 pages of literature from dozens of texts and authors and English translations, Latin has a one of the most comprehensivedigital Latin literature libraries, which is perfect for anyone learning or studying the language and history.
Latin includes a built in word processor, involving a side by side word processor and note taking area. As well as this, a text parser allows you to enter text and parse, and define, each word.
Exercises are a brand new feature, and are now organised into dozens of different grammar based categories. They have had amazing results when used by students.
To help you learn Latin, a series of videos are included. These videos are developed by a Latin expert, and combined with the app allow for interaction with the language.
...and a much more!
Latin also includes a resources and a calendar area for users under a school license. All resources are able to be opened next to a text editor, creating the capability of advanced mobile multi-tasking
Teachers can track students usage of the app through an option called 'statuses', as well as monitoring vocabulary, and test results and performance. Teachers and can add files, calendar events, and updates, all from within the application, and for users who have setup the application through a school, a full files list and calendar area is inbuilt.
Once Latin has been purchased, it will be available on other iOS devices, using the same account, so you can have the portability of an iPhone, and the productivity of an iPad, in one unified application.
The utmost detail has been put into creating the best, most sophisticated, and most useful Latin application available, and we are sure that you will be delighted with the results!
What's New in Version 2.0
This is the first major update to Latin! It has a brand new look, brand new features, countless bug fixes, and a generally improved user experience. Here is a breakdown of what has changed:
Exercises: Exercises has a whole new interface. Exercises are now organised into grammatical categories and sub-categories, so you can easily find exercises that suit you.
Vocabulary: Although the vocabulary within the app has barely changed (with only minor bug fixes and interface adjustments), a new feature, "Vocabulary Generator", is now available. It allows you to generate a vocabulary of 600 words from a frequency based list of vocabulary found in major works of literature, such as the Aeneid and In Catilinam.
Dictionary & Parser & Text Parser: Dictionary and Parser have undergone major design and functionality changes. Dictionary now parses words into a cleaner format, rather than just displaying a webpage, and parser does a similar thing. Parser also now can handle multiple results for a single word. Finally, the root word can be tapped on in Parser to generate a definition. Text parser continues this new interface, as a sleek and accessible utility.
Forum: The forum too has a new interface, and many bugs have been addressed. It is now easier than ever to collaborate with other students and teachers.
Literature: The literature section of the app has perhaps undergone the greatest change of the whole app. Not only does it have a brand new, more user friendly and responsive interface; but, in addition, the collection of texts has more than doubled – now including texts from authors, such as Juvenal, Pliny Minor, Sallust, and many more! And, if that wasn’t enough in itself, some English translations are now available for texts.
Documents: The Documents section of the app has a new and sleeker design, with a generally more engaging and better organised interface.
Login: The login process for Latin is much more streamlined, requiring only a name and email address to use the app. For schools, students are only required to enter their name, class, and school ID code; allowing for better customisation of the app.
There are also, literally, hundreds of bug fixes and minor design changes and improvements.
In addition, Latin now supports the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and fully supports iOS 8 and iOS 8.1.
We would love to hear your feedback, so please feel free to send us a message through the feedback section of the app, or leave a review on the App Store.
If I could give 0 stars, I would. 5 of the 20 buttons don't function. The app is slow and requires an Internet connection. The design, if one can use that word, is amateurish at best. Every time a button is pressed one has to wait for the shimmering "special" effect to stop before one can have a shot at using the limited features on offer. The dictionary is woefully inadequate for anyone but the most elementary student. In short, there are far better apps for Latin available for far less money! Some are even free! Don't waste your time and money here! Oh, I've complained to the developer directly, and I've received no reply. If Jack Solomon happens to read this, I want my money back!
Needs an update
This app is not very graceful, but it looks useable and seems to hold a great deal of content. Unfortunately it's not functioning properly: I couldn't get the exercises to load in several instances, and the parser doesn't work either. I'm assuming the app needs an update to work better under iOS 8. Definitely not worth the money, in its current state.
Read the fine print
You don’t get all the features unless you’re affiliated with a school. Very limited for the price for an individual buying it.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 28, 2014
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 61.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jack Solomon
- ©99Cents & Jack Solomon
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.