Try before you buy!
Special Words Web
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
Price and availability
Free, 7 day trial only, from Special iApps website
Requires registration below
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
Dependent on App Store or Google Play licensing
In schoolsone license for each device
Up to 5
English (US & UK), more languages coming soon
Number of cards included
Add your own cards?
Using camera, photo library and microphone
Settings you can change
Cards per page, shuffle, use of sounds, and much more
Using email, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cloud
Adverts, cookies, popups or tracking?
None of these
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