Ever felt entertained while learning a new language? Now you will! Drops is game-changing approach to language learning - quite literally. We took ‘boring’ out of vocabulary learning!

Only 5 minutes a day:
Drops limits your learning time to 5 minutes. This might sound crazy but works like charm. Learning a new language might feel overwhelming but by chunking down into 5-minute sprints, the barrier of entry is nonexistent. No excuses: you ALWAYS have 5 minutes!
The time constraint induces ridiculous focus which further enhances the effectiveness of memorization.

100% Visual learning:
Every single word is beautifully illustrated. Your eyes will appreciate the delicious pictures and your mind will store the new memories more efficiently: you won’t have use the word of your native language but connect the new words to the illustration of the meaning. Quicker, better and more fun! :)

Effortless practice:
We took a good look at why games are so fun and addictive and injected the essence into Drops to create not just a “gamified” learning app but a proper game experience! It is freakishly immersive but in this case you don’t waste your time playing instead you build a valuable asset: knowledge of a new language.

Swipe based:
We believe in quick pace and keyboard typing is anything but fast. Say hello to rapid swipes and taps! You’ll need those extra seconds to get the most out of your 5 minutes ;)

Strategic vocabulary selection:
The “what” is perhaps more important than “how”. We handpicked 1700+ practical words in 100 topics that you’ll actually use when you let’s say travel to a country where your new language is spoken.

Forge learning habit:
Drops wants to convert you into a learning addict. No matter how effective your learning tool is, if you don’t use it on a daily basis, it doesn’t really matter. Drops tricks your mind and you’ll be better for it!

NEW: Augmented Reality (AR) - practice!
(AR mode is available on all iOS 11 devices that are powered by Apple’s A9 or A10 chip: iPhone 6S or newer / iPad Pro / 2017 iPad)

I’m sure you’ll love Drops as much as we enjoyed making it. If so, please leave us a review so we can make Drops even better! :)

p.s.: We take full responsibility for the potential addiction to learning.


Keep tuned as even more languages are in the pipe!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Calfall ,

Amazing app!

I've been using this app for about a month now and I love it! I feel like I've already learned a ton of vocabulary, but there're still plenty of sections left to go through! The app keeps things interesting with different ways of learning/reinforcing both the written and vocal versions of the words it's taught, and that's been working well for me. Plus, you can always go back to any sections you complete if you want more practice. I will say, the app hasn't explicitly explained any of the language's grammar to me, but I feel like I've been able to start picking some of it up through context clues.

I don't get the impression that I'll be able to use this app to learn the language fluidly without any other aids, but it's still an amazing amount of free content that's a great as a building block, and great for daily practice! I also don't know if the upgraded versions are more helpful for going further with learning, but I'm still very happy with the free version! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to start out!

If anything changes, I might do an updated review later down the line!

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for learning with Drops and sending us such a nice, detailed feedback! We do understand the need for grammar and sentence construction, but we built the app to encourage users to learn a wide variety of words in a foreign language. Drops is a great complementary tool, as it provides a building block for users to enhance their vocabulary. We're happy to hear you would recommend Drops! :)

Aki_48 ,

Wow. This app is amazing

Wow. This is awesome I just had first tried it days ago and I got to say it’s good. It will not let you forget words like I always had for mushroom in Japanese but it had keep had reminded me over and over. But only 2 problems with this app. 1. You need to more words like 6,000 but why 1,700. That’s is not enough. The only reason why I have said that because this app will be helpful remembering because remembering was very difficult for me but I am on my 1st level here. I would like this app to have more words built in to it. 6000 will be enough and learn kanji too.
My next question here. Will the app will be shut down, selling it, takes if down of the store for any reason or if Drops has a website too will it ever go down too? I’m worried. When I had see something I really like then I get worried like what if it goes down.
That’s my review. Yep. But please add more words like 6000 and learn kanji

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for giving a try to Drops, and sending us feedback! We constantly work hard on improving and expanding the content, please stay tuned! :) You can find our website here: We have no plans to shut the site or the app down anytime soon, no need to worry about it! :)

dGoph ,

Japanese needs work

If you’re coming into this app looking to learn Japanese for the first time, I can tell you there are some serious problems with the way they’re presenting the info. For one thing, the foreign words are written in hiragana when they should be written in katakana (e.g. “salad” should be written as サラダ but they’ve written it as さらだ which is not correct). Changing the writing style to “Kana & Kanji” didn’t seem to correct this. Why teach katakana if you’re not going to use it for the words in the rest of the app? A bigger problem is that they don’t include the accented versions of the characters when you’re learning the alphabet. For example, you learn that は means “ha” but you’ll never learn that ば and ぱ mean “ba” and “pa” and these accented characters are a SIGNIFICANT part of the language, which you’ll plainly see if you look at the rest of the vocabulary in the app. It doesn’t make any sense that they’d completely omit them up front and expect you to know them later on. The presentation is slick and fun to use so they deserve a lot of credit for that but for they price you’re paying you’d expect something a lot more complete.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks so much for your suggestion. Right now our team is working on implementing everything that you mentioned :) Thanks again for your feedback and we are looking forward to rolling out more features for you soon, so stay tuned for it. Thanks for playing Drops!

Again, thanks for writing, enjoy your daily Drops! ;)
With appreciation,
co-founder of Drops


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