SpellBoard 4+

A spelling app for your words‪.‬

PalaSoftware Inc.

    • 4.3 • 129 Ratings
    • $4.99



SpellBoard supports iCloud Syncing, the Apple Pencil, Apple Magic Keyboard, Split Views and more.

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 just changed – say hello to SpellBoard! 

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

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

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 iOS's built in speech technology* to quiz you on the words (if desired/needed 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 words and be quizzed on them.

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

And possibly best of all, you can share your quizzes with other SpellBoard users, that means only one person needs to enter the weeks spelling words and then share it with other SpellBoard, SpellBoard Buddy, or even SpellBoard Mac users.

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 practice writing the word on the virtual white board or connect to Wordnik to get a definition for the word.

Give yourself the added advantage, add SpellBoard to your learning toolbox.

• SpellBoard supports iCloud Syncing, the Apple Pencil and iOS Split View, as well as mouse and trackpad support including the Apple Magic Keyboard (Pointer Interactions).

What’s New

Version 3.7

Updated for iOS 17.
Additional bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Wooptyone ,

Works well but...

I have used this app for years. It works really well. I enter the word lists and it generates activities for my students. However, recently it has started to show the words that are suppose to be spelled during a quiz. This makes the quiz unusable. Please fix this! Thank you for creating a great spelling app!

girl_with_brown_eyes ,

Love it!

My eight year old daughter uses this to study her weekly spelling words. The activities help tremendously. We love it! We haven't had much use for the photo of the word but we're glad it's there just in case.

Wish list:
I wish there would be an easier way of uploading the words. Making a text file and adding it to iTunes, though effective, is tedious. I wish I could just email it or save it to "the cloud."

Can there be more activities? Maybe an hang man/or some similar concept? Or perhaps be able to select the ease of current activities?

I didn't understand that each list is independent from each level. Every new list I increased a level so by week 13 I had run out of levels! Wish there was an explanation before.

Over all, though, we love this app. Gets the job of learning custom spelling words done is a fun way.


Update: I updated to the new version hoping to import .txt or native "proprietary" files from DropBox but I can't. It won't read them. I tried multiple times and it just won't read it. I ended up purchasing the mac version and creating my list that way. Then exporting a native SpellBoard file and emailing it to myself then double clicking the file to open it in and was asked if I wanted SpellBoard for my iPad open it. I tried saving the native file to DropBox and it wouldn't read it. What a disappointment ... however, this is still the best app for studying spelling words. Though not the most intuitive.

HKP555 ,

What happened?

I used this app a few years ago for my twins and loved it but now that I'm trying to use it for my second grader I can't get it to work. I've entered his spelling words but the activity button is disabled and there is no way for him to take a quiz. Not user friendly at all and as is, completely useless. Such a shame because it used to be a good app.

Developer Response ,

Seems like you are missing the one step of selecting a quiz from the quizzes list. If you need additional help please contact support@palasoftware.com.

App Privacy

The developer, PalaSoftware Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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