Zarf is a multipurpose utility for Scrabble® players in any language. It provides word list lookup, pattern matching, tournament-style adjudication and a timer customized for tournament Scrabble® play.
Use the Search panel to perform pattern matches, anagrams and builds to find legal words in one of five built-in word lists, or in word lists that you can download to your device. Tap on a word in the word list to bring up a list of hooks or look up the word's definition on the internet.
Clabberware does not provide downloadable word lists, but they're easy for third parties to publish, and they can be found with a little web-searching.
The Judge panel can be used to adjudicate tournament-style challenges in Scrabble®. Enter one or more words and the play will be ruled acceptable or unacceptable.
The Clock panel displays a digital countdown timer ideal for Scrabble® use. An indicator lights up when courtesy hold time has expired, as required in tournaments. Challenge buttons are available to automatically pause the timer and adjudicate in-game challenges.
Fix for the wiktionary-based definition lookup. In the past this was a filtered service provided by sevenval.com, which they have shut down and replaced with a generic portal page. Version 12 displays wiktionary definitions directly from wiktionary.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Lexicon update is needed
When are you going to get together with NASPA to get permission to update the lexicon for Zarf? Other than that, Zarf is a great app.
Hi I absolutely love Zarf. It’s the most amazing learning tool as you can see back and front hooks.
BUT I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM.
Just upgraded my device to IOS 11 and Zarf needs to be updated. PLEASE PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PROGRAM so all your subscribers can continue using it. Had I known that Zarf wouldn’t work I NEVER WOULD HAVE UPDATED MY DEVICE. I’m so upset and I can’t reverse it. Amazing program. HELP!!!!
This is a really good app for Scrabble tournament players, but needs to be updated to work. Won’t work at all, sad.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.