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Special Words Web

Using Special Words

If you are unsure whether our Special Words app would be suitable for your child, try our FREE web edition for up to 7 days!

The activities in the web edition look and work just like those in the standard edition of Special Words on the App Store, and are similar to the standard edition on Google Play, but some content and facilities in the standard edition are not included.

Please read all of the information on this page, before filling in the registration form at the bottom.

Differences between the Editions

Standard Edition

Web Edition

Price and availability

Paid, from Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Free, 7 day trial only, from Special iApps website

Requires registration below

Runs on

iOS 6.1 and later, Android 2.3 and later

iOS, Android, macOS and Windows (versions as shown below)


Differences to suit each platform, but same content and features on both

Looks like iPad version on tablets and computers, and iPhone version on phones

Need to be online?

Only when sharing content

Each time web app is opened

Multiple devices

Dependent on App Store or Google Play licensing

In schoolsone licence for each device

Up to 5

Supported languages

English (UK & US), more languages coming soon

Number of cards included



Add your own cards?

Using camera, photo library and microphone

Not available

Settings you can change

Cards per page, shuffle, use of sounds, and much more


Share content?

Using email, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cloud

Not possible

Adverts, cookies, popups or tracking?

None of these

No ads, but uses cookies to function, popups for help, tracking to enforce 7 day limit

Privacy and Cookies

The standard edition of Special Words doesn't track what you do, or collect any personal information, and has no pop-ups, adverts, or in-app purchases.

We have applied the same principles to the web edition as far as possible, but please note the differences in the table above. In particular, it will not work if you have disabled cookies in your web browser.

When you register, we encourage you to join our mailing list, but you can opt out of this.

We will email you a link to use the web version shortly after you register. We will contact you again after your 7 day trial period expires, to ask for your feedback.

We will never share your email address or use it for other purposes. If you choose to join our mailing list, you can leave at any time by visiting our Mailing List page.

Supported Web Browsers

Many older browsers are missing features needed to run Special Words Web. Please ensure that you have updated to the latest available version of the browser you wish to use.

If running on a computer without a touch screen, you can use the mouse to simulate tapping and dragging.

These are the web browsers we currently support:

On iPad, iPhone and iPod touch


Requires iOS 8.4.1 or later.

On Android tablet and phone


Requires Android 4.1.2 ("Jelly Bean") or later.

On Windows phone

Edge Internet Explorer

Requires Windows Phone 10.

On Apple Mac

Chrome Firefox Safari

Requires OS X 10.10 ("Yosemite") or later.

On Windows 10 (PC and tablet)

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer

On Windows 7 and 8 (PC)

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer

Register for Your 7 Day Trial

By submitting this form I agree to use Special Words Web subject to the terms and conditions above, including its use of cookies and tracking.

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