November 16, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Atlanta, Georgia - JL Software today is pleased to announce Jumbled Word Helper MAX 2.4.1 for iOS, an update to their popular Games app that instantly unscrambles words 4 - 15 letters long. In MAX mode, the app also lists ALL the 4 - 15 letter words that can be made from the scrambled entry, including those words containing fewer letters than the entry. Remaining in the Top 40 Word Games for more than a year, this update to Jumbled Word Helper MAX adds comprehensive dictionary definitions for most of the 150,000 words in the app's database.
Logophiles have long been passionate participants in crosswords, anagrams, cryptograms, and other word games. Many keep a handy paperback or ebook dictionary nearby for help through particularly tough moments. Since May 2009, ad-free Jumbled Word Helper MAX has proved a favorite of word gamers for its ability to instantly unscramble letters, finding solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. With the current version, however, users can not only find qualifying words, but also find their meaning.
It is always rewarding to check the dictionary to discover that yes, indeed, "gley" (or some other unlikely combination of letters) is an actual word. And it is always satisfying to one's natural curiosity to find what "gley" means ("noun from Soil Science - a sticky waterlogged soil lacking in oxygen, typically gray to blue in color. Origin 1920s: from Ukrainian, literally 'sticky blue clay'; related to CLAY" - definition taken directly from the built-in dictionary of Jumbled Word Helper MAX 2.4.1). Now, along with solutions to word problems, definitions are also available, instantly.
Certainly, there are ebook dictionaries that define "gley" as "clay," and such a dictionary might have sufficed in the context of word games. Instead, JL Software has waited until the arrival of iOS 5, and its unabridged, comprehensive dictionary that includes full entries, usages, examples, phrases, derivatives, and etymologies.
* Ultimate unscrambler for word game fans
* Takes any scrambled word from 4 to 15 letters, and quickly displays ALL same-length and smaller words that can be made from the scrambled word
* Unlimited editing of entered letters
* Results are thumb indexed according to the number of letters
* Contains more than 150,000 words
* Now includes Dictionary Definitions for iOS 5 users
For example, entering the word "triglycerides" now tells the user that 1) there are no other 13-letter words containing these 13 letters, 2) there are a total of 2,607 words of 4 - 12 letters that can be created, 3) there are/is only one 12-letter word, zero 11-letter words, four 10-letter words, 10 9-letter words, 39 8-letter words, etc., 4) "triglyceride" is defined as: "an ester formed from glycerol and three fatty acid groups. Triglycerides are the main constituents of natural fats and oils, and high concentrations in the blood indicate an elevated risk of stroke." and 5) among the hundreds of four-letter words that can be made from "triglycerides" is "gley," one of those words that frequently comes in handy.
"Using Jumbled Word Helper MAX, solutions appear for you in a snap, sorted by word length and alphabetical order, with an index along the side," stated Harold Holbrook of JL Software. "If you play Jumble, Scrabble or other word games, Jumbled Word Helper MAX is the ultimate word construction tool. Now, new and improved with dictionary definitions!"
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 3.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Jumbled Word Helper MAX 2.4.1 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, JL Software has been creating compelling applications for Macintosh computers since 2001 and the iPhone/iPod touch platforms since 2008. The company specializes in medical applications, specifically those relevant to high-risk Obstetrics. Copyright 2008-2011 JL Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.