It is now possible to create your own vocabulary lists though an In-App upgrade!
Vocabulary/Flashcard training tool for:
- Greek (first 300 words with audio)
- Biblical Hebrew (first 300 words with audio)
- Latin (extracted from the Summa Theologiae)
- Create your own lists through the website http://vocab.idoms.org/
- Many parameters are adjustable
- A brief summary after each exercise
- You can create your own custom lists from the words in the App
- Optionally practice both ways
I wrote this program because of my own need to train my vocabulary. What I find most important is a combination of repetition and automatic progress. This App tries to achieve that. With the use of a point system. The App registers how well you know a word. If you know a word good enough, it will only ask it once in a while for the sake of repetition. When a word is classified as known, a new word is added to the next exercise.
A lot of the parameters of the App are adjustable, and this makes it a very flexible flashcard application.
The first 50 words are for free to test the App, after that vocabulary sets can be purchased using In-App purchases. The revenue I use to pay towards my development cost such as Developer License etc.
Please be aware that you need to use the restore purchase function if you want to use the App on multiple devices. This is for free (you will never be charged twice for the same list) and the button can be found at the bottom of the list with vocabulary sets.
The possibility to unlock the use of your own wordlists created on the iDoms Vocab website (http//vocab.idoms.org) and use them in the App.
The Apple Watch version is upgraded to the newer WatchOS release.
Ratings and Reviews
I am learning Ancient Greek as an occasional hobbyist, and I have found this to be a terrific application. Very helpful to have the audio files for pronunciation (for the first several hundred words). I like that it will occasionally bring back words that were already learned, as a refresher. There's a little funkiness going on with the iCloud connection, which in theory should let me keep apace when using either my iPad or iPhone -- sometimes it seems to work but other times not. Overall this is great. I would like a similar app for homeric greek -- maybe it is in the works????
Limited but has potential in future updates
The app is ok, nothing fantastic but also not horrible. I bought the app for my iPad initially with the Greek New Testament and Hebrew flashcards but the app is going to make me buy them again to get them on my iPhone which I think is ridiculous so heads up all you people who use multiple platforms and make sure you figure out which one you really want.
As far as the actual testing goes there is only the flashcard manner of learning. There isn't a multiple choice, reverse multiple choice, quiz, auto shuffle feature, or some of the other niceties that flashcards apps like gFlash offers. Also there isn't any way to add and/or modify cards.
Some of the cards are either incorrect or just weird, for instance the Hebrew card yom (יום) has a mystery segol vowel preceding the word, מלך has a ה following it with a sheva under it and an "n" with the spanish looking circumflex accent above it. Also, I should note that there isn't any indication of gender with the Hebrew flashcards.
One nice thing though is that the Hebrew verbs do include the qal, niphal, hiphil, and other binyanim verb forms where applicable.
I love the idea and the fact that it can be used for free at the basic level.
I do wish the Hebrew font was larger on the screen, that way it can be used to train with a partner, for quizzing, etc,
I contacted customer support this weekend because the app kept crashing on my iPad 2 (solved with a re-install) and they were great! Fast answer via email with hardly any wait.
- Lugien Jansen
- 34.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Dominican Order
- In-App Purchases
- Full Greek wordlist of the New Testament $1.99
- Greek vocabulary of St. Paul's letter to the Romans $0.99
- Vocab - Old Testament Hebrew $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.