Do you want to increase your vocabulary? One way to do that is by learning a new word every day. Today’s Word, a new app from the Windows Phone Store was built to help you with that. Just open the app and you will be given the word of the day. In case you missed it, yesterday’s word is also available. If you’re eager, you can also look at tomorrow’s word.
Each of the word displays its definition and example. Some words also include the pronunciation and their origin.
Want to share the knowledge? There’s a share button for each word. It publishes a status update for Facebook and/or Twitter. It looks like this:
“Today I learn about promnesia in Today’s Word for Windows Phone.”
We think E4 Studio, the publisher of this app, should also include the link to the Windows Phone Store in these status updates so that our friends can easily start using the app, too.
The initial release of Today’s Word supports 3 live tiles: small, medium, and wide. The definition is displayed if you’re using the wide size tile. It’s a simple app and we really like it. The words and definitions are taken from Wordnik, according to the credit section of the app.
We believe this app will improve our vocabulary because we look at our Windows Phone device frequently throughout the day. Seeing a new word with its definition in our home screen several times each day will help keep it in our memory.
What are some improvements we’d like to see in future updates? We think it would be nice to include Today’s Word as an option in our lock screen background. That’s currently not supported yet. We’re not sure if this is a problem with the app or Wordnik’s data, but pronunciation is not available for every word.
Today’s Word is a free download for Windows Phone 8 devices at the Windows Phone Store. We highly recommend pinning it to your home screen. Check it out and let us know if you like it!
Benchmarking the new Surface Book 3 15 with GTX 1660 Ti and 10th Gen i7
Although it's too early for a review, here are some initial benchmarks from the new Surface Book 3 15-inch with a Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti (Max-Q) and how it compares to Surface Book 2 and other premium laptops. Spoiler: While the CPU is just OK, that 1660 Ti definitely bumps up the Book 3's potential.
Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know
Minecraft Dungeons is here, and it's time to run through everything you need to know about the game.
Developers weigh in on Microsoft's all-digital Build 2020 conference
Microsoft had to hold Build 2020 as an all-digital event. Developers from around the web shared their thoughts on Microsoft's all-digital conference and the biggest announcements from the event.
Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps
To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We've rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.