Drops is a phone app for iPhone and Android that covers 33 languages. Daily games test the user on thousands of vocabulary words, and many of these words are ideal for everyday use. Drops has an entertaining, user-friendly interface, but it also lacks grammar lessons, and it works better for some languages than others. For anyone looking to supplement their vocab lessons, this app is worth considering; however, the free version might be more worthwhile than the paid version.
Though cute and easy to use, some visuals are hard to distinguish.
Drops will teach you thousands of words and phrases, from transport and hobbies to astronomy and spices. Some languages, such as Japanese, have extra modules for culturally specific vocabulary.
The free app is a great supplementary tool to help round out your vocabulary, but the paid app doesn’t offer many useful extras.
- The daily reminders keep me accountable.
- If you already know a word, you have the option of swiping up and removing it from your lessons.
- Though the app works better for some languages, the sheer amount of languages is a plus.
I Don’t Like
- It can be difficult to tell certain images apart, which means you’ll likely identify them incorrectly during your review.
- Some of the categories seem to include random, unrelated words.
- In languages where a noun’s grammatical gender or case isn’t obvious from the article, you won’t learn that information.
- Drops only teaches you vocabulary, not grammar.
A monthly subscription costs $9.99, a yearly subscription is $69.99, and a lifetime subscription is $159.99. You can use the app up to five minutes every ten hours for free.
I’d previously heard about Drops on Reddit, where it achieved rave reviews and some pointed criticism.…