SpellBoard allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language. That's right, you could even use this for your Spanish class!

Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, we all know the weekly spelling drill. Monday, we get our weekly words. Wednesday, we have our pre-quiz and Friday is the spelling test. Of course, during the week there are endless impromptu spelling quizzes, – at home, in the car, at dinner, before bed – you get the idea. Well, all that may have just changed – say hello to SpellBoard!

SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you to enter your list of spelling words. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled) and the grade level. SpellBoard will take it from there using the Macs built in speech technology to quiz you on the words (if desired you can record audio in your own voice as well). Optionally, you can enter a phrase for the word, an image, antonyms and/or synonyms and notes for the word. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it.

SpellBoard also adds fun activities to your custom spelling lists. Including Word Search, Word Scramble, Alphabetize, Word/Sentence Matching and Missing Letter puzzles.

And possibly best of all, you can share your quiz with other SpellBoard users including SpellBoard and SpellBoard Buddy for iOS. So that means only one person needs to enter the weeks' spelling words and then they can share it with other SpellBoards.

Additionally, SpellBoard allows for multiple student profiles so you can track the performance of any student across any number of quizzes. You can also track how well multiple students perform against a particular quiz.

SpellBoard also has a study mode where you can walk through a quiz seeing and hearing the word and phrase, you can even get a definition for the word via the built in dictionary on the Mac.

SpellBoard also uses iCloud to sync your SpellBoard data between iOS and macOS (10.11 or later). Now your spelling lists will always be available to you and in sync no matter what device you are on.

And of course SpellBoard supports the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.

What’s New

Version 3.4.0

Updated for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Ratings and Reviews

Delensolo ,

Great Spelling App

My kids love using this app (on both the Mac and iPad), and I love the imporvment I have seen on their Spelling tests. Great App.

jpapa65 ,

Worth the money!

I really like the fact that it saves the words that your child is working on. So you can custom build lists. I also like the fact that it allows you to record your own voice if you have a headset with a microphone. This saves the child from always asking what did the computer generated voice say? It also repeats the word twice in a very short interval. This is a nice touch. I am already seeing progress with my son in being able to spell various body part words. It has only crashed once on me. I was able to restart and haven't had any problems since. I recommend this program.

Update works great. I was able to export my tests from one Mac to another with Dropbox. It worked flawlessly. I love it. It is so nice. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

budmite ,

Awesome! this one deserves 5 stars

We loved it so much on the iPads we figured we'd get it for the Macs.  As hard as it is to believe, it seems better then on the iPad.  They did a great job on this layout and so-far runs flawless. The kids actually WANT to practice there spelling lists with it.  Sometimes all 3 are using different devises running SpellBoard at the same time and would rather use it then play the arcade games. It's so easy to use that all 3 (youngest being 6) are sending quizzes to each other that they made up themselves (across different platforms). Its great to watch them learning and having fun at the same time! The only problem is, that it's getting hard to find an unused devise that I can use and get in on the action. Thanks SpellBoard GREAT job.


PalaSoftware Inc.
9.3 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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