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Tip Of My Tongue

By Chirag Mehta

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Tip of my Tongue is an iPad/iPhone/iPod app that makes it very easy to find words. It contains a list of 125,000 words and you do not need Internet-access for searching through the word list. Internet-access is only required for looking up the meaning of words.

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Usage & Instructions

Once the app is running, you can enter the search criteria for finding words. The search results are shown immediately on the iPad while on the iPhone/iPod, you have to click on the 'Search' button.

There are four types of criteria that you can use to find words:

1) Word Length:

Specify the shortest and longest acceptable word lengths here. Use these to narrow down the results if you get too many matches.

2) Letters:

Specify which letters must be and cannot be in the word that you are looking for. Very often we can recall that the word we're looking for has an 'i' and maybe a 'k' but does not have an 'x' or a 'z'. Specifying these in the 'Letters' section greatly improves the matches. Of course, if you specify the same letter in both these fields, you will get no matches.

3) Partial Words:

If you know the prefix or suffix (starts with 'ada' or ends with 'nt') then specify that here. If you know the letters 'dama' are present somewhere in the word in that particular order, specify that in the 'Contains' field. If you just want to find words that contain some specific letters in no particular order, then type those letters in the 'Letters' section and not the 'Partial Words' section.

4) Solve Word Games:

To solve a Hangman word-puzzle, type in the known letters and use the '.' (period) symbol for missing letters. The Wild Cards puzzle is similar to Hangman with one difference: In Hangman, if a letter has been typed in manually, then it cannot be used in any of the blanks. There is no such restriction for Wild Cards.

To get a list of all the words that can be made using a particular set of letters (like a word jumble puzzle or 7-8 tiles in Scrabble), type those in the 'Unscramble' field. If you get too many matches, specify the minimum length.

What's New in Version 1.2

Fixed the dictionary lookup


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Customer Reviews


This is a great app! There is so much you can do with it. When writing lyrics or anything that needs certain amount of syllables, or rhyming or even playing word games, this is an invaluable tool. I think it needs an update as I get warnings that it will slow down my phone until it becomes more compatible. But I don't care. It's such a useful app. Love it!


Such an awesome app for a writer; a must have! The price is enough for all of the times I’ve banged my head against my desk.

If you could make it so it fits for the iPhone 5, I’d be more than happy to change my review into 5 stars! :)

So far...

It hasn't had all of the words I've been looking for. I even put in the first six letters of the word, and it didn't show up in the list. I actually ended up having to look it up in the dictionary. Waste of money.

Tip Of My Tongue
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 0.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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