SwipeSpeare – the Modern Shakespeare app
Mar 13, 2014 7:38 PM –
SwipeSpeare is an app that easily translates popular Shakespeare plays from Old to Modern English and back with a simple swipe of the screen. It’s useful to better understand the literature; great for teachers, students, and enthusiasts.
Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Swipe text between Old and Modern English to better understand Shakespeare plays!
- Complete translation for popular Romeo and Juliet!
- Searchable Shakespearean dictionary!
- Study guides and lesson plans for teachers and students*!
- Niche app limited to Shakespeare content.
- Convoluted navigation structure.
- Much of the meaningful content costs a la cart or can be purchased in bulk.
SwipeSpeare offers the complete Romeo and Juliet play in a swipe-able fashion of the old and new English text for better understanding of the literature. Each individual dialogue can be swiped back and forth. There is a wealth of Shakespearean content including his complete biography, his comedies, history plays, tragedy plays, sonnets plus bonus study guides and lesson plans. However, all of the literature offers a few snippets but you have to pay for the the rest, in addition to paying for study guides and lesson plans*. You can unlock all plays for $19.99 and everything (including all plays, study guides and lesson plans for $29.99). Think of it as purchasing a book with additional study and planning materials- that stated it’s actually well worth the investment. Additional features include a searchable Shakespearean dictionary and text can be enlarged for easy reading. The navigation structure could be better refined- taking advantage of more organized hierachy structure or the standard left-side slide out menu. Rather it involves intermixing the Back button and list items to effectively get around. The app is extremely niche and aimed at those ether learning about, teaching or love reading The Bard’s classic material.
Watch on Mobile
SwipeSpeare – Modern English
SwipeSpeare – Old English
SwipeSpeare – Literature Types
SwipeSpeare – Acts and Scenes of Plays
SwipeSpeare – Dictionary of Words and Definitions
SwipeSpeare – In App Purchases