Hello. This is Yak Tack.
Yak Tack is a simple app that helps people remember English words.
We love words. We're tired of forgetting what they mean.
Ever engage in a conversation around a campfire and hear someone use the word ostensibly a couple times? Ever pull out your phone to look it up?
ostensibly: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently
Ever peruse an article the following week, where "ostensibly" shows up, only to realize you forgot what it means?
Spaced repetition fixes things.
Spaced repetition is a technique used to boost recall. We use it. Basically, when you want to remember what a word means, we remind you of it frequently at first, then less frequently as time goes on.
We call this process "tacking."
(If Yak Tack existed back when we sat around that campfire, we'd have tacked "ostensibly" and remembered what it meant when we read it in that article.)
It's better with people.
We didn't know that "ostensibly" was a word until our friend used it around the campfire. Other people expose us to new words.
We've made it easy for you to connect with people on Yak Tack who are learning new words too. When they start tacking a new word, we'll tell you about it. They'll be your campfire friend.
We're big in Japan.
Well, that is to say, people around the world are using Yak Tack to learn English, even Japan. And we make it easy for them to remember what words mean in their native language.
Does it cost anything?
Yak Tack is fully functional for free. But for $5.00 (USD) per year, Yak Tack is even better. Don't worry about that now. Start tacking for free. We'll talk about money later if we need to.
Word of the release: repeat, which means do (something) again, either once or a number of times.
Re-styles splash page and refactors how it loads making things zippier.
Ratings and Reviews
Sublime and superlative
This might be the first app review I’ve left in my many years of being an iPhone user. I cannot overstate my pleasure in making this simple, elegant app part of my morning routine. It makes learning new words a pleasure, reinforces them effectively, and introduces them frequently, allowing you to choose which ones you’d like to learn.
I also enjoy the comments for each word and the ability to see what others have tacked. A truly great app - thank you for making it!
Fun, minimalist app for vocab lovers
There is undeniable beauty in the simplicity of this app. You’re not going to be hampered by extraneous bells & whistles or features that force you to ponder their value. This app does one thing really well...it helps you remember words that you want to add to your lexicon.
One feature I’d love to see added in the future is the ability to quickly see synonyms for any given word you’ve chosen (aka. thesaurus entries).
Great way to expand your vocabulary!
A simple way to learn new words and expand your vocabulary. Whether you’re looking to own the meeting room, impress the future in-laws, or speak English as a second language, this app is your secret weapon.
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- Yak Tack, LLC
- 10.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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