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#1 Product of the WeekDecember 18, 2013


  • Molly Redmond
    Molly RedmondSocial Media Specialist

    How easy to use and accessible it is


    The app is no where near as good as the website version in terms of detail or features

    My reading and listening skills have improved so much since using Duolingo, I couldn't recommend it more. I'm not naive in thinking it will make it fluent as it's not the best for speaking skills but has vastly helped me improve and build up my language confidence.

  • Ted Beam
    Ted BeamOld School Presby

    Simple interface


    Gem restrictions

    I listed "gem restrictions" because I would like to use it without limitations, but I understand that it is part of their business model.

    Ted Beam has used this product for one month.


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Jon Lax
Jon Lax@jlax · Product Design Director Facebook
I have paid several hundred dollars for Rosetta Stone. Duolino is similar in method and just as good. I have used both for basic Spanish and IMHO they are equivalent. Rosetta Stone has more languages and may be better at more advanced levels.
Gabriel Reynard
Gabriel Reynard@gabrielreynard · Business Lover ✌
Duolingo is revolutionary. My wife uses to learn english and it's fun, we both interact and use. Great tool.
Philip Crawford
Philip Crawford@wiscodude · Manifestly: Checklists for Teams
I purchased Rosetta Stone a bunch of years ago for several hundred dollars. It wasn't nearly as helpful as Duolingo. The #1 feature of http://duolingo.com is having it on your phone. Got a few minutes waiting for a friend? Learn some Spanish! ❤️ it!
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Admittedly I haven't tried Duolingo but I keep hearing about it from friends (like @jtzou).
David Singer
David Singer@singer · Product person
I liked Duolingo as a refresher for some basics. Helped me get things back. I'm not sure about progressing with it, as I haven't tried anything new, but the form factor is nice, it's fun to do, and if you're consistent with it, it can be effective.