Vocalibrary

auto-created flashcards from whatever you read

- When you insert web pages and documents, Vocalibrary creates WORD LISTS and saves the SENTENCES
- When you select the words you know, you can SEE THE NEW WORDS easily
- Learn with FLASHCARDS auto-created from the most repeated words in your library
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Hi, As a foreign language speaker myself, I started developing this app years ago and released it recently. I focused on two problems I personally experienced, the first one is the ability to find out what I need to learn. And the second one was how to do it efficiently. I began thinking about how we enlarge our vocabulary naturally. It is a common knowledge that people with huge vocabularies read a lot, loves dictionaries of all kind, takes notes and takes their time for their passion for learning. It gave me the concept. I designed my app to list all the words in any content you loaded and let you hide the words you know. By doing that, after a while, It starts listing the new words specific to you in seconds. And you can see all the usages of words in sentences in the context you chose by your interests. This way you make connections, grasp the meaning and remember. The second part was customizing the browsing experience for this purpose. I added an in-App browser where you can simply drag the words from your word list and also switch your favourite search pages from the menu, your own toolset including images, dictionaries, thesaurus, corpora, virtual search etc. I know it is not perfect but I hope it would be useful for people like me.
Is it possible to test the app for free for 14 days for example?
@lucien_luijkx1 Thank you for your interest. I released a lite version with minor limitations, multi-selection with gestures and search page customisation are not included in that but you can test almost everything else. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/...
@lucien_luijkx1 please let me know if you would like to test full version. Thanks again
@onurdev Thanks! Did you mean the Lite version? This one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
@samabd thank you :) yes it is the right link
Is there any smart spaced repetition system used in this app? (like Anki do)
@samabd No, I didn’t include such functionality. I have similar ideas in my backlog but I wanted to limit features for the first version. Thank you for mentioning.
@onurdev Thanks for letting me know!
@samabd Hi, with the last update I added flashcards (and spaced repetition). But source of flashcards are different from the existing apps. They will be created automatically simply forever. (1) upload at least a few web pages, ebooks, documents you read or subtitles for the movies or tv shows you like. (2) on home screen tap flashcards icon. now you will see your first flashcard. it will be the most repeated word in the content you upload. if you know the meaning exactly just tap 'I know this word' button and It will be removed from flashcards and a new one will appear. (3) you can tap 'show a sentence button' it will show you a hint (a random sentence from your library). check a few sentences before flipping the flashcard (4) to see a definition, select one of the search pages at the bottom, when you tap you will see the definition in that page. please note that, you can customise search pages and switch between them by using the button on top right corner. (*) you can also click a title or the language name on your home screen. this will show you all the words it contains. slide over words to select the ones you know. You don't need to select everything, just get rid of the top ones until you see some unknown words on the top. (*) you can read more details in the help screens located on the top left corner in home screen.
Great idea! Would love to increase my vocabulary and am always looking up words to learn when I come across them. When's the android release?
@christopher_lee4 thank you for your kind comments. I used some iOS specific technologies. Currently, I am not developing an Android version but If I do, I'll let you know.
@onurdev Awesome sounds good. By the way seeing as you just launched I have a market research service where for $12 you can ask 100 people a question then follow-up based on how they answered and even interview them! https://scoops.io/ You could ask e.g. "How much would you pay for a service that increased your vocabulary by letting you log unknown words so you can revisit them later?" and then follow-up with people who'd pay a lot! Anyway If you want to give it a shot I'll pass you $12 in free credits, you can just sign up on Scoops and message me over Intercom with the email you used to sign up with :) Best of luck otherwise!
@christopher_lee4 I was just reviewing your website and I believe it is a good idea. And I appreciated, even more, to see that you are supporting charities as a startup. My app is in a different phase for now but I can use your service for future versions or for another project. Thank you for the offer :)