What is it? Learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. Have fun while learning, leveling up and competing with friends. Provides the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help Duolingo translate the web into other languages. PC Magazine Editors’ Choice for Language Learning.
Best for: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
- ‘I’ before ‘e,’ except… Now when you come to a tricky language concept, there will be short explanations to help you understand what’s going on.
- New exercise type! Duolingo gives you a word, and you tap on the photo that matches it. Strengthen your visual connection with the language.
- How do you pronounce “heureux” again? You can now tap on a word to hear its pronunciation.
- A secret award for finishing the whole skill tree…
[Android] Coming in May
What is it? Flipboard is your personal magazine. When you first launch Flipboard, simply pick a few topics to start reading-everything from world news to sports, travel and more. You can also add popular publications, such as The New York Times or Vanity Fair. You can find thousands of websites, RSS feeds and interesting sources like Politico and Brain Pickings, or explore magazines being created on Flipboard in “By Our Readers.”
Best for: Requires Android 2.2 and up.
- Add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more to see updates from your social world, all in a beautiful magazine style experience.
- Just tap any of your tiles to start flipping through the pages of your Flipboard. And use the + button on any item to start saving things into your own magazines.