Backwords

Learn a new language right from your wallpaper

Backwords is a tiny tool that empowers your desktop. Every day one foreign word will be displayed in the background. Day by day, you'll learn a language right from your wallpaper.

Currently available in four languages:

• Chinese (Mandarin, simplified characters)

• Korean

• Japanese (Kanji)

• Dutch

Discussion
Would you recommend this product?
6 Reviews5.0/5

I'm a PC user so I can't use that app, but anyway is a great product!

Pros:

Good idea

Cons:

Only for Mac and few language.

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This would be cool as a Chrome extension. A new word for every new tab. I'm sure that already exists.
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Upvoted for the pun. Great branding!
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I love this concept @bramfritz @thom_hos! However, I find it difficult to remember a word if I only see/use it for one day. Would be interesting to have a review feature in the tool bar/something of the like.
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@lamaalrajih Good point. Thanks for the feedback. Definitely a concept we want to release in the future.
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@bramfritz Thanks! How are you determining which words to display?
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@lamaalrajih Right now it's random, but we're looking at ways to create some smartness.
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An option to change the font and color would be helpful.

Pros:

Great tool for learning Kanji

Cons:

No cons yet

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